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Booz Allen’s Patricia Goforth: A “Powerful Female Engineer” Committed to Building a Strong STEM Pipeline

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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.

The Chairman of the Company Behind Snickers and M&Ms Reveals What's Next for the Chocolate Giant

By Cadie Thompson
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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.

The CEO of a Company with 40,000 Employees Shares His Top 4 Leadership Lessons

by Peter Vanham, Contributor
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What would you do if a colleague was up for a promotion, but you felt he or she wasn't up to the task?

Ronnie Leten, CEO of Atlas Copco, a global company with more than 40,000 employees, wouldn't hesitate a minute.

He would tell him or her straight in the face, because he believes honesty trumps all other considerations. "I might punch you in the face, but I'll never stab you in the back," he says.

What other leadership lessons does he offer for those wanting to reach the top?

Too Big Profits are Bad for U.S. Business

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“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.”

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