A Salute to Women Who “Dare to Dream"
By DeAllous Smith
A field of dreams is a fascinating place where the rules are simple: there are no rules. Anything is possible. Just ask a young girl about her career aspirations and words like ballerina, nurse, singer, lawyer and princess come to mind.
In honor of leaders -- past, present and future -- who dream, the world’s busiest airport saluted women in aviation during a special program March 27 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
“We were delighted to host our second program in observance of Women’s
History Month,” said Tracy Gilbert, special programs manager. During
the event, Airport officials acknowledged 28 Department of Aviation female
employees who exhibit outstanding leadership, customer service and a commitment
A selection committee chose the honorees after reviewing entries from business unit managers and peers. “Throughout the world, women have made significant strides in moving the needle towards workplace equality,” said Gilbert. This program is an opportunity to show appreciation to our employees while serving as a mentoring opportunity for future generations.”
The program featured a parade of the honorees and video presentation, a Dress For Success fashion show and a panel discussion. Pre-event activities included on-site cosmetics and skin care consultations from Bare Escentuals, a jewelry display from S. Kenny Designs and massage therapy treatments by Massage Envy.
Panelists included Jackie Sweatt-Essick, environmental program manager,
Federal Aviation Administration; Sandy Gordon, vice president of in-flight
service, Delta Air Lines; Peggy Sauer-Clark, vice president of in-flight
service, AirTran Airways; Jill Myers, senior director of property management
and leasing, HMS Host; Beverly Harvard, deputy federal security director,
Transportation Security Administration and Kathryn Masters, senior civil
engineer, planning and development, Hartsfield-Jackson.
More than 80 female students from the Airport’s various Partners in Education schools also attended the event. The M.D. Roberts Middle School Girls Chorus of Jonesboro performed.
Charlotte Bassett – Atlanta Police
Sarah Berry – Marketing and Business Development
Melva Brown – Executive Office
Janice Bryan Maintenance
Debra Billings – Maintenance
Delores Coleman – Maintenance
Melody Dunn – Atlanta Police
Dawn Daniels-Muhammad – Information Services Division
Mattie Davis – Maintenance
Lillie Echols – Maintenance
Shawanda Freeman – Contracts Division
Gail Feltman – Planning & Development
Erinn Graham – Information Services Division
Johnnie-Lou Hallett – Security
Kareba Hubbard – Information Services Division
Mar Jimenez – Executive Conference Center
Sharon Jones – Information Services Division
Sandra Johnson-Moore – Maintenance
Karen Korir – Planning & Development
Michelle Longmore – Information Services Division
Letitia Lopez – Maintenance
Gloria McCain – Atlanta Police Department
Marshan Oden – Human Resources
Sylvia O’Neal – Office of Public Affairs
Milyn Pregge – Finance
Katie Stanciel – Parking
Nancy Sands – Maintenance
Joyce Tomlinson – Ground Transportation
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