International Women's Day
In honor of International Women's Day, the females on our leadership team were asked what advice they would give their younger selves. Below you will read what they had to say.
"1. Build your career on what you want, not what others want for you.
2. Be a lifelong student. Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement
3. Be honest about your strengths and weaknesses
4. Do the best you can do
5. Don’t worry about making mistakes"
Kathy Overbey, Senior Vice President, Asset Management
"Focus on what you can control or influence and not spend time or energy on things that are outside of your control or influence."
Stacey Sunderman, Vice President, Accounting and Financial Operations
"Failure only happens if you quit” “Keep going…you have the ability to make a difference."
Sarah Wood, Vice President, Property Management Operations
"Don’t let fear keep you from trying new things."
Hyacinth Garrison, Director, Payroll and Benefits Accounting
"Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone."
Susan Hoy, Director, Accounting
"There’s so much you don’t know, but you have such a great opportunity to keep learning. Never, ever stop learning."
Jennifer Juskow, Director, Accounting
"Everything happens for a reason! Plan for the future while embracing the present and be grateful for what you have right now!"
Julie Doss, Director, Training and Customer Experience
"Create your own opportunities."
Maggie Swift, Director, Property Management Operations
"Don’t rely on external validation, be confident, praise yourself, celebrate your accomplishments and recognize others often for their good work."
Jenny Richard, Director, Marketing
"Slow down and live in the moment. Have faith and remember that everything happens for a reason. Know your worth and remember that being different is beautiful. Our uniqueness makes us who we are so don't try to change. Love yourself, love others and for heaven's sake wear sunscreen! ????"
Kelly Robertson, Director, Revenue Management