Spotlight: Women in Business

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We would be absolutely nothing at Spotlight without all of the professional, hard-working and extremely intelligent women that drive us forward every single day. That’s why we’re highlighting them here, to say thank you to all of them and to give you, the reader, a peek at some of our most talented employees.

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What has helped you get to where you are?
My mentors. I have acquired many professional women and men mentors in Chicago and Fargo and I know I can turn to them for advice or guidance on all aspects of my life, whether it be professional or personal.

What is one piece of advice you’d offer to a younger you?
Don’t worry if you are not a member of management or making $100,000 right out of graduate school. All opportunities come when they are supposed to. 
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What is a piece of advice would you give to young women who want to work in media?
Never give up. It’s a difficult and ever-changing world that you have to be willing to continually adapt in. Also, stay humble. You won’t always know everything. Your ideas and art won’t always be the best in the room and that’s OK! 

What is your mantra and why?
“Do what most people won’t, and you’ll accomplish what most people haven’t.” Taking risks and being unconventional is fun for me, and, in the end, if that means I help the community and the world, it’s a win in my book.
What made you choose your profession?
I have always been a creative person, so attending college for graphic design was sort of a no-brainer. I have been lucky enough to find jobs that allow me the opportunity to work with both digital and print media. Who has been the biggest influence on your life and why?
My big sister, Heather. She has always been there for me with helpful advice and ready to give me that extra push when I feel out of my comfort zone.
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