"My father always told me to focus on my vision and passion, and I’ve found that when you focus on something you’re passionate about — and are clear about your mission — you’ll be able to define your path, navigate the worst, and build your dream.”
Mary Elizabeth McCulloch’s life changed on her first trip to Ecuador as a 17-year-old exchange student. It was there she started volunteering in an orphanage for children and adults with disabilities, many of whom had cerebral palsy and were unable to speak.
by Curt Hopkins, Managing Editor, Hewlett Packard Labs
Susan Benzel, Hewlett Packard Labs’ Program Manager for the Machine, has won Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s 2018 Women's Excellence Award.
One of 10 women at HPE to recognized with the award, Benzel is described by her supervisor, HPE Senior Program Manager Katy Evertson, as tireless in her contributions not only to her day job, but also to being part of the Fort Collins Leadership Core team as well as her many contributions to the local Fort Collins community.
“Susan is pretty amazing to me,” says Evertson. “It is great to see her get the recognition she deserves.”
Over the past six years, Booz Allen Hamilton has worked to fuse advanced technical capabilities with its 104-year consulting heritage. That journey has led the company to the intersection of two careers with underrepresentation by women at every level: management consulting and technology. Now, the women of Booz Allen are uniting to achieve gender parity by addressing unconscious bias throughout the employee lifecycle.
On the job: A chat with HP’s Chief Diversity Officer, Lesley Slaton Brown
In our “On the job” series, we’ll talk with a few of the remarkable talents that power HP and find out what gets them out of bed on Mondays — and out the door on Fridays. Because at HP, we believe that to truly love what you do, you have to bring your whole self to work. Know a talent deserving of the spotlight? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the second year in a row, Booz Allen Executive Vice President Karen Dahut has been named to FedScoop’s prestigious list of “Top Women in Tech” for 2018.” The list “honors the elite, talented, intelligent and successful women influencing and shaping the federal government’s use of modern technology.”
by Jennie Kam, Security Researcher, Security and Trust Organization
I like to say that I didn’t really choose a career in cybersecurity – it chose me. The field naturally suits my personality, which has always been safety conscious. My cybersecurity journey began at Georgia Tech Research Institute, where my work exposed me to the challenges of using electronic systems to secure physical spaces. Intrigued, I wanted to build on that insight, so after graduation I looked for a job in the embedded systems space that would keep me on my toes. It didn’t occur to me that the expansive field of cybersecurity largely intersects with embedded systems.