The position has given me a sense of purpose. The most challenging aspect about working in the construction industry is that it is still very much a man’s world. I have to go above and beyond to get that ‘certain’ respect.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2015
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Charlotte Elmore as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in the business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“I’m pleased to honor Charlotte with this important distinction,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.”
Over 20 years ago, Ms. Elmore took on the role of Office Manager at Metco without knowing much about the construction industry. Throughout the years, she has honed such skills as company payroll, executing contracts, permitting, accounts payable and receivables, quarterly reports and much more. She enjoys the day-to-day activities of her position, from working on the computer to gaining additional industry knowledge to establishing relationships with clients. Ms. Elmore has gained experience and industry knowledge, giving her a sense of empowerment in a field that is still male dominated.
“The position has given me a sense of purpose. The most challenging aspect about working in the construction industry is that it is still very much a man’s world. I have to go above and beyond to get that ‘certain’ respect,” said Ms. Elmore.
In 2011, Ms. Elmore went back to school to pursue further professional development. She received her Associate’s degree with Honors in Business with a Logistical Concentration. In many significant ways, she has earned that “certain” respect. “The reward is knowing I can be taken seriously once my skills are shown and I am not stereotyped,” she said.
Ms. Elmore is beginning the process of one day having her own business. She recently turned in an application for a business license to pursue a notary service and mobile office assistance for small construction businesses.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.