By Susan Etheridge Hadden , Epsilon Epsilon Features Editor Finding purpose in life can include many different facets – family, service, hobbies, careers. The women whose stories follow have found passion in their careers and used that passion to create purpose in their lives. They exemplify Sigma Kappa’s dedication to not only living with heart, but making the commitment to living purposefully. “The two most important days in life are the day you were born, and the day you discover why.” – Mark Twain Margaret Wilson Phillips, Epsilon Epsilon, University of Georgia Chick-fil-A Franchise Owner College is the place to figure out who you are, and what you want to be when you grow up. I knew three things going into college – I liked to work, I was good at working, and if I worked hard, I believed I could accomplish anything. My first “real job” at age 16 was at a Chick-fil-A restaurant near my home. Two things attracted me to Chick-fil-A – the restaurant was closed on Sundays, and the company offered scholarships to employees who worked hard and maintained a strong GPA. When I graduated from high school I received the Chick-fil-A scholarship, but knew I would have to keep working to afford college. The next two years I worked full time in the fall, and attended school winter and spring. My boss helped me with tuition and books in exchange for my unlimited availability during the busy season. My junior year at the University of Georgia, I changed my major from pre-med to business. By that time, I had discovered that I found my purpose in serving people, and I began to dream about finding a way to serve Chick-fil-A after college. Midway through my senior year, I met with company founder, Truitt Cathy, to discuss the possibility of becoming a franchisee. While he applauded my enthusiasm, he indicated that another position might be a better fit for me. In 1981 there were no young, single, female franchise owners in the organization, so I agreed to take a job traveling for the company, and Mr. Cathy agreed to keep my dream under consideration. Six months later, I received one of the most important calls of my life. Mr. Cathy had been 8 Margaret Phillips with some happy customers at her Chick-fil-A restaurant in Commerce, Georgia.