In this SWE Diverse episode, Karen Horting, CEO & Executive Director of SWE, speaks with Carla Boragno, 2021 WE Local Europe keynote speaker and Senior Vice President, Head of Global Engineering and Facilities for Roche. Listen as Carla talks about how her successful career started with taking a risk, and how following our intuition and making mistakes can often lead us toward personal and professional fulfillment.
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Senior Vice President, Head of Global Engineering and Facilities for Roche
With more than 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, procurement and site management, Carla brings unique insight and expertise to her role as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Engineering and Facilities for Roche. In this role, Carla is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and life-cycle asset management for Roche’s global manufacturing network.
She is a respected mentor at Roche, in the industry and the local community. Carla serves on the Board of Directors for Bay Area Council, is the Board Chair for the Genentech Foundation, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum. Carla is a thought leader and sought-after inspirational speaker.
In 2016, Carla was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in business in the Bay Area, and in 2017 was named to their “Forever Influential” Honor Roll. Carla was also selected in 2017 as a Hall of Fame honoree for the Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Awards. Carla holds a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
Outside of work, she can be found working in her kitchen and garden, and keeping up with the latest music trends with her teenage daughter.
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