Davis’ Superpower Revealed
When asked about her superpower, Davis unequivocally identifies courage. She views courage as a tool to conquer adversity and challenges. She reveals that the more substantial the obstacle, the stronger she becomes.
Unique Qualities as a Leader
Encouraging Advice to Younger Self
Davis encourages her younger self, and by extension, others, not to be afraid of failure.
She sees strength, courage, intelligence, and analytical ability as essential leadership qualities. However, she notes that empathy and sensitivity towards women and minorities are equally essential qualities that women of colour bring to their leadership roles.
Acknowledging Shirley Chisholm
Giving Back and Mentorship
Davis firmly believes in giving back and sees it as a requirement for those who have achieved success.
She stated that helping others reach their full potential adds more to one’s life than it takes away. Mentorship, for her, is a way of guiding others on their journey to greatness.
Davis loves collaboration, recognizing that building a great team is essential for success. She believes that working cohesively towards common goals increases the rate of success, with individual strengths pooling together to become a formidable force.
Taking Risks and Making Mistakes
For Davis, taking risks is a necessary step to success, and mistakes bring invaluable knowledge that becomes a strategy for winning. She encourages embracing risks for the potential rewards they bring.
Success Habits for Daily Routine
Davis starts her day with a positive attitude, prayer, healthy eating, and morning exercise. Surrounding herself with positive, like-minded people is also crucial for maintaining energy and facing daily challenges.
Davis draws inspiration from her 12-year-old daughter Skye, who aspires to be a Supreme Court Justice. Skye’s determination challenges Davis to constantly perform at her highest level, reinforcing the impact of early exposure on a child’s aspirations.
Her Dream Mentor? Sheila C. Johnson
Kiko Davis’ journey serves as an inspiration for aspiring leaders, particularly women of color.