“A legacy. That’s what I feel I have, that’s what I feel I will leave. My father was my hero and he left me a legacy – long before he passed away. He instilled in me a foundation that all things should be done with integrity, excellence and respect – long before I discovered these at Lilly. He was a nurturer and he passed that on to me –always thinking of someone else first. I have used these characteristics to excel in my role in HR and to make a difference in the lives of those I touch. Just as my dad would say, “We didn’t come here to make it, we came here to make a difference and move on”. I am proud to have made a difference, not just in my career, but for living a life of significance – making a difference. That is the legacy that I leave to those around me – especially my children.”
Thank you, to my father for his legacy and to those who have poured into me which allowed me to leave this legacy.
Denola M. Burton
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