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What do you want our readers to know about you?

Valerie Boyd is the founder and CEO of Colorado Safety Supply Company, a business built on a passion for making a difference in multiple industries that have become close to her heart.

What started as a business built on fall protection has evolved into a comprehensive hub for over thousands of safety items and related training and certification that’s still growing. Colorado Safety Supply Company is proud to be 100% woman-owned, with M/WBE, DBE, SBE, and WOSB certifications.

What would you like to see more of in the workplace?

More opportunities for women, especially in typically male-dominated industries.

What characteristics and/or qualities do you admire in the women you work with?

Confidence and self-respect.

What advice did you wish you were given earlier in your career?

Be creative and don’t be afraid to think big!

How do you think we can increase diversity in the workplace?

Focus on people’s strengths not their weaknesses!

What is one example of a positive, memorable experience you’ve had in your career?

Every day for me is a positive, memorable experience– walking onto a construction site and providing guidance and education on products that can potentially save someone’s life. Powerful!

What was one belief you had that you later realized was a myth?

That women “don’t belong” in my industry.

Why are you fabulous?

I don’t feel like anyone “owes” me anything!

Do you have a mantra or quote that inspires you? If so, please share it below.

It’s the doing of the thing!

Where can people find you online?