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alumni in the picture Cica Mathilda Dadjo - GOV 2004 - Benin (currently living in Yaoundé, Cameroon) Where do you work? I am working as consultant in gender, diversity and governance issues for development organizations. I founded WAKILI SUBAKA which is a consulting firm that provides capacity development services in a variety of domains such as: Gender and Development, Governance, Socio-economic surveys and statistics, Management, Strategic planning and communication. How did IOB experience affect your life/ career? My master degree at IOB helped me to get my first job in an international development institution (SNV) in 2005. I can say that my experience at IOB has been decisive in my career and professional growth as development worker. Do you have a life motto? Success is not about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives - Michelle Obama Christine Selda-Caranto - GLOB 2008 The Philippines Where do you work? Results Management Analyst at Asian Development Bank. How did IOB experience affect your life/ career? My IOB experience helped me realize a lot of things in life. Actually, it changed my life! I came back as a new person. From all the wonderful experiences in the classroom to the amazing people I met along the way. It allowed me to discover more about the world around me, but more importantly, myself. It also opened up an entire range of professional opportunities to me due to the skills and experiences I gained at IOB. It has been eight years since I was a student at IOB, but not a single day goes by where its impact is not felt in my life. Do you have a life motto? Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life - Dr. David Burns Exchange to change September 2016 13