Power Women 2021: Ashley Sims
Chief Financial Officer
Rock Dental Brands
What’s your secret to success?
Get a reputation for working hard and being trustworthy. Put in the time and effort to learn your role and your business. Seek out opportunities to add to your skill. I’ve held 12 positions in my career, half of which were outside of the field I studied.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Know that you can’t do everything. Decide what is important and stick with the plan. I have learned that keeping everything on one calendar works best for me. It keeps me organized and cuts out the guilt of “deleting” less important things from my list. It took me years to learn that sleep isn’t the thing that can be deleted — you do have to let some things go.
What do you love best about what you do?
My job is to make sure that our providers and teams have everything they need to serve our patients well. I love being a part of something bigger and seeing the impact being made.
What advice would you give to a young woman starting her career?
Seek out positions that will push you and grow you — don’t stay in your comfort zone. Remember that you are always interviewing. Be kind to those above, beside and below you.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Time off won’t heal you when your problem is how you spend your time on.”
— Carey Nieuwhof