One-point-four meters. About four and half feet. It’s all that separates Rick E. from his cherished goal: To proudly wear “USA” on his chest as a member of the national team at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Rick is well on his way today—fresh off the national championship he won in June as a shot-putter in the F34 classification. His best throw: 8.1 meters. Good enough for the 50-year-old to top many much-younger competitors, but still a little shy of the 9.5 meter distance needed to climb into the top ten rankings worldwide—and earn his trip to Tokyo.
“We always say if people don’t stay with Enterprise, it’s because they don’t have the skills, resources or motivation,” says Tamara, a former Rental Area Manager turned HR Generalist in Dallas, Texas. “But it’s our job to give them those things.”
Starting out her career two years ago, Trisha C. envisioned Enterprise as a company where she could have a long, fulfilling career. After taking part in the Canadian Women in Leadership Forum, she gained a new perspective about the opportunities that lie ahead.
They say some are born to become change agents…and others have that need thrust upon them. But in every circumstance, it’s a huge help to have the right can-do culture behind you – so say four women who’ve made a difference at Enterprise and beyond.
Summer interns in the Southwest region were asked to participate in a project to show how they have grown during their time at Enterprise. Each intern was asked to think of two hashtags: one explaining why they came to Enterprise, and one about what they’ve learned so far. Then, they each provided a short explanation for their choices.
The Financial Times recently published the inaugural UPstanding Leaders’ List, ranking 100 executives in the U.S. and UK who have reached senior roles in business while also championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Daryl S., VP of Finance for Europe, was ranked No. 29 on the esteemed list.
Whether it’s mentoring his teammates, giving customers first-class care, or backing a winning company basketball team, Luis L. is Enterprise’s go-to guy in Puerto Rico.
Luis has been performing these feats for more than 13 years in the vehicle rental industry in Puerto Rico, first with National and Alamo, now with Enterprise Holdings overseeing all three brands.
“During his tenure in the group, Luis has proven to be a true leader for the team,” says Bryan T., Vice President/General Manager of our Puerto Rico group. Bryan praised Luis’ “excellent performance, winning attitude and commitment to the Founding Values, and the development of several employees to promotions.”
Luis cites three key elements in his success: customer focus, company image and employee relations.
For the second year in a row, Enterprise Holdings sponsored St. Louis PrideFest – a local event which aims to raise theunderstanding and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the community.
Last October, Team Canada held its first countrywide Diversity and Inclusion Team meeting with representatives from all operating groups in Canada.
“Driving diversity and inclusion within our business is of utmost importance,” says Assistant Vice President of Human ResourcesChris T. “This national team will be instrumental in keeping diversity and inclusion front-of-mind in Canada.”