Jennifer Baus and Rachel Johnson were promoted to principals with The NRP Group a few months ago, a move that marked a premiere for the Cleveland-based company. It was the first time in the firm’s almost three decade-history that women landed the role. Baus and Johnson had been with the company for more than 10 years, building their careers with hard work, dedication and confidence.
Although they assumed new roles, Baus and Johnson continue to serve as executive vice president of design and entitlements, and chief information officer, respectively. Baus founded the Women’s Inclusion Network, a platform that seeks to promote more female employees at NRP, while Johnson has led the company through many technology-focused transformational initiatives. At the same time, they are both single parents, another role that comes with a myriad of duties. How do they manage to balance a successful career with their home responsibilities?
Multi-Housing News Senior Editor Laura Calugar asked the duo to talk about how their professional life blends with their personal life, what their ambitions are and what it takes to have leading roles at one of the largest multifamily housing developers in the U.S.
Here’s what you’ll hear about in this “Mission Success: Women in Multifamily” podcast episode:
- What it means to be The NRP Group’s first female principals (0:45)
- Work-life balance (5:22)
- The NRP Group’s inclusion initiatives (9:50)
- What’s it like to work as a technology specialist in a male-dominated industry (15:30)
- How they cope with stress (25:25)
- Plans for the next 5 years (28:14)
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