If we were having coffee, here’s what you’d learn about me:
• Music is my oxygen. I can’t live without it. From every decade and nearly every genre, I’ve got a fave. (I also have a weakness for showtunes.) have crazy detailed dreams.
• Growing up, I had recurring dreams where celebrities and other public figures would ask me for business advice. (Super weird for a 12-year-old.)
• I learned about critical thinking from my first business coach, my dad. A couple of really wonderful bosses, mentors, and professors gave me opportunities to strengthen it even further. It’s been a tool I’ve used throughout my career.
• Early on in my career, I used to get feedback like, “Gina, don’t worry about the people. Worry about the bottom line.” or “People aside, what do we need to do to meet the goals?” It never quite sat right with me, and now my company’s bottom line is focused on putting people first.
• I never thought I wanted my own business. Nor did I think I would have one. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the most rewarding.
• I believe in equality, standing up for what’s right, and standing up for others – even if they may not stand up for me. I’m committed to this work because I’m committed to doing everything I can to create opportunities for others.
• I also believe in having a lot of fun, especially at work. If that’s not your thing, I’m probably not your thing. (I’m not your thing. Didn’t you read anything I said about people? People, not things.)