What is the Leadership Development Series (LDS)?

In 2014 New York State Capital District implemented the LDS. This intimate dinner series highlights outstanding professionals and gives SWE members the chance to learn from them over dinner. Each dinner has a topic of focus that the guest leader shares their experience on while offering best practices  This intimate environment is intended to foster networking and feedback.

Themes explored in previous LDS events:

“Building and Leveraging your Network” by Beth LaRose (Executive, GE Energy Consulting)
“Managing a Global Team” by Marybeth Steinburg (Senior Product Executive, SABIC Innovative Plastics)
“Engineer to Vice President” by Marie Schnitzer (Vice President of Consulting Series, AWS Truepower, LLC)
“ ‘Leap of Faith’ Career Moves” by Johanna Wellington (CEO, GE Fuel Cells)
“Best of Both Worlds: Technical and Managerial Career Paths” by Meng-Ling Hsiao (Executive Chief Engineer, GE Power)
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: How to… and now what?” by Jenny McNay (Executive Director – Process Sciences, Regeneron)
“Communication Techniques in a Technical World”  by Janet Tinkler (Senior Manager, GlobalFoundries) pictured
“Women as Technology Disruptors - it's not just Video Games” by Tobi Saulnier (CEO, 1st Playable)


2015 Leadership Development Series Kick-off Event