Keep reading to be inspired by one of the REAL classy and ambitious ladies who are driving change, inspiring others and making the world a better place. The more we know that other women are making the impossible possible, the more empowered we will be that we can do the same.
We were ecstatic to see how excited you all were to read about our top 20 Classy Career Girls of 2015 so we wanted to dive even deeper into these working women making a difference.
In this interview, we meet Janine Rogan, a Tax Specialist and Finance Blogger from Calgary. What we are excited about is that Janine also believes that all those articles suggesting millennials won’t make it or aren’t working hard are entirely false. We love Janine’s passion for supporting and believing in millennials through her website, Mypenniesmythoughts.com. Her site is the right place for money and finance tips for all of us who are incredibly career driven with a burning passion to succeed. Janine hopes to empower millennials to take charge of their finances.
So today we dig a little deeper into what her goals are, who inspires her and what motivates her to work so hard.
Name: Janine Rogan
Titles: Tax Specialist & Finance Blogger
Education: University of Alberta (Bachelor of Commerce) and CPA School of Business (Chartered Professional Accountant)
What is the best advice anyone has ever given to you?
Work hard, and the money will come.
Who inspires you?
There are so many people that inspire me; other bloggers, my mother and my mentors. They inspire me for different reasons but when I put all the pieces together and realize who I’m surrounded with I feel like I can really accomplish something.
What does success mean to you?
To me success is waking up every morning and absolutely loving what you do. It’s being excited to go to work, having enough money to work in the job you love and being surrounded by people that fill you up and care about you.
What motivates you to work hard?
Making a difference. When I receive email from people outlining the difference I have made in their life financially I get the warm fuzzies. I always wanted to help people, I just wasn’t sure how I would do it.
What are your goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I’d love to be speaking on the topic of personal finance. I want to be done with my CPA and have lived internationally.
What is your all-time favorite book?
That’s tough, there are so many. Probably The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
I loved our honeymoon in Bali, it was incredible to see the difference in culture half way around the world!
What is your favorite restaurant/food?
I love French cuisine, and there are some great little hidden gems in the city I live in that I frequent often.
What was your first job?
I was a hostess at a local restaurant in my hometown.
What is your favorite TV show?
Probably Suits, or The Good Wife.
What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Wander the local shops in my city, I love getting to know local business owners.
To learn more of what Janine Rogan is doing, check out her website and social media links:
- How To Transition Into a New Industry Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible - August 25, 2020
- Advice I Would Give My 20-Year-Old Self with Jennifer Kroiss - June 23, 2017
- My Journey: From High School…To College….To CEO - June 21, 2017