Let’s hear it for the girls

Let’s hear it for the girls

Let’s hear it for the girls
Susan G. Finley

These are some of the women, known as “Human Computers” who were greatly responsible for getting the United States into space.

 What could have been said 

“That’s one small step for men and women, one giant leap for humankind.”

 

Susan Finley NASA, JPL-Caltech, Engineer

I’ve  just recently learned about the women techies who made it possible for our getting to and from the Moon, yeah!

And if you are first learning about these incredible women, like I am, then we better do something about getting the word out.We need to make an effort to show that our girls, our women, our wives and our daughters are used to doing more than what has been expected of them. The problem is that so little is expected of them! When a Girl gets something right she is considered an anomaly.

Girls in the spotlight

When she gets something wrong, meaning that it’s not working yet, they sometimes get the feedback “we gave you a chance AND?” Similarly to the focus on Marissa Mayer not being able to turn Yahoo around as if boys would have done a better job? By my count Yahoo CEO’s it’s 5 boys vs. 2 girls which suggest that the problem is not gender.

We like to give significance to being the 1st, which has often meant that others have never been acknowledged, invited in or accepted in. 

Over the next twelve months, If you’ve got a story about a woman who has not gotten the recognition she should have, be it a public person or someone who you know personally and think she deserves the spotlight I would love to publish that story here and have it be a part of our countdown to our 10th Positively Powerful Woman Awards event June 10th 2017.

Please email me using the contact form below.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Who will be this year’s Positively Powerful Women? One may be your nominee.

2014 PPW Group PhotoAs you think back on our her-story, what women have been “A Positively Powerful Woman”? If there were a special award for this, with social media available to share her story, her organization, the nonprofits she supports and the commitments that motivate her; plus a gala recognizing her leadership as part of a transformational program, who would you nominate? We want to know. Answer the questions below. And thank you!

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Our Positively Powerful Woman Awards shine a light on women who are making a difference and the causes that matter to them. Attendance at the Awards program is open to the general public – women, men and families. For 8 years, this program has provided inspiration, motivation, empowerment and connections to build businesses and professional careers and skills to be a transformational leader anywhere in the world. We shine a light on our honorees in PR, print, websites and social media to empower all people to live their dreams. And we’ve won an award as one the Best Events for Women from Stevie International.

We all make a difference. The question is what kind of difference do we chose to make?

Please answer the three questions below in our comments section. We want to know what you think and who inspires you by her example. And again, thank you.

  1. What makes a woman positively powerful?
  2. Who do you nominate to be an honoree at the 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Awards?
  3. What about them fits this definition for you?

If you want to know about our past recipients, see the photos and videos and learn more about our programs, click here. 

Message from Joel Martin, PhD, Triad West Inc. & Founder:

The experience I want people to leave with at the end of every Positively Powerful Woman Program is that because they attended, their lives will never be the same but better, that they are closer to living their dreams than ever before, and they could as easily be on the stage as any of our recipients with the tools, access and resources that my team and I provide. Our intention is to “fire them up” so that they take action on the vision they have for what matters to them. That’s also my intention in every presentation I produce, speech I give or training I deliver.2016 FB PPWA Photo

 

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