Walton Chamber celebrates women

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 05:11 PM.

Jeffords attributes her success to having excellent mentors, coaches, and people who believed in her.

"Know yourself, grow spiritually and mentally, and be willing to take risks," she said. "Take failure as an opportunity to grow. Network; talk to people you admire, and live your values in the work place with integrity."

Blackshear also credited her mentors with her success — mentors who lent their support, pushed her to be the best she could be, and to do the right thing.

For her success, Triplett credits her education.

"Never stop learning, and don't be a 'yes' person. Stand up for what you believe and stand firm. People will respect you for it. Be an independent thinker, take a stand, but be gracious," she said.

The trio also offered advice to other women pursuing leadership roles in the business world.

"Look at your strengths and weaknesses, and attack your weaknesses so that others can see you're determined to succeed," advised Triplett. "You can't just rely on your strengths, because your weaknesses will come out. Sit down with a mentor and outline a plan, then chip away at it. Don't say it's too late. Find out where you are in the seasons of life, and love what you do."

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