Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
NAPW honors Sandra D. Rector as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in entrepreneurship 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 powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.
“I had a very successful business for seven years and now I’m selling it. I am entrepreneurial in spirit. I’m a self-starter who can build something from nothing!” says Ms. Rector.
Ms. Rector has had more than 20 years of experience working as an IT engineer. Highly successful, she worked for such corporate giants as Dell and Deloitte and Touche, as well as major oil companies such as Exxon, Amoco and Mobil, and was responsible for large installations and global markets. Eventually, Ms. Rector felt ready for a new challenge. She ultimately decided to pursue a career in health and wellness.
In 2006, Ms. Rector became a certified Pilates instructor and made the bold leap to entrepreneurship when she opened her own Pilates studio, Pilates Private Practice LLC. She went on to become a certified rehabilitation personal trainer, a certified group fitness instructor and an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater, St. Edward’s University in Austin.
Now, Ms. Rector is looking to once again take on the corporate world. She recently sold her business and is looking forward to re-entering the IT job market. Microsoft and ITL certified, she continued to use her technological expertise in her own business, creating and managing a corporate website, promoting and marketing the company.
Ms. Rector says she is up to the challenge of reinventing herself once again and is confident she can overcome any obstacles in her way. “Because of my upbringing, I am prepared. My dad had a severe illness when I was growing up, but I never saw him as ‘different.’ He was just my father.”