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Mary Worboys

Director of admissions, Allendale Columbia School

Education: M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University; B.S., psychology, Ashland University, Ohio
Professional and community leadership: Second vice president and chairwoman, development committee and advisory board, Salvation Army Rochester Area Services; vice chairwoman, state advisory board, Salvation Army; former vice chairwoman, allocations committee, United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.

Two values American business needs more of:
1. Perseverance: Business has looked at short-term solutions for immediate profit instead of seeking real solutions that will have long-term effects.
2. Flexibility: Children are our future. Employers should encourage investment in them by allowing flexibility for both parents to deal with family issues without concern for job security. Over the long term, employers will have more positive and productive employees.

What I’ve learned about myself in the past year: That a sense of humor can break a tense situation and get me or the group back on task

What motivates me profoundly: Happy children, those who have found their academic niche

Advice to young businesswomen: Stay open to all the possibilities in life, and don’t be afraid of change or challenge.

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