05 Jun 2018
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Fueling the Future


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When Cecily Kovatch (MBA 2002) began her career working as a field engineer for Schlumberger, one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies, the all-male crews were often less than welcoming.

Since those early engineering days, Kovatch has held multiple roles in the industry, from recruiter and marketing director to head of innovation. After years at Covanta, a waste-to-energy business, she now runs Fueled for Growth, an energy consulting company, while devoting her personal energies to helping women and girls find—and succeed in—healthy work environments. She also serves on the board of Covenant House, a shelter for homeless and trafficked youth in Manhattan, and volunteers at ESchool4Girls, teaching entrepreneurship to high school students.

“I love the fact my background in science and business allows me to make an impact,” she says. “I’m very focused on my calling or purpose to make the world a better place and how I can exercise all of my skills and passions to solve problems that make businesses more sustainable, and to help women and girls be more fit, confident, and creative in order to thrive at work.”

(Published June 2018)

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Class of MBA 2002, Section D

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