Jyll Brink is part of the Boca Terry team, a company that offers luxury items for hotels and guests. She has been in sales for over 35 years. Let’s learn more about Jyll.
We asked Jyll what her favorite job has been.
“By far, my favorite job is representing Boca Terry, who I currently work for. I have been lucky to be able to create and design products where I have worked. Boca Terry also allows me to create products, and expand our offering …however the difference is the owners of our company are hands on, and our operations is run like a fine-tooth comb. That allows me to service my clients, as they expect to be serviced,” states Jyll. “There is always some degree of stress, but far less than any other job, creating a better working environment.”
Jyll, what is the best vacation you have ever taken and what made it special?
“My Vacation/Business Trip to Paris was amazing. In my previous life, I was the Product/Sales Manager for a Manufacture of Medical Packaging, specifically specimen transport bags. My largest client was the country of France. They had been purchasing my products through a distributor, coincidentally, a woman owned business, that I met at a trade show,” says Jyll. “I designed a full line of products for them, and I went there to meet with the Hospital Teams, responsible for implementing the use of my products. It was exciting to see how other countries managed their business, and to see our products in use. Best part, I had a paid vacation afterwards in romantic Paris, enjoying the fantastic food and exquisite sites.”
“Although my distributor in France spoke little English, and I spoke “High School” French, we were able to communicate, and became an amazing team, which started at a trade show. I would never have been able to grow my businesses, into multi-million-dollar divisions, without trade shows and networking opportunities.”
What do you find valuable about being part of the NHLA WIL program?
“The WIL team is so helpful in all aspects of doing business in our association, I recommend it highly for any woman looking to grow in her business. Plus, the sky is the limit in Nevada, with the sheer size of the businesses to work with. Working with Women, has proven time and again, to offer positive experiences. Most important is a feeling of “equal footing” when you work with another woman, making your conversations more comfortable, and ultimately forging new relationships. The women I meet at my networking events and trade shows, are very friendly, and eager to build new relationships.”