Women United Spotlight: Beth Krenzer
Welcome back to our Women United Spotlight series. If you are interested in learning more about Women United, click here. This week we are continuing to spotlight its members. Join us in learning more about Beth Krenzer and her connection to Women United.
What is your professional background and if you are currently working, what is the name of your company?
My work is as a Global Manufacturing Executive (Industrial Engineer with an MBA). I am retired now, but used to work at Kodak and Cardinal Health with expat assignments in Canada and Brazil and factory start-ups in China, Russia and Nepal for India.
What inspired you originally to be a part of Women United?
I was interested in giving back to my community. I knew about United Way from my Kodak days.
What does early childhood education mean to you? If possible, could you share a personal story of why it’s important to you?
If children get discouraged too early they fall behind and never catch-up. It is key to instill a love of reading, learning and doing projects/experiments early. It is also crucial for children to learn how to work with teams.
What has surprised you most about being involved in Women United?
How warm and friendly and fun the group is and flexible on how one can get involved.
What does Women United mean to you?
Strong Committed Women for a Cause.
What would you say to a woman who is interested in becoming a member of Women United?
Give it a try; you can start out “light”.