In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting some of the women of this Women Owned Small Business, and sharing their fun facts, solid advice, and thoughts on ways companies can be more inclusive to women in the workplace.

Today we’re getting to know Amie Carabetta, VP Client Services.

Q: What is your job title? How long have you worked for Itero Group?My title is VP Client Services, and I’ve worked at Itero Group a little less than a year.

Q: What’s a fun fact or two about you? The first fact is that I love early morning runs, when the sun is just starting to rise. It’s the best part of the day – it’s quiet and peaceful – and being out in the early morning air helps me solve problems.  The second fact is that I create movies about family and friends for special events.

Q: What three words describe you? Driven, honest, and fun.

Q: Favorite quote or mantra? You will miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.

Q: Why did you want to work for Itero Group? I wanted to be part of a dynamic team with other women leaders.  I knew this group would support me and give me the tools to be effective in my role. As I like to say…go team go!

Q: What woman has most influenced you in your life and/or career?  My grandmother-she went to college at age 50 and graduated with a degree in English, then went on to become a teacher in my high school.

Q: What advice would you give to the next generation of women? You need to set goals and have a plan to achieve your goals, and you need to be happy. The only thing holding you back from achieving your plan and your happiness is you.

Q: What challenge(s) remains for women today? Unequal pay for doing similar jobs as men in the business world.

Q: How can understanding history help us to overcome them? I think it’s really important to understand laws that were passed, such as New York’s Married Women’s Property Act of 1848, which allowed women to keep their own wages and own their own homes.

Q: How do you think companies can strive to be more inclusive to women in the workplace? Companies can encourage women to speak up and demonstrate what empowerment looks like by exuding confidence and supporting women around you.

Q: What does Women’s History Month mean to you and how do you plan to observe it? To me, Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our nation. I