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Member Profile Spotlight: Rita Johnson-Mills

Rita Johnson-Mills first heard of Cable about two years ago after learning more about the Athena awards. After experiencing Cable’s mission up close and being moved by its strong support of women, she was eager to join the organization. Since becoming a member, Rita has met and networked with fellow female professionals, heard from various dynamic speakers during the luncheons, and learned more about the city of Nashville. She truly values all the wonderful programs and benefits Cable offers and sees it as the premier organization for networking, education, and access to important information and people.
When asked what advice she would give to a young woman just starting her career, Rita stated:
“Be patient, and don’t go into your first job looking for your next job. Be present, and look for ways to grow and challenge yourself every day.”
Rita gives this particular advice because the most defining moment of her career was making the transition from corporate America to starting her own business. She truly believes that her patience in her corporate job set the pace for how she would ultimately become her own boss. Without her experience and full attention in the corporate world, Rita would not have been as prepared to step out on her own.
Rita Johnson-Mills is the CEO of RJMills Enterprises, a professional consulting firm specializing in health care.
She is also a public speaker with an emphasis on diversity.
Thank you for joining Cable, Rita!