Kathleen Davis Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, Executive Vice President and COO
Achievements: Introducing positive changes to internal processes at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey; enhancing the chamber’s image and helping it become one of the state’s leading chambers; serving on the boards of numerous nonprofits, including the South Jersey Chamber Foundation; playing a key role in the launch of the chamber’s annual Women’s Conference, which is in its fifth year.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in law and justice, Rowan University.
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “On-site yoga classes during lunch hour to promote spiritual and physical well-being. And, where possible, I would allow employees to occasionally bring their children to the workplace so that they understand what mom or dad does all day. Overall, I believe that employers should have flexibility to explore and implement creative ways that enable employees to achieve a work-life balance.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “The importance of networking and how to do it. Over the years, I figured it out, but I could have been much better at it sooner had I attended a workshop or class on it.”
Kathleen DavisExecutive Vice President and COO
Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
Voorhees, Camden County