Jennifer Svendsen Promoted to Principal
Edgility is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Svendsen to Principal!
What are you most excited to accomplish in your new role?
Growth. I love to learn and grow and I find so much satisfaction in seeing my own growth year over year. I can’t wait to move into the Principal role and expand my skills in the areas of client relationship management, business development and people management.
What are 2-3 biggest lessons you’ve learned on your journey to becoming a leader at Edgility?
1) Patience – all good things in all good time
2) The power of translational skills – career switches are not only possible but achievable if you believe in yourself and the unique set of skills that you bring to the table
How do you hope to advance equity in your new role?
I hope to advance equity by closing wage gaps at the organizations that I work with as well as within the larger nonprofit sector. In addition I encourage my clients to advance equity by taking leading edge stances on living wages, wage floors and pay ratios. In fact a number of my clients have committed to setting wage floors based on a living wage for staff in their organization. This ensures that we elevate the lowest paid among us and help to pull them out of poverty. One way I often explain this to clients is that you might have a problem if your staff are also using your services. Staff should be paid a fair wage that raises them up so they no longer need your services.
What are a few things you love about the communities you serve?
Definitely the people. I love meeting new people and hearing about their backgrounds and lived experiences. I love accepting them for who they are and being accepted for who I am.
I also love their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. They are in it to act and do what is best for the community.