Tag: Women in Leadership

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi On Compassionate Leadership

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi On Compassionate Leadership By Jane Hanson Earlier this week I took the stage before 450 executive women from leading brands and retailers. But the women weren’t there to see me. The attendees at this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit filled the ballroom to hear the keynote interview with none other than the queen of “pop” herself, PepsiCo’s Indra…

National Geographic Society’s First Female CEO On Inclusivity

National Geographic Society’s First Female CEO On Inclusivity By Marianne Schnall In 2020, the National Geographic Society appointed Jill Tiefenthaler as CEO—the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s 134-year history. Now she is forging a new path for women and other underrepresented voices at the Society and bolstering how it shapes the narrative on some of the world’s most…

UCLA Women in STEM Summit Returns

UCLA’s Student-Organized Women in STEM Summit Returns for Second Year By UCLA Samueli and Natalie Weber The annual Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers (WiSTEM) conference at UCLA connected students and professionals with prominent women in STEM for the second consecutive year.The April 7-8 conference featured dozens of speakers in 28 sessions. The event focused once again on helping participants navigate…

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces By Pauleanna Reid Thanks in part to the global stage of social media, conversations on race, identity and politics are more amplified today than ever before. Among the slew of other race-based tragedies to make headlines in recent years, the George Floyd protests of 2020 had casual Instagram users and big brands…

DOD Chief Officer Shares Career Advice with Women STEM Majors

DOD’s Chief Technology Officer Shares Career Advice With Women STEM Majors By C. Todd Lopez Believing in yourself is key for professional advancement, said Heidi Shyu, who serves as the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Speaking earlier this month with students at the 2022 Women in STEM conference at the University of California – Los Angeles, Shyu discussed…

Janet Foutty On Strategies For Navigating Leadership

Janet Foutty On Strategies For Navigating Leadership By Marianne Schnall Women seeking to advance in leadership positions in today’s world face a complex and interconnected series of pressures, inequities and obstacles in both their careers and their lives. Women comprise less than a quarter of middle level managers, and that number shrinks even further at each rung of the corporate ladder. Part…

CEO Lily Shen Drives Transfix’s 76% Annual Growth

CEO Lily Shen Drives Transfix’s 76% Annual Growth By Cheryl Robinson Supply chains are a critical component of an ever-expanding economy. The global supply chain market size is valued at $15.85 billion. Yet, amid the pandemic, the U.S. and other countries have felt the impact of slow turnaround times, disruption to production, and a troubling forecast of future product deliveries. When it…