CVP Speaker Series @ GW

Women in Engineering: Charting the Path to Leadership

Approximately 20% of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, but only 13% of the engineering workforce is female. It is estimated nearly 40% of the women who earn engineering degrees either quit or never enter the profession.

With a panel of women engineers at every stage of their careers, we will discuss the potential factors behind these percentages and how to improve the outcomes going forward. The speakers will share their career experiences and provide recommendations for young women entering the workforce, as well as leaders looking to increase the percentage of women engineers in their workplace. Topics to include: how to find your engineering-based career path - technology leader or corporate leader and what successful mentoring looks like in corporate and government organizations.

All attendees will receive Charting the Path to Leadership for Women in Engineering - Top Tips on Leadership as a complimentary takeaway.

When: October 7th, 2020, 12:00 PM (ET)

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The Panelists:

Andrea Norris

Andrea Norris

Director, Center for Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer (CIO), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Maria Roat copy

Maria Roat

Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of the Chief Information Officer


Shelly Heller

Professor Shelly Heller

Ph.D., Director, Center for Women in Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) , GW 

Sonja Lemott

Sonja Lemott

Chief, PEO Engineering Division, Program Executive Office (PEO), Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS)

The Moderator:

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

VP of Operations, CVP

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