Describe your role & what you love about it.
I am a Department Assistant for the RSC (Dispatch).
I absolutely love my role! I’ve had over a decade of administrative experience prior to when I started with the company. When I first started here, my role was as a dispatcher. I worked my way through the dispatch roles, transferred to another department as their Administrative Assistant. Then eventually came back “home” to dispatch as their Department Assistant.
As an admin, I see a different side of things versus when I was a dispatch agent. I’m able to help out the leadership team with various projects and meetings. I enjoy assisting with keeping things organized, maintaining structure, and being proactive. It also feels great being able to assist with morale boosting initiatives for our team. But overall, I love working on projects and being a helpful individual.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
I am grateful to have worked with many wonderful and supportive women throughout my career. Individually, they each helped mold me into the person I am today. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work beside a variety of Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants that were kind enough to take me under their wing, to help groom me.
Each person bestowed knowledge and grace that I will forever be grateful for. Through the education and experience, it prepared me for a variety of administrative roles I’ve held throughout my career.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
A few things - I am a first generation Thai-American. While on my father’s side, I’m a descendent of a Cherokee Chief from Northeast Alabama. Also, when the pandemic began, I had just started learning how to fly and had logged my first hours in the logbook.
Why do you think WICT is important?
WICT empowers each of us. It has the ability to allow us to connect with other members near and far. We have the opportunity to go outside of our normal office circle, and communicate and network with other women in our industry.
This allows us to grow and share our knowledge from experiences, to let each other know that we are not alone. That there is strength and empowerment in numbers throughout our community. But most of all, it helps us grow individually and as a team.
What do you hope to see the WICT GO chapter accomplish this year?
I hope to see our chapter grow and flourish! To stay strong, stick together, and continue our events virtually if need be. I also would love to see more members, especially throughout Kentucky. I honestly had no idea the organization existed prior to 2018. I am so thankful to have been made aware. The optimism, kindness, and empowering spirit is so beautiful.