Member of AWESOME community describes her own journey

May 15, 20191 minute read

The Memphis Daily Memphian recently published an essay by Roquita Coleman-Williams, Supply Chain Solutions – Sales & Marketing, on the topic of “Choosing your fights in a male-dominated industry.” She mentions attending the AWESOME Symposium in Seattle and also writes about the responsibilities of trying to enlighten and educate others while she’s building her own career.

One of the messages Roquita wants others to hear is that “women who choose to work in male-dominated industries often solve the undesirable problems that others on the team find too cumbersome or simply beneath their stations.” She continues, “The trade-off for this pain is knowing that you are making a difference and that you are creating a space for the women after you to move a bit more freely and to be a bit less constrained.”