Think Global Flight, around the world flight of adventure promoting S.T.E.M. education and inspiring students through real world learning.
What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?
“You are a girl. Good girls do not fly.” I dreamt of flying ever since I can remember. However, my dreams were kept to myself because “Good girls don’t fly.” Instead I channeled my ambition in the direction of special education and family. My dream became reality in 1997 when I earned my private pilot license. At the same time I discovered the power of aviation in the classroom. This is when I knew my mission in life was to inspire people to work toward their dreams.
How do you define success for yourself and for your business?
In the true spirit of FedEx, Think Global Flight believes that every young person deserves a chance to achieve an education and access opportunities that lead to success in a challenging and exciting career and in life. We are committed to helping diverse young people succeed by changing what's possible in their lives. Overcoming obstacles, reaching their full potential and become the future leaders driving our businesses, communities and the global marketplace. Success inspires to achieve!
How would you use the FedEx SMB Grant money to make a significant impact on your business and/or on others?
The goals of Think Global Flight, as well as personally, serve as the capstone for all of the organizational efforts that will be positively impacted through the grant funds used for visits to students spanning the globe sharing the importance of S.T.E.M. The around the world flight enables us to span the Earth to form a bridge between students across the globe for all ages and economic backgrounds creating a greater awareness for the importance of S.T.E.M. disciplines in our global society.