One of WiC’s prestigious mentors is Aelea Christofferson, President of ATL RespOrg Services. Aelea is a telecom veteran with 35 years in the industry. Prior to her current role she owned and operated her own company, ATL Communications, for 18 years. She began her career with Pacific Bell. In addition to being a telecom leader and running a business, Aelea is running for Congress in Oregon.
Aelea believes that if something is wrong, it’s your job to fix it. She has woven that core principle into everything she’s done – her motto is “stand up and fight for what is right.” In fact, that’s why she is running for Congress — to stand up and fight to heal Oregonians who need better health care, to heal our economy and to do what she can to heal Congress.
When asked why she wanted to volunteer her valuable time to the WiC Mentorship Program Aelea said, “I have had a long and successful career in telecom and would like to be of help to a woman working her way in this field. There are so few women who own telecom companies that I feel that support is needed.”
Aelea is passionate about integrity in business, opportunity for everyone, doing things for the industry that are beyond just what is good for your company. “I also love to work to move people forward from we have always done this way to what is the best way,” she said.
Currently Aelea is available as a WiC’s mentor and is looking forward to guiding another ambitious WiC member in accomplishing her goals and navigating roadblocks and challenges along the way.
If you are interested in being matched with Aelea in the WiC Mentorship program, or would like to learn more about the Mentorship program, please email WiC Mentoring Committee Chair Julie Dzubay or Committee Member Keli Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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