As she leans over to grab some eye shadow, another woman comes over to say that The Wall St. Journal's Peggy Noonan had arrived. The makeup artist reluctantly looked at me and I immediately jumped up.
I was fortunate enough to meet several of these women. They could not have been nicer. Maria Cuomo Cole took an interest in my career path in sports, while Glenn Close gave great advice about not hiding your femininity in the workplace.
After having her makeup completed, we all met Noonan in the ballroom during our rehearsal. Even though she was the big award winner, she wanted to make the scholarship winners feel comfortable at the event. She discussed her career with us and how public speaking scared her and Zenia Mucha. She seemed like she could be one of us with her elegant tan pantsuit. And I thought I was low maintenance.