Christy Tribe is the president and CEO for Junior Achievement of Utah. She spent the first 10 years of her career in the corporate world in various roles, including managing art production at FranklinCovey and as a senior interactive project manager at Dahlin Smith White Advertising. She has also worked as a development officer in the nonprofit arena for a number of organizations including the Oquirrh Institute and the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Most recently, Christy has spent 15 years with Junior Achievement of Utah where she is passionate about helping students reach their full potential with JA’s proactive approach to breaking the poverty cycle. She also currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Women Tech Council, on the Executive Board of Silicon Slopes, is a member of UCFEE and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Salt Lake.

On November 12, Christy will be recognized by the Salt Lake Chamber as a 2019 Pathfinder at the Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon. This award is given to community leaders who “create new paths” and promote the development and recognition of women in business.

Here are five questions to get to know Christy a little bit better:

  1. What is your most rewarding professional experience? My most rewarding professional experience is watching my team grow as they navigate through tough problems with amazing grace and innovation. They turn “I can’t” into “I can” every day and I love watching them grow.
  2. What does your organization do to support women in business? Our organization is working to ensure that every young woman is impacted by strong male and female role models, to help her visualize her future and to unleash her confidence so eventually her vision becomes her reality.
  3. Who are your heroes and why? My heroes are our youth. They have amazing potential. Although their road is tough, I think the best is yet to come.
  4. What motivates you? The generosity of those I come in contact with the work that I do. I am surrounded by the best and brightest and I get to witness them at their best, giving back to the community. When you see it every day, it’s difficult not to be optimistic about the future.
  5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I have ever been given was from my mother. She said that the definition of a true lady is one who can attend the Governor’s Gala and act with the grace and dignity necessary to make those around her feel comfortable but also graciously sit on the kitchen floor when she is dining with someone who doesn’t have a table and make her host feel comfortable as well.