Young Leader Meeting
DEC Young Leader Series: Florine Mark
About This Meeting
DEC Young Leaders enjoyed a late afternoon meeting on October 18, 2016, with Florine Mark, President & CEO, of The WW Group, Inc. The sold-out meeting was held at Weight Watchers’ Farmington Hills office.
Ms. Mark discussed the entrepreneurial path to opening her first Weight Watchers franchise in Detroit. She convinced the candy store owner on the same block to put signs in his store to promote her first Weight Watchers class! As she franchised stores in 14 states and three countries, she turned her endeavor into a family business and that dynamic remains very strong today.
Florine shared inspirational messages including how she starts each day with a “focus on today because it’s the only day you have.” She encouraged YLs to believe in themselves because “if you believe you can do something, then you will.”
A Q&A session followed which included discussions on how to prioritize your day and more aspects of how to run a family business. Afterward, YLs enjoyed more networking with Florine and other YL members.
Many thanks to Florine and The WW Group for their generosity and for making this meeting possible.