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UPS Celebrates 100 Years of Women in its Ranks

By Deborah Luna
Community Writer
03/15/2023 at 04:16 PM

UPS is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of women who have made significant contributions to our industry. As a leading logistics company, we recognize the vital role women play in shaping the future of UPS. We’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to succeed. We believe that when we promote gender equality and support the advancement of women, everyone benefits.

As UPS celebrates Women’s History Month, we are honoring Jessie Bell – the first woman hired at UPS in 1923. One hundred years later, women continue to move our world forward by delivering what matters. 

In support of Women’s History Month, on Saturday, March 18, UPS’s Women in Operations business resource group is supporting the local community by supplying over 150 girls with full prom attire in the Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Here are some of the remarkable women making a difference at UPS:

Briauna Smith (Ontario, CA) is an aircraft maintenance mechanic who makes sure UPS’s aircraft are safe and airworthy for flight crews as they transport packages around the globe. Briauna is proud to pave the way for women mechanics and sees her trade as a great alternative for those who don’t want to work a traditional office job. She’s breaking down barriers and hopes she can inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Katheryn Cabanillas (San Bernardino, CA) is an air division manager who oversees all UPS air operations in and out of Burbank, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, and San Diego airports. Katheryn was a single teenage mom. In order to provide for her child, she took a part-time package handler job at UPS in 2002. Since then she has moved up the corporate ladder and completed her master’s degree.

Raquel Sanchez (Ontario, CA) is a semi-truck driver who drives thousands of miles around the country with her dad moving packages to/from different UPS facilities. She and her dad are the company’s first father/daughter sleeper team drivers on the west coast. Raquel’s proud to represent women in a typically male-dominated industry and wants young girls to know that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

These are just a few of the many talented and dedicated women who are moving our world forward. UPS believes that by celebrating their achievements, we can inspire more women to pursue careers in logistics.