Awards & Recognition
10 til 2 started with a question… actually, two.
Why do so many top-notch professionals, in the prime of their careers, voluntarily drop out of the nine-to-five rat race; and how could businesses benefit from all that untapped talent?
Turns out these professionals were not willing, for any number of reasons, to work a standard forty-hour week and had no real options in attaining professional part-time employment. These potential employees were ready to give their all to an employer in return for a little flexibility in their work schedule. The founders of 10 til 2 realized that this sector of the workforce was a treasure chest just waiting to be opened and the ones who would benefit from this gold mine were small to mid-sized businesses.
10 til 2′s professional, part-time employment model was poised to profoundly change the way the marketplace valued “mothers and others”; and to give an edge to small businesses who wanted to run with the big dogs.
10 til 2′s founders opened their first office in Denver in 2003 and quickly grew the business. And with the growth of the 10 til 2 brand, that elusive work-life balance continues to become a reality for countless professionals in search of the American dream; and an increasingly cost-effective option for businesses vying to get ahead in today’s competitive world.
Sometimes the market dictates a new direction; and sometimes that direction can turn an industry on its ear. Such is the case with 10 til 2.
Founder and Managing Partner
Jill Ater is a Founder and Managing Partner of 10 til 2. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCSD, Jill began her career as a marketing manager at a microcomputer company; and then went on to work as an Account Executive at Grey Advertising in San Francisco. After meeting her husband, who worked for the State Department, Jill spent several years traversing the globe and residing in countries like South Korea and Niger, West Africa. Jill sits on the Steering Committee for the Women’s College at DU Entrepreneurship Program; is on the Advisory Board for TeenForce, a non-profit program aimed at aiding teens in their pursuit of employment; and is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association.
Jill lives just south of Denver with her husband and two red-headed boys.
Founder and Managing Partner
Jodi Olin is a Founder and Managing Partner of 10 til 2. Jodi graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a degree in Buying and Merchandising. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Jodi worked for an apparel company in sales and within five years was named as Regional Merchandise Manager in charge of 12 flagship locations, overseeing 24 managers and 150 salespeople. Jodi later worked as an Issues Manager for the oil industry and in a flexible sales position as a Plastics Broker, which allowed her to work from home while raising her two young daughters. It was during this time that Jodi began to conceptualize a company like 10 til 2; having noted that she and so many of her college-educated peers had abandoned lucrative careers to stay at home with their children.
Jodi is often asked to sit on business discussion panels; volunteers her time to organizations like DECA and her local synagogue; and has sat on the board of Camp to Belong, a program to unite siblings separated during foster care. She is an avid skier and spends most of her weekends tooling down the Rocky Mountain slopes with her family.
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The Founders of 10 til 2 are widely considered experts in the areas of specialized staffing, work-life balance strategies and the changing demographics of the U.S. labor force. If you are interested in having Jill Ater or Jodi Olin speak at your convention, special event or sales meeting, please contact our marketing department at email@example.com and we will respond to you within 48 hours.
Top Women-Owned Companies List – ColoradoBiz Magazine – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Fastest Growing Companies – Denver Business Journal – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Top 20 Staffing Agencies – Denver Business Journal – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Entrepreneur Magazine – Hot New Franchise – 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine – 7 Hot Business Ideas – 2008
ASA Voice Award – 2009
DBJ Outstanding Women in Business Finalist – Founder Jill Ater – 2010, 2011, 2012
DBJ Outstanding Women in Business Winner – Founder Jill Ater – 2013
Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Company of the Year Finalist – 2010
Black Enterprise 40 Best Franchises for African Americans – 2010
ActionCOACH Business Excellence Awards – Finalist – 2011
Colorado Companies to Watch – Finalist – 2011
ColoradoBiz Top Company – Finalist – 2011
ColoradoBiz Top 250 Private Companies – 2011, 2013
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Dress for Success – www.dressforsuccess.org
Dress for Success Worldwide is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women. Its professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support provide assistance to women striving to be self-sufficient and successful in their career. 10 til 2 Corporate Headquarters, located in Aurora, CO, acts as a drop-off site for those wanting to donate professional attire to Dress for Success. If you would like to contribute your new or gently-used clothing, please call us at (303) 909-3868
Denver Children’s Home - www.denverchildrenshome.org
Denver Children’s Home restores hope and health to traumatized children and families through a comprehensive array of therapeutic, educational, and community-based services.
TeenForce – www.teenforce.org
TeenForce is a self-sustaining nonprofit organization that helps young people gain valuable work experience. They provide work readiness training, skills development and job placement services.
John Austin Cheley Foundation - www.cheleyfoundation.org
The benefits a child gains by an adventure in the mountains at a summer camp is like no other. JACF is a 501(c)(3) charity who’s goal is to provide that mountain summer camp experience for children whose families could not otherwise afford it. Working with five private family-owned summer camps, they have sent over 400 children from 31 states on a month-long camp adventure.
Parkinson’s Unity Walk – www.unitywalk.org
The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is, a grassroots organization whose main goal is to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Parkinson’s.
Davis Phinney Foundation – www.davisphinneyfoundation.org
While it’s critical to find a cure for Parkinson’s, Davis Phinney Foundation feels strongly that people living with Parkinson’s disease also need information and tools to live well. To support this mission, the foundation sponsors programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today.
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