Last week at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis more that 800 people gathered to honor women who have achieved great success in their careers and who give back to their community through their mentoring and leadership. We are proud to have our own Camille Thomas named as part of this in business!
Each honoree was interviewed and here is what Camille had to say:
If you weren't in the career you're in what would you be doing?
C: Certified financial planner
Who is your hero / mentor?
C: I have what I call may "four Roberts," starting with my dad. He was kind, smart, honest and genuine. My first boss who truly impacted me on so many levels (when I was 25) was Robert; my second boss at 27 was Robert and my third (indirectly) was named Robert. Each one of them was brilliant and taught me more than I could have imagined. They pushed me far beyond what I ever thought I was capable of doing and believed in me when I was unsure if I truly was ready for the role or opportunity.
Words to live by:
C: You motivate towards what you actively believe.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
C: In eighth grade I determined that I was going to be a retail buyer or merchandiser. I made up my mind after doing a research project in my home economics class.