Type of Opportunity: Class

Date of Event/Deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2021 -- 04:00 PM

Summary: A discussion with former CIA director Carmen Medina

Geared toward: Either

Details: Join Community WISE (Women Investing in STEM Equity) for this virtual speaker series to educate, engage and inspire! Whether you are a STEM-curious student or an expert in your field, we aim to provide inspiration in your day by introducing you to talented and driven women in STEM fields. Each of our speakers will share their field of expertise, their education and career path and the skills they believe are necessary for success. There will be plenty of time to answer your questions. Carmen Medina is an organizational heretic and all-purpose troublemaker who spent 32 years at CIA but when you meet her you will hardly notice. From 2005-2007 Carmen was part of the executive team that led the CIA’s Analysis Directorate; in her last assignment before retiring she began the CIA’s Lessons Learned program and led the Agency’s first effort to address the challenges posed by social networks, digital ubiquity, and the emerging culture of collaboration. She was a leader on diversity issues at the CIA, serving on equity boards at all organizational levels and across Directorates. She was the first CIA executive to conceptualize many IT applications now used by analysts, including online production, collaborative tools, and Intellipedia, a project she personally green-lighted; as a senior executive, she began using in 2005 social networking and blogs to reach her diverse workforce. She is the co-author of the new book: Rebels At Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within, which was informed by her career as a heretic at the CIA. She is an in-demand expert on critical thinking, diversity of thought, and intrapreneurship, speaking to Fortune 500 companies, major non-profits, and governments.

Contact Information:

Leslie Simmons

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STEM Areas: Science & Technology & Engineering

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