In March BPW/Raleigh held our 2011 Young Careerist competition.
Three very strong candidates competed. Their strength and determination to succeed at their field showed through in their presentations. All three speeches were delivered with a sense of humor, pride, and enthusiasm.
When the judges walked away to deliberate we had no clue who the winner was! All three did an amazing job.
It took the judges a very long time to deliberate. Speeches, essays and personal interviews were just too good!
We at BPW/Raleigh are proud and thankful for their participation in the BPW Young Careerist competition.
- Emily Parks: BPW/Raleigh YC Candidate | Owner and Business Organizing Consultant --- Organize for Success, LLC | 2011 - 2012 President of the National Association of Professional Organizers' NC Chapter | Marketing Director at Parks Chevrolet & Parks Mazda | Media Coordinator for NC Lung Cancer Partnership
- Camden Watts | BPW/Raleigh YC Candidate | Producer-Director of the documentary film Abandoned Allies | Writer, Designer, and Photographer | Improv comedy performer
- Alisha Whiteway | Winner 2011 BPW/Raleigh YC Careerist Competition | President of Tell-Ur-Vision video company | former Captain in the U.S. Army who was often seen carrying a camera and tripod in her left hand and an M-16 in her right hand
Message from 2011 BPW/Raleigh Young Careerist
I am so thankful for the opportunity to represent BPW-Raleigh as the 2011 Young Careerist.
When I found out I was nominated, I felt special because this meant that someone in my circle of influence took notice of not just what I’m doing but also who I am and what I stand for. Then they took the time to submit my name as someone who deserved recognition. Just being a candidate is a huge honor.
When I started writing my speech for the competition, I realized I have a wonderful responsibility to share: what I am doing in my life that makes a difference in the lives of others.
The YC competition encouraged me to package my thoughts, to reflect on my life’s work, and to perfect my message.
Participating in the YC ignited my passion to inspire and empower women and BPW gave me the platform to share.
I am so thankful, so encouraged…and so excited!
Next, I am off to the BPW North Carolina State Conference in June 2011, where I’ll represent Raleigh and compete against other amazing Young Careerists from all over the state!
View Video From The Competition