Meet Jodi! Jodi Murphy is our Director of People Operations. She has been with us since 2017. She is passionate, fearless, and leads our team members with a heart of gold.
Tell us about yourself and what you do for ProviderTrust.
I’m a karaoke enthusiast, sneaker collector, storied field hockey coach, and aspirational Jeopardy contestant. I was originally brought on to the ProviderTrust team five years ago to serve as the “Team Dream Leader.” Nowadays I continue to bring the dreams of the PT team to life as the Director of People Operations. My mission is to engage, extend, and empower the ProviderTrust team to pursue their passions in bold ways while simultaneously helping ProviderTrust scale as a high-growth healthcare technology company.
What does smarter and safer healthcare mean to you?
My mother has been a nurse for 46 years, 35 of those years serving in Oncology. I have had the privilege of a front row seat to her career my whole life. When I think about the work that we do, I think about my mom and others in her shoes that are providing care each and every day. By offering smarter and safer healthcare solutions to our clients, we allow people like my mom and her colleagues to focus on the patients, giving the best care to them possible.
What has your professional journey looked like over the years?
I love leading teams and I knew that from an early age. My career started in NCAA coaching, garnering great success; however, after many wonderful years on the field, I was ready for the next challenge. Following close behind my athletic and coaching endeavors, I always enjoyed computers and tech. When the opportunity to join ProviderTrust was presented to me, combining my passion for people, relationships, and technology, it was a no-brainer. These days I have the pleasure of leading a team of three tremendous women in People Operations while simultaneously partnering with our talented leadership team.
How have womens’ positions in the workforce changed since you began your career?
When I first began college coaching, it was male-dominated industry similar to that of tech. Over the years it has been incredible to see more and more women land roles on NFL football teams, NBA squads, and leading companies like Hubspot and YouTube. Equally, when I first began my career, there were not many moms in leadership roles. It’s incredibly refreshing to see more companies embrace families and create support systems for mothers and fathers to balance both work and life. I am excited to see where the future of work is heading; I think we’ll continue to see a working world that positions women to not only be at the table, but sitting at the head of the table steering decisions and driving strategy.
Who is a woman that has inspired you personally?
In my personal life, there are several women that inspire me daily. Not the least of which is the matriarch of our family, my 98 year old grandmother. I’ve never known a person to be kinder, but alongside that kindness is a fierce love for her community. She’s never met a stranger. She’s a regular at many of her neighborhood’s establishments, supporting small and local businesses. I aspire to have the same kind of loyalty to my community as well.
Looking back at your career, where has a woman in leadership inspired you?
In my professional career, I’ve been inspired by my college coach who always smashed the ceiling and pushed for equity. She simply did not settle and never shied away from sharing her opinion. Within the tech realm, I’ve been inspired by the work of Katie Burke at Hubspot and Claude Silver at Vayner Media. There are both empathetic, driven people leaders.
How have you helped fellow women advance in the workplace?
Spotting talent and recruiting high-performers is an all day every day opportunity and happens well beyond the work day. My team at PT is composed of women that are richly talented and each have a knack to serve and show up for people. By creating the People & Operations (POPs) team at PT, we were able to create internal mobility for women that were ready for something new that fully aligned with their passions. Beyond that immediate group, I’m fortunate enough to still be close with several of my former athletes and coaches who are each navigating landing new roles in the workforce. Serving as a mentor, resume reviewer, mock interviewer, and career coach are just a few ways I love to help women continue to advance in the workplace.
What words of wisdom would you offer to young women looking to further their careers?
Don’t settle. Find a role that will light you up. Surround yourself with people who will care about you as a person, not just the numbers you post. Be clear about your convictions and never be afraid to stand your ground. Embrace curiosity, kind candor, and optimism.