Woman of the Week – Jen Yaross

Julie  -  Nov 28, 2016  -  No Comments

View More: http://renataramsini.pass.us/jyarossHere 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 women who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

My Name:
Jennifer Yaross

My Current Job/Company:
Vice President, Investments Controller at Nationwide Insurance

My Birthday:

My Work:
I serve as the Investments Controller at Nationwide which affords me the privilege of leading a team of 32 unique and wonderful associates, be a part of a dynamic Investments and Controllership department as well as establish and execute development and engagement strategies that impact the 250 associates across our accounting departments. I also serve as the executive sponsor for the Columbus chapter of the Nationwide All Women’s Resource Group which is close to 1000 members strong and growing every day.

My Passion:
There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing the potential in an individual, a cause, a culture and being a part of what catapults that potential forward.

My Family:
Todd (My husband and biggest fan), Alex (my brilliant and driven 6 year old), Jackson (my empathetic and joyful 4 year old).

My Hero or Heroes:
My mom. She is always going to battle for others. Her drive to create a platform that gives a voice to those that would not otherwise be heard inspires me.

My Escape:
Yoga – quiets my mind.

My Pet Peeve:
Dishes in the sink and nay-sayers.

My Indulgence:
Coffee, wine and pedicures – a combination of these is even better.

My Roots:
Hardworking, always forward looking, full of family and appreciation for all the moments that make up a lifetime.

My Future:
Bright and full of possibilities.

My Favorite Quote:
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” (Warren Buffett)
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)

My Accessory:
Earrings that my parents gave me for my high school graduation. They mean so much to me and I still wear them almost every day.

My advice to Young Women:
Surround yourself with those that believe in you and will challenge you along your path. Stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone early and often. Stay true to yourself.

How I Balance it All:
It takes a village and an amazing husband and an ability to check yourself to ensure you are present in the moment.

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