Meeting my Mentor

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to attend the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony with the one and only Lucy Howell. Not only was this my first chance to meet an extremely talented woman who since my first time meeting with her at the start of my internship has challenged me and helped me grow in my career and as a person, it was also a wonderful event where I was able to see and celebrate women who are making life-changing impacts on a community I care about.

Being able to attend this event reminded me of how important it is to continue to work with people who want to make an impact and work towards making a change for the better.

These women have made extraordinary impacts on communities across Arizona, ranging from working with the Navajo communities, special needs populations, and so many more. It opened my eyes to how many different populations need help, but how big of an impact one person can make.

This experience was also more than just watching strong women take on the world but also about learning how to put myself out there and build connections to eventually do what they do.

My three take aways were that teamwork is how change happens, reach out and make those strong connections and relationships, and to not back down if you really want to be a game changer!

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