We love women who lead and our guest on the blog today is no exception! Jennifer Ramon of Anspach Law sat down to tell us how she made it into law after a degree in accounting and a job that didn’t come to fruition. You know what they say…”Everything happens for a reason!”. Keep reading to learn how Jennifer became an attorney and why she’s passionate about empowering other women!
Tell us about yourself! What makes you, “you”?
This is a tough question for me…I have a hard time talking about myself. Anyone who knows me will say I work hard and I always strive to do my best. I take pride in my work and work product and can be somewhat of a perfectionist. I am a life-long student and I am always looking for opportunities to grow in both my work life and personal life. I enjoy helping others and working with others to accomplish a common goal. I enjoy boat life in the summer months and vacations involving sandy beaches. I am crafty and love to create, although these days I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to keep up with my craft projects! Lastly, I enjoy reading, yoga, and watching funny and heartwarming sitcoms — these are my ways to decompress.
Describe your business/services and then tell us about what brought you to creating this business and why you’re passionate about it.
I admit I fell into this career. As a child I thought I would be a teacher or an accountant, but never a lawyer. After graduating with my Associate’s Degree in Accounting, I was hired in at a court, where I thought at some point I would be the bookkeeper. That position never became available, but I fell in love with the law. I went back to college for my Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and then worked for a prosecutor’s office for several years. During my time at the prosecutor’s office, I attended law school in the evenings. Upon graduation, I stayed in the same position until a turning point came in my life where I had to make a decision. I chose to leave government service and focus my law practice on helping individuals and small businesses. Now, my focus is on wealth preservation, end of life planning, and assisting small businesses with their needs.
What goals do you have for your business in the future?
I have 2 main goals: (1) to spread the word about why having a Last Will and Testament is so important (regardless of the level of wealth) and (2) to offer support and guidance to new small business owners…both at an affordable rate.
What is your proudest achievement?
Being the first in my family to obtain a higher education degree and attending law school while I worked in a full-time position.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a business owner and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I have faced in my career is being seen for my true abilities and not the perceived ones based on my previous job title.
What advice would you give to a woman looking to start a business or get into a leadership role? Is there one thing that has helped you specifically?
Persistence is key. There will be good and bad days, but don’t let several bad days in a row discourage you. This is when most people quit.
What made you want to join HerHub?
I enjoy connecting with other women in the area and it’s a great resource for myself and my clients. I love being able to open up the directory and find a women-owned business to contact.
Why do you feel it’s important to collaborate and empower other women?
If we don’t do it, who will? We can achieve more together than we can alone.
If you could recommend one resource (book, podcast, quote, class, website, etc.), that has helped you in life or in business, what would it be and why?
Podcast: Capture Your Confidence – this is a female led podcast…and they are from Ohio!
We love spreading love to other woman-owned businesses and we bet you do too. Give a shout out here to your favorite, local, woman-owned business (besides your own)!
Too many to name! Ordinary Pioneer, Serenity Spa, Axiom Lux, Frisky Whiskey, Lehner Carrol Shope Capital Management, Arista Home Care Solutions, Awakened to Vitality, 7 Little Cupcakes, Maddie & Bella’s, and more!
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