We were so excited last week when one of our alumni members, Erin Slater, was featured on a recent Martha Stewart show as the 2009 winner of the Dreamers into Doers contest. The contest “celebrates women who have turned their passion into a profession” and Erin was honored for her work as the CEO of the nonprofit College Mentors for Kids.
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Erin was also honored by our organization this summer with the 10th Anniversary Award from the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS). She is a 1999 alumna of IPVS where she served as an intern with the St. Florian Leadership Center’s summer youth camp.
This past summer she shared the Leadership Principles she learned while a St. Florian intern with our students:
1. Set a goal, clear a direct path to your goal, and prepare someone to take your place.
2. Power. If you abuse it, you lose it.
3. Character is the most important aspect of being a leader. It’s how you act when no one is watching.
4. Find a mentor for yourself and become a mentor for others. It’s the best way to grow as a leader and to grow other leaders.