TurnKey Vacation Rentals announced today that their chief financial officer, Jen Ford, received the Woman’s Way Business Award for Product Innovation presented by Austin Woman magazine. With more than 300 women nominated, Ms. Ford was one of 11 women who received an award during the Woman’s Way Business Awards event on Thursday, May 9.
“This award for Product Innovation is a reflection of every TurnKey employee who lives our core value of ‘Innovate and Improve’ each day,” said Ms. Ford. “It’s through their creative ideas that we are able to build industry-changing technology, deliver peace of mind to our homeowners and help our guests create memories that last a lifetime.”
Ms. Ford joined TurnKey Vacation Rentals in 2017 and is responsible for leading the finance, business intelligence and human resources organizations in support of the company’s continued success in capitalizing on the fast-growing, $100 billion global vacation rental industry. She is a seasoned executive with extensive experience overseeing finance organizations for high-growth companies, previously serving as vice president of finance for Snap Kitchen and senior director of investor relations at HomeAway, Inc. where she led the global investor relations program.
“Since joining our executive team, Jen has provided extraordinary leadership and inspiration to every one of our team members in Austin and across the country,” said T.J. Clark, co-founder and CEO of TurnKey. “She shows up every day to take on the challenges that help our teams run more efficiently, our employees develop more quickly, and our company become a better place to work.”
The Woman’s Way Business Awards, organized by Austin Woman magazine, recognize and celebrate the women behind innovative businesses that aid in Austin’s development and progress.
“We are so proud of all of our winners, finalists and applicants for the 2019 Woman’s Way awards!” said Melinda Garvey, founder of Austin Woman. “Our dream when we started these awards four years ago was to ensure that female founders and company leaders, alike, had a place to be recognized not just for their personal career success, but rather the immense contribution that the businesses they are leading have made to our city, nation, economy and most importantly to the advancement of all women. It is proven that seeing the success of women significantly increases the confidence in other women to know that they, too, can realize their dreams.”
The magazine has stated that it “celebrates companies that are succeeding because of the Austin women at the helm, independent of ownership.” Each nomination must be either 51 percent or more woman-owned or have an Austin-based woman in an executive role with profit and loss responsibilities who’s the most senior-level employee of either the whole company or of a branch of the company.