Definition of success: Finding the right balance between work life and family life, while also making time for yourself.
First job: Screen printing on t-shirts.
Work philosophy: It’s not always about working smarter… sometimes you just have to work harder.
How do you stay motivated: By achieving regular small wins… and taking the time to realize how many there are.
Guiding principle: There is something to be learned from everyone.
Best decision: Moving to Washington, DC.
Worst decision: Not purchasing an apartment in Chicago.
Definition of leadership: Motivating others to march towards a common path, while encouraging they keep their individuality.
Biggest missed opportunity: Traveling to Hong Kong… but I will make it there, eventually!
Best mentor: David Pittman, a retired partner at PwC. David taught me how to carefully prioritize, strategically think, and manage a team very early on in my career.
One word that best describes you: Multi-tasker
Like best about job: The ability to influence business strategy.
Like least about job: The writing!
Interests: Music, mythology, spending time with my girls.
Pet peeve: Bad hygiene
Most important lesson learned: Sometimes 80% is good enough.
Most respected competitor: Myself
Greatest fear: My girls leaving for college.
Idea of perfect happiness: Work harder, but play hardest…. and take lots of breaks!
Greatest strength: The ability to see multiple points of view.
Characteristic most admired: Calm
Characteristic least admired: Bossy
First choice for a new career: Artist
Current state of mind: Introspective
Exercise of choice: Walking
Question you want answered: What is the next disruptive technology?
Most influential book read: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.
Most ecstatic moment: I have two… the days my girls were born.
Favorite word: Orange
Favorite quote: “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change... we need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Countries you would like to visit: Egypt
Favorite airline: United Airlines
Favorite hotel (brand): Marriott
Favorite restaurant: Jean-Georges restaurants
Favorite car (brand): Audi