On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Halliburton’s women’s network, Women Sharing Excellence (WSE), and Dallas SWE partnered for an exciting and informational session and plant tour of Halliburton’s Completion Technology and Manufacturing Center in Carrollton, TX. Over 35 attendees enjoyed dinner and networking.
Jason Besly provided an overview of the center which supports over 1,500 employees. Summer Condarco, Carrollton’s Manufacturing Director, shared an overview of her career at Halliburton which included various leadership positions and an overseas assignment in Singapore. She attributed her career success to saying “yes” to opportunities and knowing when to ask for help. Attendees had some great questions for her on the topics of her experience with cultural differences in Singapore, management transition strategies, and how networking has helped her to be noticed for new opportunities in her career. She also had some insightful comments on how to use data-based conversations to neutralize difficult personalities in the workplace.
SWE and WSE members toured the 66 acre facility which included a Manufacturing Plant, three Test Wells, several Technology Testing Facilities and a Raw materials warehouse. Our tour guides emphasized that safety and customer service are core values of Halliburton employees. Carrollton Technology is one of 2,343 sites in the United States that is honored with holding the OSHA VPP Star Site status.
A special thanks to our host and Dallas SWE Program Committe Chair, Lori Wiltz, for setting up this great event and to Halliburton for providing us with awesome souvenir lunch bags and coffee mugs.
We look forward to seeing you at our November 18 meeting. Mark your calendars! More details to come.
Cherrie Fisher, PMP
AT&T Information Technology
Dallas SWE Vice President