Dr. Anjum currently serves as the Technical lead for the Amazon Prime team (Amazon Inc) in San Luis Obispo. She also has over 5 years of international teaching experience and is also a visiting professor at the Computer Science Department at California Polytechnic Institute in San Luis Obispo. Being raised in a foreign country, aiming at academia through her educational life and yet ending up as a Technical Lead at Amazon in the USA, she brings the perspective of growth mindset to the table. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence. Striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.