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Sep 14, 2018

"How do we innovate for the future?...Do we have the right talent to compete tomorrow? Are we thinking about technology and innovation from the right perspective? " Rainia Washington of Lockheed Martin on Electric Ladies podcast

Everybody talks about how innovation is crucial to success over the long term. But how do you do it? How do you stay abreast of changing technologies and market needs, while maintaining performance standards and keeping what works? How do you successfully present the provocative ideas and perspectives that drive innovation to the next level – much less in a 150 year old company?

Listen to Rainia Washington, Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Lockheed Martin – one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world -- in this engaging interview with host Joan Michelson. (This was recorded as Green Connections Radio.)

Grab a notepad and pen, or your laptop to take notes.

You'll hear:

  • Why the moment to pitch a new idea starts well before you get into that room.
  • How to build the credibility and relationships that enable you to innovate.
  • What “innovation with purpose” means and how to do it (it’s not what you think).
  • How to build your credibility by performing with excellence.
  • The “3Cs” for career advancement you need as well as top performance. (why you might find your job in the grocery line or baseball game!)

And so much more!

What do YOU think “innovation with purpose” is? Tweet us @joanmichelson or post it on our Facebook Page and ask to join our new private Facebook group.

You’ll also like:

  • Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity Office and Vice President of Human Resources at Intel.
  • Maria Friere, CEO of the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health
  • Sophie Vandebroek, COO of IBM Research, former CTO of Xerox and President of their Innovation Unit
  • Ellen Williams, Former Director of ARPA-E of the Dept. of Energy, now at University of Maryland

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