I have been with the same supplier for close to a decade & there are a couple of reasons that have contributed to my stay with this supplier. The key reason is the great labor culture & the fact that they create an environment where women can also excel & even take up high positions. I started as a junior worker who would take shoppers through the process of uninstalling the washable filters, cleaning them then re-installing them & controlling the temperature control. After some time shadowing the best supervisors while they worked, I perfected my skills in more complex processes such as duct sealing & installing air ducts. The team that integrated me after I graduated from the apprentice program only had a single female who was myself. After working with the team for a year, I became the senior leader. By then, both of us were specializing in air quality systems. This was such a great time for me, a lady leading the department. With the new position came new challenges. The guys in the team did not suppose in my skills in executing complex processes like the replacement of media air cleaners. They did not suppose that I knew my way around complex heat & A/C products. There are times I felt like I was doing a lot to prove myself to them. I would lead the team in adjusting indoor air quality by executing a couple of things including keeping the air filters & air ducts disinfect via the duct cleaning process. Despite the challenges, I would consistently seek to improve my skills when it came to heating pumps & media media air cleaners. I now head a couple of departments at my supplier & I am the most recognized worker at the local business.