Leadership Academy Pillar: COLLABORATIVE
As Senior Process Engineering Manager at Corning, Inc. Monica Rodrigues sets the vision and strategy for process engineering. She is an expert in design, development, optimization, and cost reduction, and has made her mark on the ceramic substrate catalytic converter and diesel filter business at Corning over the past two decades, resulting in an annual seven-figure saving on manufacturing costs. Among her many accomplishments, one is managing a team of 70 percent women being recognized for creative engineering solutions, quality, management of system audits, and maintaining International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. Through groups like the Corning Professional Women’s Forum and Society of Women Engineers, Rodrigues is known for her passion to coach process engineers and process project leaders. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ceramic science and engineering from Rutgers University.
In this session, Rodrigues drew from her considerable leadership experience empowering successful teams to help attendees learn some essential elements of effective team dynamics. Attendees gained strategic competitive advantage learning to employ proven strategies for implementing ground rules on existing or future teams. The workshop leveraged interactive table activities, discussion, and examples from industry teams to ensure a fun and beneficial experience for all in attendance!