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30 Under 30 Bright Mind Out to Make Impact

Everyone is different in their own way and we all have different goals in life: Toduadua
05 May 2019 17:27
30 Under 30 Bright Mind Out to Make Impact
Salote Toduadua at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau, on May 3, 2019. Photo: Lusiana Tuimaisala

 

Salote Toduadua has advised young people not to compare themselves to anyone else.

The Lau native is one of the 30 Under 30: The Faces of Fiji’s Future bright minds at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank at the Sheraton Resort, Denarau.

Ms Toduadua said everyone was different in their own ways.

“You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone else to measure success,” she said.

“We all have different goals in life. If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”

Ms Toduadua works as a Financial Inclusion Consultant for the ANZ Bank Fiji.

She graduated from the University of the South Pacific with a Degree in Accounting and Management and Public Administration.

She is currently pursuing her post-graduate certificate in Human Resources.

She actively engages in and delivers “Money Minded” and Business Basic’s workshops within communities. She believes that her skills have developed so she cannot only work with communities, but to also work directly with senior leaders.

Ms Toduadua said her long-term goal was to grow in the financial literacy industry and continue learning, taking additional responsibilities and commit to being the best for the team and the company.

She is passionate about strategically aligning her personal goals with the growth of the business, focusing on doing what’s right for the customer.

“Every additional experience I view as an opportunity to move towards management, a common path for many people,” she said.

Ms Toduadua looks up to three people in her life – her father who taught her that with the blessing of God you can do and achieve anything; for her career she looks up to Joanne Stewart, the ANZ Pacific Head of Retail, for her leadership capabilities; and finally, she looks up to herself in the next ten years.

Ms Toduadua said she loved helping people and being a people-person has been one of her biggest strengths.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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