To further promote women, minorities, and veterans who are leading the way in our community, we are featuring Chamber member businesses that fall under these categories.
This week, meet Jennifer Hendricks-Fogg, a Benefits Consultant at AFLAC NY and President of the Logan Strong Foundation, an organization with a mission to raise childhood cancer awareness and provide items of comfort and support for children and families while they are fighting cancer in and out of the hospital.
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
“Between working full time, having a special needs toddler, President of the Logan Strong Foundation and a Rotarian, I don’t get free time very often. So when I do, I like to do NOTHING! Sit on the couch or the deck with a nice glass of wine and just relax, or at least try to!”
What do you love most about what you do?
“Helping people! My entire life has been about helping people and paying it forward and now I get paid to do that. It’s a cliche but it’s true….do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. I LOVE my “job!” I get to meet new people all the time and help protect them from life’s mishaps!”
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
“The two biggest things I would tell my 13-year-old self is to worry about yourself and be kind! It sounds like a contradiction but if you think about it; it means to worry about what’s important to you and focus on your life AND be kind to others and respect and appreciate our differences.”
What have you gained from being a member of the Women’s Business Council?
“Mentors, friendships, support! Women helping women is AMAZING!!!”
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“‘Make a change or make a change!’ Basically, get out of your own way. If something isn’t working, change it….it’s not going to correct itself.”