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Inside Inspiration: Part 4

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As the 2022 celebration of International Women’s History Month continues, it provides a platform to recognize the achievements of women everywhere who smash stereotypes, break barriers and move forward without fear.

In honor of those women who have led and continue to lead by example, we’ve asked your Palo Alto Networks co-workers to share quotes that inspire them to be better every day, along with their take on what the quotes mean to them:

Harsha Malhotra

Harsha Malhotra, Principal Product Designer

“We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.” - Shirley Chisholm

This quote reminds me every day to not underestimate myself. The opportunities in the world are endless. We need to give ourselves a chance and not pay attention to the negativity which stops us. Sometimes that source of negativity can be the world and sometimes it can be the conditioning that we grew up with.


Niamh Butler 

Commercial Sales Manager

“You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.”

Actions speak louder than words. If you work hard, you get the rewards.


Lilian Aziz

Lilian Aziz, Senior Project Manager

“Say it. Do it. Coach it. Live it.” - Rick Conlow

Lead by example and actually live what you say and believe in.


Ankur Shah 

SVP Product, Prisma Cloud

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color; equal in importance no matter their texture” - Maya Angelou

Not only is diversity and equality fair, but it is also a necessity. Diverse points of views across race, gender and ethnicity not only helps us build a great company culture but allows us to build great products that are a true reflection of the society at large.


Alisha Solis

Alisha Solis, Talent Development Specialist

“Each day, we are presented with two choices: evolve or repeat.”

The first time I read this quote, it blew me away. It served as an important reminder that waking up every morning is a gift to set the tone for our day. We have the power to change so much more than we think: our mindset, how we treat others (and ourselves), how much sleep we get, if we exercise, how productive we are, where we focus our energy, and more. Even if one day is rough, the next is an opportunity for a fresh start.

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