Nov 16, 2018
“If you as an organization, if we as a country, if we don’t ever fail, then we’re not pushing the envelope.” Ellen Stofan on Electric Ladies podcast
When Ellen Stofan stepped off the management track to stay home with her kids and work part-time, she accepted that she was probably derailing her career. She kept a few toes in the game over the 12 year period, working part-time doing a few interesting research projects that she could do on her own time.
Today, she finds herself the new Director of the famed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC -- the most visited museum in the United States -- and spearheading its ~$1 billion transformation, as the first woman in this prestigious role. Wait, really?
Listen to this fascinating conversation Dr. Stofan had with host Joan Michelson in person at the museum's Udvar-Hazy location by Dulles airport in Virginia. (This was recorded under our previous name, Green Connections Radio.)
Hear how she landed this job, and:
And so much more!
What’s YOUR favorite exhibit at the Air and Space museum? What suggestions do you have for the renovation? Tweet it to us @joanmichelson or post it on our Facebook Page (and ask to join our new private Facebook group)