Honda R&D Engineer Inspires Young Girls in “Who Makes a Honda” Video
The video takes a look at Kennedy’s unique role at Honda R&D, and how being a successful female engineer enables her to inspire young girls to follow their dreams. Check it out:
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Kennedy’s responsibility is to represent the voice of the customer on the product development team as it designs and improves Honda products, such as the all-new 2018 Odyssey.
“Diversity of thought is going to make us all stronger, it’s going to make us all better, it’s going to make our products better,” Kennedy says. “Customers that we serve don’t all use a car in one way, so it’s important for our product development team to relate to those different voices and reflect that to our products.”
Four years ago, Kennedy set out to help fellow female associates find a mentor and meet new people by creating a network of female Honda engineers. Kennedy also enjoys mentoring younger girls, volunteering for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop in her spare time. Kennedy often incorporates science, engineering, and math activities into her troop meetings, and says that she is inspired by their “nothing is impossible” mindset.
The “What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda” video series profiles Honda associates who make a difference in their communities by living out Honda’s commitment to The Power of Dreams, a belief system which encourages them to conceive ideas that will create new value for both customers and society.
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