She Leads – With Linda Scott
Field Systems Manager
What would you tell your younger self?
To find where my confidence comes from because I have learned that without confidence I was not nearly as effective in my job or anything for that matter. I did some bold things in life for sure but maintaining a true inner confidence did not come til later in my career.
What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?
A.S. Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Science
What was your inspiration and what helped you become successful? How do you define success?
When I moved to a Cox System I had heard what a great place it was to work. So I called to find out how I could get a job in Cox as a technician (this was back in the late 90s) and when they said usually you either have an electronics degree of some sort or you have military experience in comms to get in the door. So I enrolled in college, got my A.S. in Electronics and went to apply for a job as a Field Service Technician. That was in back in 2000 and I haven’t looked back since! I suppose that in itself is my definition of success. Seeking out what you want and making it happen!
What advice do you want to give the next generation of women leaders?
Find your confidence and don’t ever lose it. It took me a long time to figure this out and I found for me there are 2 things. 1) knowledge is power- know your team, know your metrics, know your business like the back of your hand and you will never get caught off guard. 2) my level of fitness- when I was not exercising and eating healthy I did not feel good about myself and that would start to show up to others.