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Leadership in the Age of Hip Hop (Pres. by Raytheon Corp.)

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(BEYA Seminar 2752) Leadership in the Age of Hip Hop (Presented by Raytheon Corporation)

The civil rights movement helped open the doors for people of color to increase their population in technology industries. Raytheon, a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world is embracing the changing work environment. With a history of innovation spanning more than 100 years, Raytheon is also leader in creating a diverse workforce. The black employee population at Raytheon is comprised mostly of generation X, Y, millennials and soon generation Z. One commonality between these generations that separates them from the baby boomers that preceded them, they have been heavily influenced by hip hop music culture. The hip hop culture is about embracing who you are and where you come from. Long gone are the days of assimilating and losing your cultural identity while pursuing your career in a technical industry. This workshop will explore the journey of men and women who are navigating their career at Raytheon and how hip hop has influenced the directions they have taken in maintaining their authenticity and successfully growing in an environment that is also changing and adapting to different cultures.
Come hear how these leaders have brought the tenants of leadership forward tightly coupled with the influence of hip hop, the desire to go against the grain, and the acceptance of being uniquely different. These Raytheon leaders are using their differences to stand out to blaze new trails and expand possibilities all while being an authentic leader and a valued mentor.

These leaders lead a little differently and this makes all the difference at Raytheon.