Fireside Chat with Joan Bolduc Szkutak '79

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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I&E Center, 2nd floor

Are you interested in corporate innovation, working at a large multi-national, running your own business or lessons from the boardroom? Join us for a fireside chat with WPI alumnae and Trustee, Joan Bolduc Szkutak.

Joan Bolduc Szkutak, '79
Executive, Corporate Innovator, Board Director and Entrepreneur



Joan B. Szkutak served as an Executive at Proctor & Gamble, where she had a successful 33-year career. Joan was the Director of Global Research and Development and has extensive experience leading organizations in basic research, consumer research, product development, process development, quality assurance, packaging development and alliance partnerships. Over her career, Joan has led organizations across a variety of global consumer categories including Fabric Care, Home Care, Pharmaceuticals, Feminine Care, Oral Care and Personal Health Care. Joan was one of the thought leaders at Proctor & Gamble on how to enable disruptive innovation and transformational innovation to thrive within large corporations. Additionally, she was the leader of the Products Research Global Capability Organization for more than 10 years while continuing to lead a Category R&D organization.

Joan is currently the owner of SAMsARA Wine Co., a boutique winery in Santa Barbara California that specializes in pinot noir, syrah, grenache, rose and chardonnay.

Active in the WPI community, Joan serves as member of WPI’s Board of Trustee’s and a leader in WPI’s Women’s Impact Network.