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Opening Keynote Address: Unlock Your Leadership Potential

When: Monday, November 7th, 5-6 pm (with reception to follow)
Where: MIT, 32-155

Speaker: Christine Furstoss, Technical Director for Manufacturing and Materials Technologies at GE.
Description: An opening keynote by Christine Furstoss from GE Global Research will kick off our week long GWAMIT Fall leadership conference, 2011. In the address, Christine will highlight that there is a leader in each one of us, how to find that leader, and how to use our skills to navigate through transitions and a career. She will also offer her perspective on how we can all become stronger and more impactful by building competencies and growing our sphere of influence. A Question and Answer period will be part of the session. Afterwards, graduate women will get an opportunity to mingle with each other and Christine over refreshments at the reception.

Bio:  As Technical Director for Manufacturing and Materials Technologies at GE, Christine leads approximately 450 technologists working on critical materials and process developments for industry-leading products and manufacturing. In addition, Christine works across the General Electric Company divisions to drive new technologies for all of the engineering teams in her technical areas. Her team is located across North America, Europe, and Asia. 

Prior to being named to this position in January 2011, Christine held a variety of positions in the technology organizations of GE, including general manager technology for GE’s Water & Process Technologies division, materials engineer, product program manager, and global technology leader, as well as a leadership position in GE’s Six Sigma quality initiative. In addition to GE Global Research, Christine has worked in numerous areas of GE’s Energy division. Christine has spent her entire professional career in the engineering and technology functions of GE; she likes to bring high energy, technical breadth and strong customer relationships to her roles to develop great technology! 

Christine joined GE in 1989 in the Materials and Processes Engineering Department of GE Energy. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Christine is married and has one son. 

Clarissa Lee,
Dec 7, 2011, 12:00 PM