Women’s History Month is here! In honor of the trailblazing leaders, inventors, creators and thinkers, we’re spending a minute with some fantastic Women of Envoy to learn more about their careers and their appreciation for women’s history.
First up, let’s hear from Anelys Montejo who is a supervisor for Ramp Services at Miami International Airport (MIA).
What is your Envoy story?
I’ve been with Envoy since September 2018. It’s been a great experience so far! In three years, I moved up to Ramp Manager.
It’s been a challenging job, but it helps you grow. I love what I do, and I love to learn new things every chance I get.
What’s the significance of Women’s History Month to you? Favorite historical figure?
Women’s History Month is important to me because it makes me feel grateful for what we have, the independence and the freedom to follow our dreams, all thanks to strong women that one way or another had fought for it.
One of my favorite historical figures has to be Frida Kahlo. She came from a country where there was not equality, and that didn’t stop her. She was fierce and bold, and got her point across.
Why is celebrating gender diversity inside and outside of the workplace important to you?
Celebrating gender diversity is important to me because it makes everyone feel special and unique.
Who in your life has inspired you, or is your role model, as a woman?
My role model will always be my mother. She’s the strongest woman I know, she never gives up, and she’s always willing to help everyone she can. She’s also a beautiful soul and my right hand.
What advice do you have for young women who are beginning to plan their careers?
My advise to young women is that it’s okay to fail. It’s okay to hesitate. It’s okay to have insecurities, because we are all human. What’s not okay is to give up.
The sky is the limit, so don’t stop dreaming. Set small goals one at a time, so you will have more control and reach them faster.
Tell us one surprising fact about yourself that others may not know.
I have an artistic side! I love crafting and art is something that comes to me naturally. I usually do it as stress relief .