Myrna Natividad on her passion for education



What do you do for a living?

I’m a retired businesswoman with lots of free time on my hands.


How old are you?


I’m 67 years old.


How have you grown wiser in the past two years?

The past two years were a gift for a nerd like me. There were a lot of free learning opportunities about businesses and personal development that I devoured until the wee hours of the mornings. The unexpected free time also allowed me to acquire skills in using technology to be a better course creator for my mentees.



What are the things that make you feel more alive?

Evan as a little girl, I have always wanted to be a teacher. And I was happy to have realized my dream to be a Math Instructor for 8 years. This was until life’s circumstances drew me to become a businesswoman.


What are the best pieces of life advice you have ever received?

My father-in-law gave me the best business advice which I share to my mentees:

“There are no business losses. There are only tuition fees that you paid for the lessons you learned.”


Who are the women you look up to and how have they helped shape your life?

I look up to Oprah Winfrey: despite the abuse she suffered when she was younger, she overcame all odds to be where she is today. I am most awed by her genuine love for people, as well as her commitment and her dedication to her conviction and principles.


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