Company: Woodbourne Center
Location: Gwynn Oak, MD, United States
Company: Volkswagen Group of America – Chattanooga Operations, LLC
Location: Chattanooga, TN, United States
Chattanooga, TN, April 13, 2017, Kathryn Joiner, Customs Specialist of Group of America – Chattanooga Operations, LLC, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in international business.
Ms. Joiner has enjoyed more than 20 years in the automotive industry, working for such companies as BMW. Since 2011, she has provided her services as a customs specialist for Volkswagen. In both companies, she has seen immense growth, largely being inspired by her mentor Donnie Barnes, who taught her how to be respected in the field. Ms. Joiner credits her success in the field with understanding the complex systems involved and knowing how they work to gather the needed information. Continue reading
Company: Wright State University
Location: Dayton, OH, United States
Dayton, OH, United States, October 10, 2016, Katherine Leigh Myers, Assistive Technology Specialist at Wright State University, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in technology.
Assistive technology is an umbrella term that covers assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. As an assistive technology specialist, Ms. Myers is focused on understanding the needs of disabled and handicapped individuals and working with them to create better systems for their needs. In this position, she relies on her strength to connect with others, especially those who are disabled and their families. Becoming close with the people she works with helps her to more deeply understand their needs.
Always committed to her education, Ms. Myers first received a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services. This allowed her to begin working in her field. She continued to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University. In order to stay abreast of industry trends, Ms. Myers keeps up-to-date with changing technology. Technology is a big part of her profession and it is something she feels passionate about. In fact, her passion for technology has been passed on to her son, who is also heavily invested in technology. Continue reading
Location: Florence, AL, United States
Florence, AL, United States, October 3, 2016, Terri Smith, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at CB&I, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in environment and construction.
Ms. Smith has been a specialist with CB&I for eight years and has been involved with the construction industry for more than a decade. She decided to go into this career due to her involvement as a paramedic. In her role, she works on the medical side of environmental health. Working in construction was first a side job for Ms. Smith, but lead to a full-time career, which she enjoys. CB&I is a leading provider of technology and infrastructure in the energy industry and Ms. Smith helps to ensure the safety of her co-workers in the workplace.
To prepare for a career in health and construction, Ms. Smith earned a degree in general science education from the University of North Alabama. For her job, it is important to have strong communication skills. These skills help her to work with others and meet day-to-day challenges. In addition, she was inspired to go into her field due to her parents, who encouraged her to be anything that she wanted. They also instilled in her a strong work ethic and a passion for continuous learning. She obtained a state paramedic license and is listed in the paramedic national registry. Continue reading