Name:  Joan Escover

Company:  JP Graphics, Inc.

Profession:  Printer/Communications Professional

How long has your business been a part of The SVO?: 

10 years

Why is it important to your business to be a part of The SVO?

I enjoy the networking AND more importantly the education – especially the Monthly Breakfasts ... really helps in your ability to know what is going on in Silicon Valley.

What was your first job like?

I got my first job at Wendy‚Äôs on my 16th Birthday. I have never worked that hard again. But you do appreciate working with the public and what its like to clean up after someone who doesn‚Äôt care ‚Ķ So I teach my children to CARE and be respectful of everyone‚Äôs things.

Describe your current job. 

I run a large printing company that covers the whole realm of print ‚Äì from digital to offset to specialty finishing like foils and letterpress. We have 45 employees that are true craftsmen, and I am proud to be a woman-owned business in a male-dominated industry.

What has been a career high point for you thus far? 

Surviving the Dot.com Bust.  A LOT of printers didn‚Äôt. I used every bit of my education and resources to stay alive and it has paid off .

What words of advice can you share for other professional women working in the Silicon Valley

Support one another. From a Yelp review, to a referral, to just be listening support. We make the best sales team because we are fair and have great follow-through.

On August 26, 2017, Women‚Äôs Equality Day is celebrated across the nation. To celebrate, The SVO is highlighting some of the women who choose to make their mark in Silicon Valley business - SVO members & SVO staff - through the SVO Women series.

 

Every week, we will have new SVO Women profiles on members and staff. Follow along on social media: #SVOWomen

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