A tiny voice inside had an important message for me and the business world
I became a scientist because I wanted to save lives and I wrote poetry to save myself. My book of poems, The Whisper, is a lyrical conversation I had with the tiny voice that I had ignored for years while I climbed the corporate ladder.
"Fateme Banishoeib comes and gives voice to a different way. She opens the door, all the doors, and invites us to come and feast at the table with our own multitudes." -- Isabel Abbott, Author of Salt and Honey
"Bold, courageous, vulnerable... Fateme Banishoeib encourages us not to hide from our "truth to protect from being misunderstood." -- Y. Wolf.
I ignored The Whisper for many years, but it never gave up.
The Whisper The tiny little Whisper inside I made a career out of not listening to it Until it broke me free Under the big sky of Montana Nowhere to hide from the truth That nobody knew about me I run a manufacturing plant and I hate it I am a scientist An executive I lean into success I lead from behind and beside I am a business woman At the top of her game And my Whisper saw something else She saw me dying Dying to fit in the boy’s club Dying to prove my worth Dying to move the needle Move faster Move forward I couldn’t hear the Whisper that was dying to be heard Until a quiet moment in the middle of nowhere Where the Whisper didn’t need to shout to be loud You are not a business woman You are not a woman in business You are a woman whose business Needs to become Working in a new way