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Thursday, March 4 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Women and Leadership: A Conversation with Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS

Join Maryam Alavi, Dean of the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, for a conversation with Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS.

This virtual fireside discussion, held in honor of International Women’s Day, provides an opportunity for community members to learn from Carol, the first woman CEO of UPS and one of only three women running a Fortune 50 company. Learn about her approach to women and leadership, diversity and inclusion, and organizational purpose in a conversation centered around: 

  • Carol’s personal story: Why UPS? Why now?
  • Her leadership philosophy and approach to people empowerment 
  • The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Why a company must define and act on its purpose, including how UPS recently redefined its purpose statement
  • The role of the corporation in tackling major societal challenges, including UPS’s role in vaccine delivery
  • Her vision for the future

Carol is the 12th CEO in the 113-year history of UPS. Before joining UPS, Carol served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Home Depot, Inc., one of the world’s largest retailers. She joined the company in 1995 as Vice President and Treasurer. Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as Director of Banking for the Johns-Mansville Corporation. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Carol was Vice President and Treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation.