During March, the Salt Lake Chamber is highlighting influential women in Utah. By sharing their stories and advice, we hope to bring awareness to the importance of Women’s History Month.
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
March is a month where we get to honor women in history and how they’ve changed society and our country. I love how it gives us an opportunity to reflect on how important women in history are.
The 2022 Women’s History theme, ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,’ is especially important to me. I work in mental health, so it’s a pretty personal theme. Mental health means a lot to me, and the more the stigma continues to break, the more hope I have. My company was birthed in a time of loss, and it was something that’s just helped me pull out of those dark places in my life and learn that I have a voice and built relationships with other women. This month, I’m especially grateful for that experience.
What does success mean to you?
Success to me is just a feeling of accomplishment, that you can overcome obstacles. To others it may be money or business, but I love what my company is doing and that’s how I feel that success. Creating and founding this company felt like success to me because it was something I accomplished even at a really difficult time.
COVID-19 kickstarted my business. We grew in 2020 because of the mental health crisis, right at a time when we were needed most. Because we give the providers the ability to bill, we allow more patients to be seen by them. We worked really hard to kick off the telehealth transition. We were successful in that, and because of it, we got to walk hand in hand with them as their businesses grew.
What does being WBC Utah’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2021 mean to you?
I don’t always feel like I’m doing a whole lot behind my computer, so it was definitely a welcome shock. When the interviewers asked me to tell them my story, we were all in tears. It was terrifying when they told me I got it, but when I got to speak to 1000 people, it was such a confidence builder. Since then, it has opened so many other doors for me.
At the end of the day, the recognition just reminds me that women are resilient, strong, and capable of anything. The amount of grit we have and our ability to pivot is just so incredible. We’re nurturing, and we’re trying to change the world.