1) Janet had a love of math early. She took calculus and accounting classes in high school.
2) She is absolutely fearless in her approach to anything that is given to her. Her approach is to be undaunted by the task but to be invigorated by the opportunity.
3) As a leader, she wants to be replaceable. This means that she has empowered her team so well, that they no longer need her.
4)She is a firm believer in giving people the opportunity to make mistakes. Mistakes are where the magic happens.
5) She is really big on providing mentorship opportunities for students of color in STEM.
Janet Phan Bio:
Janet thrives in leading teams cross-functionally and cross-territory to implement lean process improvements, systems implementation, and drive implementation of executive-level initiatives for global Fortune 500 companies. Upon entering organizations and large projects, Janet has proven the ability to diligently assess and clearly communicate current challenges and propose changes to executives that have led to organizational improvements and successful technology program implementations. She's eternally grateful for mentors who have taken a chance on her by giving her the opportunities that she thought were beyond her capabilities. This led her to begin a nonprofit STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) mentoring program, Thriving Elements, creating access and opportunities for underrepresented girls in the same way her mentors did and continue to do for her.