Describe your role & what you love about it.
As the Sr. Administrative Assistant to the AVP of Field Operations. I arrange meetings for our Field Ops Senior staff and Managers. I love what I do because it gives me an opportunity to work with so many different personalities and I learn so much from everyone. It also allows me to visit with my fellow admins and learn from them their best practices, I have learned a lot from all of them and they inspire me to be better. I feel very lucky to be in the position I am in. I love being the Secretary on the WICT board as well, everyone on the board is very supportive and encouraging of one another. I enjoy attending WICT events, since those are the times we are all in the same place at the same time and gives us a chance to network.
How many other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
There are a few key women that have made a lasting impact on my career, my mother is always the number one. She has always encouraged me to do what I feel most comfortable doing and is my number one fan. She tells me often how proud she is of me. Lori Maxwell is someone who really believed in me and gave me the opportunity to really grow, without her and Sharlene Martin, I don’t think I would be where I am. Sharlene mentored me through the WICT program. The two of them showed me that I could do things I never realized I could and I will be forever thankful for them. Others throughout my career have shown me good qualities and not so good qualities, which I have learned from and I am thankful that I crossed paths with them.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Most people don't know that my original career path as a young adult was in the medical field. Also, people don’t know that I have five children – YES all mine! Three girls and two boys, and also five grandchildren, three grandsons, ages 3-7 and two granddaughters, ages 3 and 6 months old.
Why do you think WICT is important?
I believe WICT is important because it highlights women. All the women who are in WICT display confidence and are positive. I enjoy being a part of WICT and encouraging others to be the most they can be.
What do you hope to see the WICT GO chapter accomplish this year?
I would like to see more involvement from members this year, not just the board members. Our board becomes more cohesive with every meeting we have, making us, as a whole, better.