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HR professional La Toya T. Haynes shares her proudest achievements in business

What encouraging piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Build and cultivate your support system, and network by being open, approachable and relatable. Being connected to people will serve you both professionally and personally.

Why is it important for the more experienced Black women to reach back and help younger women of color? 

It is a requirement that experienced Black women mentor, sponsor and coach younger women of color. If we can educate, support and serve as a resource to help them navigate and jump over the obstacles that once slowed us down, we can create a pipeline of talented Black women that can shape the world.

What are three success habits you implement into your daily routine to maintain your success, sanity and peace of mind?

I start my day with prayer and affirmations. I have a schedule and manage my time. I schedule time at the end of each day to prepare for the next day and ensure I have completed the items on my daily to-do list.

As a successful woman in business, what is your greatest or proudest achievement?

My greatest and proudest achievements are when I am able to see someone that I have served as a coach, mentor or sponsor for promoted or recognized for something that we have been working on. I am proud of being a trusted adviser to interns, early career professionals, network members, and our senior leaders. It is awesome when people seek you out for advice and help.

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