Testimonials

WALK Testimonials

Why Did You Get Involved with WALK?

The following employees explain their involvement in WALK and what it means to them.

Amy Abo, Kaman Fuzing & Precision Products

Amy Abo, Kaman Fuzing & Precision Products

"Leadership is so important in corporate environments. Women’s leadership is equally important because in such a male dominated field it’s easy to get lost. Joining WALK to advocate for women in leadership in our organization was one of my many motives. I’m passionate about closing the gap and seeing more qualified women in leadership positions at Kaman."

Martha Gallagher, Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products

Martha Gallagher, Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products

It wasn’t what motivated me to get involved, but who! About three years ago, Chief Human Resources Officer Greg Troy asked me to check out some of the meetings that Darlene Smith, VP & General Manager of Air Vehicles & MRO, had started having with a small group of women from Aerosystems. Around that time, I had also heard about the ‘Lean In’ movement created by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO. This movement explores issues women face in the workplace and how we sometimes hold ourselves back in our careers. I thought this topic would be great for the group to explore and we started having a book discussion, which is how I became more involved. From there, a colleague and I took on more responsibility for the Bloomfield, Connecticut group by adding structure and workshops until the group folded in under the WALK initiative.