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by theEMPLOYEEapp | March 6, 2020

DHRUSHTI SINHA

Dhrushti is the current Manager of People Operations at APPrise Mobile. She focuses on building culture, workplace guidelines, state and federal compliance, HR initiatives, recruiting, and team-building. She is the former Director of Client Services for Park Street Companies from Miami, FL. Dhrushti received a dual degree from the University of Miami, in Management & Business Law. She went on to complete her MBA at the University of Florida with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Dhrushti made a fairly recent move to New York City and has been adjusting to the cold weather and wonderful food options! In her free time, she is a competitive dancer and a Bollywood movie fanatic.

Q: Who is your role model?

A: Jennifer Hyman, CEO & Co-Founder Rent the Runway because she’s a hard-working, determined, team player who reached an untapped market, provides to a women-based community, and is continuing to achieve her professional success, while still maintaining her personal goals. 

Q: What book or movie about women do you find inspirational?

A: Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett. This book is a phenomenal read. I laughed, I cried, I clapped, and mostly, I related. Although her battle was more public than most, it was truly evident that she had a passion for her work and wanted to achieve groundbreaking limits, but being a woman in that generation wasn’t easy, and sometimes, we still face the same battles. A great read to show how she journeyed through every element of personal and professional paths to achieve success.

Q: What advice do you have for other women?

A: Stay true to yourself! We have challenging roles in the world we live in: We battle the societal standards that were created in a time before us. Women in leadership positions are sometimes the only women who have a ‘seat at the table.’ We want to continue being excellent role models for our children and may have to choose between careers and “mom-ing.” We feel a sense of insecurity when we learn that we may have done something differently than another woman. We always question our decisions. And we tend to be our own biggest critics. However, in this working world, womanhood has become an impactful and beautiful development. Despite us fighting these daily battles, we have become more powerful than ever, we have created communities that reach international borders, we have stood up for each other when it’s most necessary, and we have found that being a woman has always been a beautiful privilege that only we, as women, understand. Stay true to that form of you, because it is making a difference.

 

AMY JENKINS

Amy is our Director of Client Strategy where she serves clients by helping them develop communication strategies that will achieve business outcomes. Before joining the team, Amy led internal communications at Chipotle for ten years. She is passionate about internal and employee communication and believes that being able to deliver the right information to the right people in the right way and at the right time is essential to building a better employee experience. Amy attributes her success in communications to having worked jobs as a frontline / deskless employee and manager and learning how to advocate for the needs of this employee group in the organization.

Q: Who is your role model? 

A: My mom. I can honestly say my mom is cooler than me. She has always been true to herself and is one of the most confident women I know. She took tap lessons at 60 because she loved it so much as a little girl and wanted to try it again. She has worked in numerous industries over the years because she followed her passions and when she wanted to try something new, she went for it. She has the respect of everyone she knows and is the most amazing friend, wife, mother, and nana. I couldn’t be more proud to be her daughter, and I aspire to always make her proud of me. 

Q: What book or movie about women do you find inspirational? 

A: There are so many, but I watched “On the Basis of Sex” about six months ago and was so inspired by this adaptation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story. I immediately told all the women and mothers with teenage daughters I know to go see it. In addition to the very clear message about never giving up on your dreams and believing in yourself, I loved the storyline of RBG as a mother and wife. Sometimes it can feel that the only way you can be successful as a woman in the workplace is prioritize your career aspirations over all else, and in this story, we see that truly successful women can embrace all the roles they play and that it makes them stronger, not weaker.

Q: What advice do you have for other women? 

A: Find the balance in your life. There are times when you have to devote more of your time and attention to your work (when you’re launching a new initiative or navigating a crisis) and there are times when you need to put your family first and the challenge is to not let yourself feel guilty when you’re swaying more to one side than the other because you will balance out.

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