Career Critical Moments

Amy Drevna, group vice president, sales at JDA has in a roundabout way, been nearly a lifelong JDAer, working at i2 (acquired by JDA) and Manugistcs (also acquired by JDA). Respected across the JDA ecosystem, she shares what she believes are the characteristics of a powerful leader, why it’s so important to really care about…

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Veterans Day with Gratitude

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service. This week for our Wednesdays for Women blog, JDA PMO director Lori Lamprecht honors all veterans by sharing the story of her father’s bravery during World War II.…

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Making the Small Town Leap

Laura Centofonti is a senior customer executive at JDA who never imagined she would work in sales. From a start in public relations, she found connecting with customers and helping solve their pain points was what she was most interested in. Combined with an early career in restaurant customer service, she’s struck the right balance…

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Diversity is Important, Inclusion is Critical

As we close out Diversity & Inclusion month, today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is authored by JDA EVP and chief associate success officer Nathalie Carruthers. She gives her perspective on the importance of awareness when it comes to diversity and bias. The more I learn about diversity and inclusion, the more I realize how complex…

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Find Time for Yourself

October is breast cancer awareness month. Stephanie Vollbrechtshausen, associate business consultant at JDA, shares her thoughts on keeping your emotional wellbeing in check amid the fast-paced world we live in, for this week’s Wednesdays for Women blog. With an incidence of 46.3 cases per 100,000 people and mortality rate of 30% for every two million…

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5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset

This Wednesdays for Women blog is a guest blog from Claire Williams, talent development leader and executive coach at The People Side, a global leadership development and executive coaching practice based in Minneapolis, Minn. She shares her perspective on how to develop an enterprise mindset in today’s blog. Like so many kids who grew up…

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Endless Career Possibilities

Kerri Schrage, vice president, corporate finance at JDA talks to us today about how exploring different roles in your career can really help you pinpoint your path and being open to taking on new challenges is half the challenge itself.  She’s a champion for women supporting women and having a voice at the table and…

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How Diversity and Adversity Can Challenge and Grow your Career

This week’s Wednesday’s for Women features ElMarie Hugo, senior director of North America Industry Strategy as interviewed by Christine Dykstra, director of North America Demand Generation.  ElMarie shares how moving from South Africa to the U.S. has taken her career path in a totally different direction and how building her network and base helped her…

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Have a Voice and Use It

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with JDA customer Kelly Killingsworth, vice president of Supply Chain Systems Optimization & Transportation at Walmart.  I had the opportunity to connect with Kelly at the RILA conference in February and then again at the JDA ICON Executive Exchange in May where she spoke about Walmart…

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Harnessing Self-Worth

Lucy Ehlers is a senior customer executive at JDA and shares why making the leap to JDA was the biggest – and best – opportunity she has had in her career. She shares her views on the importance of harnessing self-worth, and why staying true to yourself and pushing past criticism are keys to success,…

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