FlexPro Focus – Paula Carpenter
April 7, 2016 by FlexPro
Project managers in the life sciences industry face new challenges in the office on a daily basis. With each new endeavor comes the need for skillful forecasting, strong communication, and a deep understanding of time management. And that’s just in the office.
Many working professionals understand that their career is just a small piece of the careful balancing act they face. Family, further academic advancement, community service, and staying active commonly cram the remaining hours for the same PMs that spend the workday running team meetings.
At the heart of the FlexPro mantra lies a powerful belief in the harmony of work and life. Each month, we’ll be featuring a member of the FlexPro team to share their own story of finding balance. This week, we highlight Paula Carpenter, Senior Project Manager with expertise in engineering and manufacturing who was able to re-launch her career while enjoying time with her family.
“I took time off from my career to raise our children. Once the kids got older and more independent, I decided to return to work. I wanted to ease back into my career and work part-time so that I could still have time for the kids after school. I reached out to [FlexPro CEO] Rose and expressed my interest in working part-time and was happy to learn that I could do this at FlexPro. I thought that I would have a difficult time finding the right part-time job and was pleasantly surprised to find one so easily as a member of the team.
I am currently working part-time for a startup Life Sciences company located in Philadelphia and helping the QC department prepare for a BLA submission. The project team is great and the work environment is challenging and exciting.
My position with FlexPro has made it possible for me to fulfill my career and family needs. I feel good about contributing to the success of my project team, supporting my children as a mom, having time for my husband, and a little time for myself. My “me” time is predominantly fitness, running and Zumba.”