RSM's Women's History Month Winners Wrap Up
Meet Evan Fullmer and Leann Collins
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
As we wrap up our spotlight on RSM’s Women’s STAR (Stewardship. Teamwork. Advancement. Retention.) employee network group (ENG) 2018 Women History Month winners, we are pleased to announce our final winners. Selected for living our firm values, Evan Fullmer and Leann Collins were both chosen as Rising STARs.
2018 Rising STAR: Evan Fullmer
State and Local Tax Supervisor
Time with RSM: 4.5 years
How has a mentor or advocate helped your career?
I have been fortunate enough to have the support of so many colleagues and at RSM. A few of the initial thoughts that come to mind are:
- They have shown me by their example the type of colleague that I want to be.
- They have taken the time to develop me both technically and personally.
- They have shown me that RSM is a place that I want to spend my career.
Overall, I would say that the people that have surrounded me at RSM call me to be the best version of myself each day.
2018 Rising STAR: Leann Collins
M&A TAX Senior Manager
Time with RSM: 5 years
What are a few of the best steps you took to get where you are today? Describe any missteps and how they helped you grow professionally.
As a mother of three with a hefty daily commute, I realized that I needed more flexibility in my schedule to allow myself to grow. I did not desire to cut back on my hours, I just needed flexibility on how and when my work was completed. With just one year under my belt with RSM, I began working from home three days a week. I was fearful that my reduced “face-time” in the office could be detrimental to my career progression, but something needed to give. Four years later, I’m still working from home three days a week and have no regrets. While it takes more effort than walking down the hall, the tools provided by RSM allow me to be present with both my staff and superiors regardless of whether I’m in the office. This one small change four years ago has contributed to my overall successes in both my home life and career.
STAR advocates for women in the workplace with a focus on stewardship, teamwork, advancement and retention opportunities.