Rani’s enthusiasm about her family, her work, and her hobbies is infectious. In fact, when I first met Rani, I thought, “Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone so excited about her work.” I wanted to know more about what that was and how she found work liked so much, and how she came to believe that “God put [her] on this earth to do spreadsheets.” That kind of excitement is exactly what Girls Like You and Me is all about.
Rani Peffer is a woman of many talents. In addition to “thinking in rows and columns” in her role as a corporate finance manager, she’s learning the banjo, can sew an awesome Princess Anna costume, and has competed on the national stage in the National Spelling Bee and on Jeopardy! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire- the latter only two weeks after giving birth. She’s said that she wants to “challenge people's ideas about what to expect from a person with a rural background, or a person who works in corporate finance, or a mom with young kids.” I think she nails it.
I hope you have as much fun reading Rani’s story as I had talking to her!