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Sara Kenzie Powell

Sara Kenzie Powell

Global Luxury Management Graduate Student

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, Other

Global luxury management professional with a passion for finance, the luxury experience, and people. Versatile in forecasting, predicting, and analyzing numbers then translating them into compelling language. Enjoy enabling others to see the fruits of their labor through service; reducing risk to make choices using an upbeat ...

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"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future." -Coco Chanel
Interests

Daily, I have copious amounts of coffee. Bubbles accurately describe me. I love the blues particularly Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Buble. Art has my heart. Traveling helps keep me sane.

CEO of a Luxury Company
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SOHO SHOES, INC.

Sales Associate

•Fostered relationships with customers and created a positive environment

•Persuaded hesitant customers to purchase shoes and accessories by assessing their situation and providing them with merchandise to fit their needs

•Identified and communicated customer desires in order to replenish inventory and increase sales

•Proposed marketing opportunities with Crabtree Valley Mall’s website and My Carolina Today television show

•Increased inventory turns from 15% to 23% which increased profitability of the company

Career

Kappa Delta Sorority--NCSU Campus

President

•Charter member of the Eta Upsilon Chapter

•Led 100+ people once a week in meetings for two semesters to maintain guidelines given by National Kappa Delta which helped hone my presentation skills

•Ensured and facilitate the development of rules and regulations as an ex officio member of Housing and of Bylaws Committees

•Encouraged and worked closely with 9 council members to ensure effective operations

•Met with all other Panhellenic sorority presidents to create a cohesive community and address issues larger within the university

•Attended Greek Leaders Retreat and learned how to refine my leadership style, leading by serving, into effective leadership

•Served as first representative for NCSU at Kappa Delta Convention July 2011

•Participated in UNC and NCSU fundraisers for Prevent Child Abuse America and SAFEchild of Raleigh

•Hosted an event for 15+ Girl Scouts of the Coastal Pines during a half-day workshop focused on promoting confidence in women and girls

•Held weekly phone calls with a National Leadership Team member in an effort to maintain open communication about events in the life of the chapter

•Coordinated and compiled monthly chapter reports for National Kappa Delta detailing progress, areas of improvement, and systematic changes

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Career

SeaWorld

Sales Associate

•Participated in leadership training that provided the opportunity to work full time while engaging in courses designed to build teamwork

North Carolina State University

Master's, Global Luxury Management

North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mathematics