Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020, including Jennifer Reynolds, principal at Ideation Design Group. Each day, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020.
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Today’s spotlight: Jennifer Reynolds
Ideation Design Group
Background: Reynolds offers over 25 years of experience in hospitality, restaurant and retail design and implementation. Reynolds’ primary focus is designing beautiful, yet highly functional spaces. As an award-winning designer, she continues to innovate and propel all of Ideation’s projects into the future. As one of the founding principals of Ideation Design Group, Reynolds’ vast expertise and commitment to progressive strategies has helped grow the company to be one of the country’s top hospitality firms.
Professional advice: “There is always an answer, you need to be the person willing to dig in and figure it out. That is what makes you invaluable to clients, that is what makes clients come back again and again. That is what creates your reputation, it is what people remember about you.”
Lesson learned in 2020: “The most important lesson I have learned over the past year is letting go. No one tells you when you are a leader that not everyone thinks the way you do, not everyone is willing to do all that you are willing to do and not everyone appreciates the opportunity. Learning to deal with the different mindsets and accepting that has helped me focus on what I want to bring to my leadership role rather than focusing on things I cannot control.”
Surprising fact: “I am a long haul kind of girl. My husband is my college sweetheart and we have been married 24 years and through one pandemic. My best friends have been my best friends since kindergarten at least. I won’t say how long that has been. Longevity speaks to my soul.”