Introducing our Summer Interns: Robyn Thompson!
School: Princeton University Class of ’24 -> Field Hockey Team
Major: Political Science
I decided to work at LLB because:
Having competed in various sports my whole life, I am grateful for the impact that they have had on my own growth and confidence, and I am conscious of the similar effect that they often have on other young girls. I sincerely believe that we, as girls, do not need to be given a voice; we have a voice, and we just need to be empowered to use it. The work of the Live Like Blaine Foundation has and continues to support many girls from a variety of backgrounds in their journey to becoming confident young leaders, and I am extremely excited and grateful to be able to contribute to the foundation and it’s mission.
What does being a leader mean to you?
To me, being a leader means more than just holding a position of authority; it involves inspiring and guiding others toward a common goal. True leaders exhibit empathy, communication skills, and a vision that motivates their team. They lead by example, fostering a level of trust and respect amongst their peers. A leader is accountable, taking responsibility for the actions of themselves and others. Most importantly, a leader empowers others and encourages growth and, as a result, leaves a positive impact on the people and the organization they lead.
Robyn’s Favorite Experience at LLB was:
My favourite part of working for LLB so far has been connecting with so many young girls throughout their application process for the Leadership Academy. It has been so rewarding for me to learn about the unique and individual experiences of the applicants, all from various backgrounds and all with different attributes that they bring to the table.