“I’m a big believer in open communication and encouraging teammates to leverage their unique voices and perspectives.” Bess Devenow, Director of Marketing at Prodege shares.
“Leadership means so many things – being agile, being present, being empathetic, being confident, being humble, being authentic, being visionary, being consistent.”
“I believe actions speak louder than words, but I never miss the opportunity to say thank you,” Fieldwork’s Sarah Kotva offers. Her unique career perspective and, Fieldwork’s company ethos, share this foundational quality of gratitude, putting teamwork at the core of all they do.
Dr. Dave Lundahl, CEO & Founder of InsightsNow, knows that a strong team starts with a personal investment from leadership.“…effective leadership requires being a selfless person,” he shares, “…[one must be] passionate about a vision and mission that is inspirational and not self-serving.”
Janna de Bruijne co-founded P2Sample and Points2Shop.com where she currently serves as COO. There, she leads a global team focused on delivering—not only the highest quality sample—but the best user experience for P2S respondents as well. P2Sample has previously sponsored multiple WIRe conferences and networking events but, wanting to further their commitment to a more inclusive industry, decided to go a step further this year, coming on board as a corporate donor for 2019 and welcoming their Chief Revenue Officer, JD Deitch, on as a WIRe advisory board member.
ProdegeMR’s Jessica Batty has been a dynamic contributor to the Market Research landscape, both as a supportive leader and as a forward-thinking researcher. She currently serves as Vice President of Marketing at Prodege, LLC where she oversees all marketing activities for the company’s suite of business solutions and leads an all-female department, empowering fellow Women in Research “to leverage their distinct skills and talents.”
Sarah Zurilla is Senior Director at ProdegeMR where she oversees the Research Solutions group and is responsible for meeting client needs in the areas of Survey Programming, Fieldwork Management, Translations, Coding, Data Processing, and Data Visualization. As a leader and a client-facing member of the ProdegeMR team, she strives to inspire and motivate others on a daily basis.
Dynata’s Tiama Hanson-Drury has a fool-proof recipe for meeting and exceeding one’s career goals. “At the end of the day, it is You, Inc.,” she states firmly. “My advice is to get really clear on your priorities about where you want to go and how you want to evolve.”
"The WIRexec community has been a huge positive add to the benefits of being involved with this organization. As an executive, I find networking with these women educational and thought-provoking."