Tosha , a Relay Shop Supervisor, has worked for the City of Tacoma at Tacoma Power for 14 ½ years. Starting as an Electrical Trainee with no experience in the electrical industry she worked her way up through two apprenticeships and was ultimately promoted to Supervisor. Through her time working at Tacoma Power she experienced much adversity being a young women in a male dominated industry. She refused to let that stop her. Tosha participated on many teams and committees to gain exposure and build relationships around the organization. She found her passion and dedicated her time to helping those around her. In 2013 she received the Active Advocate award from the Washington Women in Trades Association. Most recently she was invited to be the first Intern with the City Manager’s Office to help her gain exposure to the General Government side of the industry. There she spent 8 weeks in the internship learning about governmental processes, policies, and initiatives while developing a large network of new relationships in parts of the organization that she had never worked with before. Tosha is currently attending Western Governors University working towards receiving a Bachelors degree in Business Management.
Tosha will discuss her experience working in a male dominated industry, how working with great women inspired her to change her career goals and how she deals with imposter syndrome.
Tickets include admission, light appetizers, and beverages. Networking is encouraged however soliciting prohibited.