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Session #3 – The Clorox Company feat. Kelly George, Clorox’s Open Innovation Leader
February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corporate Innovation Speaker Series
GAIN AN INSIDE LOOK INTO HOW VARIOUS LARGE CORPORATIONS INNOVATE AND LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS WITHIN THIS PARTICULAR BRANCH OF INNOVATION.
Kelly George, PhD, is currently the Open Innovation Leader at the Clorox Company for the Burt’s Bees brand, where she works to create a future pipeline of innovations through external networks and new technologies.
Kelly brings broad upstream-to-downstream R&D experience from working 15+ years in both the consumer products (Clorox, L’Oréal, P&G) and the pharmaceutical industries (Roche & Merck). In her career, she has held a variety of R&D leadership roles in medicinal chemistry/drug discovery, formulation, product development, global project & alliance management, consulting, and external/open innovation.
Kelly graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a B.A. in Chemistry and English. She obtained her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Kelly currently serves on the Washington & Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee, and the Edison Biotech Institute Board of Directors at Ohio University. Dr. George is passionate about advancing Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and served on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Women Chemists Committee (WCC).