We could not let the month of March pass by, without featuring our amazing women here at Boaz Partners.
Michelle Baxley, Life Sciences Recruiter, Animal Health Practice Leader
Fun Fact About yourself: I used to sky dive
Inspirational women in your life: Mother Teresa
Advice for women entering the workforce: Know your worth and don’t settle for less than your dream of being happy in your career and loving what you do.
Sylvia Moreira, Specialty Chemical Recruiter
Fun Fact About yourself: I love volleyball – I was responsible for the match point in the one championship game with the one rec team I played as a teenager.
Inspirational women in your life: my mom –her example of always moving forward and her voice in my head saying yes you can, have been a driving force in my life
Advice for women entering the workforce: you are the only one who can be you – own it.
Brooke Hughes: Researcher, Specialty Chemical Recruiters
Fun Fact about yourself: I’ve been riding horses for 17 years and I’ve had my first horse Charm for 16.5 of those years!
Inspirational woman in your life: My mother has always been the woman I have looked up to. She has a big heart, always has gone out of her way to help others, looks for the good in every situation and not afraid of a little hard work.
Advice for women entering the workforce: Don’t be shy. Set your goals and work hard towards them. Don’t be afraid to speak up, get creative and let yourself shine. The hard work will pay off down the road!
Heather Meadows: Animal Nutrition Recruiter
Fun Fact about yourself: I live with my family on a small farm with a dog, cats, chickens and horses.
Inspirational woman in your life: My mom because she embodies what it means to have a servant’s heart.
Advice for women entering the workforce: Find a mentor early in your career. Someone that is the type of leader you aspire to be.
Debbie Caldwell: Life Sciences Recruiter
Fun Fact about yourself: I remember dog names better than people names, probably from all my years in veterinary medicine! I’ll see people out at the store, and recognize that they have a pet named “Maggie” but not remember their name at all! When my husband reminds me about an acquaintance we know, he has to say, “you know, Hercules’s owner” lol.
inspirational woman in your life: That would have to be my grandmother, Viva Pruett. She was the strongest woman I’ve ever met, she took care of everyone around her, and set an example her whole life, of how to live and be, and always put family first–was fiercely loyal, with the highest expectations. Not always the easiest person to be around, but she was honest to a fault, and you could depend on her to support you as well as tell you what you needed to hear! She was the head of a family of strong women, and everyone depended on her love and support. I loved spending time with her, she helped make me who I am, I’ll never be able to live up to her example, but she is what I reach for, and I miss her every day!
Advice for women entering the workforce: Don’t be afraid to try new things. Always be open to learn and grow and think outside the box! If you don’t know what you want to do in your career, research what other people do! Go on linked in and see what people have done and are doing with their education. There are so many avenues open to you, and so many different directions to go, there are no wrong paths, so looking at what another person has done with their degree can give you ideas and show you paths you didn’t even know existed!
Abigail Cherry: Researcher: Life Science Recruiters
Fun Fact about yourself: Currently getting my Master’s degree / I can juggle – Whichever one seems more fun
Inspirational woman in your life: My mom
Advice for women entering the workforce: If there’s a job or field you’re passionate about, go for it! Don’t let yourself be convinced that you can’t do something because it may not be what others expect you to do.
Michelle Laud- Specialty Packaging Recruiter
Fun Fact about yourself: I like fixing things myself. If I can repair it myself (i.e. replacing circuit board components on a flat screen tv), I’ll dig in.
Inspirational woman in your life: My Mom. She was very organized and made things happen.
Advice for women entering the workforce: Go in with a can-do attitude. Never underestimate yourself.
Lindsay Schaaf: Researcher – Specialty Chemical Recruiters
Fun Fact about yourself: I love building Lego’s
Inspirational woman in your life: My mom, and historical figure Marie Curie- I always admired her for being a female pioneer in science
Advice for women entering the workforce: Follow your passions and always be willing to learn to grow.