In April 2017, Patricia Goforth became the first female leader of Booz Allen Hamilton’s engineering and science business, tasked with charting the course for the firm’s 3,400 engineers and applied scientists who build transformational solutions for clients.
Mars Inc, the maker of M&Ms, Snickers, and Milky Way, was once one of the most secretive companies in the United States. But that has started to change during the last few years.
The 106-year-old company is making some big transformations in an effort to tackle new challenges and new opportunities.
We sat down with Mars chairman Stephen Badger to discuss why the company is opening up and to see what the $35 billion firm has planned for the future. We also got him to give us some insight into what working for a family company is really like.
“Big American companies are maximizing their profits instead of investing in their people and future projects.” That’s the blunt, provocative first sentence of a recent commentary by Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider. Blodget argues, “this behavior is contributing to record income inequality in the country and starving the primary engine of U.S. economic growth—the vast American middle class—of purchasing power.”