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Introducing myself and my journal: Life is Challenging and Every New Day is a Gift to Make a Difference

About Me:
I am a 46 year old woman who has raised 3 sons alone (2 adopted). I put myself through school while working and raising my sons after I left an abusive relationship 25 years ago. I am now an executive at a large multinational company where I manage 7 global manufacturing centers (US, Mexico, China, Israel, Hungary, India, Brazil). I travel a lot and now that my sons are on their own starting their lives I find myself with time I have not ever had before.

I have been investigating what to do with this time, what comes in the next phase of my life? One day I received my monthly newsletter from World Pulse and asked what I could do to help. If I could help - I am not from a poor country and I am not dealing with the challenges that so many women deal with in the world. But I am an Engineer working in a primarily male dominated environment and I have struggled to get to where I am. Maybe I can just learn or listen to another? Maybe I can offer some assistance?

From there I looked at the different options available and decided that I have been a leader in my kids life and in my role at work. It is time to learn from others around the world and offer my assistance to those that may need it or suggestions that helped me thorough situations I have encountered. I think it would be very humbling and wonderful to join a world wide organization dedicated to the voices of women around the world. I look forward to learning and meeting the people in this organization who's stories have had a huge influence in my life for the past 3 years when I was a person in the background just reading articles concerning accomplishments no matter what the challenge of their environment. I want to take part.

My Passions:
Learning, Working, Sailing, Traveling and Food

My Challenges:
Some days the challenge is just getting out of bed but for the most part it's finding the time to do everything I have expectations to get done

My Vision for the Future:
Finding a way to make a difference

My Areas of Expertise:
Manufacturing, Business, Solving Problems (in my current world)

Comments

Vega Tom's picture

Welcome

to the World Pulse community in a different way, as a shared voice and taking a lead.

No voice should go unheard and this is a place to nurture connection, regardless of and in appreciation of, all of our backgrounds and experiences.

We hope to hear more.

Vega

jenjsmail's picture

Thank you!

I am looking forward to this new experience!

Jen

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

jenjsmail's picture

Thanks

Fatima,

Thanks for the welcome! I have already enjoyed my short couple of months. I look forward to many years of time spent with the team here.

Jen

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