You are a driven, ambitious woman who is passionate about her career and isn't afraid to use her engineering skills in an un-traditional way. You don't take "no" for an answer, and prefer to be a leader rather than a follower. You are a role model and inspiration to young engineers and kids aspiring to be engineers. You work hard and play hard, and are at your best when combining your engineering skills with your flair for design. You have big dreams, and believe work should also be fun.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Debbie Sterling. Who is Debbie? She is the founder of GoldieBlox, an award-winning toy company that introduces engineering concepts to girls through storytelling and building. GlodieBlox is based in Los Angeles, CA. The company was inspired by Debbie’s experiences while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering and product design at Stanford, where she noticed the lack of female classmates. Debbie has been named TIME’s "Person of the Moment,” one of Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list, was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. When Debbie’s not strategizing about her company’s future or designing products, one of her favorite things to do is Karaoke.
What to learn more about Debbie Sterling or GoldieBlox? Check our her website and blog at http://www.goldieblox.com/
You are a smart and talented woman who greatly values education. You are persistent and are not intimidated by the fact that you’re a woman in a male-dominated field. You are a role model for any woman who is fascinated by the space frontier. You have a knack for mentoring others and a love of sports. You are at your best when you use your intellectual firepower to create innovative new technologies.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Aprille Ericsson-Jackson. Who is Aprille? Originally from New York City, she is a NASA Aerospace engineer who is currently the New Business Lead for the Instrument Systems and Technology Division. She has worked at NASA for most of her career in a variety of roles, including developing a fiber optic laser gyroscope, mapping instruments for future lunar explorations, and multiple satellite projects. She was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and the first American to receive her Ph.D. with an aerospace option in the program. She was also the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Aprille is featured on every list of influential modern female engineers. She plays basketball in her spare time, has a daughter, and advocates for the education of disadvantaged girls.
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You are a woman of many talents who uses her engineering skills to serve her community. You are persistent in the face of obstacles, overcoming them through hard work and your calm, focused demeanor. People trust you to lead them, and you are both passionate and articulate when you focus on your areas of strength. You consider who you work for less important than the potential impact you can have on the world. You enjoy personal connections with others and are a role-model for other women.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Sylvia Acevedo. Who is Sylvia? She is the current CEO of Girl Scouts USA, a nonprofit with a mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Sylvia moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico as a young child, where some of her teachers discouraged her from following her scientific interests. Sylvia has a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and a M.S. in systems engineering, and started her career as a rocket scientist in NASA’s jet propulsion lab. She has also worked at multiple corporations, including Dell, Autodesk, IBM, and Apple Computer. She is an advocate for girls’ and women’s causes in underserved communities, wrote an inspirational memoir for young women, and tours the country speaking about her experiences and encouraging young women to follow their dreams. Sylvia has won numerous awards for both her advocacy and technical work.
Want to know more about Sylvia? Check out http://sylviaacevedo.org/
You are a driven go-getter who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to take risks to go after it. You are courageous and bold in the face of obstacles. Whether it is acquiring a new skill or building consensus, your leadership and people skills shine in all you do. You are at your best when you are setting corporate strategy, and consider yourself a “people-person” when compared to other engineers.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Ginni Rometty. Who is Ginni? She is the current President and CEO of the corporate giant IBM. Ginni grew up in Chicago, IL, and learned from her mother in childhood that all difficult problems can be solved. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering. Ginni started her career at IBM as a systems engineer, and later headed global sales, marketing, and strategy before becoming CEO. Much of her job as CEO is to set strategic direction, manage others, and take calculated business risks. Ginni enjoys scuba diving and attending Broadway shows when she isn’t at work. Ginni’s awards include listings on Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential People in the World, Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business", Time's 20 Most Important People in Tech and Forbes' America's Top 50 Women In Tech.
What to know more about Ginni? Just google “Ginni Rometty”. You’ll find more information than you’ll know what to do with!
You are (or will be) an enthusiastic technical expert who is recognized for her substantial contributions to her field. You have a gift for creating welcoming and inclusive environments for the teams on which you work. You enjoy facilitating hands-on STEM activities for children, and people flock to you for your mentorship and advice. Your positive attitude combined with your intellectual firepower are a force to be reckoned with.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Dr. Reates Curry. Who is Reates? She is a technical expert at Ford Motor Company’s Research and Innovation Center. Currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Reates areas of research include human-machine/computer interaction with a focus on safe and efficient vehicles. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in electrical engineering, and a PhD in biomedical engineering. Reates has received numerous technical awards, in addition to recognition for her skills in mentoring. She established a “Hackathon” for kids on “Take Our Children to Work Day.” She has a daughter and a son, and volunteers with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and in coaching her son’s Little League Team when she’s not engineering.
What to know more about Reates? Check out https://alltogether.swe.org/2017/02/black-history-...
You are a collaborative consensus-builder who excels in logistical planning. You are decisive without being authoritative and you don’t quit when obstacles appear. Your broad world view allows you to see solutions where others just see problems. You have a vast network, and are one of those people who prefers to stay behind the scenes but knows everyone. Your unusual combination of technical and people skills that will take you far in your field.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Priya Balasubramaniam. Who is Priya? She is vice president of Apple's iPhone operations, meaning she oversees Apple's massive supply chain for manufacturing iPhones. A native of India, Priya has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an MBA with a focus in supply chain management. When she first graduated as an engineer and was looking for a job, she was told that she couldn’t manage a factory because she was female. Priya is a world traveler and speaks seven languages. She was #4 on Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Female Engineers” list in 2018.
What to know more about Priya? Just google “Priya Balasubramaniam”. You’ll find more information than you’ll know what to do with!
You enjoy mixing engineering with aesthetics in a pragmatic way. You excel in aspects of both technical and management, and are at your best when you are problem-solving with your team. You know how to turn abstract ideas into practical reality. You want your engineering projects to stand the test of time. Safety, resilency, and/or environmentally-friendly design are important to you.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Aine Brazil. Who is Aine? She is an acclaimed structural engineer who serves as vice chair for Thornton Tomasetti. Aine grew up in Galway, Ireland and currently lives and works in New York City designing skyscrapers using 3D digital modeling tools. Aine works with architects and enjoys the interaction of art and engineering. Her engineering experience includes focuses in structural resiliency and sustainable design. She holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering. Aine is an advocate for reducing global poverty levels through childhood education and has won the Fazlur Khan award for her efforts to mentor young women. She has received numerous awards for her technical work, including recognition in the National Academy of Engineering (one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to engineers), and the International Engineer of the Year Award in 2014.
Want to know more about Aine? Check out this 2018 interview: http://global.ctbuh.org/resources/papers/download/...
You are a confident, smart woman who is as comfortable in the boardroom as she is with a computer. You value continual growth and are both highly educated and constantly seeking new challenges. You are at your best when you are using your technical expertise to implement innovative solutions into the world. You adore learning about new technology and pride yourself in being at the cutting edge of your field. You are an expert in juggling multiple responsibilities without dropping the ball.
Your modern female engineer personality match is Yanbing Li. Who is Yanbing? She is the senior vice president and general manager for the SABU unit at VMWare, where she is an expert in visualization and cloud computing. Yanbing holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer engineering. Her twiiter descirption is “High Tech Girl in High Heels”. Yanbing grew up in China. She has numerous technical publications and presentations to her name. A mother of three, Yanbing was on Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Female Engineers” list in 2018, and inducted in 2018 into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame.
Want to learn any more about Yanbing? Check out this Youtube interview.