By Betsy Goreham
Welcome to the Scottsdale Leadership blog. My name is Betsy Goreham and I am a proud alumna of Scottsdale Leadership, Class 19, and current Board President.
According to www.scottsdaleleadership.org, Scottsdale Leadership develops tomorrow’s community leaders. We strengthen our community by developing, training, and empowering dedicated leaders through education, skill development, and mentoring and community trusteeship.
But by my account, Scottsdale Leadership is so much more. Scottsdale Leadership is also about aspiring higher, confidence in leading and the bond of friendship. As a class member and now alumna, the people that I encounter and am surrounded by are remarkable and inspiring. They motivate me to aspire higher.
Since becoming a member, I found the confidence to take the leap and have become a business owner. From implementing practices shared by alumni, my small business has won the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” and the “Alfred P. Sloan Award” for work place flexibility. I could go on and on about all the wonderful opportunities that I have seized because of Scottsdale Leadership, but I will save that for another time and another blog…
I do need to mention the bond of friendship. Through the experience of class, you really have the opportunity to get to know your fellow class members. You will learn, grow and change together: thus the bond. Five years later we still get together, volunteer together, vacation together and make a difference in our community together.
I am very excited about the current Class, 24! This diverse class will have the tools and network to continue to contribute to their communities though awareness, involvement and trusteeship… and so much more!