September 22nd is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate all the great accomplishments, contributions, and many successes of American women in the workforce. Today, Nonprofit Resources wants to celebrate all the women in the workforce by shining a light on our very own Vice President, Emma Bennett, CAE.
Emma, a South Dakota native, was formally educated at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA with a double major in Global Business and Nonprofit Management. She has studied at the American School of Business in Paris, France, and at Whangaparaoa High School in New Zealand. As an avid traveler, she feeds her need for adventure with a career that requires travel and new cultural experiences across the US and internationally. Emma’s compassionate nature serves her well in the nonprofit sector.
- What do you love most about your work?
The people I get to work with and our company culture! We have an incredible team and I also love connecting and learning from our client partner’s board of directors, volunteers, and members.
- What are you most passionate about?
Working with organizations that I can see are actively working to create a better world through their mission and programming.
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received and would like to teach your younger self/ the next generation of women?
“Done is Better Than Perfect”.
- What’s the biggest challenge you face from being a woman in business? What’s the biggest advantage?
Women are the largest demographic majority that are discriminated against. Although we have made a lot of progress over the past few years, women still have a huge challenge to overcome centuries of gender stereotypes, and generally need to work harder than their male counterparts do to earn an equal amount of respect.
Biggest advantage? Being a part of communities where women support each other. Since we are accustomed to breaking barriers, nothing really seems impossible when we work together & set our minds to it.
- What contributed most to your success?
Along with the support from my friends, family, and team, I have actively worked on raising my hand to help with work and volunteer opportunities that have helped me grow as a person and develop a diversified set of skills.
- What’s your favorite quote?
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.” – Amelia Earhart