Pot Holes and Pit Falls  Overcoming Challenges Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng, FIChemE BP, Plc.  Vice President – Group Safet...
Setting the Stage….. <ul><li>BS ChE - Purdue </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cambridge - England </li></ul><ul><li>Three s...
Personal……. <ul><li>Solid education - continuously learning </li></ul><ul><li>Married to DuPont Exec who raised his daught...
The Glass Ceiling <ul><li>Is real </li></ul><ul><li>Is there for men, too </li></ul><ul><li>Is there because others put it...
The Early Years…… <ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know your “stuff” </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the good in people/si...
The Later Years….. <ul><li>Two kinds of people - those that MAKE dust and those that EAT dust…! </li></ul><ul><li>Work  SM...
More for the Later Years…. <ul><li>Many people have failed in life because they had wishbones when they needed backbones. ...
And even more …… <ul><li>More mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of “poison people” </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your life in ba...
Questions …… <ul><li>Contact Deb: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you!!!!! </li></ul>
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Pot holes and pit falls overcoming challenges

  1. 1. Pot Holes and Pit Falls Overcoming Challenges Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng, FIChemE BP, Plc. Vice President – Group Safety and Industrial Hygiene 23 March 2006
  2. 2. Setting the Stage….. <ul><li>BS ChE - Purdue </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cambridge - England </li></ul><ul><li>Three summer internships </li></ul><ul><li>27 years with DuPont </li></ul><ul><li>17 assignments, 5 different businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Now with BP in Group Leadership VP role </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned to London, England </li></ul><ul><li>Community leadership positions </li></ul><ul><li>National support roles – NASA, NIST </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal……. <ul><li>Solid education - continuously learning </li></ul><ul><li>Married to DuPont Exec who raised his daughter as a single parent </li></ul><ul><li>Husband living in USA </li></ul><ul><li>Can have it all, just not at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>“ Big jobs” require “big time” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Glass Ceiling <ul><li>Is real </li></ul><ul><li>Is there for men, too </li></ul><ul><li>Is there because others put it there </li></ul><ul><li>Is there because YOU put it there! </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes requires you to go around it </li></ul><ul><li>Is always broken from the top - never by banging on it from the bottom </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Early Years…… <ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know your “stuff” </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the good in people/situations </li></ul><ul><li>Think “positive change” </li></ul><ul><li>Do not let folks “run” over you </li></ul><ul><li>Listen - Think Gross, Speak Net </li></ul><ul><li>Find mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Understand insecurities - in you, in others </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Later Years….. <ul><li>Two kinds of people - those that MAKE dust and those that EAT dust…! </li></ul><ul><li>Work SMART and work HARD! </li></ul><ul><li>Friends come and go, and enemies accumulate. </li></ul><ul><li>You have two ears and 1 mouth; use them in that proportion. </li></ul><ul><li>What goes around, comes around. </li></ul>
  7. 7. More for the Later Years…. <ul><li>Many people have failed in life because they had wishbones when they needed backbones. </li></ul><ul><li>The view only changes if you are the lead dog….. </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know others who are different from you - life will be more fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Be BAAAAADDD to the bone! </li></ul>
  8. 8. And even more …… <ul><li>More mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of “poison people” </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your life in balance - or your work will fall apart </li></ul><ul><li>SMILE and keep ‘em guessing! </li></ul><ul><li>GO FOR IT!!!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions …… <ul><li>Contact Deb: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you!!!!! </li></ul>

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