As a Woman-owned company, we are proud to celebrate, and #empower the fact that 59% of AST employees are female and women hold 53% of leadership roles.
Arria Hines, CEO, said she doesn’t take the idea of being a woman in the technology and political world as a personal challenge. However, she said she recognizes some of the disadvantages women may have when breaking into her field and said that she’s dedicated to #empowering other women around her to grow their businesses and succeed.
Hines said she was raised with the conviction that she can succeed in anything her male counterparts can. She said she encourages women interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields to go for it and tries to mentor and #empower them whenever she can. Furthermore, Hines said she also hopes to dispel the notion that women have to choose between raising a family or running a business.
Today and every day, AST is #empowering all the hardworking female employees that make up #TeamAST. Our world-class team of females are the problem solvers offering support to organizations like the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD).
AST is #EMPOWERED because of our awesome female employees!