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“Working in teams offered me a safe and comfortable space to try new ways of working with others. I have learned how listening can be more effective than talking and that when you listen more, in most cases, those around you will value your input more when you speak.”
Chief Culture Officer & HR Director – Connected Care & Insulins
Eli Lilly & Company

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Industry:
Pharmaceutical

Prior Education:

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Finance/Entrepreneurship/International Business, 2014
Hometown:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

I chose to get an MBA because I value formal learning, and I felt that I could fill some of my personal gaps by studying with individuals from around the world and from different sectors. That is exactly what I got from the Global Executive MBA program along with much more. I have been able to apply learnings throughout the program to my day-to-day work, and I have witnessed a change in how I approach business problems and strategic initiatives.

Before Fuqua

I have grown my career in HR at Eli Lilly & Company. I previously worked in the benefits area on our health plan team as an employee relations associate and an HR business partner supporting our diabetes and oncology business units.

After Fuqua

I plan to continue my growth within HR at Eli Lilly as I support our business in discovering, developing, and commercializing breakthrough outcomes for our patients.

Advice

My partner and I went into this experience with eyes wide open. We knew that it would be difficult for him and me to find quality time together and to continue building upon the strong relationship base that we had established. We reserved time and space for our relationship outside of our careers and my schoolwork to ensure we didn’t lose that momentum as a partnership. I also made sure I was on top of my school work and shared when and how I would be available to my teams.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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