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The Voice of Gen Z: Mentorship, Boundaries and Imposter Syndrome

What do you know about Gen Z?

Taylor Smith, content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today, shares her perspective on battling social anxiety, finding valuable mentorship and creating awareness around today's young professional experience.

Read on for information about the star of this episode, Taylor!

Taylor Smith joined Meetings Today magazine in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features and is the face behind the publication's column "The Z: Planning for the Industry's Next Generation," which explores how to welcome, work with, understand and plan for the industry’s next wave of professionals, Gen Z.

In addition to writing about the meetings and events industry’s newest and youngest members, Smith also covers top and trending meetings destinations as well as topics including wellness, sustainability, incentives, new and renovated properties and industry trends for Meetings Today.

Since joining the team and starting her column, Smith has spoken at major industry events that have included IMEX America in Las Vegas, SITE Classic in Mexico, the 2024 Women in Tourism and Hospitality National Conference in San Diego and MPI's 2024 World Education Congress in Louisville, Kentucky.

Smith graduated from Ball State University in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in news and magazine journalism and a minor in creative writing. She currently lives in Melrose Park, Illinois, just outside the city of Chicago, and enjoys spending her free time freelancing for local magazines, perusing the shelves of local bookstores and playing with her puppy, Romeo.

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