Women’s History Month Highlight: Veronica Jasper
Women’s History Month Highlight: Veronica Jasper
Happy Women’s History Month! Every year, March is designated to honor women’s contributions to American history throughout the years.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories of our Titus teammates who are promoting excellence in our operations and inspiring other women to follow in their steps.
Today we are highlighting our Executive Assistant, Veronica Jasper.
Her path to becoming an EA started over 35 years ago when she worked in roles as an Admin Assistant, Administrative Manager, Administrative Coordinator, and Executive Assistant. Aside from the multi-tasking and projects that gets her adrenaline flowing as an EA, her end goal is to serve her Execs and colleagues in such a way that they all grow and succeed for the betterment of not only Titus but also our communities. Serving others is not only a part of her work life; it is also a huge part of her personal life. As a pastor’s wife, she finds that her heart is really drawn to servanthood and the well-being of others. She enjoys pouring encouraging nuggets into others, uplifting others, and helping them see the better version of themselves! Learn more about what Women’s History Month means to Veronica below:
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
Women’s History Month is about acknowledging, reflecting & celebrating women who are trailblazers from the past, present and future who have or will become an important staple of their local communities or worldwide; women who have impacted society for the greater good creating strong blueprints so other women can achieve, evolve, or better yet just “believe” that they too can be a part of history.
What can women do to embrace equity and empower the next generation of women in workplace?
Women should persevere to gain wisdom and knowledge that affords them the opportunity to develop into extraordinary role models, who willingly seek to pour into the hearts of other women; encouraging them to embrace challenging opportunities while understanding their “why” in pursuit of equity, leadership roles, etc. Women should be purposeful in all that they pursue with the goal of having a meaningful, lasting impact in society while creating blueprints for other women.
Who are the most influential women in your personal life?
My baby sister, Chrisetta. Immediately after she graduated from high school, she enlisted in the U. S. Army, and I could not understand – why in the world would she want to do that? Well, what I came to realize is that it all pointed to embracing the opportunity to serve our country and becoming a better version of herself. She has been serving in the army for over 24 years and is a Master Sargent. One of her combat deployments was during 2009-2010, Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is truly a trailblazer in my eyes and is certainly a great example of selflessness to put her life on the line for the sake of our country. As she prepares to leave for Kuwait this summer, my prayers are with her and her fellow soldiers for a safe return back home.
Another young lady whom I am proud of is my daughter-n-law, Mercedez. She is the Founder/CEO of her non-profit organization, “Joyce’s House”, in the city of Milwaukee that she started over 4 years ago. Joyce’s house is committed to empowering women to overcome addiction by providing a safe, sober, and supportive living environment for women who are seeking to rebuild their lives in the community. She was selected in 2020 as one of Nexstar’s “Remarkable Women” of Milwaukee, WI. Aside from any accolades Mercedez has achieved, what sticks out to me the most is the “why?” behind Joyce’s House. Joyce was a real person. In fact, Joyce was Mercedez’ grandmother who struggled with addiction for over 33 years. A woman going through her own struggles who still found enough compassion to help others. Joyce persevered, became sober and remained sober for 14 years. She passed away in 2015 and is remembered daily by the works of her granddaughter, Mercedez, who now pours into the lives of other women who are striving to become a better version of themselves.
What female public figure, past or present, inspires you and why?
The late Ms. Cicely Tyson. Ms. Tyson shattered some strong “ceilings” during her acting career, and she did so while staying true to who she was as a person without compromising her character/self-worth by refusing acting roles that demeaned people of color.
What piece of advice would you give to women finding their way in the workplace/leadership role?
The advice I would give women is to – Be mindful of your why and your purpose, share and pour into other women, embrace any obstacles/challenges that may cross your path, view them as opportunities to evolve and do so without compromising your character or who you are as a person and remember you are history in the making!
At Titus Talent Strategies, we are surrounded by an incredible team of powerful women. Stay tuned throughout the month for more highlights of our Titus women.
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