Meritor's Vice President of Quality Receives Role Model Award from Alternatives for Girls
"Women are underrepresented in STEM careers," the
The Role Model Award is the premier annual fundraising event for Alternatives for Girls. The organization helps homeless and high-risk girls as well as young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation. The girls and young women also learn to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe and make positive choices in their lives. Since 1989, the organization has honored exceptional women with the Role Model Award for their professional accomplishments, personal attributes and community commitment.
"When I was notified that I was receiving this award from Alternatives for Girls, it took my breath away because this organization's work is truly life-changing," Taliaferro said. "Many of the young girls come to this organization with no hope, no direction, and I want to be part of that hope."
Taliaferro was nominated for the Role Model Award by
"Linda's advancement to positions of increasing responsibility, along with her high level of motivation and passion to open doors for others, represents what girls and young women can do with an education focusing on STEM," Good said. "Our message to the girls we serve is that we expect them to succeed and lead the way to steer others on the right path, just as Linda has done. We want them to also be leaders and role models – our community needs them."
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