Member Spotlight with Amy K.M. Podlesak!

Amy K.M. Podlesak

Tell us about your role.

Currently, I am a Recruiting Coordinator for Careers In Nonprofits. In my position, I have the opportunity to work with some great job seekers and ultimately make career matches between our clients and candidates.

How long have you been involved with YNPN Chicago?

Only since November 2014 when I moved back to Chicago.

Why do you like working in the nonprofit sector?

In my career, my goal is to do something that I love because life is too short to spend time on anything else! Let’s face it, we all have bad days–on those days I want to be able to remind myself that my work has a greater mission and use that as motivation to refocus.

What is your favorite place in Chicago?

Anywhere outdoors like the lakefront and the parks–nothing beats Chicago when the weather is nice! Biking the trail along Lake Michigan is always a lot of fun and you get a great view of downtown.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

It may be cliche to put a quote here, but I’ve always loved the saying “go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good.”

Member Spotlight is a recurring series that recognizes YNPN Chicago’s dedicated and accomplished membership. If you would like to nominate someone to be featured, please email using the subject line “Member Spotlight.”