This piece profiles Rashi Narain, a lead associate with Booz Allen’s Cyber group. Rashi optimizes program delivery by leveraging data analytics for strategic decision-making and execution. In addition to serving as the firm’s Washington, DC, Regional Ambassador for the Society of Women Engineers, she uses her project management skills to run a dance school. Read more about how Rashi got her start in cyber and her current role as cybersecurity and arts mentor, below.
In the fight for diversity and inclusion, men play an important role. In this third installment from the Courageous Conversations Video Series, Senior Engineering Executive Bob Miller talks with Aerospace Cyber Executive Holly Rollins about his ongoing journey to grow as a male ally to women in the workplace. Highlights follow.
How is our critical infrastructure becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks, and what are government and commercial IT leaders doing to stay ahead of threats?
On March 4-8, RSA Conference 2019 brought together over 50,000 security professionals from around the world to talk about cyber threats, trends, and more. From the RSA show floor, Booz Allen Executive Vice President Brad Medairy shared his insights with Jeff Frick, general manager of SiliconANGLE Media, Inc. during an episode of theCUBE. Highlights follow.
Sometimes ideas are hatched and shared in the most fortuitous places — and you don’t even know it. It all began when one of my team members and I were at our first Global Communicators Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, following the acquisition of the company that we had been working for. It was an awe-inspiring experience, mainly because our new company — Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — was launching a completely new brand and this was one of the first internal events to showcase the new look, feel and messaging.
This March, Booz Allen is hosting a series of Courageous Conversations for Women’s History Month. In this second installment of this video series, Operations Lead Kelly Shannon talks with Cyber Security Leader Lea Hurley about career-changing guidance. Highlights follow.
Be open to new paths and “nontraditional” advocates
On February 26th, 2019, an expert Amgen Teach teacher, Dilek Yıldırım, together with her team, carried out two inquiry-based implementations as a part of a series of workshops during a STEM training, conducted by the Research and Development Department of İzmir Provincial Directorate of National Education and Line Project. Read on to discover more about the workshops!
Encouraging self-driven curiosity for learning in all students
Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
“Why do those mountains look so different?” So said a young girl to her grandfather. She was used to the saguaro cactus of Tucson Arizona, but here they were hiking in the Teton National Forest past a mountain covered with lodgepole pine trees.
Her grandfather was about to tell her the answer when he stopped himself – Should I answer as her grandfather, or should I answer as a science teacher? He decided to respond to her question with a question:
In 1942, Mary G. Ross, changed the course of history by becoming the first female engineer at Lockheed Martin – paving the way for the next generation of female engineers. At the time, working as an engineer within the aerospace industry was a near-impossible achievement for women. Yet through determination, tenacity and undeniable talent Ross quickly made her indelible mark, making especial contributions to the P-38 Lightning.
Now, over 75 years later, thousands of women at Lockheed Martin continue her legacy as engineers, scientist and mathematicians.
When Lloyd Howell was promoted from more than 30 years of client-facing work at Booz Allen to apply his skills to the position of chief financial officer in 2016, he chose not to tackle the challenge alone. Instead, he sought advice from other CFOs—and recently shared highlights from his leadership journey at the high-performing consulting and technology firm with The Wall Street Journal.
“I think the best education and learning process is to learn from others,” said Howell. “Finance is a language. To be good, I think you need to understand and learn the language.”
Erica Motley discovered her passion for engineering at age 12 while on a tour of a water treatment plant. Part of a STEM summer camp she was attending, the tour opened her eyes to how one facility can impact countless people—and how one program can introduce a young student to a career in making things work.
Today, Erica is a lead technologist and deputy program manager at Booz Allen and hard at work exposing students and coworkers to similar valuable connections.