Podcast: Keynote Speaker Cindy Kent Answers Audience Questions

WE18 Keynote Speaker Cindy Kent answers questions from the audience in this podcast with SWE Past President Jessica Rannow.

Welcome to Diverse, the podcast of the Society of Women Engineers. SWE supports the advancement of women in engineering and technology. You can find all of our podcasts on SoundCloudiTunes, and Stitcher.

In this podcast, Cindy Kent, our WE18 Opening Keynote Speaker, sat down with SWE Past President Jessica Rannow to talk about Cindy’s opening remarks and some of the questions that came out of the session.

Watch Cindy’s Keynote Speech at WE18


About Cindy Kent

Cindy Kent is a widely-admired healthcare veteran with more than 25 years in the industry. Most recently, she was the President & General Manager for the 3M Infection Prevention Division, she led a $1.6B+ business committed to keeping patients safe from healthcare associated infections and complications. Cindy holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, as well as an MBA in Marketing and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University

A well-respected industry leader, Cindy most recently was recognized by Lead360 Magazine as its 2018 Executive of the Year and last year Black Enterprise Magazine ranked her as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business.” Other awards include being recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts; being named a “Top 35 Women Leaders in Healthcare” by the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST; and recipient of the “President’s Award” from the Informational Technology Senior Management Forum for exemplary achievement in a STEM field.

SWE’s Diverse Podcasts are about Women in Engineering

Listen to your friends and colleagues as they talk about the important issues and events relevant to members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE’s Diverse podcasts are all about you and what matters to women in engineering and technology. SWE has dozens of podcasts to inform you and engage your mind as you commute to work, wait at the airport, get some exercise, do housework, or just relax at home.

Check out our podcast playlists: Women Executives in Engineering and Men as Diversity Partners.

Women Executives in Engineering 

Listen to prominent women in engineering talk about their career paths and how they became successful leaders in their organizations:

Marilyn Tears of ExxonMobil
Janeen Judah of Chevron
Pamela Jackson of Emerson
Sylvia Acevedo of the Girl Scouts
Alysia Green of Chevron.

Men as Diversity Partners 

We also feature men who are working to promote the advancement of women in engineering and technology:

Ernest Adams of Danaher
Ken Barrett of General Motors
Gene Fraser of Northrop Grumman
Pat Harper of Keysight
Michael Milligan of ABET

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