Colonel Eileen Collins
NASA Astronaut, retired
6:30pm EST., Friday February 18th
Live at the Loosemore Auditorium
Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars
Collins discusses the leadership and personal qualities necessary for success. She shares how her career as an astronaut took shape, from her early years in the Air Force, to becoming the first woman to command a shuttle mission. She also includes projections on the future of NASA and how it will be able to focus on exciting new space ventures. Collins discusses key factors for successful leadership, focusing on dealing with people, dealing with mistakes, safety and creative management. Her inspirational story shows that success is the result of a team effort and resonates with audiences regardless of their profession.