The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Carolynn Smith Jones | Seven Marketing & PR

Carolynn Smith-Jones is a sales, marketing, and public relations professional with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality, health care, sports, entertainment, and franchise industries. Her business focus is to get maximum media coverage, brand awareness and brand exposure for her clients which include national corporations, business owners, professional athletes, published authors, and high-profile CEOs. 

What advice would you give your younger self?

If you don’t ask, the answer is ‘No’. don’t be afraid to ask for help. Ask mentors for guidance, ask family and friends for help if you’re struggling, and ask for growth opportunities or raises if you have worked hard for them. Don’t be afraid to ASK the hard questions.

What is your favorite quote?

“Left foot. Right foot. Breathe. You can’t change what happened to you. But you can change what you do and how you react to it.”
-Coach Pat Summit, University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball. 

Click HERE to view the complete list of 100 Women to KNOW in America presented by JP Morgan Chase.