Woman of the Week: Carrie Jester

Caroline  -  Jun 23, 2014  -  No Comments

Carrie JesterHere 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.

Carrie Jester

My Current Job/Company:
Senior Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer/The Ohio State University

My Birthday:
11.17.73

My Work:
I partner with faculty, staff, and students at the university on large IT program initiatives. I love working for the university and supporting such an amazing, intelligent, powerful community!

My Passion:
My family and friends

My Family:
Theodore “Teddy” (World’s Cutest Pooch), Simon (Smartest and Most Entertaining Feline), lots of cousins and friends that are a key part of my support network (and sanity!)

My Hero:
My great-grandma Amy Caroline Logan

My Escape:
Traveling somewhere I’ve never explored

My Pet Peeve:

Gum chompers!

My Indulgence:
Shopping – especially purses and shoes

My Roots:
Grounded. Pure. Love. Laughter.

My Future:
Exciting Opportunities!

My Quote on Life:
“Promise me you’ll always remember you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
– Winnie the Pooh

My Accessories:
iPhone and a black bag!

My Advice to Young Women:
Be willing to take risks and make mistakes.

How I Balance it All:
I don’t! I make sure to get done the “must do” every day and then prioritize the “nice to haves” and get done what I can! Sometimes everything is marked off the list and sometimes I barely make a dent. The key for me is to adjust and move on….no regrets.

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