Powede Lawrence, a former beauty queen, model and certified Nurse and midwife with a Bachelor of sciences degree in Nursing shares with Hernetwork.co her decision to conquer new grounds in her career by taking up a training in the aviation industry and becoming a certified pilot.
Who is Powede Lawrence?
Powede is a vibrant, determined young woman, I can be as funny as I can be serious, I am forever an ardent lover of God.
What are you passionate about and why?
I’m passionate about achieving set goals, I’m not a quitter.
What inspired you to take the step towards being an Aviator?
Growing up I lived close to the airport, I would watch aircrafts take off and land, the noise of a flying aircrafts was what I woke up to everyday. I was just fascinated by the science of flying and was looking forward to doing that not just as a passenger but as pilot in command. I prayed to God about my new career path and He is seeing me through.
What are the necessary skills required to be certified “OK” to be in the field?
To be a pilot, one has to be of a sound mind, soul, spirit and body together. In order to make rational decisions. You also have to be confident and brave. Physically, it’s important your senses are at optimum function, sense of sight, hearing etc. One also has to be physically fit. Basically, holistic health. A prerequisite of being a pilot is also a background knowledge of the basic sciences, maths, physics, biology as this will help in understanding the principles of flight and so many other aspects involved in the science of flying. Discipline, precision. Punctuality and a good sense of communication are also required amongst other things.
What was it like being in the modeling industry as a young woman and was modelling something you always wanted to do?
I did my first modeling job for a calendar at age 5, so growing up it had become a part of me. The modeling industry might be tough if you don’t understand the concept behind it, it’s simple “if you fit into the brief, you’ll probably get it”.
Like if a client wants a dark skinned girl for an advert and you’re light skinned, there’s no need to be sad if you don’t get picked, just try another time.
Modelling has been my past time for more than a decade, it’s fun and a great “side hustle” too.
What is one bad habit you are committed to changing?
One bad habit I’m committed to changing is: trusting people too quickly, I always forget that this world is a terrible place lol
Any Role Model(s)? (If yes who and why)
My role model is: every strong successful woman who is not just successful in one but every aspect of their life such as family, spiritual life, career etc. As far as I’m concerned, success is a holistic term.
What is the most important lesson being life has taught you so far?
The most important life lesson I have learned is that Love is a choice, a deliberate decision not butterflies in my tummy lol.
What is your take on “women supporting women”?
My take on “women supporting women” is that a single woman can lend a voice, but together, we can resonate not only echoes but a movement.
What is your favourite Quote?
My favourite quote is “people who say it can’t be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it” anonymous
If you’re having a bad day for whatever reason, what gets you out of it?
When I’m having a bad day, I listen to some good music, most times gospel to help me snap out of a bad mood.
If you could have two female billionaires (Living or dead) to dinner, who would they be?
Oprah Winfrey and Folorunsho Alakija
What would you like to be remembered for?
I’d like to be remembered as one who inspired young women to be better version of themselves and as one who attained success in all ramifications.