The field I’m in is unique; there are not many women in power at the executive level.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
The NAPW honors Paula M. Guletsky as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in power engineering with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional women is a vibrant networking community with nearly 500,000 members and over 400 Local Chapters.
“Always remember all things are possible. It’s important to maintain a perspective and a sense of humor,” advises Ms. Guletsky to other women interested in entering the power engineering industry. “The field I’m in is unique; there are not many women in power at the executive level.”
As vice president at Sargent & Lundy, a company that designs and builds power plants, Ms. Guletsky has clearly managed to forge through any obstacles in this male-dominated industry. Her industry knowledge and key negotiating skills have been instrumental to her success. Among her many achievements is the development, negotiation and implementation of a half billion dollar environmental retro-fit project in the power industry.
In the industry for over 30 years, Ms. Guletsky began her career as an environmental engineer working for Alstom in Birmingham Alabama. At Sargent & Lundy, her responsibilities include strategic planning, business development and managing large, comprehensive projects. A unique aspect about her position, says Ms. Guletsky, is the fact that one day she may be talking to the CEO of GE, then craft laborers the next day and perhaps a professor of engineering another day. Key to her success in this industry, she admits, is her ability to effectively communicate across all boundaries.
NAPW provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.