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Marcia Conner advises executives in some of the world's largest companies to unite technologies, analytics, and human power into the energy that drives best-around-the-globe performance. Often brought in as a "fixer," she quickly aligns collaborative strategies with organization culture and amends skill shortages to radically change the speed of innovation.

She has been quoted on the BBC and World News This Morning, and in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Forbes. Former Vice President and Information Futurist at PeopleSoft and Worldwide Manager at Microsoft, she is a fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business, a member of Telefónica's Disruptive Council, and contributes to Fast Company. Marcia has published three b...more


SingerKristenLemsintroduced me to Peggy Seeger’s song, “I’m Gonna Be an Engineer” almost 25 years ago.It wormed its way into my ear when I learned only 7% of the engineering workforce is female.More than4times as many men than women are enrolled in graduate school for engineering-related fields.


[Y]ou only need to learn to be a lady

The duty isn’t yours, for to try and run the world

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When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.A.A. Milne
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“We define learning as the transformative process of taking in information that, when internalized and mixed with what we have experienced, changes what we know and builds on what we can do. It’s based on input, process, and reflection. It is what changes us.”
Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media

“Training often gives people solutions to problems already solved. Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before.”
Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media

“By bringing together people who share interests, no matter their location or time zone, social media has the potential to transform the workplace into an environment where learning is as natural as it is powerful.”
Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
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“This is the thing no one prepares you for where disaster are concerned. There is no ominous black cloud, no spooky chill, no neon sign that flashes: Stop! Please! Go back to bed! There's something really really dreadful waiting to happen around the corner! I beg of you, do not continue!”
Sarah-Kate Lynch, On Top of Everything

“If there’s one thing I have learned it’s that if you carry on as though nothing strange is happening, it usually stops being strange”
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“In my experience nobody gets to lead a totally charmed existence. Nobody escapes the pitfalls of being a human being. It’s what seperates us from the zebras. Or that’s my theory anyway”
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“If we are all going to have tragedies, if none of us can escape them, then surely we have to learn from them, we have to gain something. And we have to use what we have gained. Those of us who have fought tooth and nail to overcome tragedy are, after all, nothing else, proof that such things can be survived. So we can actually help others survive their tragedies too. As long as they’ll let us.”
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