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Airport Public Affairs Director Offers Women Career Advice
By Roishina Henderson

Challenges in the workplace, bringing passion to one’s work, multi-tasking and rewards of working in a dynamic environment were among many of the issues Myrna White addressed during a recent panel discussion.

White, the Public Affairs director at Hartsfield-Jackson, was one of four featured guests during an August 16 Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Spotlight Luncheon.

At the Chamber’s invitation, White participated in a panel discussion with three other female executives who shared their stories about reaching the upper echelons of the corporate arena – a world almost exclusively dominated by men.

White recalled how she began as a broadcast journalism intern in Florida, but soon realized a career in broadcasting was not the path she wanted to pursue. She eventually landed a job as a newspaper reporter, and later moved into the public affairs arena. “As a little girl growing up in Dublin, Ga.,” said White, “I would have never thought I would have a career working at the world’s busiest airport.” More than 85 million passengers traveled through Hartsfield-Jackson in 2006.

Other panelists included Sabrina Crawford, co-owner and services director at Heritage Cadillac Saab Car dealership; Claudia Mertl, president of Leisure Lines Playground and Recreation Equipment and Cindy Kelley, group vice president of Heritage Bank.

Clayton County Women in Business Council Chairperson Crystal Black said the luncheons serve as avenues for influential businesswomen to network. “What a great opportunity to hear success stories from successful women,” Black offered.

© 2007 Hartsfield-Jackson News. A Publication from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. All rights reserved.


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