I recently spoke at a career symposium for grad students and PDFs and the lead coordinator for the event was one of my students from the course I taught last fall. She mentioned she was always a shy person, and never imagined she could do something like this.
I hope my motivational talks helped her out of her shell.
Congratulations I say!
As I say in my talks, "You are a PhD! You are smart and can move the world in your own way. Seize the opportunity!"
It's lovely to see young scientists, especially women, find their worldly confidence!
"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Ghandi