Episode 011- Jennifer Scanlon & Jill Oakman of UL Inc.
On this episode of The Executives’ Exchange, UL Inc.’s President & CEO, Jennifer Scanlon & Vice President & GM of Supply Chain Insights, Jill Oakman, join us to discuss their leadership journeys, the importance of women in STEM, and UL Inc.’s mission to create a safer world. They share how UL Inc. invests in people; the strength-based approach to leadership development, merging technological innovation with customer service strategies, and more.
0:38 –Safest company hires safety advocate as CEO
4:00—UL’s history—Columbian exposition, letter to President Taft, supply chain hazards, global powerhouse
6:33—Jill’s upbringing and the influence behind her career advancement
10:16—Jenny discusses UL Inc’s investment in people
12:49—Invest in me & I will invest in you—Jill’s UL leadership journey
16 :44—Who are the influencers in your organization?
18:46—Impact of implementing–Strength Based Leadership
29:14— Amplifying opportunity in tech; cultivating and maintaining youth curiosity in STEM; making Chicago a leader in tech space
35:25—Can the solution for developing tech talent for women be the same template to develop talent in underrepresented communities?
39:06 —Marrying technology with customer experience and more
43:36—Jenny and Jill discuss the advice and guidance from tech mentors and experiences
46:53—Rapid Fire Round Questions
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