The “3’s of One” is a series of three questions that is meant to provide more insight into guest speakers influences.
Karen Peetz, President of BNY Mellon, oversees the company’s global client management, regional management, its treasury services business, and global innovation and regulatory oversight function. She is the Executive Committee sponsor for BNY Mellon’s IMPACT (Inspiring Multiculturalism/Professional Acceleration/Connections for Tomorrow) Employee Resource Group.
- What is an article, book or artwork that resonates(ed) with you, personally or professionally?
One of my most influential reads was “I Dare You” by William Danforth, the founder of Ralston Purina.
- A couple of sentences that describe why it resonates(ed) with you.
When I read this book in my early days as a Penn State student, I had the opportunity to represent the University at a camp retreat in Miniwanca, Michigan sponsored by the Danforth Foundation. It was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with other young women from across the country – all with lofty goals and the grit to pursue them. The event centered on Danforth’s belief that life was to be a balance of four key components – physical, mental, social and spiritual. It was the words of the “I Dare You” author that instilled in me the importance of balance and self-reflection: “You have a four-fold life to live: a body, a brain, a heart and a soul … these are your living tools. To use and develop them is not a task … it is a golden opportunity.”
- A sentence that best describes where you draw inspiration from or what you aspire to be.
I draw inspiration from all things that may help me continue to learn, to improve and to simply try to be a better version of myself each and every day.
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