|Vol. 18 No. 51||
Monday August 5, 2019
“Now in its twelfth year, WomenVenture, a week-long social and networking event during last month’s big EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, attracted hundreds of women who are part of the aviation community and enjoy getting together to be inspired, to network, and to just plain have fun.
“More than a thousand women gathered in Boeing Plaza for the WomenVenture’s annual group photo, with most participants wearing their purple WomenVenture t-shirts.
““Our annual WomenVenture photo is a family reunion for us,” says Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian (above).
““If we could bottle the energy in Boeing Plaza during this gathering, we could light up the sky,” Peggy declared.
“For many participants, taking part in this annual photo is a favorite part of AirVenture week.
“The backdrop for the 2019 photo is a beautiful United Airlines Boeing 787-8 with an all-female flight crew.
“WomenVenture Wednesday" began with WAI’s Connect Breakfast, attended by more than 400 enthusiastic participants, and featuring former naval aviator and Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who shared her story of safely landing Southwest Airlines flight 1380 and talked about her upcoming book, Nerves of Steel.
“After the Boeing Plaza photo, the annual WomenVenture Power Lunch was held in Theater in the Woods and featured U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell. KC (her call letters) served in combat over Iraq.
““WomenVenture is a terrific way to share the passion we feel for aviation. Surrounded by airplanes and good friends, who would not enjoy today?” said Dr. Chabrian.
““A special thanks to United Airlines, one of our long-time supporters, not just with WomenVenture, but with ‘Girls in Aviation Day,’ as well,” she declared.
Meet Carly (right) and Karen Barry (left), who have a story to tell of pioneering in the ground transportation business in Southern Florida.
Karen is a working Mom, who in 2007 was joined by daughter Carly, at her company, Ever-Green Express.
Karen is no overnight sensation either.
She has operated her company for the past 22 years, moving from serving as a school teacher and then into founding Ever-Green Express after learning a bit about trucking from her husband, who did ad hoc charters.
“Operating this cartage company and keeping it a manageable size, (the key to our success) we feel is the best way to operate.”
In other words, here are two women looking for long-term relationships.
Today, Carly said she is out on the hustings, promoting and marketing Ever-Green with the message:
“Let’s start something together,” sums up the approach nicely.
What is apparent, is that this Mom and daughter duo really are into, both the trucking, and enjoying working together.
While we were talking to these ladies, several people on the show floor at CNS (where we met them) were coming by, saying hello, smiling and high fiving the duo, who seem to be enjoying the ride of their lives.
Karen and Carly are active in the AirForwarders Association, and also belong to Women In Trucking.
Being a woman in the trucking business may still be a bit unusual for some, but being able to operate in a very competitive atmosphere, whilst raising two children as a single parent certainly tested Karen’s mettle.
But in 2019, both mother and daughter and the son, who these days is building a career working for the Walt Disney Company, seem to be doing all right.
“I have always been a very positive ‘can do—nothing is impossible’ person,” Karen confides.
“When I was younger, I moved from being a cheerleader and loving it, to being named ‘Soybean Queen’, of Christian County, Illinois.
“I’ve had some issues affecting my eyes, so my daughter, who is trained in finance, joined me to help take our small trucking company based in Tampa and Orlando to the next generation.
“We currently operate five tractor trailers, one reefer and have ten drivers and about 20 people in all, with everyone focused on delivering value for money.
“Ever-Green is ready when you are,” Karen smiled, “or did somebody say already say that,” she laughed.
“Our advantage as a company, in addition to location near the main runway at Orlando, our bonded warehouse, screening facility and other pluses is that we make ourselves an integral part of your shipping equation, every step of the way, day and night.
“Others talk quality—we are on it all the time and deliver, with no excuses.
“When my phone rings, day or night for any reason, I answer the call,” said Karen.
“Yeah, and if my Mom is indisposed, I pick up the call,” Carly chimes in.
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Never enough music like this, dear reader.
We hope, whilst reading about some truly outstanding women in air cargo like this mother/daughter dynamo in Florida, you will plug in or amp up or top it all off with this brief encounter that includes some truly outstanding ladies of song.
For us it’s a share thing.
Maybe you never heard of Mabel Mercer.
But after you hear this lady deliver “Ace In The Hole,” you might never forget her.
I’ve always liked Doris Day, who, sorry to report, died recently. Her pop hit “Guy Is A Guy,” always sounds like summer. Doris, also here, with the Andre Previn Trio delivers “Close Your Eyes,” to perfection.
Andre, who also passed recently, went on to a very successful career in classical music, where he wrote operas and concertos, in addition to conducting The London Symphony.
Have always loved “Lazy Afternoon,” our title tune here.
First heard Kaye Ballard deliver this great song in “The Golden Apple,” a now mostly forgotten Broadway play from the mid 1950s.
But the show stopper is Shirley Horn, who unlocks a vocal reading like melting butter, that could only be a song of summer.
Sarah Vaughan (Sassy) delivers “Make Yourself Comfortable,” as only Sassy could and did!
Lena Horne’s “Stormy Weather,” and the incomparable Nancy Wilson’s “Nearness of You,” round out a musical tour-de force for an early August Musicale.
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