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International Women’s Day
Each and every one of us has unique gifts that can improve the world as we know it – farmers, scientists, mothers, missionaries, nurses, teachers, etc. What a wonderful thing to take the time to reflect on how the smallest acts can have an eternal impact. Lindsay Stevens Eggers’, President & COO of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, view on International Women’s day perfectly reflects her zest for life and down to Earth values. On top of being the first female President of a 113 year old international moving and storage company Lindsay is also a devoted mother, wife and leader in her community.
Each and every one of us has unique gifts that can improve the world as we know it – farmers, scientists, mothers, missionaries, nurses, teachers, etc. What a wonderful thing to take the time to reflect on how the smallest acts can have an eternal impact.“”
When asked how do you handle it all? Lindsay emphasized her “it takes a village” mentality and her strong belief system. “Our family’s village consists of the following components – first and foremost is our Faith and reliance on God’s will, my husband’s support, the helping hands and words of encouragement from my parents, the Wheaton Team that supports me both in and out of the office and the “angels” we have as nearby neighbors that help us out whenever we need them!” But it’s evident that Lindsay’s most cherished village members are her two children, Audrey and Garrett.
“It’s amazing how playing an intense game of marbles with my 7 year old or listening to my 8 year old daughter read chapter books brings what matters most back to light.” She also credits the ability to prioritize as a key to success as a working mother, “I was fortunate to work at Accenture right out of college and they were strong supporters of Women in the Workplace. At one of their events they had a panel of female partners answer questions relating to work/life balance – I distinctly remember one of the partners saying prioritize what matters most to you as a wife and parent, you can’t do it all so pick out what you want to do and have your “village” help with the other components.”
Her strong beliefs and positive attitude also play a large role in her success as a business woman. Although she’s not one to memorize movie lines or quote famous philosophers Lindsay recalls her favorite bible verse, “TRUST In the Lord with All Your Heart”, as her daily reminder she is on the right track.
On this day of celebrating the successes and contributions of all women across the world Lindsay stands out as a glowing example of a strong woman that has inspired and will inspire many future generations of young women to come.
About Lindsay Stevens Eggers
A daughter of Morrison Stevens, Sr. and Julie Stevens, Lindsay has been involved in the moving and storage industry throughout her life. In March of 2017 Stevens Group, Inc. Board of Directors named her as President and Chief Operating Officer of Stevens Group. Previous to her career at Stevens, Lindsay was a Business Process Analyst at Accenture Consulting, specializing in PeopleSoft Financial Software Implementations. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science Business Administration Degree (graduating Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Colorado.
s a business owner in today’s world, we are constantly challenged by new pressures, products, competitors, regulations, security threats, etc. At the end of the day, knowing that I have given it my all that verse from the bible gives a calmness that I can’t get from anyone else.“”
Prior to being appointed President, she has served as Secretary for the Stevens Group, Inc. Board of Directors; she is a Saginaw Advisory Board member for Chemical Bank, a Board member of the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member for the READ Association of Saginaw, member of the Bay Area Community Foundation Women’s Philanthropy Circle and serves as the Treasurer for Linwood Beach Association. Lindsay was previously volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and served as the Junior and Senior High School Youth Group Director at First Presbyterian Church, served as a Board and Finance Committee Member for the YMCA, was Chairman of the Next Generation Affinity Group for the Stevens Center for Family Business and was Chairman of the READ Association of Saginaw.
Lindsay resides in Linwood, Michigan and stays active with her husband Brian Eggers, their daughter, Audrey (age 8), and son, Garrett (age 6). In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, cycling, skiing in the winter and spending time at their second home in Bellaire, Michigan.