Scovel to Share Techniques for Achieving Full Potential, Personally and Professionally
San Jose, Calif., June 5, 2019 -- Wrike, the collaborative work management platform for high-performance teams, welcomes Olympic athlete Sally Scovel at the company’s San Diego office today as the latest installment in the Empow(h)er Speaker Series sponsored by the Women of Wrike employee resource group. Scovel will draw on her experience as a world-class competitor to share lessons learned and techniques that can be applied in both personal and professional lives to reach one’s full potential.
“Balancing a career and personal life can be extraordinarily challenging, especially for women,” said Scovel. “It requires an understanding that there will be phases throughout your life when different things take priority over others, but that doesn’t mean you have to let go of something forever. Achieving your full potential depends on accepting this as a reality, making a conscious decision about what their priorities are at any given moment, and truly embracing them with determination and relentless focus.”
Scovel was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic rowing team and has competed in seven countries, earning several medals in international competitions. Leading up to the 2000 Olympic Games, she lived and trained at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Scovel temporarily set aside her oars to pursue a family and a career, but has she recently begun training and competing again at the Masters level with the San Diego Rowing Club. Today, she is an insurance broker with Marsh and McLennan Agency and provides employee benefits consultation for clients in the tech and biotech industries. Scovel is most passionate about helping others reach their potential by applying the techniques she gleaned from her years as a world class competitor.
The Empow(h)er Speaker Series was established to support women’s empowerment in the workplace and is sponsored by Women of Wrike, the company’s employee resource group, which supports career advancement and professional development for women.