Career Development: The Value of Support

Tiffany Carpenter
Kevin Harkenrider
Tiffany Carpenter, Kevin Harkenrider
Career Development: The Value of Support

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Without top-down dedication and support, there would be little motivation for employees to take risks, ask questions or stretch themselves to achieve more than they originally thought they were capable of. Viasat may not operate under a conventional career roadmap, but the company and its...

Without top-down dedication and support, there would be little motivation for employees to take risks, ask questions or stretch themselves to achieve more than they originally thought they were capable of. Viasat may not operate under a conventional career roadmap, but the company and its leaders prioritize empowering employees to be the drivers in their own careers.

From mentorship and sponsorship to year-round Learning & Development programs, Viasat promotes a holistic approach to career development and makes a variety of people and programs available to equip employees with the resources they need to succeed.

During this chat, we want you to walk away feeling inspired by the woman who capitalized on career opportunities and conquered many milestones to stand where she does today, and feel motivated by the level of importance our male leadership has placed on women in the workforce, career development and our inclusion efforts.

Meet The Speakers

Tiffany Carpenter
Tiffany Carpenter

Tiffany joined Viasat in 2011 as a Financial Analyst. In 2013 she transitioned into Program Management supporting the development efforts for the ground infrastructure supporting the Viasat-2 satellite. Tiffany currently holds the position of Vice President of Finance, Space and Commercial Networks which she has held since April 2019. Tiffany holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration (Finance) from San Diego State University and an MBA from California State University San Marcos. Her diverse career history and drive to grow through Viasat’s learning opportunities has enabled her to create an impressive and well-rounded portfolio.

Kevin Harkenrider
Kevin Harkenrider
Kevin Harkenrider joined Viasat in October 2006 as Director of Operations. Mr. Harkenrider assumed his current position as Senior Vice President and President, Broadband Systems in May 2018. Mr. Harkenrider holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Union College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout his accomplished career, Mr. Harkenrider has led with an inclusive leadership style and been involved in mentorship and teaching opportunities for several years.
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