By Emily Blauman, Field Support Manager, D&I Board Member
Meet Nyima Amatul-Muid, our team member spotlight for Women’s History Month
Nyima is an Operations Support Manager and Vice-Chair of Maxim Staffing’s Diversity & Inclusion Board
How did you come to join Maxim? Can you talk about your career path with the company?
I joined Maxim in October 2014 after being a stay-at-home mom for a couple of years. I have always been interested in, what I would later come to learn as being, the “Healthcare Industry”. From a very early age, I had aspirations of becoming a nurse and was even accepted into a BSN program in NJ. Although the course of my career path changed for me, it was important that whatever my occupation was, it had to be work that was meaningful and purposeful. I think that is what intrigued me most about Maxim – being a company founded with core values of Caring, Serving and Enriching Lives.
Can you talk about your career path with the company?
I started as a Reimbursement Specialist in the Homecare division and after 9 months, I became a Team Lead over the Mid-Atlantic region. I then moved over to the West region before eventually settling down in my forever home with Staffing as an OSM back in 2017.
What advice do you have for employees looking to take on a leadership position or get more involved at Maxim?
Communicate your career goals with your TL and OSM. Be an active participant in your development. Identify a mentor to work with – solicit and be open to feedback regarding strengths/areas for improvement and put action plans in place based on those discussions.
What advice can you give team members to help them be successful in their roles?
Learn and absorb as much as you possibly can. Ask good questions – know that it is okay to not always have the answers right away but be committed to finding the best solution. Share your knowledge and resources with others around you; this ensures we are all successful.
How do you unwind after a long day at work?
I love Scrabble – so playing Wordfued. Right now, I have a game going with a total stranger that at the end of every game we request rematches with one another; this has been going on for almost 10 years.
Based on your definition of diversity, how has diversity contributed to you reaching your career goals or achieving success in your current position?
It means having a space or environment where people are embraced and feel included – understanding that our differences whether it be race, gender, religion or economic status, just to name a few, should be valued as a commodity and ultimately make us better as a person. It has emboldened me to speak up for the voiceless – even when my voice trembles.
Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed annually in March in the US since 1987. Equally, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8, as a global celebration of economic, political, and social achievements of women.
The theme for 2022 Women’s History month is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” It is a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and it is a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. Below are some important female figures in our society, then and now!
- Sandra Day O’Connor: First female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Bonnie Blair: first woman to earn 5 gold medals at the Olympics
- Florence Nightingale: best known for her efforts to professionalize nursing and standardize nursing education worldwide.
- Oprah Winfrey: American TV talk show host, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and media personality
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