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Krannert Executive Forum - Candice Lange

Candice Lange

Candice Lange

Director, Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center
Purdue University, Krannert School of Management

Candice Lange is the Director of the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.  She previously served as president of Lange Advisors, a consulting and executive coaching firm.  Educated in pharmacy and business management, Candi began her career at Eli Lilly and Company as an associate biochemical toxicologist. 

After holding a number of management positions in clinical and discovery research, Candi was asked to create and lead a new corporate strategy for work-life integration.  She also led Lilly’s diversity strategy and the extension of the Lilly corporate brand into its people practices.  Under her leadership, Lilly achieved national recognition on a number of annual lists, including the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work in America and the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.  During this time, she worked closely with executive leaders in a coaching and advisory role to effect changes in corporate practice, policy and culture.

Candi has served in a number of leadership roles in the community. She was a member of the national advisory board for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and is a past president of its Indiana chapter. She was the founding co-chair of the greater Indianapolis United Way Success-by-Six initiative and was on the steering committee for the Boston College Work-Life Roundtable.  She has served on a number of advisory boards, including Bright Horizons Inc. and Indianapolis Woman magazine.  She is a past president of the board of directors for St. Mary’s Child Center, a preschool and intervention center for young children at risk due to extreme poverty.  She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University Center for Families.

In 1998, Candi served as an advisor to a White House Working Group on Child Care, chaired by treasury secretary Robert Rubin. She received honorable mention in Redbook magazine’s “Amazing Women of 1998.” Other honors and awards include the Indiana Child Care Champion Award and Friend of Purdue.

Candi holds a degree in pharmacy from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.