Ford provided Reeves with an avenue to success. The company offers tuition assistance for employees and eligible family members and undergraduate scholarships for eligible dependents. As she honed her skills on the line, she worked her way up to being a process coach, manpower specialist and now, team manager. Reeves holds a Green Belt certification, which taught her critical problem-solving skills.
“For anyone in that position, it is worth the chance,” she said about moving from hourly to a salaried, leadership position. “If you do it and realize that it’s not for you, you can always go back, so you are only gaining if you take the chance.”
“What’s the best word I can use to describe her? Trailblazer,” said Aleah Bell, who worked closely with Reeves on multiple teams. “I call her my work mom,” Bell said. “She’s truly an amazing person and she really helped me getting where I am in my career at Ford.”