Robbie gets this episode started by asking Stephanie about her leadership journey and when she realized she had a knack for leading. To Stephanie, being a leader is equal parts inspiration and risk/action taking. One must have a bold vision to share with people that will get them excited about doing something. In the same sense, one must also be willing to roll up their own sleeves, dig in and do some work as well.
Mentors were important to Stephanie, and among the top of that list are her parents. They encouraged and supported her in multiple ways during her leadership journey. No matter how crazy of an idea, they were there for her and provided the push when needed.
At the age of 12, Stephanie thought she wanted to be a doctor until the opportunity arose at summer camp to practice on cadavers. It was then her dream of being a doctor was called off. By the age of 13, she was working on spreadsheet for her parents, and with her father being an accountant, she was off and running in the world of finance.
Robbie and Stephanie talk at length about networking. Prior to the pandemic, networking was largely face-to-face. Things, events, and the mode of networking has changed drastically since March 2020, and these changes will be a permanent thing.
The episode wraps with Stephanie sharing what excites her about the future, and how she will be mentoring and reaching groups of entrepreneurs.
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