CIPH Chairman Siân Smith Featured in Supply House Times
Siân Smith (left) with Consolidated Supply’s Karla Neupert-Hockley at this year’s ASA Women in Industry Spring Conference.
Photo by Suzette Rubio/Supply House Times.
At a young age, Siân Smith had an eye for business.
She recalls delivering pamphlets door to door as a child in her native Montreal, Quebec. “I was getting three cents per pamphlet,” she says. “When I got my $12 paycheck for going to 400 houses, I thought, ‘This is awesome.’”
She even brokered a number of deals with her younger sister. “I would rent my books out to my sister. If she really liked one, it would cost a little more,” she says with a laugh. “I’d also sell her my pennies. If you give me a quarter, you get 10 pennies back. More is more.”
At this year’s ASA Women in Industry Spring Conference in downtown Chicago, Smith gave attendees a glimpse into her formative years that helped shape the person she has become both personally and professionally.
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