Category: People

Ellen Kullman was the guest speaker at November’s Great Dames Powerful Conversation Series, which drew more than 150 attendees. In a moderated discussion with Wilmington University’s Maria Hess, Kullman drew from her years at DuPont’s highest post to discuss gender parity and her leadership style. On her work ethic and leadership demeanor Somebody told me…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has allotted eight months to replace its president. At 70, Rich Heffron has been trying to retire for more than a year. Members said the attorney will be tough to replace. “My answer would be Rich shouldn’t retire,” joked Paul Morrill, a chamber committee member and the executive director…

(AP) — The first female CEO of DuPont has shared her experience of sexual harassment in the workplace. The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reported Tuesday that Ellen Kullman said her experiences were “not terrible.” But she said many women in the 1980s avoided being alone with male colleagues during “alcohol infused” events. The former executive…

There are approximately 18.5 million military veterans living in the U.S. this Veteran’s Day, and 1.6 million of them are women. According to the U.S. Census, the states that are home to the most veterans are California, with 1.6 million; Texas, with 1.5 million, and Florida, with 1.4 million. Based on 2016 figures, 78 percent…

Delaware business executives Ernie Dianastasis and Rob Siegfried, Jr. were inducted into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Junior Achievement of Delaware hosted the ceremony at the Wilmington Country Club.The annual event honors business leaders who have made significant contributions to the state through their business and community endeavors. Dianastasis is founder…

By Hollis Thomases Guest columnist Organizations today face constant, ever-accelerating change, which places persistent pressures on leadership. In the effort to keep up, strategies get discussed and decisions get made that often don’t ever involve the employees who will ultimately have to carry them out. The problem with this approach, however, is that people don’t…