Babe Watch - Megan Raudabaugh
This weeks Babe Watch we are switching things up a bit! Normally, I have focused this series on all of the amazing women who own businesses that I am lucky enough to have in my life. But, I realized the untapped fierce females that we were not yet covering...the rising stars and the empowered women doing the damn thing without a business. This week, I wanted to focus on what I consider an amazing rising star, Megan Raudabaugh. While she does rightfully deserve a spotlight due to the phenomenal woman she is, I was somewhat impartial as Megan is my niece.
Before I dive into all the amazing things this girl does (believe me...she is a powerhouse), I need to take one moment to get personal. From the time Megan was born, she had a HUGE impact on my life. The moment I met her, I learned a love that I didn't know existed. As she grew older, I had such pride in being her aunt. We had such a great bond. That bond was definitely stretched to its limit in 2011 when my brother (Megan's father), James, lost his battle with cancer. The journey we faced as a family was almost impossible to fathom. One day James was running up and down a soccer field with Megan's team and then the next he was in the hospital with his legs paralyzed from cancer tumors existing on his spine. Megan was in middle school at this time...an age where you are so young you shouldn't have to face this magnitude of issues in your life but also old enough that you fully understand everything that is happening around you. Much of her middle school life was spent at school in the day and in a hospital at night doing homework. She tried to maintain some normalcy, but, let's be real, it was nearly impossible. During his battle, I would look at her and see such a strong strong girl. I was breaking down inside watching how things were progressing but she continued to come in the room like a ray of sunshine that we all needed, especially James. I hate that we all went through that experience and that we all lost James in the end, but I am thankful that I had my amazing family, but particularly Megan, by my side. She was a hero without even realizing and I will always be grateful for her.
And, now that I am officially typing in tears, let's pivot to the girl she is now. Megan is phenomenal and I don't throw that term around loosely. Megan is currently a student in the Honors College at Oakland University (in Michigan), majoring in Marketing with a minor in Human Resource Management. At Oakland University, she is the Vice President of Marketing and Recruitment for Alpha Delta Pi, Treasurer of Meadow Brook Ball Committee, Member of Alpha Lambda Delta (National Honor Society) and Gamma Sigma Alpha (National Academic Greek Honor Society). And, if that isn't already making your head spin, she works as a Junior Buyer in Sales and Marketing at Fiat Chrysler Automotive (yes, THE Chrysler). She also is an Assistant Wedding Planner with Beautiful Day Planning. Megan and I are Co-Captains for a cancer walk team called Team Megan's Hero for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Megan is also going to be taking on a Lead Brand Ambassador position with The Posh Shop's soon-to-be-launching Brand Ambassador Program! Yay!
Want to learn more about Megan? Read on!
Do You Have a Website? What is it? Insta Handle? (Or However Else We Can Find You!)
Megan_raudabaugh12 and meggetsfit12
Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
I hope to work as a corporate event planner! I would love to work specifically on corporate parties or auto shows.
If You Could Tell Your Younger Self Something, What Would You Say?
Surround yourself with the right people and you will find the love and respect you deserve. Not everything makes sense at the time, but I promise it truly works out for the best. You will find your people and you will live your happiest life as long as you remain positive, strong, and kind.
What Is Something Most People Don't Know About You?
One of my favorite things to do is go on spontaneous road trips with friends to random spots and try local restaurants or coffee shops
What Does Your Typical Day Look Like?
I am (normally) a pretty busy person before the quarantine haha. I usually spend the morning and afternoon at work or school depending on the day. After I am usually working out, hanging out with family/friends or attending an event with my sorority!
Who Are Some Women That Inspire You?
My family is a huge inspiration for me. All the women in my family are strong and powerful women. They each have a unique path they took in life, yet are successful and have continuously empowered me and those around them. I am also inspired daily by my sisters in my sorority. They are a consistent reminder of how to be a good friend and to empower one another. Our founder, Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, took a leap of faith and truly believed in the value of fraternity which allowed all the opportunities and friendships that have developed since 1851. I also grew up very inspired by Alice Paul who put her entire life at risk to fight for woman suffrage which inspired me from such a young age.
What One Thing Has Happened In Your Life That Most Shaped The Person You Became?
My father passed away in 2011 and it changed my life forever.
What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of?
Working with our family to build Team Megan's Hero. Though time is going farther away from when my dad passed, our fundraisers keeps his memory alive and the profits continue to support a cause I am so passionate about. I hope one day they are able to find a cure and I hope to participate in research and providing for patients until that day comes.
What Do You Do For Self Care?
Honestly, I watch Tik Tok for hours to laugh at dumb videos lol
What Is Something About You That Makes You A Good Friend?
Loyal and a good listener.
Give Us Five Fun Facts About You!
1. I love tacos...a little too much
2. My dream day is relaxing on a boat then having a bonfire
3. I just started my own fitness page to help keep me accountable on my weight loss journey
4. I love the bachelor (unfortunately) as well as many other terrible tv shows
5. I can make a mean Blue Hawaiian
6. (because who is counting?!) I love my fur babies with my whole heart
What Sign Are You? Are You Into Astrology?
SAGITTARIUS ALL THE WAY! Yes I am obsessed with astrology.
Do You Know Your Enneagram? If So, What Is It?
What One Word Represents You Most.
What is Your Favorite The Posh Shop Co Product?
Custom BOOM BOOM keychain