Panel Presentation and Discussion at:
2 Park Drive, Rockland, ME
March 1, 2017
5:15pm - 7:30pm
We are kicking off International Women’s History Month with a panel of bold women who have amassed years of experience working in positions that are traditionally held by men.
Our panel of pioneers includes a sheriff, a harbor master and a former Air Force Officer who later founded her own chemical manufacturing company. The panel will share their very real stories of breaking the glass ceiling – and sometimes not being able to!
Women's History Month (March) is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In line with this, our panel of women from our own community will inspire us by sharing their experiences navigating a professional role that was traditionally held by males.
Join us for an informative and entertaining discussion that will cover topics such as breaking stereotypes, dealing with frustrating challenges and achieving successful breakthroughs.
Karla Doremus-Transfield graduated from the US Air Force Academy with a BS in Biology in 1984. She spent six years as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force working on the development and acquisition of satellite-based and ground-based military communication systems. During that time she earned an MBA from Babson College. After leaving the Air Force she joined General Chemical Corporation where she spent 14 years in business and marketing management of various inorganic chemical business units. Tiring of smacking up against the glass ceiling, Karla and a female colleague formed TX-based Heliodor Solutions, LP and spent 11 years manufacturing and marketing a proprietary chemical solution for the removal of hydrogen sulfide from natural gas in the field production environment.
Karla moved to Camden last year after her third child graduated from high school and is currently Global Director – Water Treatment for Gulbrandsen Technologies, a NJ-based chemical manufacturer. She has also become active locally in the Camden Downtown Network Board, the Midcoast Leadership Academy and the Woodstove Alliance. You may also encounter Karla out hiking, cycling, jogging, skiing or walking her dogs!
Sheriff Donna Dennison started her career in Law enforcement in 1985 working as a Corrections Officer and Dispatcher. She left for a few years to work in construction with Steve Dennison, starting a small excavation business. In 1990, Donna came back part-time to Knox County Sheriffs Office. She worked dispatch temporary full-time until hired full time in 1991 working her way up through the ranks. She has never been afraid to try something new.
Abbie Leonard is the Harbor Master in Rockport Harbor. She regulates the use of the harbor, oversees its upkeep, “herds” yachtsmen and women and fishermen. She is one of two female harbor masters in the state
Please register before Friday, Friday, February 24 at 12pm to ensure a spot for this engaging topic. Advance payment and registration is required for this event. Registrants may pay via credit card online, or checks can be mailed to Jodie Heal, Midcoast MWN Treasurer, at Heal Accounting Solutions, P.C., P.O. Box 332, South Thomaston, ME 04858.
Bring a friend and enjoy networking with women from the Midcoast chapter of the Maine Women’s Network.
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