By Teresa Snow, MU Health Care, Women’s Network Chair
Hi, I’m Teresa Snow, Executive Director of Strategic Communications at MU Health Care and your new Chair of Women’s Network.
Have you ever gone shopping and spent time searching high and low for the one special thing you needed? Or think of the enthusiasm you took on your first scavenger hunt as a kid! You had one difficult item to find and you put all of your energy into finding it.
It’s tradition for the new chair to set a theme for the year and I want you to harness that same type of energy and enthusiasm when you think of your interactions with members of the Women’s Network.
Since becoming a member, joining a committee and then being elected to leadership I have found great value in my time at Women’s Network activities.
I remember a luncheon speaker who offered members a free business coaching session. I took advantage of it and her advice helped me better relate to my boss. Thank you, Carolyn Paris!
Setting up for a Women’s Network event, I expressed my challenge planning for my son’s wedding and another member gave me advice that made a difference in hiring a good vendor for the night. Thank you, Audrey Sharp.
And table talk at the last Christmas party ended with a member sending me references to help our family rental property business. Thank you, Robbin Kimball.
Three key take-aways that made a difference in my personal and professional life.
Why did I find value while others come and go and drop away after a few months?
I shared my needs, asked for help and went looking enthusiastically for the one thing that I could take away from each event.
So, I’ll leave you with this year’s theme, our new hashtag and my challenge for you this year. Enthusiastically look for the one thing you will take away from your membership in the network.
I look forward to seeing you on July 15, when Renee Reed-Miller talks about Weathering Change in Times of Uncertainty, and hearing about the one thing you learn that will make a difference in your personal or professional life.