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Carolyn Bird, President, Casco Bay Engineering

How do you model strong leadership?

“Strong leadership is having the confidence to make on-the-spot decisions – whether it’s meeting with a client during the design phase of a project, or visiting a construction site where ideas become reality. I know that I can always rely on my analytical background, skillsets, and the collaborative relationships on which I’ve built my business in order to solve complex engineering challenges. But equally important is tuning in when instinct tells me something isn’t right, and working to resolve a particular challenge by changing course. With structural engineering, the stakes are high, so I stay true to myself and confident in what all my years of experience have taught me.”