Here 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 Current Job/Company:
Founding Member, The Friedmann Firm LLC
Independent Consultant, Rodan + Fields
My partner and I founded The Friedmann Firm LLC, a plaintiff’s employment litigation law firm. We represent employees with regard to a variety of employment issues including discrimination and wage and hour violations.
I am also an independent consultant with Rodan + Fields, the second largest premium skincare brand in America. I manage a team of consultants and focus on recruitment, fostering leadership skills and encouraging entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship, travel and really enjoying life. I am also passionate about empowering and supporting other women.
My fabulous parents, step-siblings and long-time boyfriend/life partner, Pete. I have some friends I consider family as well 🙂
My Hero or Heroes:
Entrepreneurs that have inspired the rest of us to take risks, be creative and continue to be resilient in the face of failures or roadblocks. A few specific names are: J.K. Rowling, Sara Blakely and Sheryl Sandberg.
Paris or the beach, any beach.
My Pet Peeve:
Negativity, laziness and the inability to be open-minded to new ideas.
Hard-working parents who told me I could be whoever I wanted to be and do whatever I wanted to do.
Filled with optimism.
My Favorite Quote:
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford
“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
Definitely great shoes and a smile.
My advice to Young Women:
Be confident and don’t let anyone make you feel inferior. You will encounter those who do not see your vision- ignore them and keep going. One day, they will probably be working for someone like you. Most important, BE YOURSELF and stay true to who you are and what you believe in.
How I Balance it All:
I try to be really good about time management. I also have a lot of amazing friends who support me and encourage me, along with my family and of course, Pete. I pay attention to my body too- if I need a break, I take it.