Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Doing The Math of Goals.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: JIM BELSHAW Of the Journal

Early in Sandra Begay-Campbell's civil engineering career, her supervisors told her she needed to speak up more.

"I had performance appraisals that said, 'Sandra, you're too quiet,' '' she said. " 'You have to contribute. You don't say much in meetings.' ''

Speaking up did not come naturally to her. Calling attention to herself ran counter to what she learned as a child growing up in the Navajo culture.

"A few years later," she said, "it became, 'Sandra, you're saying things to your peers, but management isn't hearing what you need to say.' ''

Ten years went by.

"And I get feedback," she said. …

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