Helen Stringer, director of Global Grooming Products at Proctor and Gamble/Gillette, will present a lecture for faculty and staff on Thursday, April 29 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Paul J. Gutman Library Media Classroom. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Stringer began as graphic designer in England in 1981. Today, she is an executive with Procter and Gamble, where she leads strategy teams and manages multi-billion dollar product integrations, particularly focused on the areas of design, engineering and business.
In her presentation, Stringer will present three case studies that illustrate the blurring of lines between the disciplines of design, engineering and business in real terms, covering topics from branding to fashion to function. She will also speak about how her career trajectory for a student today could be much shorter than it was in the past, and how understanding languages across disciplines is essential.
Stringer will also discuss how she led the integration of Gillette, an engineering/technology company, into Proctor and Gamble, a consumable company.