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I am Gen Y

I decided to post this after viewing the video form of the Time's article "Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation." Who are Millennials and what is Gen Y you may ask?

Definition: "THE digital generation with an overall instinct to use technology to solve challenges and creates opportunities."

I am Gen Y and am proud of it. I consider myself tech savvy, in the sense that I was born into an emerging world of technology and have grown up surrounded by laptops, cell phones, tablets, you name it. My generation is plugged into technology everyday of their lives and essentially uses it from the time they wake up to the moment they fall asleep. Constantly checking their Facebook, Twitter and Instagraming is a thing of the norm.

When it comes to the workplace, we prefer and are attracted to companies that embrace the use of technology and new means of communications. Another integral aspect is the sense of teamwork. Working as a team is high on my agenda because it's a great opportunity to bounce ideas around, generate new ones and give others motivation as well as inspiration. 

I am a big believer of startups and entrepreneurship. It's great to see so many young people have the capabilities and eagerness to do something they are passionate about and not be afraid to fail. More Gen Y are taking the plunge to make things happen. We are independent innovative thinkers and will not settle for traditional mindsets. We relish in continual learning. We enjoy going into new work environments and learning from our superiors or well I do. Some don't realize i.e. Baby Boomers that Gen Y will soon make up 75% of the workforce and without that guidance or mentorship, businesses  will change. I will be blunt about it but some Baby Boomers are too stubborn to change their views and will not lend a helping hand to its youth. This must change!

On the same spectrum of workplaces, office layouts are crucial to productivity. Gen Y are all about open concepts which encourages conversations and collaboration to occur. Cubicles and dark corner offices are all a thing of the past. I say this because Gen Y are use to working anywhere, everywhere and at any time of the day as we're connected and attached to our laptops and smartphones. So all we require is a workspace, an outlet, a cup of coffee and we're ready to go!

We are a curious generation that will do our best at the opportunities presented to us and say YES to the future of possibilities. In an era of computers and internet, we wish to educate ourselves to help others. I for one, am all about the lean in movement about offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. I will not be afraid to speak my mind and own my success!

Rosalyn Gambhir
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