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    A Conversation with Melinda Jacobson of Covenant Security about the winding road from nursing to finance, how she won’t lie about Jack Welch, and our daughters in the workplace of the future.

    Melinda Jacobson, Executive Chairman, Covenant Security

    NAWBO Chicago Member Since: 2013

    How did you work your way up in business?

    I actually was an operating room nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 25 years. During that period my husband and I bought a small security company as a side business (my husband was a practicing attorney). After he died, I left nursing and began to solely focus on...

  • A Conversation with NAWBO Member Diana Conley on her #1 Mentoring Tip, a must-read book, and Why CEOs Should Practice Mentoring—But Don’t

    NAWBO Chicago Member Since: 1989

    “To me mentoring is sharing your experiences and opinions if they are relevant, after you listen to the other persons goals, dreams, problems, fears. It is a two- way communication where both people receive support.”  - Diana Conley

    What’s your background?
    I am a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked as a nurse while going to college and when I was first married. Went back to college and got my teaching degree from Governors State University when my son started school. I taught seventh and eighth grade science in District #145, Oak Forest...

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