Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meet Anita Allcorn-Walker, 2013 Woman of Distinction

Anita Allcorn-Walker joined Alabama Power Company in 1990 as an internal auditor. She held positions of increasing responsibility associated with financial planning, finance, treasury, trust finance and budgeting. She has held the position of vice president and comptroller since 2010.

Allcorn-Walker is a member of the current class of the Momentum program, which focuses on empowering women to develop leadership skills that positively impact business, culture and politics in Alabama. Believing that mentoring is a requirement of leadership, she also mentors college students and young professional women, pointing them toward future success.

“One person can make a difference. If you look at all that needs to be accomplished in the community, you can become overwhelmed. Instead, take a look at one person at a time and see what their needs are. You as an individual can make a difference in that life, and that person can make a difference in someone else’s life. Before you know it, you have multiplied your impact in the community,” she says. Despite her success and involvement, Allcorn-Walker considers her two children to be her greatest accomplishment.

Allcorn-Walker will be honored at the 2013 East-Central Women of Distinction luncheon on March 8. For more information, go to http://girlscoutsnca.org/wodeastcentral