Carrie S. Young, SRP Senior Director, Corporate Operations Services, to receive the Positively Powerful Global Leadership Award

Carrie S. Young, a multi-faceted leader with decades of experience impacting individuals in the corporate sector, community service arena, and United States Air Force, will receive the Positively Powerful Global Leadership Award this June 25. Selected for her unwavering commitment to the inclusion of veterans, minorities, and women in business and technology circles, Ms. Young also exemplifies a truly global character through her 20 years of service in leadership positions with the Air Force.

Designed to empower not only the recipients but also women and men worldwide through the honorees and ceremony proceedings, the Positively Powerful Global Leadership Award is reserved for an individual who embodies the very best, most selfless approach to touching lives globally. There are no national or community borders for this type of individual. Ms. Young has proven herself time and time again a true community servant, not affected by socioeconomic classes or outside influences.

Ms. Young devoted 20 years of her life to perfecting, coordinating, and bettering the United States Air Force in System Analysis. She led several project teams for both classified and unclassified projects and earned numerous awards and honors throughout her tenure including the Meritorious Service Awards, 56th OSS Outstanding Woman of the Year, and 56th OSS Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Ms. Young applied her extensive education, a Master’s Degree in Information System Engineering from Western International University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Chapman University, to her leadership roles with the United States Air Force.

Women’s interest and participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields today is staggeringly low, which is what makes Ms. Young an even rarer gem.

carrie young srpWomen’s interest and participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields today is staggeringly low, which is what makes Ms. Young an even rarer gem. Her longtime commitment to information analysis and computer science development has followed her throughout her career, landing her as the Senior Director of Corporate Operations Services at Salt River Project (SRP). It is there that Ms. Young truly harnessed her inner calling for developing veterans’ initiatives. Currently the Executive sponsor of SRP Veterans (SRPVETS), an SRP employee interest group focused on leadership culture and promoting the understanding of military culture, Ms. Young is able to coordinate and participate in veterans fundraising, Madison Street Veteran programs, clothing drives, partner with Luke Air Force Base cookie drive for deployed veterans, Operation American Patriots, Patriot Guard Riders, Adopt-A-Troop, and Honor Flight volunteer.

Ms. Young’s community outreach doesn’t end there. She also works tirelessly to ensure women stand a chance to get hired and attain leadership positions at SRP. She upholds the highest diversity standard with the makeup of the business body and stands up for minority inclusion at every decision-making level.

Ms. Young is a true visionary with a passion. Her decades of commitment to service for something greater than herself has undoubtedly landed her in a position to oversee veterans, women, business, supplier diversity and minority development at SRP.

It is for these accomplishments, and many others, that Ms. Young is the perfect Honoree for the Positively Powerful Global Leadership Award.

Join us in honoring Ms. Carrie S. Young and our other recipients at the 9th annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards, Halle Heart Museum, Tempe, AZ, June 25th 5pm to 9pm. Register and learn more by clicking here. The event is open to the public. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

2016 Positively Powerful Woman Awards Sponsors

SRP
cox communications
Henkel
ABC 15
ASU
Care1st
A Joyous Event

Tyler Butler, GoDaddy Director of Corporate Social Responsibility to receive 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Technology Leadership Award

Today, though the numbers are changing, female participation in tech and STEM-related fields remains woefully low compared to their male counterparts. Schools, universities, and activist groups have identified the lack of women in technology roles and are offering scholarships, incentives, and education on why STEM fields are a great potential industry for women to harness.

tyler butler, godaddyThere are a few women trailblazing the path through technological developments with a computer, engineering, and science perspective. These are women who move ahead of the pack; the women who set the standards; and the women who aren’t afraid to explore unchartered waters.

Ms. Tyler Butler, an exemplary role model for women looking to harness technology’s untapped capabilities, is a perfect example of what can be accomplished when women step out of their comfort zones and grab technology by the horns.

As the GoDaddy Director of Corporate Responsibility, Ms. Butler has overstepped boundaries and used her philanthropic nature, eye for quality detail, and passion for technology to ensure GoDaddy updates itself in alignment with women and minority rights. Ms. Butler works tirelessly to ensure women are treated equally and fairly on a daily basis at GoDaddy while also helping the company to devise a public platform for altering the misogynistic perception it had developed. Ms. Butler chose to work at a company not known for its inclusiveness and decided to carve a niche for women on her own.

