Elena Henry, Senior Project Engineer at Tempe, Ariz.-based general contracting firm Johnson Carlier, was recently honored at the Business and Professional Women of Arizona State Convention, naming her 2014 Woman of the Year. She was recognized for her contributions to the Phoenix local organization throughout the 2013-14 year.
Each year, the woman of the year chair reviews the contributions of women who make a difference in their local community, through committee work, BPW activity participation, civic engagement, as well as her community service contributions. A vote from the executive board and members is sought to confirm the candidate selection.
A spokesperson for the Phoenix BPW, said “(Elena) lights up any room with her positive energy and injects her inquiring mind to allow those present to consider alternative solutions to a task at hand.”
In addition to her community, industry and chapter accomplishments, Henry has a unique path to arrive at this leadership recognition. She came to the U.S. 22 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal to further her education at Arizona State University. She is currently the Treasurer of Phoenix BPW, a position she served in for two years.