Memorial is celebrating Women’s History Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. These inspiring women were nominated by their peers. We hope you enjoy learning more about them!
Ashley works with our tiniest patients in the Neonatal ICU as a registered nurse. She is also a Certified Fitness Instructor, and her nominator says, “She inspires others by her positive ‘you can do it!’ attitude which is infectious. Ashley has accomplished her goals with the greatest attitude while juggling multiple schedules.”
When asked how she supports Memorial’s mission to heal, inspire, and transform the health of our community, her nominator wrote, “Ashley exemplifies Memorial’s mission by living a healthy lifestyle herself, inspiring, leading and encouraging others in the community to do the same.”
We asked Ashley a few questions to get to know her more.
What goes through your mind when you think of women who joined the workforce before you?
“Pioneers is the first word that comes to mind. I feel as though women throughout the years before me all had to be held to a higher standard and have paved a respectable path for all of us today and those to come. These women had to fight and show that they did not just have a job in their household to fulfill, but also one at their workplace. And that women can do both jobs simultaneously so very well.”
Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you.
“Absolutely. My mother served in the Air Force for 20+ years, retired at the young age of only 38, and while having to tend to two children and a husband she decided she wasn’t done serving others in her community just yet. My mom decided to go back to nursing school at a later stage in her life and I’ve never been more proud. She successfully graduated at the age of 40 and became the most caring and inspiring nurse I know to this day.”
What is one thing you wish more people knew about women in the workplace?
“That there is no difference between women and men in the workplace.”
Congratulations on your nomination, Ashley, and thank you for all you do to support our patients and the community!