Woman of the Week – Barb Smoot

Julie  -  Jun 29, 2015  -  No Comments

BarbSmootHere at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

My Name: 
Barb Smoot

My Current Job/Company:
President & CEO, WELD

My Birthdate:
February 28th (If I give you the year, it might take the internet down! J)

My Work:
I build and advance women leaders. I connect them to each other and to resources that will help them achieve their professional aspirations. Women in top leadership is our community’s best economic competitive advantage. I love what I do.

My Passion:
My faith, my family, exercising.

My Family:
My parents, 6 siblings and 3 children.

My Heros:
My parents. Also, the many people who are in desperate situations with limited resources but get up each and every day and keep going.

My Escape:
Exercising—specifically running and weight lifting—and going to the movies with my children.

My Pet Peeve:
Those who have so much but still find a way to complain.

My Indulgence:
Sleep. Ruffles Sour Cream & Cheddar Potato Chips.

My Roots:
In bad need of a dye job.J Humor. Large family gatherings filled with tons of joke telling and laughter.

My Future:
In God’s hands, so I’m not sweating it!

My Quote on Life:
Everybody falls, but we get back up because the ground is no place for a champion.” @sampeterman7 (Sam Peterman—15 year old girl with neurocardiogenic syncope who collapses into her father’s arms after each 1500 meter race she runs.)

My Accessory:
Coats—if these can be considered accessories!

My advice to young women:
Don’t sweat the small stuff—life is too short. Build relationships inside your company and in the community—you need both because one is not a substitute for the other. Get a sponsor.

How I balance it all:
I don’t—I save this concept for the tightrope walkers. I’m not choosing to live my life on a tight rope. I’ve got both feet on the ground so there is a lot of room for error.

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