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Winning Goals

February 2018: Vol 41 No 2
by Richard H. Gamble

Annette Zimmerman’s focus shifted from teller to CEO. She thinks today’s mentoring culture supports women having loftier career visions from the get-go.

Business woman racing through a finish line

When she graduated from high school in Kearns, Utah, 17-year-old Annette Zimmerman knew exactly what her career should look like. She wanted to be a bank teller. As a part-time waitress in restaurants, she occasionally made bank deposits. She loved the classy décor, the odorless quiet, the people who wore nice clothes and counted money. If she could just get on as a teller, she’d be set for life in her dream job, recalls the CUES member, now CEO of $470 million