Yesterday, I attended a Hispanic Business Forum sponsored by GE – Aviation which is headquartered in Cincinnati. GE – Aviation is the world’s leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft. They supply aircraft-derived engines for marine applications and provide aviation services. The theme of the forum focused on Leadership during Times of Change and provided some excellent discussions on the importance of being a leader during uncertain economic times.
GE-Aviation’s CEO, David Joyce, asserted that despite the economic slow down, GE was committed to continuing their on-campus presence in the upcoming 2009-10 recruitment season. Furthermore, GE is incredibly committed to recruiting a multicultural workforce to meet the needs of their global businesses.
Speakers and leadership panels discussed how culture is a significant aspect of working within a global environment. The event also provided an opportunity to meet some extremely knowledgeable recent Hispanic college graduates. Most were involved in science and technology careers. I was most impressed by GE’s commitment to bringing together hundreds of Hispanic professionals to discuss some of the issues facing leaders today.