Erica Courtney’s story parts 1-5. Final part 6 to follow.
Erica Courtney is in the current issue of Professional Women’s Magazine. Check it out!
Erica G. Courtney understands just how difficult integration into a male dominated environment can be and is passing on the lessons she’s learned to the next generation of Army officers and Veteran entrepreneurs. Erica faced gender bias early in her career, having been among the first women officers assigned as a helicopter pilot to a heavy division cavalry unit in the U.S. Army. Statistically only 1% of the U.S. population serve in the military and less than 1% of the total 1% are women in combat arms roles. Erica was definitely outnumbered by her male counterparts, many who did not want women serving alongside of them. Because she worked hard and set the example, the men who originally did not want her there were the same ones who wanted her to stay near the end of her tour of duty.
Courtney is now the CEO of 2020vet, which offers sustainability consulting and implementation in the areas of supply chain and marketing management and environmental engineering services with a veteran heavy workforce. She continues to serve her country in the U.S. Army Reserves.