An Architect, Artist, and Minister talks about Lifestyle, Legacy, and Leading by Example

Interview with Vada Kornegay

Vada Kornegay is the owner and operator of JiLTech Architects and Technologists in Chicago. A veteran and pioneer in her industry, she has 20+ years of experience in the field of architecture, architectural technology, and construction. Vada is a mother, wife, and unapologetic Christian who is active in ministry, philanthropy, and mentoring.

Part 1
In Part 1 of our interview, Vada shares her philosophy about leadership. We discuss the difference between leading by example and consciously setting out to be seen as a leader and she explains what she sees as the potential pitfalls of the latter.

Part 2
Part 2 of this interview with Vada is all about lifestyle – how family, self-care, art, and ministry come together in her life.

Part 3
In the final segment of this three-part interview, Vada shares her thoughts about legacy. She shares how she wants to be remembered by her family and by the world and we talk about why it is important to give voice to the concept in addition to leaving a legacy through actions.


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