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Heidi Balestrieri

Electric Rope Shovels Engineering Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
Attended: From Specialist to Strategist

“It is important for women in STEM to have an experience where they can network and learn with other women. I found that every successive session was amazingly beneficial, relevant, and applicable to what I do and to making me a better leader. Immediately after returning to work, I focused on not multi-minding. I concentrated on one task at a time and putting my full effort to that one task. The Smith experience helped me approach business problems from a different angle, grow as a leader, and strengthen my negotiating skills.”