In addition, “culture conversations,” as well as topics covered in firm-wide communications, remind us to uphold the firm’s tenets of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility. I’m proud to embrace these tenets on the job and on the personal side. One of my volunteering activities is GTUnited, a Grant Thornton program that organizes employees in addressing community issues. Others are with a nonprofit that matches inner-city high school students in low-income neighborhoods with college-educated mentors. My mentee is now a freshman in college, and I’ve taken on membership on the nonprofit’s board.
My workdays and work life are in my hands. With Grant Thornton’s faith in my ability to handle them, I am steadily gaining confidence in thinking innovatively, acting independently and growing in my career.