Finding Balance

Nannette Dayton, senior director, global deal architecture at JDA, brings a wealth of knowledge to this week’s Wednesday’s for Women. An associate on her second stint with JDA, Nannette shares her affinity for working cross-functionally, her key to work-life balance and her personal definition of success.  With a great appreciation for her roots and mentors,…

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Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Jill Smith is a renewal partner and in her 20-year journey at JDA she shares how she’s kept her career fresh and gotten out of her comfort zone professionally and personally. As a self-professed introvert, she had to take a leap to do things that excited her like traveling internationally, coaching/leading kids and teaching fitness…

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Rolling with the Punches

Anita Lyons, Business Development Representative at JDA, is the definition of a go getter. She shares her inspiring journey from starting her own business, leaping into a new life in a different country and finding a balance between being a successful businesswoman and mom. She has come to find that mindset is everything, and with…

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Be True to Yourself

Today’s Wednesdays for Women is another in our occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders” featuring learnings of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences to grow their leadership skills. JDA Marketing Operations Director Cristan Hutto shares her conversation with one of JDA’s newest senior leaders – Nathalie Carruthers. I had the pleasure of interviewing Nathalie…

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A Boomerang Opportunity

Carla Peterson is a customer executive and boomerang – an associate who is on her second stint with JDA! In this week’s blog, she talks about why she doesn’t think being in a male-dominated field is a bad thing and how her life experience has led her to where she is today, personally and professionally.…

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You Teach People How to Treat You

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Gina Hortatsos, vice president of marketing at FourKites, a JDA partner. I had the opportunity to get to know Gina at ICON, JDA’s customer conference held in Dallas in early May.  Gina shares her journey working through enterprise software, taking lessons learned along the way…

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Creating Your Own Destiny

Heather Meheut, senior HR program manager at JDA shares how she’s used her self-professed workaholic nature to catapult her career over the last 20 years. She’s learned a lot along the way including the importance of asking for what you want and creating your own role – and destiny – by raising her hand. Tell…

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Leading through Change

Today’s Wednesdays for Women is another in our occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders” featuring learnings of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences to grow their leadership skills.   Change is a consistent reality in today’s volatile and disruptive business landscape and nowhere else is this more apparent than in JDA today. Organizations that…

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A Surprising Career Journey

Anna Cruz, vice president, Human Resources, has been with JDA for more than 20 years. She shares her journey from humble beginnings, working her way through college, and the surprises she encountered along the way. She’s learned to live by the adage that you should never burn bridges (hint: you’ll learn why as you read…

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Tackling Career Unknowns

Tammy Cunha, vice president, revenue accounting at JDA, shares how your career is never what you may have envisioned from the get-go but how taking leaps makes us stronger and oftentimes end up being the best decisions you can make in life. She shares her leadership tips and learnings and how she finds her own…

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