How did you find your “True North”? That was the first question that moderator Judy Maggio asked the panel of former “cover women” at Friday’s luncheon to celebrate Austin Woman magazine’s 10th anniversary.
I was delighted to be a guest of Laura Bond Williams and Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, the women behind Momentum PR. (To the left, that’s Anne modeling her new Kendra Scott earrings at the luncheon. Each of us received a surprise gift of Kendra’s jewelry–a real Oprah moment!)
Here’s how the panelists replied to Judy:
Lisa Copeland (Fiat dealer): I got into the auto industry by accident, and I loved it. Fast forward 25 years, and I still love what I do, because it’s an opportunity to bring up fabulous young women and men.
Christy Pipkin (The Nobelity Project): Keep open enough, and you’ll hear your calling.
Terri Givens (UT professor): It was a natural for me. Since I was a child, I loved to research and learn.
Shannon Sedwick (Co-founder, Esther’s Follies): When I got to UT Austin in 1968, I learned how to follow what was going on with entrepreneurship. My husband and I decided we wanted to get into a business together.
How would you answer the same question: How did you find your “True North”?