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Yvette L. Gray

Daily Record Staff//May 14, 2021

Yvette L. Gray

By Daily Record Staff

//May 14, 2021

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Human Resources Business Partner
U. S. Department of Commerce

What have you had to change during the past year to make sure you were still “serving” even if the approach had to change?

I recognized early on that my normal interpersonal interactions were going to have to change and change quickly if I was still going to be able to make an impact in the community. What I changed the most was the method of serving, from in-person to virtual.

The result included chairing and leading the first virtual conference for an association, serving as an on-line moderator for a six-month web series, and establishing a covid-safe mobile food pantry to address food insecurity in our community.

How do you define mentoring and what steps do you take to ensure it is a priority and just part of your job duties?

One of my life’s mottos is, “We make a living by what we get—we make a life by what we give.” For me, being a men- tor is to encourage, shape, support and sponsor someone else who is trying to achieve something that you have experience with. Nothing is more satisfying than to see someone’s success based on what I have poured into them.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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