Tell us a little about yourself personally and professionally
Janet: This is my fourth year with Impact, and this year I chaired the Health & Wellness FAC. During the week, I do strategy consulting work with leadership teams and business owners. Fun fact, my husband and I recently moved from the country (Lebanon) to downtown Cincinnati. We walk everywhere and I love to play tennis (sometimes with other Impact members!).
Maddie: In 2018, I graduated from the University of Dayton with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship (Go Flyers!) and now work at AMEND Consulting. I just purchased my first home in Norwood and am excited for this next chapter. I’ve recently been described as “sporty,” which has catapulted me into an identity crisis of sorts. I blame 2020 for my athleisure style.
What excites you about being an Impact 100 member?
Janet: I would say it is a combination of contributing to amazing organizations and the opportunity to work with great women leaders. My mother loved Cincinnati and would be so proud of the work of Impact. She was a professional volunteer and I feel like I am carrying on her legacy through this work.
Maddie: I always feel selfish when I give this reason, but when people ask me why I love Impact… my reason is that as a young person in Impact, I am treated as an equal in the room with older, remarkably successful women – my opinion is just as important. Also, just learning about all the good work that already exists in the community. I had no idea there were so many organizations focusing on such nichecauses.
Could you provide a brief description about your favorite Impact 100 moment or experience?
Janet: Hands down it is this year’s Health & Wellness FAC! With close to 40 volunteers on each zoom, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for each and every one of you. For every need, someone would step up. The opportunity to learn from and connect deeply with other like-minded women has been truly rewarding.
Maddie: Earlier this year, my employer, AMEND, hosted an event to educate our female leaders on the work of Impact. Unbeknownst to me, Paul Delaney, Partner and Chief People Officer, had been working behind the scenes to develop a plan to make it easier for the women of AMEND to join Impact. I feel so grateful to work for a company that recognizes the importance of this work in the community, and to be a member of Impact, an organization worth recognizing.
Can you tell us what it is like to participate in Impact 100 activities and events as a mother/daughter duo?
We love sharing this experience together– learning, growing, and contributing. We think other mothers and daughters should do the same!
Janet: I wanted to share a philanthropic mindset with my daughter, and to see her flourish as a CIRC Liaison is really cool.
Maddie: I like sharing the FAC experience with my mom – and I am thankful that she dragged me to my first Impact event…It gives us another reason to spend time together.
Next year, another Collins daughter, Lindsey, may just join as well!!