Air & Space Museum Director – Ellen Stofan, Head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

“Think about who you’re going to be and what you’re going to contribute.”

Ellen Stofan on Electric Ladies podcast

When Ellen Stofan stepped off the management track to stay home with her kids and work part-time, she accepted that she was probably derailing her career.  She kept a few toes in the game over the 12 year period, working part-time doing a few interesting research projects that she could do on her own time.
Today, she finds herself the new Director of the famed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC — the most visited museum in the United States — and spearheading its ~$1 billion transformation, as the first woman in this prestigious role. Wait, really?

Listen to this fascinating conversation Dr. Stofan had with host Joan Michelson in person at the museum’s Udvar-Hazy location by Dulles airport in Virginia.

Hear how she landed this job, and:

And so much more!

Read my Forbes blogs about how Ellen is reinventing the venerable Smithsonian museum and with Ellen’s career advice.

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