Dolores Nelson

Age: 54


"Be nice

to yourself.

Every new day is a second chance."

age: 54


profession:  VP of Workplace Operations = Real Estate, Facilities and EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety)

What is the best thing about being your age?


What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?

I am the youngest of six and grew up in the California Mojave desert. The closest neighbor was a few miles away. It was a journey from the small desert community to college and to completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Why? The mindset of perseverance from being a youngest child wild in the desert left me on my own a lot and to figure things out mostly for myself. This carried me well for life.

What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

Travel through France...Paris and Italy.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

This concept causes my brain to short circuit. With perfect happiness likely comes perfect sadness...I prefer a place in the middle.

What do you most value in your friends?

Their kindness.

what is your greatest extravagance?

Travel to Europe...Humoring my sardonic personality.

What is your most treasured possession?

My mind.

what do you consider your greatest achievement?

Learning to get rid of most of the baggage I carry on my shoulders from life.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

A better brain.

What is a trait you are most proud of?

I am more amiable as each year passes.

What advice would you give your younger self?

To be significantly kinder to my younger self (not so harsh & less negativity).

What is your motto or favorite quote?

Be yourself.

Words of wisdom for younger women

Be nicer to yourself. Every new day is a second chance.


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