"Leading Change: Designing a Transformative Future State"
Thursday, 10 September 2020
9:00 - 10:00 am U.S. Eastern Time
Presenter: Jennifer I. Braganza
The future belongs to leaders who can lead change. At the current rate of technology evolution, engineering and technology leaders must adapt to ambiguous situations that are constantly changing. In this workshop, we will discuss how process re-engineering must combine with design thinking and innovation to create target states that meet future clients needs and drive operational efficiency while improving risk.
About the Presenter:
Jennifer I. Braganza received her Business Coaching Certification from North Carolina State University. In 2007, following her passion for leadership development and to help others define and find success, Jennifer founded Exponential Success. Through her business, she has spoken locally and nationally on topics ranging from interpersonal communication to intercultural competence. She has coached emerging engineering and technology professionals to senior engineering executives on how to achieve success in their personal and professional lives.
Jennifer currently coaches business leaders to understand their processes and develop a strategic future state to meet future client needs and maximize operational efficiency. Jennifer has led large, virtual teams in order to implement processes that meet regulatory requirements at a Fortune 50 financial services company and designed training programs for over 40,000 employees. Prior, as a Faculty Associate at UNC Charlotte, she taught engineering courses and developed programs for service leadership and global engineering. She directed a nationally recognized academic and professional service program for college students. Early in her career, Jennifer spent several years working for an automotive supplier where her roles included leadership of virtual and global teams. She worked over two years internationally in Germany in a function with global responsibility.
In 2015, she founded a new animal rescue called Play with Purpose Pet Academy and Rescue whose mission is to create a world where every dog has a heart to call home. Jennifer has also served as the appointed representative for Pineville on the Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Group and member of the Town of Pineville’s Board of Adjustments. Jennifer has has volunteered as a leadership facilitator for LeaderShape, vice-chair of project coaches for HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy, and a leadership facilitator for the Engineering Leadership Academy at UNC Charlotte. She was a member of the Advisory Board for the Systems Engineering program and the Engineering Leadership Academy at UNC Charlotte.
The Charlotte Business Journal recognized Jennifer as one of their 40 under 40 in 2018. In 2016, she was recognized on Business Insider’s list of the 26 most powerful women engineers. She was a recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award in 2015 and the Distinguished New Engineering Award in 2008 by SWE.
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