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Wendy Turner

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (J&J)
Attended: Smith College Leadership Consortium

“The Smith Leadership Consortium program had an immediate impact on my work by improving my confidence and increasing my awareness of what it takes to be a strategic leader (versus a tactical leader). I think this program is unique in the way it is a deep-dive immersion into highly relevant topics, and in how you are surrounded by other top female talent who can really challenge your thinking to an even higher level. One surprise for me was how the unique Smith learning environment keeps executive leaders engaged – not an easy task in my experience. I was expecting to be challenged by the course content and the other participants, and that I would bring back new ideas and skills. I did not, however, expect to leave Smith after two weeks feeling completely re-energized! Note to my CEO: the Smith program is an excellent investment for future leaders.”