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Elfi Di Bella
My Current Job/Company:
President & CEO, YWCA Columbus
have the opportunity to work on behalf of a mission that eliminates racism and empowers women and an organization that meets so many critical needs in our community. How lucky am I?
My family, my friends, my community and giving back
Katie (daughter, 24)
My parents, my brothers and some of my close lady friends
A bubble bath with wine and Enya or Vittorio in the background
My Pet Peeve:
Negative people and constant complainers
Humble and hard working
Busy and Bright. Optimistic.
Spending time with my daughter and friends and laughing so hard that I snort.
“Hello Dolly” – love the singing & dancing and a woman with a can-do attitude
My Quote on Life:
“Life is good”
“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?” (Katharine Graham)
My Advice to Young Women:
Network – through one-on-one meetings or by attending different networking events.
Keep an open mind – as different opportunities present themselves – recognize the opportunities within them.
Embrace change – change is constant, change is here to stay and status quo is not an option. If you think change is difficult – try irrelevance.
Seek a mentor – who possesses the skills you lack or want to acquire.
Don’t “sabotage” other women – be confident in your own abilities; support each other and we all win.
How I Balance it All:
It’s hard. I am constantly reshuffling. I have a great support system with my team at work and my amazing group of friends. I schedule exercise time and down time to rejuvenate my spirit and soul.