Ginger Reichl

Celebrating the Pinstripe Women: Ginger Reichl

On this final day of Women’s History Month, we celebrate Pinstripe President / CEO, Ginger Reichl. She is the reason Pinstripe exists today, and is the heartbeat of the organization.

Favorite quote:

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” –Walt Disney

Inspiring woman you look up to and why:

I used to find inspiration with the typical ‘famous’ inspirational women. However, with social media, I have discovered so many interesting and inspirational women who are doing smart, funny, creative things. They create music, study octopuses, bake spectacular cakes, teach their dogs to talk with buttons, put rockets into space … and it all stems from curiosity and trying something without guaranteed success. I’m not much of a risk taker, so I admire those who are.

Words of advice:

Remain a student. I have always been that person who knows a little bit about a lot of things. I read, listen to podcasts, watch documentaries, and just pick up things along the way. But, unfortunately, I think marketing is the only area where I have deep knowledge.

In school, I was so laser-focused on marketing that I completely ignored the vast opportunities I had to take other classes and explore groups and organizations on campus. Although I had no question this is the career I wanted to pursue, I regret not taking off the blinders to discover new things that may interest me. It took me years, even as a professional, to acknowledge that I don’t have to have that singular focus.