Last night my daughter and I were brainstorming for her class presentation on impactful women in history. She said she wanted to present me to her class as the most impactful woman in history. To the world, not so much. To her world, definitely.
JHL is 12 today. Being a working mom is not easy. The guilt is real at missing a volleyball game for a client reception. But beyond the opportunities I've been afforded through these past 12 years there lies a greater impact. My children have learned that a mom can be a great mom, have a career and volunteer in the community. You see, my children are the center of my world but they are not the center of THE world. And I feel such pride, not just in the work I do everyday, but in the ripple effect through my life.
What a blessing this business and all the people I have met have been in my life. I've had the pleasure of working with some of the smartest, most talented people anywhere - my employees and our terrific clients. We have solved problems, brought people together and raised millions for various charities.
I love Austin and believe building a community goes hand in hand with building a business. This week I was happily surprised when Komen honored me for six years of volunteer service with the Pink Diamond Award for volunteer advocacy. (That's me in the picture above with Mayor Steve Adler and Denise Bradley, a rock star from St David's Healthcare.)
Milestones matter. My heart is full and we can't wait for another amazing year ahead planning great events, leading public affairs efforts and leading communications and digital strategies. Onward!