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 gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
My Current Job/Company:
Bailiff to Judge Laurel A. Beatty, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Public policy, women’s issues and photography.
My “fur babies” Tonks and Sprout.
Anyone who stands up for something they truly believe in, especially when they know that doing so may prove detrimental. There’s a saying that comes to mind which goes, “speak up, even if your voice shakes.”
I love going to the theater to watch movies. It’s a guaranteed two hours free from distractions.
My Pet Peeve:
The inability (or refusal) to put yourself in the shoes of another. Empathy is an important skill and one that we don’t see enough of in our current public discourse.
I was born and raised in Ohio, and I’m first generation American on my father’s side.
Now that I’ve passed the Ohio Bar Exam, I’m ready to move onto the next phase of my professional life. However, I’m still working on what that will look like. One of my long-term goals is to help enable the modern workplace to better reflect the needs of the modern family through public policy, individual private initiatives or both. The modern workplace is still largely structured around the false assumption that only one spouse is working and that the decision for both spouses to work is one of choice rather than economic necessity. This needs to change.
My Quote on Life:
A stanza from The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski: “Be on the watch. The Gods will offer you chances. Know them, take them.”
My Advice to Young Women:
Other women are not the competition; they are our allies. As long as we continue to act like there is just one seat available at the proverbial “table,” that’s all we will have.