Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling


Dr. Julie Gerberding will become the first female director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will appoint her on Wednesday at a ceremony at the CDC's Atlanta headquarters.
A scientist who helped pioneer AIDS protection for hospital workers and went on to battle anthrax has been chosen to head the nation's top public health agency, administration officials said today.
7/3/02- From Christine Shaffer...Another glass ceiling broken!! Reported by Jennifer L. Brown, The Associated Press in the Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/9/02.


Pattye Moore may look like an average mom, but she is the new President of Sonic, a $2 billion fast-food chain, the largest drive-in restaurant company in America. Sonic reported second-quarter net earnings up 29 percent to $7.1 million and more than $2 billion in sales. The company plans to open 190 new drive-ins this fiscal year. Moore said the company gets their best ideas from employees-and from her children.
Moore, a native Oklahoman with a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, moved up quickly in the company. She came to Sonic in 1992 as Vice President of Marketing after handling the company's account at a Tulsa advertising agency. By 2000, Moore, 44, was Executive Vice President. She was promoted to President in January, second only to Chairman and CEO Clifford Hudson.
Moore is also Chairwoman of the National Board of Directors for the Arthritis Foundation and on the board of ONEOK Inc., a Fortune 500 oil and gas company.
Reported by Jennifer L. Brown, The Associated Press in the Topeka Capital-Journal 6/9/02.

Sally Crawford didn't know anything about using a personal computer when she lost her job as a secretary in the midst of a recession, but she decided to start her own business.
Her first contract was to train students in PC computing. So she rented a friend's computer for $10 a day and learned enough to teach the class.

Twenty years later, Crawford is chief executive officer of Crawford and Associates International, a custom training company in Palo Alto, Calif., whose clients include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, PepsiCo and Citibank.

Source: Nancy Hurlbert, from the SANTA CLARA, Calif. (WOMENSENEWS) about June 27, 02.

KS Linda Zarda Cook is now the president and CEO of Shell Canada, Ltd. Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, daughter of Tom and Mickey Zarda, Cook was raised in Shawnee, Kansas. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum from the University of Kansas, joined the exploration and production division of Shell Oil Company in Houston as a reservoir engineer in 1980, and from 1980 to 1998, undertook a range of assignments in various locations in the United States. She was appointed Director of Business Services of Shell International Exploration and Production in The Hague, Netherlands in 1998. In 1999, she was appointed director of strategy, planning and new business development. Cook moved to London in 2000 for her present position. She is married and has three children. Reported in the Kansas City Kansan 2/7/03, Page 1.