Small businesses are the backbone of the local economy. News 8’s Aleah Hodges tells the INside story of how women-owned businesses are scaling and driving change in entrepreneurship, despite
Small businesses are the backbone of the local economy. News 8’s Aleah Hedges tells the INside story of how women-owned businesses are evolving and driving change in entrepreneurship, despite economic uncertainty.
This is the fifth in a five-part series on women-owned businesses in central Indiana.
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – Jackie Tinnerman Briggs defies odds in the real estate industry.
Briggs is a management broker with Enterprise Commercial Real Estate and has been in the land development business for nearly 15 years.
“I love it, it’s involved, it’s long term,” Briggs said.
The chief broker mentioned that his job is an opportunity to work as a team with developers, landowners and city officials to bring a project to life.
Briggs tells News 8 that while it’s a rewarding job, she’s always been in the minority, even when she was studying finance at Purdue University.
“Purdue in the early 80s there were a few other females, but not many,” Briggs said.
She quit working in finance to become her own boss in a male-dominated industry.
“There aren’t a lot of women in land development,” Briggs said. “There are a lot of women in commercial real estate who are leasing and selling. There are certainly more women in residential real estate than in land development. Maybe because it’s so technical and maybe a lot of women aren’t attracted to it.
Briggs added that while the world of real estate can seem daunting, she hopes more women can get involved and embrace perseverance, passion and positivity.
“Keep trying. Even when you think you can’t, if you really want to and you really have a passion and you’re going to put in that effort, you can do it,” Briggs said. not in a place where we can’t.”