Behind the W: Get to know Nancy Miller
I sat down with Nancy Miller, one of our strategy leaders for private company reporting, to learn why she does what she does, and what she'd do in another life. Join her for one of the many workshops she'll lead this year.
What attracted you to Workiva?
No question—the people. Our commitment to our customers, product and company, and to each other. I continue to be impressed with the people that I am surrounded with at Workiva.What originally attracted you to the accounting industry?
I originally wanted to be a pyrotechnic engineer and choreograph fireworks...but engineering classes just couldn't hold my attention. So I went into accounting because I didn't have to write. (Judge, if you must).
What was your first job?
I managed a pizza joint. I can make a large hand-tossed pepperoni pizza in 47 seconds.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
I think that's a tough one. I learn so much from everyone around me every day. I am grateful to be surrounded by smart, kind, and humble people who are always striving for the best in themselves, and others around them.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." —George Washington Carver
What is the most played song on your playlist?
Pachelbel's Canon in D Major—I love classical music! The next top 24 songs belong to Taylor Swift. (Again, judge if you must, but I'm gonna shake it off!)If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Princess Diana. The legacy of her compassionate disposition, empathetic temperament, as well as her charismatic appeal and unrestrained benevolence has always intrigued me. I hope that I can make a difference in the world for even just one person, as she did for so many.Is there anything else we should know about you or that you would like to share?
I love extreme sports, or making any activity extreme—dirt biking, scuba diving, rock repelling, and office pranks!
Keep an eye on our events page to see when Nancy will be hosting a workshop near you.