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We are thrilled to introduce you to Kris Smith, our new Assistant Director at The Nest Little Rock. We asked Kris why she applied for the position at The Nest and this is what she said:

“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” -Zora Neale Hurston

I am thrilled to be in the presence of your company. The Nest is a place for all women, and you.. yes YOU, belong here.

The moment I submitted my application to work at The Nest I knew in my gut it was where I needed to be. I joined The Nest team because up until this point in my life I had been playing it safe. I had dreams and aspirations, and at one point I found myself surrounded by people who were only fully supportive as long as what I was doing seemed logical, but in my mind in the society we live in I see two major problems with logic:

1.      Up until 100 years ago logic said that women shouldn’t be voting, and as of earlier this year statistics show that when we work the same amount of time doing the same work as a man, we should only earn 82% of what he earns. I mean the list goes on and on.. shall I continue?

2.      Logic leaves no room for faith, and if I’m being honest I was beyond ready to take a leap of faith… what could it hurt? Nothing at all.

I turned 27 back in June and I told myself: “Kris, the theme of your life this year is intentionality.” I needed to be more intentional in everything I was doing.. but more importantly I wanted to be intentional about investing in myself.

The Nest is the community I have been waiting for. I now have the opportunity to be an encourager and supporter of women in the way that matters most… by advocating for them and nurturing every part of who they are. I also know that by surrounding myself with this community my life will be just as enriched.

Through The Nest, I will have the opportunity to help level the playing field and give every woman a fighting chance to be the woman of her dreams in reality.

I cannot wait to meet all of our incredible members.

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