Amy Beilke, an Account Executive at Carrousel Travel, helps businesses design, plan and manage group travel programs including corporate incentive travel programs, national meetings, channel loyalty travel programs and conferences. She loves talking about the world and putting together amazing travel programs that leave guests with lifetime memories!

What drew you to TeamWomenMN?

After I attended the Holiday party in 2016, I decided this is the place for me!  I attend many networking meetings and this one stood out as being easy, welcoming and fun (it was a feeling of inclusiveness).  It felt really good to meet women of all industries at all levels and learn how we can support each other.

What experiences have you had within the organization?

I knew I wanted to get involved so I approached leadership about being on a committee.  Since I have always been involved in marketing initiatives with my career, I decided that the Marketing committee would be a good fit. I really enjoy working with that team!

What can women do to support other women around them, professionally and personally?

For some reason, for me, it is easier to network and approach women.  I always feel a common “sisterhood” and love that.  Maybe because I have worked around women for most of my career.  I grew up in the corporate world in training and development and have always enjoyed watching people succeed.  Women can support women by listening, collaborating, celebrating, planning or a million other ways.  Really it comes down to – what can I do to support you?

What does success mean to you?

Success to me is not a destination, but a feeling.  I think over time it can come and go, but in the end it is a feeling of being satisfied, fulfilled, motivated and just plain happy.

Any advice you would like to provide to the TeamWomenMN members?

Take advantage of all the wonderful networking events, become a member, get to know other members and you will get so much out of it.  I remember my first meeting when I walked into the room and did not know one person. Even by the end of that first meeting, I walked out with a couple new friends.  I’ve met so many great people over this past year, that today, when I walk into a meeting, I feel completely at home.