Austin Woman Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

anne tiedtHow 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”?

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0 Responses to Austin Woman Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

  1. Anne Tiedt September 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Ann – Thank you for joining us last Friday. The event was a lot of fun. And, so are my new earrings!

    So, how did I find my “True North”? In 1992 I left Brownsville, TX and found myself at the University of Texas at Austin. I was given a mandate to finish school in four years. And, I had no idea what I wanted to DO with my life. Who does at 17?

    I found my calling and True North when I took a Career Decision Making class that aligned my interests and skills with my Meyers Briggs test results. Public Relations was one of the 10 suggested career paths for me. In 1996 I earned a Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations and never looked back.

  2. Ann Daly September 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    What a lovely story, Anne! Thanks for inspiring us all. (And, I wonder, if this is also a testament to the power of deadlines . . . ) Ann