March is Women's History Month, and we at DeMine Immigration Law Firm wanted to take the opportunity to recognize and celebrate women making a difference in our community. One of these women is our very own founder and partner, Indera DeMine.
In a recent Q&A series by the News-Press, Indera was highlighted for her achievements and contributions as an immigration attorney in Southwest Florida. Indera immigrated to the United States from Guyana in 2002, completed her bachelor's degree at Hunter College in New York City, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Ave Maria School of Law in 2012. Today, she and her husband Thomas run the DeMine Immigration Law Firm in Fort Myers, helping immigrants gain legal status in the United States.
When asked what she likes most about what she does, Indera replied, "To be part of their journey is the most rewarding feeling." This sentiment reflects the passion and dedication she brings to her work every day.
For young women interested in working in her industry, Indera's advice is to "not let imposter syndrome prevent you from pursuing your dreams." As an immigrant herself, Indera knows what it's like to feel out of place and question whether she belonged. But she has learned the value in being different and embracing her unique perspective.
In the face of adversity, Indera focuses on gratitude and connecting with her inner self through activities like yoga, listening to uplifting podcasts or songs, or meeting with friends. She is inspired by Indira Gandhi, the first female Prime Minister of India, for breaking glass ceilings and paving the way for young girls to follow.
And when it comes to her favorite restaurant in Southwest Florida, Indera chooses Dru's Roti Shop, which serves Guyanese food and takes her back to her childhood in Guyana.
Looking back on her life, Indera would tell her younger self, "You are worthy. You are worthy of love, happiness, and success." It's a message that resonates not just with young women but with everyone.
At DeMine Immigration Law Firm, we are proud to have Indera as our founder and partner. Her achievements and contributions to our community are an inspiration to us all. To read the full Q&A with Indera, check out the News-Press article here: https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2023/03/20/womens-history-month-in-southwest-florida-highlighting-indera-demine/69963757007/.
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May 11, 2023