This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’d like to recognize Eastridge’s women leaders who deliver their best to Eastridge every day, year over year. Throughout this month, get to know some of our most remarkable women leaders for their lessons learned and wins achieved.
Q: What year did you join Eastridge and what is your current position?
A: I joined Eastridge in 2007. I have been in my current role as Director of Operations since 2015
Q: What do you consider your biggest accomplishment while at Eastridge?
A: My biggest accomplishment has been providing consistency and stability for the teams I manage to be able to do their jobs. I try to keep focused on the imperative duties of a department and not let the core focus get eroded by the “nice to have” and/or the one-off exceptions.
Q: What advice would you give young women just starting their career?
A: I would encourage them to really understand and then speak up in their area of expertise. Share their thoughts and opinions (professionally, of course) and not to shy away from open conversations with their manager and others in their circle regarding how we can continue to make Eastridge a great place to work.
Q: How did you get where you are today, and who/what helped you along the way?
A: I was fortunate when I joined Eastridge to work for a manager who fearlessly provided me with exposure to a lot of new and different functions within the company. Working for him continually pushed me outside of my natural comfort zone by instructing me to jump headfirst into projects where I was forced to learn everything along the way. I've reported to Adam Svet (now CEO) since 2011 and he has continued to allow me to grow within my role through new projects and initiatives. He often provides me with the general framework for the new area, but leaves filling in the details and really understanding the operations on me. This exposure and development of reference points between different functions has been extremely beneficial for me as we work to connect process and people across the company.