WLC Spotlight: Nancy Horowitz

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Nancy Horowitz is a Sales Executive with Galaxy Digital. She's also a member of Women's Leadership Council, a network of passionate and influential women focused on supporting the Middle School Success initiative. We get to know her a little better in this month's WLC Spotlight.

Nancy Horowitz United Way Asheville Buncombe CountyWhat’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned during your career? Setting expectations and following-up accordingly is so important. For most of my career, I helped people find jobs and that required a hand holding process. I always tried to put myself in their shoes and that meant getting back to a candidate regardless of the feedback or sometimes even lack thereof.

What is your favorite quote or motto? Oh, I have a few…
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin
“Change happens when ordinary people do extraordinary things.”
“I don’t believe in miracles, I count on them.”
I know I have more, but that’ll do for now!

Why do you volunteer and donate to United Way? Unfortunately, there is a need. If the little time and resources I have can make a difference, I will do what I can. My children know I volunteer, we talk about it, and they participate when appropriate. They know it’s a part of who I am and hopefully it will be a part of who they will become.

Nancy Horowitz United Way AshevilleWhat is the best advice you have ever gotten? “There is always another opportunity, you just have to keep on knocking.” My Papa was a salesman and in the traditional sense of the word; he literally went to homes and knocked on doors. I often called him to talk about work and when the first recession hit, I picked up the phone for inspiration. I received more of just a pick me for the day, but words I have applied to many aspects of my life.

What qualities do you most admire in business professionals? Trust, communication, support, and follow-through.

What is the best advice you can offer to young women and young men as they start their careers? Combine your strengths and likes with a passion, think about the big picture, but know your path is not a straight one.

Each month, we shine a spotlight on a member of Women's Leadership Council. If you are interested in being highlighted, please contact Elizabeth.Allen@UnitedWayABC.org or call (828) 239-1048.

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