Megan Herscher Sustainable MBA at Bainbridge Graduate Institute

Megan Herscher

Enterprise Communications: Environment, Health and Safety · Boeing Company · Seattle, WA

Business is the most powerful institution of our time. Leveraging business to create the world we want to see makes sense, and that is what I want to do. BGI’s holistic curriculum allows me to be a thoughtful, systems thinker and a leader that knows how to maximize business for good.

I was at a point in my career at Boeing where I knew I needed an MBA to increase my area of influence as a leader, but I also knew I didn’t want an MBA that only focused on the financial bottom line. One day on the way to work, I heard about BGI on the radio. I started my application the moment I got to my desk.

At work, I deal with conflict management and change projects all the time, so I was immediately curious to learn how these challenges apply to sustainable business. Some of the most valuable lessons I’ve found are about listening to people and understanding what they think about sustainability. From there, I can present real information in a way that allows for win-win solutions. Without active listening and stakeholder engagement, change becomes a frustrating task that too many people give up on.

As for my career, I love finding ways to combine the technical business skills I learn at BGI with the abundance of opportunity at a company like Boeing. Coupling this expertise in listening and leading with the passion for creative change that comes with my Sustainable MBA, all I see is possibility.

BACKGROUND

Megan has years of operational experience, including seven years leading kaizen implementation based on the principles of the Toyota Production System. She has recently joined the Boeing Environment, Health, and Safety office where she supports the strategic alignment of enterprise communications on sustainability. Megan holds a B.S. in History from Portland State University and is currently enrolled in BGI’s Hybrid MBA Program.

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