Women to Watch Awards Finalists-Business
Excerpted from https://www.wilmamag.com/women-to-watch-awards-finalists-business-4/
WILMA 2023 Finalist, Aneliese Bard Andrades
President, Carolina Cleaning Services
Describe your role.
“My role, as President of Carolina Cleaning Services, is to provide strategic leadership and oversee the overall operations of the company. This includes setting goals and objectives, developing business initiatives, and ensuring the company’s profitability and growth.”
What are some of the impacts you’ve made locally?
“Carolina Cleaning Services has heart. My exchanges with customers are more than just a transaction. We have been fortunate to create well-established relationships with the people we meet and take pride in giving back to our community. As a Cleaning for A Reason partner since 2017, our team provides free cleaning services to patients battling cancer and others who are facing extenuating and dire circumstances. The Zimmer Cancer Center has been an integral part of this collaboration.”
What have been some of your career highlights so far?
“My business career began when I left the world of being a fashion model in Brazil and became the first female manager for a car rental company with a national footprint. I learned many things from that experience and utilized that knowledge early on when I began Carolina Cleaning Services shortly after coming to the U.S. I’m most proud of navigating the company the past twenty-nine years to reach this level of recognition.”
What’s a future goal?
“While I appreciate the level of success my company has achieved to this point, I have a much grander vision for where this company can go. The Carolina Cleaning Services brand is strong and could do very well in expansion markets such as Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greenville. I am ready to deliver the vision that will get us there and eager to challenge myself to see how successful of a company leader I can become.”
Anything else you want us to know about you?
“I love this community and have called it home for almost thirty years. Being recognized for something I am so passionate about, by a publication that means so much to this community, is an honor. … WILMA opened so many doors for my company to upscale business level and myself in the nonprofit dream locally and worldwide. The connections with empowered women like myself made me realize that my ultimate goal is possible – to open an organization to help underprivileged kids around the world and empower them to become a strong generation.”