As part of a series of articles about “Why We Need More Women Founders,” writer Candice Georgiadis interviews Jennifer Steiner of Lightfully Behavioral Health. In this article, Jennifer discusses five things that she has learned since starting her own company. She talks about her backstory and life experiences, and well as the importance of workplace culture, the ups and downs of running a business, taking care of yourself, the pride her children feel for her, and using her success to make the world a better place. She also discusses the effect of COVID 19 on mental health and the need to address mental health in America today.
Jennifer Steiner, who holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, has been actively working to advance mental health care on a national level. She is committed to raising the bar for mental health treatment by focusing on clinical quality, promoting communication and accountability, and supporting development.
Jennifer resides in Santa Barbara with her family, including Mochi, her golden retriever. She enjoys running, yoga, learning and the beautiful California shoreline. Jennifer is also the founder of the “Lead Like a CHIQ”, movement, which promotes the power of authentically female leadership.