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Podcast: Brown University Study Finds Need for Technical Leadership

SWE FY18 President Jonna Gerken interviews Sandra Smith of Brown University’s Executive Master of Science and Technology Leadership program about the need for technical leadership.

Published On: December 2017


Hi, I’m Jonna Gerken, FY18 President of the Society of Women Engineers, and this is SWE’s Diverse podcast series. Please remember to add this podcast to your iTunes and like or follow us on social media. Visit swe.org for more details.

Joining me now is Sandra Smith of Brown University. She is the Program Director of the Executive Master of Science and Technology Leadership program.

Thanks for joining us Sandra.

(Questions/Talking Points)

Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you go from engineering, to an MBA, and then to the leadership program at Brown University?

According to an article you wrote for our blog, All Together, Brown conducted a study of various companies about the need for technical leadership.  Can you tell us why you conducted the research?

What were the findings of this research?

What should engineers do to compensate?

Who is the ideal candidate for this program?

How does it help women?

Why is Brown the place to get this training?

(Conclusion)

Sandra, thank you so much for joining us.

Sandra Smith is the Director of the Executive Master of Science and Technology Leadership program at Brown University.

To learn more about the program go to Professional.Brown.edu.

For SWE, this is Jonna Gerken. Thanks for listening.

This content was contributed by Brown University’s Executive Master of Science and Technology Leadership program as as part of a promotional digital content program.

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Brown – Executive Master
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