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March 11, 2021

Women’s History Month Employee Spotlight

Name: Lydia Harley

Title: Partner

How long have you worked for Kelley Kronenberg?  7 years

Who is your hero?  My parents Naila Bargello and Sabo Bargello are my superheroes

Favorite Quote or Mantra?

A quote my grandfather taught my mother when she was a child and my mother taught us growing up:

“Don’t be afraid of the Challenge let the Challenge be afraid of you!”

Who are some women you admire?

I come from a line of truly strong women. I admire my mother and my two grandmothers Simone Aydin and Meryem Bargello. They are the strongest women I know and taught me the meaning of faith and resilience in the face of adversity.

What advice would you give to the next generation of women?

Don’t ever EVER be afraid of any challenge, let the challenge be afraid of you. The secret to achieving any goal you set for yourself is self-discipline, repetition to improve your skills, and the art of perfecting efficiency. Do not lose sight of the great picture but do not let it overwhelm you. Instead, focus on the task at hand and do whatever you do with diligence and pride.

What challenge remain for women today? And How can understanding history help us to overcome them?

We are truly lucky to be living in an era where so many generations of women before us have fought for the rights we enjoy today. We must continue following in the footsteps of Pankhurst, Schwarzer, de Beauvoir, and Bader Ginsburg—just to name a few—and strive for more equality not only in our careers but also in the privacy of our home. True equality can only be achieved if career opportunities, promotions, and salaries are based on skill and talent rather than gender.