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"I like to encourage people. And when it comes to pursuing professional or personal goals—these are my words of encouragement: Go to the places that others only dream about, do the things that you know you can do, and the challenges that lie ahead are stepping-stones to your greatest achievements,” advised Alicia Goodwin, advanced quality engineer for Trane Technologies Commercial HVAC Americas business.
These are words she lives by.
As a teenager, Alicia liked participating in STEM activities, learning how different materials shape various products, and hands-on learning--leading to her great achievement: her career as an engineer. She enjoys what she does and seeks opportunities to develop and grow.
Investing in herself
Advancing her career is her goal, and between working with her leader and leveraging company resources, she’s working to make it happen.
“I’m a member of Women in Manufacturing to connect and learn from other women engineers. Trane Technologies also offers different programs. I participated in a Women in Action cohort, where I networked, learned how to be a leader, and gained new skills. Right now, I’m in the Black Leader Mentoring cohort. We meet monthly to talk about different topics like conflict resolution, how to present yourself, and how people who look like me—and may find it difficult to speak in a meeting and be heard--can find their voice,” shared Alicia.
"My manager told me about the opportunities and put my name forward to join both programs. I’m grateful that my manager is in my corner, helping me get where I want to go.”
The support she gets from her manager, team, and family fuels her growth and development.