April 2015 YPF Member of the Month: Sarah Dowidat
Where do you work, what is your current position and what do you like most about it?
I’m the Marketing Consultant at Open Road Harley-Davidson. I enjoy the variety, fun and challenge that each day brings. I love to work with people and am passionate about the Harley-Davidson lifestyle.
What has YPF done for your personal and/or professional development?
YPF has built my confidence as a young professional. Being active in this organization has brought me countless opportunities to enhance my professional skills as well as social opportunities to network with with other young professionals from which many friendships have developed.
Who or what is your source of professional inspiration?
I’ve always believed in being a life-long learner. Take a few moments of each day or week to stay current on professional topics that interest you most. I’m also a firm believer in surrounding yourself with the people who are where you want to be professionally. They will help you grow.
What is your favorite thing to do in the Fond du Lac area?
In the summer, I enjoy the Downtown Fond du Lac Farmer’s market & shopping local, downtown businesses. In winter, you can catch me in a local coffee shop or enjoying live music on a Saturday evening.
Where do you see the Fond du Lac area in 5 years?
I see today’s young professionals as Fond du Lac’s future. We have a huge opportunity to make a difference in our own community not only today but in the future. I believe that opportunities for young professionals will continue to increase not only professionally, but in all aspects of life.
What words of wisdom do you have for other young professionals working in Fond du Lac?
Be active in your community. Find an organization (or 2) that you are passionate about and get involved. The opportunities are endless and you will grow so much personally and professionally along the way.