Volunteer of the Quarter – Empowering Women and Girls Globally

Volunteer of the Quarter – Empowering Women and Girls Globally

By Eileen Brewer, Symantec's Senior Manager, Security Appliances Team, MV

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:00am

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to those in need. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

This quarter we recognize Eileen Brewer, Senior Manager, Security Appliances Team, and her work to empower women and girls globally in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She is involved with three organizations that leverage technology and mentorship programs to encourage female empowerment and career development for women in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East: the TechWomen ProgramWomen’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange (WAKE), and GirlHype South Africa.

I have been volunteering since I was a child. I started volunteering at the library, putting books back on the shelves, and then at a local convalescent hospital where I wheeled the elderly to the cafeteria for their meals. I don’t recall a time in my life when I was not volunteering. When I had young children I volunteered where young children could be involved, for example one year we volunteered at the Special Olympics helping the participants get from one event to the next. On average I volunteer about 15 hours per month with peaks and lows throughout the year depending on the events.

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