Diversity Fuels Innovation

Recorded On: 07/28/2016

Petroleum engineers are challenged to address complex problems with numerous constraints in volatile markets. Since diverse groups of people produce better outcomes than similarly skilled but non-diverse groups, fully leveraging the value of diversity to fuel innovation is critical. How do we foster the authentic contributions of all members of a diverse team? With a focus on gender diversity, this webinar will address: 1) creating an inclusive environment that captures the unique talents of all team members and 2) for women, being effective in a male environment.

This webinar is categorized under Business, Management, and Leadership.

Betty Shanahan

Consultant to the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, Michigan State University

Betty Shanahan, a member of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, served as the executive director and CEO for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) from 2002 to 2014. In 2016, the American Association of Engineering Societies recognized Betty contributions to the engineering profession and diversity in engineering with their Chair's Award. Betty's advocacy reaches forums as varied the K-12 community, corporate and engineering college leadership, Congressional briefings and international summits. She was a member of National Academy of Engineering committees for “Changing the Conversation” in the public understanding of engineering and for the Lifelong Learning Imperative in Engineering.

Currently, Betty is a Consultant to the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services at Michigan State University, focusing on the he strategic imperative to “advance our culture of high performance” for administrative and technical services. Prior to SWE, Betty spent 24 years in development, engineering management, and marketing for the electronics and software industries.

Betty has earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, a Master of Software Engineering from the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, and an M.B.A. in strategic management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.” In 2013, she received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Connecticut.


07/28/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
07/28/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit