LM Class year: 2011
Hometown: Warwick, RI
Title/Company: Principal/Jade Solutions, LLC
Describe what your company does: Jade Solutions is a Woman-Owned Small Business that provides marketing, business, and consulting solutions to customers.
Describe what you do in your role at the company: As Principal of Jade Solutions, I serve in many roles: business development and strategy, marketing, compliance, accounting, and acquisition.
Describe your community involvement: I’ve been involved in volunteer efforts and leadership efforts related to human rights for almost two decades; I currently serve on the County’s Human Rights Commission. I also serve on the BlackRock Center for the Arts Board of Trustees, Montgomery Women’s Communications Co-Chair. I have a blog on MyMCMedia about my experiences a single diner (Technicolor dining) and I’m a notary.
Below is a summary of my activity for the past five years:
- 2008 – present, Commissioner, Montgomery County Human Rights Commission
- 2010-2012, Board Member, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
- 2011-2014, Advocacy Co-Chair Zonta Club of Washington, DC
- 2012, 2013, 2014, Montgomery County Grants Advisory Group Volunteer
- 2012, Board Member, Montgomery Women
- 2013 -present, Communications Co-Chair, Montgomery Women
- 2013,2014 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Gala Committee member
- 2013 -2014 Board member, Zonta Club of Washington, DC
- 2014, Board member, Black Rock Center for the Arts
Favorite LM memory: I have two favorite memories. The first is flying in the County Airplane. The pilot was a former flight attendant who followed her passion and became a pilot. She encouraged me to take flying lessons – which I have since done. I also enjoyed the public safety Ride-Along ; this led to me enrolling and completing the Montgomery County Department of Police Citizen Academy.
Favorite way to spend your free time/recharge: I like to do a variety of things to recharge: read, crochet, cook, travel, dance (swing, hand dance, some ballroom and Latin), meditate, garden, play golf, and work on my blog.
Name a leader that inspires you: It’s a tie between Ruth Simmons, former President of Brown University and first African-American female to serve as President of an Ivy League institution and Eleanor Roosevelt- a primary contributor to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.