She met the industrialist on the beach – a celebrity she respected and looked up to.

“I’ve never done it before.”

“You can. I never fail to spot talent.”

“Are you sure you want me on board?”

“An exciting career awaits you. Don’t lose confidence.”

This vacation was going to be life-changing. She was ready to take off in ways, the world had not seen in her before.

Years later, a celebration is held on the same beach to mark her career of 25 years in the company. The plane is there as a backdrop, but her mentor is no more.

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