ISSA Women in Security Series: Lead with the Power of Vision

Presented by

Gretchen McClain, Principal, GW McClain Advisory Services

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In today’s complex and challenging times, the opportunities for bold and talented engineers and technology professionals and leaders… for discovery… to advance cutting edge technology… to make the complex simple… and to find solutions is extraordinary. History shows us that achieving the greatest transforming impact of our innovation and technology advances requires a strong foundation set by an inspiring, shared, and focused vision. Business and thought leader Gretchen McClain shares her insights having had the fortunate opportunity to work in fields that inspired and challenged her each and every day, specifically her time at NASA exploring the unknown and working on one of the biggest challenges of our time, Water. She will share the value of leading with a vision and how it sets the stage for excellence. Simply said, extraordinary goals inspire and unite exceptional talent. This is an ISSA Women in Security Special Interest Group Monthly Webinar Series. About the Presenter: Gretchen W. McClain is an accomplished business leader who thrives on energizing organizations and building businesses by enhancing innovation and developing exceptional leadership talent. With more than 25 years of global experience in both Fortune 500 corporations and government service, including serving as founding CEO of an S&P 500 global water technology company, Xylem Inc., and NASA’s Chief Director of the International Space Station, McClain brings extensive business, developmental, strategic and technical expertise.

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