Jan 14th (6-7:30pm)

Featuring: Judy Giordan, Ph.D.

Leadership Academy Pillar: PURPOSEFUL

Knowing yourself and how YOU behave is the starting point for leadership effectiveness. Why? Because to be successful in understanding others and navigating complex personal or professional situations, we all need to understand how we respond in different contexts. Interactive session with Dr. Judy Giordan explored various behavior styles as one perspective on leadership, and a dialogue about the ramifications for life, leadership, and success in business.  Judy answered questions and shared examples from her experience as a Fortune 100 consumer and chemical industry executive.

Giordan currently serves as Managing Director of ecosVC, Inc., co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network, and as Professor of Practice for the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University where she leads innovation training at the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry.  Her previous experience includes Fortune 100 executive positions: Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group; and management and technical contributor positions at Polaroid and ALCOA.  Giordan has served with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for the IGERT Program,  as the co-founder of ventures, and has been honored with numerous awards for her contributions as a scientist and business leader.  She has a BS from Rutgers University; earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland; and was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Frankfurt.


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