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Stephanie Beisser

Stephanie Beisser

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

Stephanie Beisser, Business Development Manager for Junction Creative. Currently I am working to build relationships, expanding my network, and collaborating with successful women. At Junction, we work with companies to drive revenue through digital marketing, strategically, creatively, and effectively. I would love to share our services with Ellevate community members that would benefit from the work we do.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

As a new member of Ellevate the memories are limited; however, success was found pretty quickly! On my first Coffee & Conversations (virtual) I met someone who needed assistance with the social media management, my CEO met her in person the next day at their in-person chapter Ellevate event! A month later, we were able to lock arms and begin the process of her social media management!

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Tenacity. Drive. Listening. Focus. Forward-thinking.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

Advocating in Washington, DC for more health protective laws as it relates to the cosmetics industry.

We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?

My first job at 16 was straight commission selling washers and dryers at Sears. I had to make sure to be seen, heard and valued on a sales floor that was dominated by men 30-40 years my senior. I maintained this job while attending a 4-year college out of state, earning a dual BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. During college I gave up my sales job to start my career as a programmer. After several years in the IT field, and looking for a job at a company were women were valued in IT, I got tired of recruiters simply not understanding what they were 'selling'. I left IT, to then recruit for IT. After several years, one failed business, and industry changes, I found myself recruiting for Accounting and Finance. When I started a family, it was a mutual decision for me to stay home. Not wanting to give up my own income, I found avenues of opportunity to raise my children and still bring home an income, which led me to direct sales. This has been an awesome outlet over the years. Until, all my kids were in school fulltime and way more self-sufficient without me than I realized! Julie, Junction CEO, and a friend of over 20 years, saw my post on social looking for a business development opportunity, and the rest is history!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Getting to meet people in all industries, listen to them talk about the work they do, personal and company goals, and the impact they have! Taking this information, brainstorming with colleagues, and creating a successful digital strategy to help them move their business to the next level.

What is your morning ritual?

I wake at 6 sharp daily! Spend 15 minutes getting myself ready for the day. Next 15 minutes waking children & dogs. Next 15 minutes managing dogs, turning on coffee, and finishing getting ready! Out of the house by 6:45 or 7, depending upon the day, morning activity or doctor appointment. Return home and prepare for the workday, which starts at 8:45 am.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

My kids and husband would say I know where everything is at all times.

Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?

Keeping multiple color coded calendars, all synced, and to the minute! Everything gets put on the calendar, and by using color I ensure balance. I try to have one blank calendar day a month! I use Sandra Boynton's Mom Calendar (family of 5 + 2 dogs) that my entire family relies upon, as well as Google. I've learned to invite my husband and kids to important calendar events so they get the same alert notifications I do!

What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?

It will all work out in the end. We cannot be all things to everyone all at the same time. We just do the best we can, and make memorable moments. Schedule those moments in a fun color on the calendar!

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