September 30, 2021

The Leadership and Ingenuity of the Panama Canal

In her work with the Panama Canal Authority, Ilya Espino de Marotta has seen the importance of managing a lot of moving parts. In this episode Marotta explains what it’s like being a high-level manager sporting her pink hardhat and safety vest in the engineering field, which has traditionally been thought of as a production-centered man’s world.

Marotta also shares some wisdom on managing large operations with a varied set of stakeholders across many disciplines. In addition to large decision matrices, skilled operators, and the need for efficiency and safety, at the end of the day, clear communication keeps everyone on the same page.

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