Meet the Women of OPIC: Jodie Reeves DeLeon
March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC series. Learn about our diverse workforce and what inspires them to work for the Agency.
Jodie Reeves DeLeon
Public Affairs Specialist, Social Media and Web Content Manager
Tell us a little about yourself:
I manage the social media and the website for OPIC. Prior to working at OPIC, I primarily worked with the military. When I was living in Germany, I developed and managed a Spouse Sponsorship program, which was designed to help newly-arrived military spouses integrate into their community and learn about living in a foreign country. I have a BS in Marketing and a BS in International Business.
What do you like best about working at OPIC?
I like knowing what I do has a positive impact on people. Managing the web content really allows me to see the broad impact we have on the global society. It is important to me that OPIC has a positive image for the world to see. I also enjoy working with the amazing people.
Is there a woman who has inspired you?
Inspiration started at home with my first role models: my maternal grandmother and my mother. Even though we came from a very humble background, they taught me how to be self-sufficient and to help take care of others who are in more need than myself. They both passed away when I was a young woman just starting to find my own way in life, which taught me not to take anyone for granted.
How do you inspire other women?
I lead by example and remain supportive. I've taught my daughters Natalie and Krissy to be strong, independent women, who are ready to help others.
Will you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I spend my weekends with my husband (and best friend), Roland, getting out of the house antiquing or exploring, or feeding my need to be creative: cooking, crafting, or working on the house. I took a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and I recently learned how to knit.