It is motivating to think that Shari is on the other side of the podium and holds the title of Senior Executive Vice President & President of U.S. Retail for Best Buy, when she used to just be a sales associate like myself. She was very relatable, starting off her speech that half of us may doze off during the presentation and would tell a story for us. Having my internship this summer with Kohl’s Corporate we also had an executive speaker series. I am always very intrigued in hearing how top executives made it to where they are today. Being on the retail board for UMN it was great to have the privilege to sit down and talk to her.
I have learned to not be itimidated by success, but instead to take in as much advice as you can from someone of a high authority position.