Iraci Ludvina Goelzer Alapont, 73, is a stalwart of PMI’s Porto Alegre office in Brazil, having worked for the company for 45 years. After almost half a century of service, Iraci shows age is no barrier as she continues to demonstrate energy for her work, and makes sure to fit in her regular Pilates classes.
The Sales Regional Assistant is a popular and committed team member, and was nominated by her peers for her passion, her organizational skills and her warmth.
How long have you been working at PMI? How did you get to where you are today?
I have been working for PMI for 45 years. I started working in the finance department in 1973, before moving on to sales as a secretary. I was always very dedicated and committed to the business, and I believe I’m here today because I was able to adapt to all the changes the company went through.
What skills or traits do you think women need the most to get ahead in business?
I believe women have to be independent first, and then organized. If we don’t keep our tasks and resources organized, we lose time and focus.