As a Mogul Influencer, I support its cause to make a bigger difference that you are today and help me make this change for the lives of everyone. I am honored to be selected as a Mogul Influencer. I believe that being more proactive and working towards making an impact to everyone I come across in my daily life is a passion. I believe that the meaning behind Mogul is very inspiring and empowers women and people around the world to step out of their comfort zone to try and make a difference or a contribution to others.
Recently, I came across several industry leader posts, where the gist of them was, what are the quantifications of a “leader, expert, influencer, change agent, change leader, social change driver, etc.” How we measure success truly has been dictated to us by many societal, educational, professional, and family preconceived beliefs that a person must be one way or the other. Rather than what impact are they making on the world, their job, community, family, and themselves. I have had a successful career with amazing companies and projects that support my current body of knowledge. Now, I choose to find innovative ways to create social and change impacts on the lives of others in a national and global footprint, using this knowledge. The baby boomer generation, in my opinion, should be more proactive with the younger ones to enable us to drive our country and economics to be sustainable over time. If we are still, “innocent bystanders” then the results of where we see our families, children, and they will not necessarily reach its full potential in future years. We have an opportune time in our society, economy, and technologies to drive major shifts in industries, education, and corporate America for the betterment of all, not just one class versus the other.
One of my newest endeavors is being a new, women-owned business owner, speaker, social media contributor, and scholar. As part of my projects, I mentor over 30 students working in their prospective careers as the first "team" who are called "etchers". Stands for "making your mark on the world". I have designed a program within my company that promotes jobs and career management/advice to students no matter their career path. I hope in the coming year, I am able to shed light on this issue that so many college students face in the US and beyond; especially women. This issue of not carrying the younger generations into sustainable careers has been around for over 30 years and it is not improving; it is worse than ever.
Personal accomplishments included being a published poet for over the last eleven years where she has received a Distinguished Poets Award for 2002 and is a non-fictional writer. Giving back to the community over the years by promoting reading in the school systems in Vancouver, Washington is a personal passion. Mentored over 50 people [college students, career changers, military members] professionally and academically in career management, resume writing, job placement, and networking, showing them how to find internships, developing career portfolio and career advancement; six who have moved on to obtain full-time employment.
Victoria is a scholar, her Ph.D. at Walden University in Management, specializing in Leadership & Organizational Change. This year, Victoria has launched her community to community campaign for helping others and companies to show them that there are new ways to solving existing organizational and social challenges in a company, and being a sought that align to a permanent role. She is a member of National Association of Professional Women and Project Management Institute since 2013.
High School: Member of Future Business Leaders of America, and maintained a strong interest in business management, global issues, writing nonfiction and poetry. Graduating in 1988 from Middletown High with an emphasis in Business, Victoria began taking college courses at a local community college while working part-time. In 1996, she transferred her credits to George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, where she still maintained her degree interests in English Literature. However, in fall of 1996, she transitioned towards obtaining a B.A. in International Business. Using the resources available and through research in her classes, Victoria expanded her interests to Non-fictional writing and global issues. Throughout attending her undergraduate degree program, Victoria worked full-time in the International Finance Management Consulting, Marketing, Information Technology, Training, Banking, and Finance industries to gain practical experience towards building a solid career.
To gain international exposure, in 1997, she took part in a Harvard Model UN conference, held in Budapest, Hungary on the UNDP panel. As a U.S. delegate, she actively participated in lectures, brainstorming and plenary sessions held at the University of Budapest and the Hungarian parliament. Discussing important issues such as world hunger, mines in third world countries and countries not paying their dues to the United Nations. Expanding her undergraduate studies, by studying economics, religions, international and administrative law, she found herself immersed with an interest in European Studies as a focus. The university offered a winter course in 1998, in the studies of US, Europe, NATO, European Union, and the effects of the Euro. Victoria took part in lectures, debates, demonstrations, and presentations at Oxford and Amsterdam University, Europol, NATO, European Union, and the Netherlands State Bank where they were starting to print the Euro.
By the time of graduation in 1999, Victoria was working for KPMG Consulting as a Senior Management Analyst-Technical Writer where she worked on internal projects that supported the consultants worldwide. Some of these projects included writing on-line content for the new Website, aiding in developing and implementing training documentation and programs helping the quality assurance department in the verification content being inserted into a database of existing and new methodologies. In addition, she took on a project that required learning several new software programs. While working with a project manager to design technical and user documentation, training programs where she expanded her knowledge to share with other consultants and upper management.
Victoria has been employed by Verizon Communications, Enterprise Marketing Solutions Group, in the Telecommunications, Voice, and Data industries where she managed complex opportunities in a variety of market segments-industries with a range in value of $5-$150+ Million. Nominated in 2001 for a Verizon Excellence Award in completing a complex opportunity valued at $20 Million, Victoria has both a strong work ethic, exemplifies supporting a high-energy teaming environments, managing at the highest level of consistency to ensure best practices and processes are implemented. Her position as a Proposal Manager encompasses many phases using advance project management skills depending upon the contracting requirements, dollar values, whether it is a Request for Proposal, Request for Information and/or Request for Quotation or Unsolicited Proposal, which determines the complex Proposed Solution for our customers. Depending on the role assignment, determined the responsibilities performed by the Proposal Manager. Regularly, Victoria has acted in the role of both the Opportunity Manager and Proposal Manager on RFP's that do or do not require additional support from Opportunity/Vertical Markets management. She completed an MBA in Technology Project Management from the University of Phoenix in September 2008 where she graduated with a 3.67 GPA.
I am fortunate enough to have a career that has afforded me the knowledge and strong foundation of integrity, strong work ethic, and the fortitude to max out every opportunity that has been presented to me. Look for our "Crowdfunding" compaign in July on "KickStarter and Gofundme.com". Suppor us and join our mailing list at www.etching-it.com @Mogul | #Influencer | @etching_it | [email protected]