Five Questions: Rebecca Ginzburg

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Rebecca Ginzburg 94BBA recently spoke to undergraduate students on campus. The finance executive took a few extra minutes with EmoryBusiness.com to answer five questions about career and life.

1. What are you most proud of in your career?

I feel like I overcame. I grew up in Plantation, Fla. I think of myself leaving for college, and I’m almost surprised I did that, but it created a path that led to so many different things. I moved into these industries that I otherwise had no exposure to and just pushed forward. So I’m proud of that, making decisions and making changes.

2. Who in business do you admire most?

Dan Cahill, whom I worked with at Viking. He is retired now. He is a spectacular leader and person, great at his job and so principled. I respect him for his principled nature of decision-making and how he conducts himself; he’s a mentor of mine.

3. What one piece of advice would you give today’s business students?

You have to have confidence and perseverance.

4. Do you have any hobbies that help you relax or unwind?

Time with my three daughters, of course, but I run and play tennis. It’s very important to have something to balance work.

5. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be and why?

Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an influential force with confidence and purpose in the face of significant adversity. He changed the future of our nation and the world.

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