Leadership for Young Engineers


What do successful business leaders like Henry Ford, Marry Barra (GMC), and Jeff Bezo (Amazon) have in common? An engineering degree.

Engineers have shown that they have the capacity to become great business leaders. According a Spencer Stuart study, 33% of S&P 500 CEOs had undergraduate engineering degrees, while only 11% had an undergradaute degree in business administration. Also, 24 of Fortune 500 companies are lead by women, 30% of which are engineers. Nevertheless, business is not the only area where engineers can become good leaders. Some of the greatest politicians and world leaders such as Jimmy Carter, Abdul Kalam, and Herbert Hoover had backgrounds in engineering. 

It is not suprisinig that engineers make great leaders. Engineers train themselves to become analytical and detail oriented, and have strong numeracy. While being cautious at times, they take calculated risks with realisitic outlook. Moreover, their reductionistic approach to problems enables them to be perform accurate root cause analysis. 

Please join us to learn more on why and how engineers become great leaders.

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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Building: Griffith South Bank Graduate Centre
  • Room Number: S07_1.23
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  • Starts 29 February 2016 07:05 PM
  • Ends 30 March 2016 06:00 PM
  • All times are Australia/Brisbane
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Phoebe Tee of PSBA


Phoebe Tee is a PMP and PRINCE2 certified project manager with more than 9 years’ experience in Government, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), cutting edge technology, telecommunication and software design. One of her most recent achievements is being a project manager at Motorola Solutions, contributing to the multi million dollars projects such as 2013 Brisbane G20 Summit project and Queensland Government Wireless Network (GWN) in South East Queensland region. Prior to her management career, she was a senior mechanical design engineer at Motorola where she designed various components of cutting edge communications devices. Phoebe is a member of PMI and her tertiary education covers Bachelor (hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA (Strategy).

Phoebe Tee of PSBA