When Paulette Martin learned to type, a world of career opportunities opened to her. The skill was in high demand; she started out helping other people learn the keyboard, and after scoring well on a civil service test, she began to work as a secretary to the comptroller at Woodruff Hospital. Ms. Martin spent six years at the institution before leaving to join Ohio Bell as a district office personnel clerk. From there, she advanced to roles like secretary at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, secretary at Sinclair College, mortgage loan processor at Citfed Mortgage Corporation of America, and legal assistant to the Office of the General Counsel.
Although Ms. Martin enjoyed her work, she wanted more. She learned how to fix computers, propelling her to become a computer systems programmer analyst at the Defense Electronics Supply Center, a software engineer at Science Applications International Corporation, a senior information engineer at Maden Technologies and the principal member of the technology staff at Century Tech. Ms. Martin retired from the Edwards Air Force Base as a program management business analyst in 2015.
To help her advance in her industry, Ms. Martin obtained an Associate of Business and an Associate of Arts from Cuyahoga County College in 1981, a Bachelor of Arts, Management, and General Studies from Capital University in 1987, and a Master of Science and Administration from Central Michigan University in 1990. She also became a licensed real estate agent and a licensed life and health agent.
When Ms. Martin wasn’t working, she was focusing on her passion for literature. She has loved to read since she was 3 years old, which gave her a great imagination and appreciation for writing. Ms. Martin wanted to contribute to the field, so she authored “Journey of a Nurturer: Learning to Heal from the Inside Out.” This autobiography details her life from childhood to the present; she considers releasing it in 2018 to be a professional highlight.
Looking to the future, Ms. Martin intends to document some life lessons she’s learned so she can present them to women empowerment groups. She already has a variety of ideas to explore.