Leigh Parker featured in diversity magazine

Leigh Parker, vice president of Commercial Systems Engineering, is one of more than 150 senior women executives featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 14th annual Women Worth Watching issue.

Parker, who began her career at Rockwell Collins as an engineer, is featured in the September/October 2015 issue of the magazine, which profiles women executives who share their views on who and what contributed to their success. She joins executives from other top companies, including: Raytheon, 3M, Lockheed Martin, The Walt Disney Company and Staples.

All of the executives in the magazine were nominated by peers in their organization and each shares her personal leadership journey in a one-page profile. Parker discusses her experiences being a female leader, but also the balance needed in order to succeed.

“Everything is about balance and realistic expectations,” said Parker. “Passion is important, but temper that passion to accomplish great things with building relationships along the way.”

Parker joins five other women executives from Rockwell Collins who have been featured in the magazine in recent years: Tatum Buse, vice president of Finance and Corporate Controller (2014); Linda Snow-Solum, senior director of Engineering Infrastructure Development and Lean (2012); LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation and Training Solutions (2011); Marsha Schulte, vice president, Finance and Controller (2010); and, Nan Mattai, senior vice president of Engineering and Technology (2009).

Copies of the 14th annual Women Worth Watching issue are available online from Profiles in Diversity Journal at www.diversityjournal.com.

Story posted: September 9, 2015

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