A Polished Event a TAMU Panhellenic Redefine Week

September 27, 2016

Women posing, holding a sign that says 'redefining the polished professional'
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The Texas A&M Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) hosted emerging leaders from every sorority to a “Polished Event” at David Gardner’s Jewelers during Panhellenic’s Redefine Week.

More than 60 young women were invited to learn about developing their leadership potential from Randi Mays-Knapp and becoming a polished professional from Julia Gardner. Both speakers are seasoned community leaders and distinguished women in their own right giving the sorority women a well-rounded view of leadership both in corporate and small business leadership.

The “Polish” theme of the week fit perfectly with the venue of a jewelry store. Julia Gardner reminded the women that all diamonds and metal, such as gold, come out of the ground dull. It is through the process of polishing, always with an abrasive substance, that makes the diamond or gold beautiful. And it is through life’s painful or tough times that a woman can be refined, polished to truly reflect the light inside of her.