Company: Glenda D. Smith
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Caring deeply about her community and for those with disabilities, Glenda D. Smith established a company, Glenda D. Smith, that provides a wide range of telecommunications consulting and disabilities advocacy services. Ms. Smith founded the company seven years ago and has amassed 35 years of professional experience.
Ms. Smith is recognized as a dedicated professional who excels in quality assurance, science, technical engineering, and mathematics. Throughout her career, she played an instrumental role in implementing a new ordering and billing system in March 1998, and receiving a certification from the Bell Atlantic Corporation in 2000 to order provisioning systems from the company to enter into long-distance businesses. She also taught middle school chemistry and biology before focusing her career on telecommunications and advocacy.
For all her work, she received a special recognition that was presented to her at the Women of Color STEM Conference on October 29, 2010 in Dallas. Ms. Smith was also honored with the Employee of the Year Award by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine in 2008.
Aside from her disability advocacy work, Ms. Smith is also charitably involved with local community organizations. One in particular is the Girlfriends 4 Life Organization, which is a personal nonprofit that promotes the well-being of women, senior citizens and children who are unable to take care of themselves in the local community. The organization collects school supplies, travels to nursing homes, and donates presents to local women and children’s shelters during the holidays.
Ms. Smith attributes her success to her determination, adeptness and the support she receives from her colleagues. In the near future, she aspires to operate a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of child and elder care.
Glenda Smith was originally selected for inclusion in Elite Worldwide Executives and Professionals in November 2013. We are proud to be featuring Ms. Smith again in Elite Worldwide Executives and Professionals for 2014-15.