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2020 Tapia Conference

Developing Allies to Create Opportunities

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 4:00PM-5:00PM

While most engineering and technology managers are well-intended and support a diverse and inclusive workplace, the overwhelming number of leadership positions fail to reach minorities. How does one break through the glass ceiling, grab a seat at the table or just get an opportunity to be in the room? The goal of the interactive panel is to share experiences and techniques to tactfully empower themselves, locate and support allies, and find mentors and sponsors in order to enhance career growth. Ms. Hilliard has often been in the position of being the only female or minority; however, bolstered by allies she has become a leader in her organization. Dr. Davis started at JHU/APL after graduate school and navigated the corporate/research laboratory environment and obtained leadership positions, where he found allies, mentors, and sponsors that helped him grow technical and professional throughout the process. Let’s develop allies to enhance your opportunities.

Danielle Hilliard, Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Cleon Davis, Director, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory