2015 Valley Impact Award Nominee – Jodi Low
The 2015 Junior League of Phoenix Valley Impact Award recognizes individuals for outstanding leadership and contributions to the community, as well as a passion for issues aligned with the Junior League’s mission. The award was presented at the Junior League’s Valley Impact Social on October 24 at the Camelback Inn. In a series of posts, we will highlight the accomplishments and community achievements of the 2015 Valley Impact Award nominees.
Jodi Low is an accomplished corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and the Founder and CEO of U & Improved. Through U & Improved—an award-winning personal and professional leadership development company based in Scottsdale—Jodi has redefined traditional leadership training by creating a sustainable and actionable model that is personal, challenging and meaningful to each and every individual who enrolls in any of the two-and-a-half-day experiential training classes. She and her elite training team have advanced the charge in heart-based leadership development and empower U & Improved graduates with knowledge, tools and awareness to immediately be more effective and responsive leaders at work, home and within their communities. Among her many accomplishments as a Valley leader, Jodi launched a teen leadership program in 2014 to empower young adults to become more confident, motivated and focused stewards of our future. She is currently in the process of creating a non-profit arm of the company that makes the program more accessible to deserving teens.
Jodi has been recognized by industry publications and organizations for her work in leadership development and serves as a source of inspiration within the community. In 2015, she was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Women in Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal. She was also honored by the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona with the “Amazing Women” award. In 2012 the Diversity Leadership Alliance in Arizona named her “Diversity Leader of the Year” and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce recognized her with the “Sterling Award.” Jodi is a devoted parent who volunteers her time at her daughters’ school and organizations including Feed My Starving Children. For three years, she has served on the board of Angel Mamas, a non-profit that supports mothers and families facing life-threatening illnesses and tragic circumstances.
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