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WRITTEN BY lclark 2 years ago
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Erica Wright, Charleston Young Professionals’ Director featured in Charleston Living Magazine.

When Erica Wright returned to her native North Charleston with a fresh degree in integrated marketing communications from Winthrop University, she wasn’t happy to be there.

“I was ready to conquer the world, but I couldn’t find my fit,” she said.

Wright met Kellee McGahey, a fellow young professional active in what was then a newer initiative of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Young Professionals (“CYP”). Wright recalls meeting for coffee at Kudu, where McGahey invited her to join CYP, an organization aimed at providing social and career development opportunities for young people starting their careers in Charleston.

Wright was skeptical. She didn’t want to “do happy hour,” she wanted to grow professionally. But she took the plunge and joined. Wright signed up for CYP’s mentoring program and was matched with Steve Warner, an executive at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.

For Wright, it was more than a simple mentoring program. She said, “That was God showing me this is where I’m supposed to be.”

[Read the Full Article Here]

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