C4W Member Profile: Leigh Thomson

What is your profession? Admissions Coordinator –  Southern Wesleyan is a 100 year old non-profit Christian university offering both undergraduate (BSHS and BSBM) and graduate degrees (MBA and MEd) for the working adult where you take class one night a week as a full-time student.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? I enjoy volunteering at my children’s school currently serving as PTA VP of Fundraising.  I like to travel, play golf and soccer, boating and spending time with friends and family.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women?  3 years

What inspired you to become a member? A former colleague introduced me to C4W and then I became impressed with what C4W aims to accomplish, programs offered and the networking opportunities.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? C4W has provided me the opportunity to hear excellent speakers and meet other professional and compassionate women in business.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? Going back to work full-time has forced me to constantly reevaluate the balance of work and home-life to be sure my priorities are aligned with my family’s goals and allowing time for personal happiness.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Networking is critical in getting to know what opportunities are out there.  Always think positive and don’t be shy about meeting others – consider everyone a potential friend when you meet them.  Attend any free networking event and have business cards at all times even if you are not employed.  Be sure to set up an account on Linked In and befriend anyone that is doing something you are interested in.

How can people connect with you? Feel free to email me at lthomson@swu.edu or call 843-266-7981.  I can also be found on Linked In.

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