Harris Corporation's Janice Lindsay Featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal's List of 'WomenWorthWatching®'

Oct 13, 2010, 08:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Janice M. Lindsay, vice president of Supply Chain Management and Operations of Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), is featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal's recent annual list of WomenWorthWatching®.  She is one of 124 business representatives whose names were submitted for the recognition by their employers

Each representative shares her personal leadership journey successes in a full-page mentoring essay in the September/October 2010 issue of the publication.  The essays are designed to encourage aspiring business leaders, and to help advance women into leadership ranks.

Lindsay's essay discusses her philosophy of pursuing excellence, inspiring others to join her in that quest, and the empowering awareness that she controls her own destiny.  "I learned that life is a series of choices and that I get to make them," she said.  "Don't allow someone else to control your life's destiny.  I have found that if I am clear on what I want, it is easier for those around me to support me in pursuing it.  Visualize your future, crystallize your thoughts and communicate effectively."  

"It is great to see that every year more and more companies answer the call to this issue's purpose and mission," said James Rector, publisher and managing editor of Profiles in Diversity Journal.  "Aside from their leadership qualities and mentoring abilities, the fact that women encompass half the job market and make approximately 80 percent of all consumer purchasing decisions should be enough encouragement for companies to understand why having women in executive ranks is so important."

"Janice represents the exceptional leadership qualities that are key to making Harris a success, and we salute her achievements as well as those of the many other successful women professionals at Harris," said Jeff Shuman, senior vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Relations for Harris.

In Lindsay's current role, she is responsible for companywide leadership in the areas of sourcing, procurement, logistics, manufacturing and operations strategy and execution.  "Aligning the entire value chain is key to creating innovation, excellence and differentiation for competitive advantage," she said.  

Prior to assuming her current position, Lindsay was vice president of Strategic Sourcing.  Before that, she was director of Supply Chain Operations, where she led the creation of an enterprise-wide, supply chain operating system that helped Harris earn the AMR Research 2009 Supply Chain Excellence Award for Small to Midsize Businesses.

Prior to joining Harris in 2004, Lindsay held management positions at Pitney Bowes, Inc., as well as Dictaphone Corporation, its subsidiary.  She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Now in its 12th year, Profiles in Diversity Journal is a bi-monthly magazine focused on diversity/inclusion in business, government, non-profit, higher education and military settings. The focus of Diversity Journal is on senior leadership, best practices, benchmarking, workforce diversity strategies, recognition of employee contribution, and features about what makes organizations great.  More information is available at www.diversityjournal.com.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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