Carla Hunter Ramsey is making a difference

By Ellen Cooke

The Network Journal (TNJ) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of naming its 25 Influential Black Women in Business. Our own Carla Hunter Ramsey is among the esteemed honorees in class 2018 and we couldn’t be prouder!

Carla (shown center in photo) was formally honored at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan on March 16, at the 20th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon presented by Morgan Stanley

Carla – our Global Director, Supply Chain and Corporate Responsibility – met TNJ’s impressive standards. Says Rosalind McLymont, executive editor: “The honorees represent the numerous remarkable women who have broken through barriers in key industry sectors and continue to go the distance in battling the unique professional, personal and social challenges that Black women face. Twenty years after launching this award program, TNJ remains inspired by their fortitude and their commitment to excellence and the wellbeing of their community.”

Carla is proud of her team’s contributions: “‘To whom much is given, much is required.’ It is because of the support of my colleagues and senior leaders at National Grid that my team continues to have a positive impact globally through our supply chain corporate social responsibilities initiatives year after year.”

Here’s the write-up TNJ included in its recent edition highlighting Carla and her 25 Influential Black Women in Business co-honorees.   

Carla Hunter Ramsey describes herself as results-oriented, forward thinking, highly disciplined, a trusted advisor and a proven relationship builder with the ability to influence decisions that promote corporate objectives.

Her numerous awards and distinctions attest to those descriptions. ‘Always believe in yourself. Counter the negative, inner critique with daily, positive affirmations. Repeat them over and over until you change the messaging in your mind. Soon your confidence will be strengthened, and tasks that seemed daunting in the past you will be ready to take head on,’ she states.

Hunter Ramsey is the senior global director for supply chain, corporate social responsibility at New York utilities giant National Grid. The support of her late father William J. Hunter; her husband Wesley A. Ramsey IV; aunt, Juliette Hansen; and mentors/advisors were key to her stellar track record in procurement, supplier diversity and more recently social, economic and environmental sustainability.

‘I have been fortunate throughout my entire working career to have great teams who first and foremost were instrumental to my success, and supervisors who trusted me and empowered me to do great things without reservation,” says the Alpha Kappa Alpha soror.

Hunter Ramsey holds a Bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York at Queens College, a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College, an Inclusion & Diversity Executive and Diversity Leader Black Belt certification where her skills can be expanded to impact the field of diversity and inclusion. A ‘devoted woman of God,’ she will receive a Master’s of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 2020. She devotes professional and personal time to numerous organizations, yet still dreams of launching youth-leadership summits worldwide based on biblical principles. “Make your life one of servant leadership to others,” she advises. “Life is amazing in how leading with integrity and kindness can return dividends to you and/or your children for generations.”

Have a look at what we said about Carla in this journal ad.

Click here for full Class 2018 list and other details about the 25 Influential Black Women in Business

7 Comments

Mrs. Karen East Robinson

This article is very encouraging
I am pursing my Master of Divinity
Although tough at times reading this article let’s me know that I must continue to forge ahead and fight the good fight of faith

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Sandy Taft

Congratulations, Carla!! Well deserved. Love this quote – “Life is amazing in how leading with integrity and kindness can return dividends to you and/or your children for generations.”

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