Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO, Hugh Grant, has been named to the STEMconnector® List of 100 CEO Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). STEMconnector®, the “one-stop-shop” for STEM information, released the official list and cover for its 100 CEO Leaders in STEM publication on June 10.
The publication presents 100 corporate CEO profiles including their thought-provoking views on the future of our national competitiveness and need for a STEM workforce. The CEOs center their discussions on technology; innovation; skills to careers; public-private partnerships; women, girls and diversity; global competitiveness; scalability and best practice.
“Developing future generations of agriculture and scientific professionals is a proud part of our Monsanto heritage,” Grant said in his profile. “Monsanto has a rich history of supporting education, especially in STEM fields, through innovative programs and investments.”
STEMconnector® CEO Edie Fraser suggests that the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM represents the best thinking at the highest level and states, “It is all about CEO commitment. We are collectively humbled by the caliber of the entries and salute and congratulate all of those included. We urge all readers to review and discuss what you learn understanding the collective action we must all take to ensure America’s youth and workforce are equipped with the STEM skills needed to compete in the market economy.”
The publication itself will be presented for the first time on June 18 in the frame of the 2013 STEM Solutions Summit, presented by US News and World Report in Austin, Texas. The publication will be available online and in hardcopy after June 18 through STEMconnector®’s website. Fortune Magazine will include a special advertorial section with the complete listing of the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM in its Global Issue, released July 23.
The objective of the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM publication is to salute and celebrate an active group of CEOs that have contributed to making a difference by pushing the STEM issue throughout their careers, their industries and their companies. The selection process included mapping over 300 CEOs and thorough research was conducted to collect material in three aspects: 1) CEO’s background and career; 2) Company’s STEM position within the industry and 3) Company’s specific items and lines of action around STEM.
STEMconnector® is “the one-stop-shop” for STEM information. With several products and services, STEMconnector® supports its members design, implement and measure their STEM strategies. Since its launch in 2011, STEMconnector® has been the leader in leveraging a network of STEM stakeholders and “making things happen.” STEMconnector®’s charge is to identify, inform and connect entities working in STEM Education/Careers to assess smart STEM investments and results. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact: Lorena.Fimbres@STEMconnector.org