If you opened your own business, what would it be?
I have the distinct honor of being a Meyvn. The name Meyvn Group comes from the
Yiddish word meyvn, which means to understand and discern. In English the word
refers to a person who has special knowledge or experience.


What advice would you give your younger self? 
Be patient. Trust your own voice.


Exceptional Skills-
Communication, Connecting, Creative


What makes you feel fulfilled? 
Being a mom. Growing. Solving problems.


When asked to describe yourself, what’s the first word that pops into your mind? 
Tenacious

Favorite Book-
I read every day, so it tends to be whatever I’m reading right now.

What makes your heart race?
For good – My kids laughter, my husband’s smile, being creative, learning, traveling


For bad – The political landscape that we find ourselves in, mass shootings, mental
health issues


Organization or cause near to your heart

Education – I believe education is very important, though it looks different based on
the unique needs of each person – be that through experiential learning such as 4-
H, non-traditional schools, trade schools, as well as through formal education.


Mental Health – This is a big concern of mine based on the lack of understanding,
support, and resources.


Women’s Issues - I want to help make a difference in the lives of both young girls as well as women.  


What keeps you up at night? 
I worry about good health and safety for my family and friends.


What is a belief you once held but no longer do? 
“You can have it all.” There’s a give and take in everything. Sometimes good enough
in one area of life, has to be good enough for a given moment in time. That’s a hard
pill to swallow for a perfectionist like me, but I’ve had to learn there’s a seasonality to
things.


What are you interested in connecting with other women about? 
Women have a unique space in the workplace. Juggling multiple priorities, as a woman, is a huge commonality. Finding what we have in common is a great way to then learn and grow when we find out what makes us different. Community is important for all
women to have.

Meredith Jinks

Director of Development

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