I was just named one of Profit Magazine’s TOP 100 Women Entrepreneurs for 2006. And while this is a great honor for me personally, the nod does not tell the entire story of this accomplishment. So let me do a little “blog-bragging” and indulge me for a moment.
Getting on these lists are wonderful feel-good moments and my mom is sure to be proud of her little girl (Dad, I know you are watching me from up there!), but I wish these accolades could include the entire MAVERICK team. Everyone here are a bunch of smart, hard working, ball-busting, funny, quirky individuals who inspire me everyday to be my best. They continually show me a thing or two and keep me on my toes (Thanks Naheed and Stephanie!). They are truly the lifeblood at MAVERICK and are the very heart & soul of this place. From my Vice-Presidents to my wonderful office manager Anne, who has been with me 13 years – it’s the staff at MAVERICK who should be noted along with me on that list.
I live the dream job everyday not because I own this business or I’m on some TOP 100 list, it’s simply working with people I truly want to be around with each and everyday that makes it all worthwhile. In the words of Bill Gates, "the best thing I do, is share my enthusiasm." I guess it shows.
Entire MAVERICK team – take a bow!