Introductions & Thanks

Last night I received an email from a former colleague, a young attorney in a big law firm who left the big paycheck to pursue her entrepreneurial dream, Baked by Yael:

I didn't have enough characters left in my tweet just now to say what I really wanted to say, which is THANK YOU!!  Because of your introduction earlier this year to the White House Business Council, I was invited to hear the President's remarks today on the economy.  I've lived in or near DC practically my whole life.  I've been on the public White House tours, but I never thought I would get an e-mail inviting me to hear the President speak at the White House.  Today was absolutely incredible, such an amazing experience for me and such an honor.... I can't thank you enough.

After staring at my computer screen with a Cheshire Cat grin thinking about at all  Yael has accomplished in the past 12 months, I was struck by the thought  - I have already been thanked. When I made the White House Business Council introduction - it was an urgent request for information from women entrepreneurs - Yael jumped, responding without hesitation. For someone who mentors, makes introducations, connects, the "thanks" comes from seeing someone seize the opportunity, run with it and own it. 

First president elected by cake pops? Yes Yael, in 2020 I'd like to be invited to hear your views on the economy

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