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Leadership Through Service

For the last four years, Monday Bruin Belles meetings have been a weekly joy. In the fall I began an internship at a non-profit and while I was initially so sad to have to miss Monday meetings, my experiences at the NCJW strengthened my passion for BBSA and allowed me to bring our mission of women’s leadership, service, and professionalism to life. Bruin Belles heavily emphasizes the importance of being a professional young lady however I didn’t realize exactly how much the lessons learned from BBSA would influence my workplace conduct. Bruin Belles taught me so many crucial skills that allowed me to succeed in my place of work. I was able to utilize so much from my time with Bruin Belles; everything from communication, work ethic, and business attire!  I used the service-oriented way of thinking that Belles helped foster to work on empowerment programs for underserved women and children. I was able to use the skills obtained from working on the Bruin Belles Women’s Leadership Conference to help with the coordination, development, and outreach for the Women’s Conference of Southern California. The five pillars of Bruin Belles are not something that the organization takes lightly, Bruin Belles works to ensure that our members enter the world as passionate, strong, and diligent women. I as I embark on my journey as a UCLA graduate, I am so appreciative of the amazing characteristics that Belles has instilled in me.

Birtu Belete
Distinguished Belle
Fourth Year Bruin Belle


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