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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Meet Dawn, Lynzie and Terry

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to introduce everyone to some of the outstanding women of Outerwall?! This March, our Women’s Insight Network (WIN) Business Resource Group (BRG) reached out to some of its members and asked some questions to see what really drives and inspires them.

Today we’re highlighting our last group of women. Take a look and learn how women are serving both our internal and external customers with their unique skills and abilities.

Dawn Choate

Field Support Representative I, Norfolk, Va.

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received in your career?

The best advice I have received came from my advisor at East Carolina University. I have always had an issue with perfectionism and was struggling with a mistake I made during a show I was running (I have a BFA in Theatre Arts). He told me if I continue to strive for perfection, I will never achieve it. A more attainable goal is to strive for excellence. It basically changed my life. I allow myself to make that mistake once and learn from it and move forward toward excellence.

If you could meet one woman from history, who would it be? What one question would you ask her?

I would like to have met Lucille Ball. I would love to ask her about juggling her career in front of the screen, behind the screen with Desilu, and with her family life - how did she keep herself organized?

What resource do you want to share with other women?

There’s a picture of a small piece of paper with the words "Be Original" written on it. Be yourself with all of your quirks and weirdness. Don't hide yourself from the world. We want to know the original you and all you have to offer. Be sure to throw out every idea that pops into your head. It could be the million dollar idea! Also, love who you are and the world will love you! Just be You!

Lynzie Todino

Customer Service Representative I, Pasco

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received in your career?

One quote that has always stuck with me is, “Never let the fear of striking-out keep you from playing the game.” To me it means never being scared to fail because failing is the first step to success. In life you can’t tell me that you have always done everything perfectly the first time you try. The only way you can fail is by not trying at all. This doesn’t mean you’re risking it all, it means you are simply expanding and growing in your life.

Beyond just your job title, describe what you do here at Outerwall.

I am a Coinstar and Coinstar Exchange customer service representative. I work each day to give my team and customers the best experience – searching for the best resolutions I can give them. I always try to have an open and supportive attitude for all my co-workers.

Terry Noyd

Senior Compliance Program Manager

Who has inspired you most professionally, and why?

Richard Branson. He knows who he is, stays true to himself, is approachable and real, and has fun and works to make things better for other people – all while continuing to evolve as a person.

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received in your career?

Just trust your instincts.

If you could meet one woman from history, who would it be? What one question would you ask her?

I’d like to meet Eleanor Roosevelt. I’d ask her how she accomplished such great things when she wasn’t even sitting in the first chair.

Beyond just your job title, describe what you do here at Outerwall.

I help mold the corporate culture by creating tools and raising awareness around workplace ethics and civil behavior.