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Emma Huebenthal: Meeting with Women, Gaining a Sister

SYS Huebenthal, Emmaby Emma Huebenthal, “big sister”

The following is a featured entry in our Share Your Story contest, which celebrates our 10-year anniversary with stories from past attendees.

George Eliot said it best – “it is never too late to be what you might have been.” Becoming who you imagine yourself to be demands discipline – a fiery desire to become that person and an unwavering commitment that challenges you to become a better version tomorrow than you were yesterday.

Before the 2013 Massachusetts Conference for Women, I had three younger sisters. Today I have four, one of which I have a very special relationship with. I met her through visiting the Big Sister Association of Boston exposition table at the Conference for Women in December.

The discoveries and opportunities presented at this conference continue to influence my daily activities and have turned up the heat of my desire to “be better than I was yesterday.” Since attending the conference and becoming a big sister in the Boston community, I have made significant strides in becoming who I dream of being. I am advancing my education and achieving goals that shape a meaningful professional career. In this process, I am striving to empower young women in becoming who they want to be… and hopefully, planting the seeds for others to do the same.

Click here for a video of the Big Sister Association of Boston & its impact on others.