YKK has many women working in a variety of roles who are making a positive difference for women everywhere.
Having been with YKK for more than forty years, Toni Maney is a great example of someone who is setting a positive example for women who want to succeed in their careers. She started out as one of two customer service reps and is now an inside sales rep.
“I have my own customer base in YKK’s East and Central Region,” says Maney. “Inside sales involves dealing with current customers as well as working with potential customers and assisting their needs. I also support outside sales.”
Maney says she believes her greatest accomplishment in her career has been longevity and truly enjoying what she does. “I haven’t moved much within YKK because I started as a customer service rep, but that paved the way to do what I enjoy today.”
When asked what advice she has to offer women to succeed in their careers, Maney says, “Don’t be afraid to voice what you want from your career. I like to ask people about their story, and hopefully I can gain something from their experiences that will help me, and I can offer support and encouragement to someone by telling them about my own life experiences.
“A lot has changed during the past forty years, and I believe these changes are very positive because more paths have opened up for women to grow in their careers.
“I like my job because though it is fast paced, it is never boring, and it doesn’t hurt that I like to talk. I have customers that I also have the privilege of calling my friends.