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Explorations of Courage: A Q&A with Ann Bancroft

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The Feb. 23 issue of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal includes an Explorations in Courage Q&A with Forum Keynote Presenter Ann Bancroft.

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Here is a short excerpt from the Q&A:

Q: At what age did you realize you were bold and courageous?
A: "I don’t view myself as courageous. Courage is relative to the risk taker. What’s normal for you might be scary for me, and what’s scary for you might be normal for me. Some view my expeditions as courageous, but it’s the area where I shine and I’m most comfortable. When you’re living your passion, you still have moments of fear and pushing through difficult situations.

"Although I don’t view myself as courageous, my mother would probably tell you she saw something in me from the age of six. My environment – both family and where I lived – played a significant role in shaping me. I had two parents who didn’t clip my wings. I was a young girl with dreams of crossing Antarctica and my peers told me unabashedly that was a boy’s dream, not a girl’s dream. My parents never told me that and it had a huge influence on me."

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