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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Taking Leaps of Faith

Meet Donna Gaspard, senior director of alliances at JDA, who believes listening is the most important thing a leader can do, and that authenticity is the single-most important trait we should carry within ourselves. She took a position in sales at a time she thought she’d become a lawyer, changing her career trajectory for the…

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Career Resilience

Patricia Diniz Soares, senior corporate counsel at JDA, is a proud single mom and trailblazer in her career. Describing herself as resilient, persuasive and passionate – all qualities that shine through in her personal life, career journey and current role at JDA – she shares her love for the beach, some of the biggest challenges…

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Pursuing Your Passions

At a young age, Julie Papagiannis knew she wanted to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). A senior customer executive at JDA, Julie brings a unique perspective to this week’s Wednesdays for Women blog sharing her journey from computer programming and pre-sales to her current role, which combines her passions for…

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Keeping Your Career Fresh

JDA customer relationship manager Jennifer (Baker) Suckey has taken lessons learned while working at Nordstrom – whose brand is synonymous with customer service excellence – and applied them to a successful career at JDA.  In this week’s Wednesdays for Women, she discusses that experience, as well as how she’s kept her career fresh, and how…

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