Go for it! – Agneta Wackström
In 2011 I joined the JCI chapter in Porvoo, because I wanted new challenges in my life. I did not know then, what is to come. These five years have been inspiring and educational. I’ve got a lot of experience and at the same time I have developed myself as human being, as well as a leader.
JCI activities have given me the courage to rely on my own skills. Today I’m Branch Manager at Aktia Bank Plc, in Sipoo. Without the Junior Chamber International, I would not have had the courage to step into these shoes or even dare to apply for the position. Courage and passion for JCI activities, I got as Local President in 2013, when I got the chance to show what I can do. In the same year I was also Conference Director for the Annual Regional meeting of the A area. The year 2013 taught me about what teamwork can be at its best and its importance, at the same time I got to learn about how to management people, as well as taking responsibility. At this point, I was sold. I had a network around Finland and a lot of new friends. I have advanced in my JCI career, a year per position basis, even though I had no such plans when I joined as a trial member, but the enthusiasm has continued year after year. Last year, I applied to be Executive Vice President, so that I could get new exciting challenges for this year.
I wanted to tell you my story, what good I have received from JCI and I encouraged all to throw themselves in to the possibilities offered by the Junior Chamber International. You’ll never know where you end up, but if you don’t try, you’ll never know.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn