March 22, 2024

Women’s History Month profile: Maeghan Scully

Maeghan Scully

We’re highlighting women whose work is inspired by this year’s theme for Women’s History Month: “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” 

Maeghan Scully attributes her work ethic to the examples she had growing up.

Scully, the new Associate Director of Culinary Operations, said she had many great female mentors as a child, including her mother.

“My mother lead by example, showing me how be to a successful businesswoman,” she said. “She helped me develop a strong work ethic from a young age, teaching me hard work and dedication is the key to success.”

Scully, who previously managed the cafes and markets on campus, was brought on earlier this year as the Associate Director of Culinary Operations. That role oversees much of the food service on campus, including events in the Vistatech Center, the markets across the College and The Craft Grille.

Those mentorship roles are a crucial part of helping other women become the best they can be, Scully said. That’s something that Women’s History Month helps celebrate, Scully said.

“It is important to have strong female role models to teach women that we can do anything we put our minds to,” she said. “They give us the courage to step out of our comfort zone to continue to grow and inspire others that they can too. Determination is the key to all of this, setting goals, fulfilling them, and setting new goals.”

Working with such a universal item such as food helps bridge connections between groups of people, something she loves. The diversity of the team she works with helps everyone stay strong and supportive of one another.

“It is amazing to work in an industry where no matter your background everyone can relate to one another with food. Food has been bringing people together since the beginning of time, it gives everyone something to bond over,” she said. “We are able to teach with recipes from all different cultures, religions and ethnicities.”

Scully reflects often on the following quote from Alex Elle: “I am thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” She said recognizing what your struggles are and turning them into strengths is such a rewarding feeling.

“You will have struggles on your path to success, it’s how you deal with them that will set you apart from the rest,” she said. “When you run into problems it is your job to come up with a solution and not let that issue hold you back from achieving your goals.”

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