As a leader and mentor to the women and men in the company, Stanworth has harnessed the power of employee ownership to engage and strengthen the BL team. Stanworth was one of the key drivers responsible for planning and instituting the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) at BL Companies. She saw — and continues to see — employee-ownership and the ESOP as an opportunity to inspire ownership, engagement, and accountability among employees. Stanworth supports her employees both professionally and personally and works closely with senior leadership, managers, and external consultants in the implementation and enhancement of the shared ownership culture at BL Companies.
Stanworth heads an employee-owned, multi-discipline company, whose core leadership includes seven women among 16 key people. She has engaged her 37 years of experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, accounting, operations, auditing, and information technology to shape a leadership training program at BL Companies. This program is designed to develop a common language, instill respect, and foster communication for all employees at BL Companies.