Olga Ortiz
Test Engineer
Click Bond, Inc.
Carson City, NV

"My parents have been there for me every step of my life. They’ve always encouraged me to do my best and fight for what I believe in. They also taught me that education is extremely important and is the key to success in life.”

Seven years after immigrating to the United States and working a series of manufacturing jobs in Carson City, NV, Olga became part of the Click Bond family. After 10 years with the company, she became the first female machine operator and soon thereafter became an integral member of Click Bond's engineering team as a test engineer. Beyond the terrific value of her technical knowledge and capability, her natural ability to lead and inspire others to develop their career paths is remarkable. In addition to her contributions on the production floor, she helped lead Click Bond's advocacy efforts in the spring of 2013, bringing her inspiring story and perspective to Washington, D.C. as part of National Association of Manufacturers' annual Manufacturing Summit. 
Olga emigrated from Mexico at the age of 30, and though she didn't speak English at the time, she persevered through many manufacturing jobs, working late shifts and long hours, always trying to broaden her skill set and learn English.  Her thirst for learning, her terrific attitude, and tireless work ethic led to her success today.
Olga is an inspiration not just to the Click Bond family but also to all Americans. She came to this country with an education but hardly any ability to communicate and never gave up. She has become a cherished ambassador and leader whose example inspires other immigrants, girls, and citizens. She believes that the key to success is to stay focused, never give up, and always make the most of every opportunity that comes one's way. 

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