“I found out I really loved business.”
Becky Blalock was earning $1.65 an hour working three jobs as a West Georgia College student when she heard of a professor paying $5 an hour for a research assistant. It was an assignment that would change her life.
Not only did the professor’s job help her pay for college, he recognized in her a proclivity for math and synthesizing large pools of data. She went on to a 33-year career at Georgia Power and Southern Company, retiring as chief information officer.
She published a book this year that synthesizes lessons from her career and those of 28 female executives.