Girl Boss Interviews: Elena Negoiu
This interview was conducted by Maanasi Shyno, a Dartmouth sophomore interning in Marketing and Communications with Launch gURLs.
In this series, we talked to several of the girls and advisors in our pilot program about their experiences with Girl Boss. This week we interviewed Elena Negoiu, a Girl Boss Advisor from Romania. In addition to being a GBA, Elena is an electrical engineering student at NYU in Abu Dhabi. We asked her the following questions and these were her answers!
What has your experience as a GBA been so far?
My experience as a GBA has been extremely rewarding so far. After having worked over the summer with Launch gURLs developing the curriculum for Girl Boss, it’s been a wonderful opportunity to support girls as they go through the program, see them grow from one week to another, and hear their incredible business ideas.
What is your favorite thing about being a GBA? Is there anything you have?
There is so much learning in the journey of a GBA, especially learning that comes from our Girl Bosses. It’s been so beautiful to witness girls becoming confident in their abilities and passions, and pursuing their dreams. I’ve been proven so many times that these girls are so mature and strong, and their power really lies within them. All that is left sometimes is to have confidence in themselves to make their voices heard.
Please share one story or interaction during Girl Boss that you have particularly enjoyed.
In one of my meetings with Diana, she told me about her family and her responsibilities. She is the eldest of all her siblings, so besides university and extracurriculars, she also has to take care of her younger siblings. I was really moved to see how mature she was. With all her responsibilities and challenges, what impresses me is that she is always able to radiate so much energy and welcome me with a huge smile on her face. Even during our Girl Boss meetings, she is still responsible for her brothers and sisters who sometimes come to Diana and interrupt our meeting, and what impresses me is how calm and resilient she is, and how she manages to balance everything in her life so well.