I had the honor of being the guest speaker at a recent Women in Business meeting at RIT. Women in Business is an amazing organization designed for women in all phases of their academic careers at Rochester Institute Technology who are interested in gaining tips furthering their business ambitions, networking, and building new friendships. Women in Business is a very active organization at RIT, participating in community service, educational activities, and sponsoring leadership events.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be asked to speak at their meeting. I was asked to speak about what it means to be a successful woman and leader and how my experiences have led me to where I am today. Seeing as how I am only twenty-four (yes I recently had a birthday!) years old and am still figuring out what it means to me to be a successful woman I took the opportunity to speak about the experiences I have had through the Miss America Organization that have allowed me to achieve effective leadership skills and insight both of which have led me to success in all areas of my life.
The women were very receptive and asked candid questions. It was easy to see what a remarkable group of young ladies Women in Business is and I hope they were able to take a little of what I had to say and apply it to their own lives.
me with just a few of the members of Women in Business