Women United Spotlight: Tami Pilot-Matias
Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Tami Pilot-Matias and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here.
What year did you join Women United?
What is your professional background?
I retired in September 2018 after a 35 year career at Abbott/AbbVie as a research scientist and director of a research group.
What originally inspired you to be a part of Women United?
I have been a long-time contributor to United Way of Lake County, as I believe it is important to support my local community. I am particularly interested in Women United’s focus on early childhood education, and now that I have retired and have more free time it seemed like the time was right.
What does early childhood education mean to you?
My mother spent her career in early childhood education, first as a kindergarten teacher and later as a teacher and administrator at the community college level, training future teachers and child care providers. I learned from her how important it is to reach vulnerable children as early as possible.
What has surprised you most about being involved in Women United?
The unselfish passion and commitment that these women bring to the table.
What does Women United mean to you?
I have only recently joined, but I look forward to the opportunity to make connections with like-minded women who want to make a meaningful difference in our community.
What would you say to a woman who is interested in becoming a member of Women United?
Come to a meeting and meet some of the members – you will find them to be friendly, welcoming, and committed to doing good things.
(Note: see below to learn more about Women United’s next informational meeting.)
Women United has periodic informational meetings, called Wine & Learns. The next Wine & Learn is on January 31, 2019 from 6-7:30 PM in Libertyville at a member’s home. Interested? Contact Janice Scarbalis at firstname.lastname@example.org.