Women of Flagship: Week 3

Published March 17, 2022

Categories: Employees, IDEA Group, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Spotlight

Women’s History Month is a time dedicated to honoring and celebrating women who have changed, shaped and impacted our world. This month, we are highlighting women of Flagship who are paving the way and making history in their own ways!

Michele

MICHELE B.

Vice President, Legal
Flagship Employee Since: June 2022

Which woman/women have influenced you the most in your professional life?

My mother, who is the mayor of the town I grew up in, and my former manager, who served as General Counsel and now serves on the boards of technology companies in the Bay Area.

What has been your most significant contribution to Flagship’s history?

Revamping the legal landscape and getting the company focused on employee engagement and avoiding litigation.

Stephenie

STEPHENIE M.

Internal Communications Manager
Flagship Employee Since: November 2018

Which woman/women have influenced you the most in your professional life?

I have been very fortunate to have worked with extraordinary women throughout the entirety of my career. They are intelligent, successful, hardworking, driven, creative, courageous and somehow make it look easy to juggle work and family life. From each of them, I have received immeasurable pieces of mentorship and guidance that have helped mold me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

Most recently, I must give huge thanks and appreciation to Susan Barry, Flagship’s Vice President of Marketing. Working under her I not only learned a lot, but she sets the bar high for the type of leader I aspire to be.

What has been your most significant contribution to Flagship’s history?

I am proud to have been at the forefront of developing and driving Flagship’s IDEA Group, Employee Resource Groups and the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts as a whole.

What mark do you hope to make at Flagship?

My hope is to pay it forward and be an impactful mentor for others.

Josephine

JOSEPHINE A.

Senior Recruiter
Flagship Employee Since: January 2015

Which woman/women have influenced you the most in your professional life?

My mom. She was such a high achiever in both her education and professional life. She wanted to provide the best life for her family and although she was only 4’11”, she was as feisty as they come. She is my definition of confidence and success, and I strive to be like her every day.

What has been your most significant contribution to Flagship’s history?

I’d like to think I’ve played an integral part in growing our IFM division to where it is today. When I was first hired, IFM was just starting to grow. It’s nice knowing that for most of the IFM employees, I most likely sourced them directly or played some part in their hiring process. It’s also been wonderful to build relationships with all of the IFM managers over the years and to contribute to the mentorship of other recruiters.

What mark do you hope to make at Flagship?

I hope that when other teammates think of me, they think “she’s an awesome recruiter that gets the job done,” and that I’m a reliable/efficient partner that matches a high work ethic and will always follow up and follow through.

Sandy

SANDY E.

Fleet Manager
Flagship Employee Since: January 2015

Which woman/women have influenced you the most in your professional life?

I have always had a great deal of respect for Eleanor Roosevelt. I keep in mind this quote from her, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Always remembering this has enabled me to accomplish professional goals I never thought I could.

What has been your most significant contribution to Flagship’s history?

Collaborating on creating a successful and safe Fleet operations department for Flagship.

Alejandra

ALEJANDRA R.

Facility Administrator
Flagship Employee Since: May 2014

Which woman/women have influenced you the most in your professional life?

The women that have influenced me in my life most are my mother and grandmother. They have taught me the importance of being a responsible, independent and hardworking woman. They’ve taught me that through hard work and determination success is accomplished. Through their lessons and values, I have evolved into the woman I am today.

What has been your most significant contribution to Flagship’s history?

My greatest contribution(s) to Flagship would be my positive attitude, work ethic and dedication to my role and responsibilities.

What mark do you hope to make at Flagship?

The mark that I would hope to make at Flagship, would be my dedication to completing work tasks and responsibilities and my dedication to helping and supporting our front-line workers.