“Throughout my career, I’ve had great opportunities to always learn and grow in a technologically advanced company.”
Grace Kong, an associate director and product program manager in military engines has 18 years of work experience at Pratt & Whitney. Grace leads cross-functional teams who propose, negotiate and execute large defense contracts and collaborates with military customers. She values the challenges and rewards of her job and credits UTC for the work-life flexibility provided to employees. “Having a flexible schedule is key. Being a full-time working mother to a child with disabilities, my son requires extra care on a daily basis.” As a female engineer, she strives to be a role model for younger women interested in STEM careers. She advises potential employees to “work hard and not to put limitations on yourself.” UTC offers many diverse opportunities to work in different divisions and on different programs, Grace encourages others to look within the corporation when working to strengthen one’s skills and experiences.