During Ms. Butler’s tenure at GoDaddy, the organization has become a publicly traded company (GDDY) and entered the market up more than 30% from the IPO price. In the Phoenix region and beyond, GoDaddy has come to encapsulate an encompassing and accepting work environment enticing to women looking to pursue their technology passions and interests.

Additionally, Ms. Butler founded the GoDaddy employee resource group, Women in Technology, which serves to unite women and allies at GoDaddy to ensure there is an ongoing dialogue about equality, as well as resources and opportunities to guarantee every woman at GoDaddy is valued and recognized based on their contributions.

Ms. Butler envisioned, developed, and implemented a corporate social responsibility platform that has launched GoDaddy into the 21st-century economy, ready to flourish and excel. From her unique efforts, GoDaddy is now being named by the Anita Borg Institute as one of the Top 13 Companies for Women Technologists to work for in 2015.

Additionally, Ms. Butler’s selflessness and visionary attitude don’t just stop at work. She also serves on the board of trustees for the Arizona Science Center, the board of governors for the Greater Scottsdale Boys & Girls Clubs, the Arizona Governors Commission for Service & Volunteerism, the board of directors for Phoenix Suns Charities, the advisory council for Scottsdale Leadership and the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

Above all, Ms. Butler is known for her fierce tenacity, her infectious passions, her empathic, understanding nature, and her community inclusiveness for all women looking to break the technology mold worldwide. Ms. Butler is without a doubt a powerful leader in the technology industry.

Because of her many contributions, Tyler Butler will receive 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Technology Leadership Award.

Join us in honoring Tyler Butler and our other recipients at the 9th annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards, Halle Heart Museum, Tempe, AZ, June 25th 5pm to 9pm. Register and learn more by clicking here. The event is open to the public. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

2016 Positively Powerful Woman Awards Sponsors

SRP
cox communications
Henkel
ABC 15
ASU
Care1st
A Joyous Event

Register to attend the Positively Powerful Woman Awards by June 1st and you could win two roundtrips on Southwest Airlines.

Register to attend the Positively Powerful Woman Awards by June 1st and you could win two roundtrips on Southwest Airlines.

Register before June 1, 2016,

Register for the 9th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards before June 1, 2016, and be entered into a drawing for 2 roundtrips to any published, scheduled, domestic destination that Southwest Airlines serves. The prize will be drawn during the 9th Annual Awards. You must be present to win. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the Positively Powerful Woman Awards.  Register Today

Soutwest_cmykJoin us as we bring together women and men from our community, corporations, educational organizations, and nonprofits from Phoenix and the U.S. for our brand of joyful, inclusive celebration, personal and professional development, empowerment and motivation, connections, collaboration and upbeat fun! Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of women in ways that empower all people to live their dreams.

9th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards.
Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST) Halle Heart Children’s Museum – 2929 South 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282 

Anna Maria Maldonado, Care1st Health Plan AZ, to receive 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Health Advocacy Leadership Award

Anna Maria Maldonado, Care1st Health Plan AZ, to receive 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Health Advocacy Leadership Award

Where most people focus their efforts on creating new, futuristic developments never before seen or heard in today’s world, there are a select few who understand that human’s basic necessities need to be met first before fancy and intricate initiatives are unrolled. Not always the popular public service avenue, these distinct individuals do the behind the scenes work to ensure marginalized members of society, like minorities and seniors, are delivered with proper shelter, clothing, food, and nutritional access to the vitamins and minerals they need. Without this kind of support, these groups would not be able to go on.

Ms. Anna Maria Maldonado understands that better than anyone. Ms. Maldonado knows sustainability inside and out and works tirelessly to create connections and partnerships between local small businesses, organizations, groups, and volunteer facilities. She is instrumental in the development of unwavering, mutually beneficial partnerships so basic necessity items like healthy produce are available for seniors. She is a visionary who is capable of organizing the entire handoff and looks to all locally sourced businesses for the effective coordination and rollout.

As the Director of Sales and Marketing with Care1st Health Plan AZ, Ms. Maldonado has made it her life’s mission to serve vulnerable populations through grassroots innovative, and collaborative public-private partnerships. These partnerships, which Ms. Maldonado calls Community of Care, collectively, efficiently, and cost-effectively meet the holistic needs of vulnerable individuals and vulnerable families while also meeting the community development and business development needs through measurable outcomes and returns for all participating partners.

