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Anna Gavin

Anna Gavin

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Anna Gavin

Fireline Corporation

What is your most significant accomplishment?

In December 2009, I took over as president of my family’s business at the age of 27 following the unexpected death of my father. I was the only family member working in the business at the time. Since then, I have doubled the company’s revenues and grown the business to 250 wonderful employees. I was (and continue to be) faced with many challenges including working in the male-dominated construction industry as well as transitioning the business into a new world of technologies and business practices.

What is your most significant personal accomplishment

My most significant personal accomplishment is difficult to pinpoint because so much of my adult life has intertwined my personal and professional life. I think my most significant achievement has been to bring attention to men in my industry that women are, in fact, excellent leaders, even when they do not share a traditionally technical background. I have informally built groups of women who have educated men in our industry on why the promotion of women in their organizations is important.

This is an honoree 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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