Lillian Dukes gives her perspective on “navigating from engineer to corporate vp”

January 23, 20191 minute read

An interview with AWESOME Advisor Lillian Dukes, Principal and President of LAD Consulting, appears in Exceptional People magazine. The publication showcases extraordinary people of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, reveals the motivating factors behind their success and recognizes them for their significant impact and contributions to society.

Lillian has enjoyed a 25-year career in aviation, with leadership positions at companies such as American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Spirit AeroSystems, and General Electric. More recently, her work has branched out in a humanitarian direction as a committed leader for the Haitian charity Fondation Enfant Jesus.

In the Exceptional People interview, Lillian talks about her initial career choice (“My career was birthed from my love of math.”) and career mobility (“It was not uncommon for me to change positions because the joy in my work had waned.”) She also talks about the necessity of encouraging young women to enter STEM fields and says she feels strongly that “Reaching back and helping the next generation is our responsibility — not an option. We are responsible for ensuring future outcomes for women in STEM-related fields is markedly better than what we experienced.”

ExceptionalPeopleMagazineMarchApril2018Issue_LillianDukes-1(2) a pdf of the interview