The NETworker of the Year

The NETworker of the Year Award Winner for 2021 is Christina Evans

Christina Evans 

Christina Evans has been an instrumental member of The NETwork DFW chapter since Jan 2021 and continues to add value through her commitment in the Program Planning committee under Marlissa Collier. Since leaning in, she’s brought immediate impact with thinking through how we expand our Financial Literacy series as well as how to do expand our virtual eSTEAM program within our less fortunate students.

She has taken an indirect leadership role in a few our staple events including Juneteenth which helped us to see how she moves the business forward. Her consistency is what helped us to vote her in as the 2022 Incoming Chief Financial Officer because she constantly demonstrates a strong work ethic.  Christina has a “I can help with that” mentality with the drive to see things through to the end while having the foresight to drive more engagement in the chapter.  

Christina is stepping in to lead our 2022 Minority Case competition for collegiate students with the goals to: 1) Provide adequate resources and funding to ensure for educational needs for minority college students, 2) Address critical needs across the business with access to multiple recommendations, 3) Focus on continuous skills development, network expansion and recruitment pipeline and 4) Provide access to coaching from leaders across multiple business units and functions for balanced perspectives. Christina will be a one of the content curators of our NETtalk Series – a small 1×1 series that emulates TEDtalk tackling minority issues in the DFW community. The DFW chapter is honored to have the talent and commitment from Ms. Christina Evans. She has made a major impact in the time that she has joined our chapter.  

Thank you for sharing your gifts in such an impactful way!

Events : eSTEAM with Family Gateway, Juneteenth Scholarship and Community Celebration, Financial Literacy Series.

The NETworker of the Year Award Winner for 2020 is Rosena Charles

Rosena Charles

Rosena Charles was nominated for her active membership in The NETwork since joining and her consistent participation in meaningful events that promote change within her community. Rosena has been a great example and servant leader for our youth, helping to promote the advancement of Stem and Technology programs. She partners with programs such as Dibia Dream and The Junior Achievers of Florida to ensure that our future leaders are well equipped for the world ahead. Rosena is an advocate for the mission of not only The NETwork, but she is also an active member with other EG’s, promoting partnership events with the local oxyGEN chapter.

The South Florida Chapter had several events each weekend in February and volunteers were needed for the partnership event with Dibia Dream. Rosena was contacted by Chapter President, Moya McFarland on a Friday night and asked if she was available. Showing utmost dedication, Rosena changed her work shift (her center is open 7 days per week) to ensure that a few volunteers were slated to work for this program. Moya shares, “We are truly grateful for all she does and know that she will keep up the amazing work, we are proud to have her as a member of South Florida Chapter of The NETwork!”

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The NETworker of the Year Award Winner for 2019 is Lucinda "Lucy" Smith

Lucinda “Lucy” was nominated by Moya McFarlane – South Florida Chapter President, for her dedicated service to the South Florida Chapter. She is recognized for working behind the scenes to help make projects successful and efficiently helping with the rebuilding of the chapter.

Among Lucy’s many contributions to the chapter, her most noted were:

  • Heading an internal Career Fair in Miami
  • Assisting with Meet and Greets
  • Yearly community outreach donations of school supplies, food and toiletries
  • The Angel Tree Project with Prison Fellowship Ministries 

We also want to share details of just one event to highlight this year’s winner. In December, Lucy showed her selflessness, community spirit and heart when her chapter President reached out to her on short notice to assist in a project. The chapter had decided to participate in an Angel Tree Project with Prison Fellowship Ministries. They had agreed to sponsor 150 children whose parents were incarcerated by purchasing clothing and gift items for the holiday. The children would be given their gifts at a party for them and their care givers on December 14. The chapter began this project on faith because there was no money left to fund it. Two weeks before the party there were still about 40 children who had no sponsors.

We also want to share details of just one event to highlight this year’s winner. In December, Lucy showed her selflessness, community spirit and heart when her chapter President reached out to her on short notice to assist in a project. The chapter had decided to participate in an Angel Tree Project with Prison Fellowship Ministries. They had agreed to sponsor 150 children whose parents were incarcerated by purchasing clothing and gift items for the holiday. The children would be given their gifts at a party for them and their care givers on December 14. The chapter began this project on faith because there was no money left to fund it. Two weeks before the party there were still about 40 children who had no sponsors.

On Wednesday December 4th Moya sent an email to Lucy, explaining the situation and asking if she and her team would consider sponsoring a few of the children. Within a few hours of sending the email, she received a reply from Lucy stating that all the children would be sponsored by her and her team and that the gifts would be ready for pick up on Monday the 9th. When Moya went to pick up the gifts, not only did they have the gifts for all the children on the list, they also had tons of additional gifts. Thanks to Lucy and her team we were able to give over 170 children a wonderful Christmas.

Thank you for sharing your gifts in such an impactful way.