Anna Maria Maldonado, A Brilliant Businesswoman.

In other words, Ms. Maldonado is a brilliant businesswoman with an eye for effective social change, protection, and sustainability. Instead of using her negotiation and communication skills for a profit, Ms. Maldonado harnesses her innate capabilities for the betterment of surrounding communities.

Through her company Care1st Health Plan AZ, Gregory’s Fresh Market, an organization that takes fresh produce to the elderly in the places in most need, was able to collaborate with many other organizations to help in achieving their mission to enrich lives for seniors. Additionally, Care1st has supported Gregory’s Fresh Market in sponsoring several programs that were appropriate for the company’s product, corporate image, and philosophy. Some of these programs include the Senior Awards luncheon, nutrition education programs, and nutrition for the holiday where over 2,000 seniors receive bags of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Ms. Maldonado is known for her listening skills, her genuine empathy, and her unwavering commitment to helping those in need.

Ms. Maldonado is known for her listening skills, her genuine empathy, and her unwavering commitment to helping those in need. Her radiant kindness and community service energy had garnered her a considerable reputation for creating, researching, and implementing programs that benefit society’s vulnerable members.

It is for her attitude, her selfless works, her vision for beneficial partnerships, and her unmistakable communication connections that Ms. Maldonado will be receiving the 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Health Advocacy Leadership Award.

Join us in honoring Anna Maria Maldonado and our other recipients at the 9th annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards, Halle Heart Museum, Tempe, AZ, June 25th 5pm to 9pm. Register and learn more by clicking here. The event is open to the public. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

2016 Positively Powerful Woman Awards Sponsors

SRP
cox communications
Henkel
ABC 15
ASU
Care1st
A Joyous Event

Charlene Tarver, Esq. to receive Inaugural Positively Powerful Woman Human Rights Leadership Award

Charlene Tarver, Esq. to receive Inaugural Positively Powerful Woman Human Rights Leadership Award

The Positively Powerful Woman’s Awards are held every year to distinguish the leading women who set a precedent so formidable and groundbreaking that their accomplishments will never fade. These women trail blaze their way through a system stacked against female success and victory. It’s important to bring these kinds of women together for a day of acknowledgment, empowerment through mentorship, community networking, and friendship.

One woman who undoubtedly exemplifies excellence in her academic background and specialized legal training, selflessness in her activism on behalf of all who face injustice, dedication in the chartering of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and devotion as the single mom of two teen girls would be Ms. Charlene Tarver. In line Charlene Tarverwith this year’s theme “Transformation, Wealth & Health,” Ms. Tarver’s philanthropic nature tied to her successes and accolades as an attorney have established her as a leading community activist near and far to her Phoenix, law firm, The Tarver Law Group, PLLC.

Through her community empowerment work designed to equip other women with the skills, information, and entrepreneurial resources to set out and flourish in the business sector, Ms. Tarver has touched many lives.

Focused on helping the women torn down by adversity, ignorance, and misinformation in today’s world, her presence in Phoenix is likened to that of Fannie Lou Hamer during the Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Tarver is a revolutionary and she works tirelessly to ensure a better future for all women and men regardless of their racial background.

As a Human Rights Leader, this piece cannot possibly cover how much Ms. Tarver has done for the advancement of equality in today’s world. She is an advocate for the disenfranchised, a local coordinator for Town Hall gatherings when Black individuals are unjustly shot by law enforcement, a co-presenter on behalf of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, co-producer of a series of Racial Profiling Symposiums in support of families whose children have been killed by gun violence, and above all, a caring, loving, and supportive community member ready to stand by the fallen and downtrodden at any moment.

Ms. Tarver is a shining beacon in a world ravaged by violence and injustice. Her exemplary lifestyle and incomparable activism have made her the clear recipient of the Inaugural Positively Powerful Woman Human Rights Leadership Award.

Join us in honoring Charlene Tarver and our other recipients at the 9th annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards, Halle Heart Museum, Tempe, AZ, June 25th 5pm to 9pm. Register and learn more by clicking here. The event is open to the public. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

2016 Positively Powerful Woman Awards Sponsors

SRP
cox communications
Henkel
ABC 15
ASU
Care1st
A Joyous Event

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