PwC is encouraging it's associates to step outside the typical finance mold in order to bring out the individualism that makes them valuable. I was so flattered when, after seeing me speak at NYU, this group asked me to share my story with their staff in order to encourage a dialogue about the benefits of taking the "path less traveled." Peter Drucker once said, "Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." Whether asking to take college level engineering in 8th grade or choosing to go all-in on a beauty pageant for the sake of paying my education, I'm on board with Drucker's concept of making bold moves in order to maximize potential and opportunities, be it that of a business or your life. We had a great discussion about my Miss America experience, the skills I have learned and developed on my journey, and the benefits of setting lofty life goals.
Thanks to my new friends at PwC for letting me share the afternoon with them!