Humility and Leadership: Can they go hand in hand? - Roshan Roeder at IEEE WIE Forum USA East 2017

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Have you ever wondered how to motivate and empower a team? Have you ever faced extremely challenging goals as a team and wondered “How will we ever get through this”? This discussion will be built around insights of an executive leader and her experiences being a minority leader in a large organization. She will walk through key lessons she has learned along her leadership journey and how humility played a large role in her success. Additionally she will tie several key principles of leadership to significant outcomes in the organizations that she has led starting with listening to the organization and rolling up her sleeves to remove obstacles that affect performance.

Roshan Roeder is vice president of Global Ground Based Radars, a business unit within the Land and Avionics C4ISR division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. In this role, Ms. Roeder holds executive responsibility for the strategy, capture, development, production, and logistics for all aspects of the overall business unit and is responsible for leading the successful execution of globalground based radar programs.

Most recently, Ms. Roeder served as the director of programs for several organizational units within the company and had leadership responsibility across various disciplines of program management, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, mission assurance, and business management for the successful execution and performance of programs. She also spent time within Advanced Concepts and Technologies.

Prior to this, Ms. Roeder served as the director of engineering, manufacturing, and logistics in the Maritime Systems business unit at the Charlottesville, VA and Sykesville, MD sites. In this position she provided executive oversight in executing activities associated with all engineering and manufacturing disciplines in support of the Maritime Systems business unit within the Navigation & Maritime Systems division. She was also responsible for providing engineering resources, developing talent within the organization, enforcing process consistency across programs, and ensuring high quality, technically compliant designs were produced.

In addition, Ms. Roeder also served as chief engineer for the Controls Strategic Business Unit (SBU) within Maritime Systems in Charlottesville, VA. In this position she provided technical oversight for all machinery controls system programs to ensure systems met performance requirements within cost and schedule objectives. She also supported the business unit in developing technology roadmaps and the Long Range Strategic Plan.

Ms. Roeder joined Northrop Grumman in 2002. During this time, she has built a great repertoire with her customers, has performed above and beyond the contractual requirements; and therefore, has received both internal company awards and from external DoD customer communities.

Ms. Roeder holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Have you ever wondered how to motivate and empower a team? Have you ever faced extremely challenging goals as a team and wondered “How will we ever get through this”? This discussion will be built around insights of an executive leader and her experiences being a minority leader in a large organization. She will walk through key lessons she has learned along her leadership...

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