Why are you most proud to be a part of the Hour Children family?
I am most proud to be a part of the Hour Children family because everything they do is steeped in love and respect for the women, the children and for each other. They truly live the beliefs that Love Makes The Difference and Change Takes Time.
With most businesses being led by men, how do you feel HC differs from an organization led and operated by mostly female personnel?
I have had the honor of working in the not-for-profit world for 30+ years for organizations whose mission and staff have been predominantly women focused. I came out of corporate America where the companies were led by men. What I have found is there is a more visible layer of compassion, acceptance, and consensus building that happens in a predominantly female staffed organization.
Female empowerment is a huge topic, but what challenges do you feel women still face in a professional environment?
What I have noticed is women still suffer from imposter syndrome, not feeling like they actually belong in positions of leadership, even though they have the years of experience that absolutely gives them the right to be there. As always, even in the not for profit world, pay equity is still an issue. However, what I have always experienced is amazing support and camaraderie from my female colleagues.