From Risk-Averse to Risk-Taker: Girl Scout Reflects on Shadow Experience with Howard Bank CEO

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Girl Scout Roxine shadowed Howard Bank president and CEO, Mary Ann Scully. This is how she described her experience with Ms. Scully.

Three years ago I wanted to become a shadow mentee. In ninth grade I was not chosen and in tenth grade I missed the deadline, but I decided I was not going to allow this opportunity to pass me by.  I made sure I was on time with my essay and application and, that I was prepared for the interview. My shadow day experience was marvelous.

I learned that banking is all about risks and responsibilities; as Mary Ann Scully stated, “risk is all about growing.”  I was never a person who would allow myself to take risks. I was afraid of rejection, I was afraid to fail—I was afraid to take a risk.   So, I say to all, risk is all about growing to a higher level in whatever you do—how can we expect to grow if we don’t take risks?  Mary Ann Scully taught me it is okay to be a risk taker even if you’re not sure about the outcome. I thank her for all that she has taught me.

Each year five Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts are chosen to be a Shadow Girl to one of the Distinguished Women Honorees.

Shadow Girls spend a day with an honoree for an up-close look at how she manages her time, staff and family/community responsibilities. It’s a unique one-on-one, hands-on experience from which you can learn from women who are some of the best of their chosen professions.

Click here to apply today!

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