Announcing the 2020 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Winners

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Profiles in Diversity Journal Announces the 2020
Women Worth Watching® in STEM Award Winners


CLEVELAND, OH, March 4, 2020 Profiles in Diversity Journal announced today names of the 40 Women Worth Watching in STEM® Award winners for 2020. The winners will be profiled in the magazine’s upcoming 2020 spring issue.

Each woman was nominated by a leader or colleague within the organization where she is employed, and selected by PDJ, based on her contributions, leadership, mentoring, and achievements in the area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. This is the second time the magazine has recognized women who have pursued and excelled in STEM careers with its Women Worth Watching in STEM Award.

One of this year’s winners is an exceptional woman who was recently named EVP and CEO of a 200-year-old engineering firm. She has chosen to use this distinction to empower other women to achieve leadership roles within the company. In the community, she works to reach and encourage girls who may be interested in STEM careers, including serving as a “Girls in STEM” program speaker; to fix the “leaky pipeline” of women in STEM; and to celebrate women’s achievement in STEM fields.

Another 2020 Women Worth Watching in STEM winner was just 16 years old when she began to study civil engineering at the university level. Since then, she has taken the industry by storm and now holds a leadership position with a major civil engineering company in Europe. Under her guidance, the company has tripled its top-line revenue and gross margins since 2016.

All of this year’s award winners are truly outstanding women in STEM.

“Women are continuing to blaze trails and break through barriers to succeed in STEM fields, and we are proud to recognize their talents, commitment, and hard work. We are also delighted to acknowledge and congratulate the organizations that support them,” says PDJ Publisher James R. Rector. “Recognizing the achievements of women in STEM with this award is another important step in the evolution of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and an essential part of a global strategy to innovate, educate, and build a more connected world.”

Profiles in Diversity Journal is pleased to present the Women Worth Watching in STEM Awards winners for 2020:
  • ADM - Marie Wright - President, Production Creation, Design & Development and Chief Global Flavorist
  • Arrow Electronics - Nancy Luo - General Manager
  • Arrow Electronics - Rachel Oborny Andersen - Marketing Manager
  • Arrow Electronics - Grace Doepker - Engineering Associate Manager
  • Arrow Electronics - Shelby Schnurrenberger - Supplier Management Director
  • Bureau Veritas - Natalia Shuman - CEO, Bureau Veritas, North America
  • Corrpro Companies (An Aegion Corporation subsidiary) - Boshra Momen Nejad - Engineering Manager
  • Corrpro Companies (An Aegion Corporation subsidiary) - Marlane Rodriguez - Engineering Manager
  • Crescent School - Marcella Fioroni - High School Mathematics and Technology Teacher
  • Dechert LLP - Andrea L.C. Reid - Partner
  • Dechert LLP - Dr. Katherine A. (“Kassie”) Helm, PhD - Partner
  • Dechert LLP - Rachel Passaretti-Wu - Partner
  • Dechert LLP - Sara Roitman - Partner
  • Entergy Corporation - Yolanda Williams - Director of Automation
  • Environmental Techniques Ltd (an Aegion Corporation subsidiary) - Shauna Herron - Commercial Director
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - LaRhonda Leonard - VP IT Operational Excellence, Provider & Medical Management Systems
  • Fish & Richardson - Lisa Greenwald-Swire - Principal
  • Fish & Richardson - Angela Follett, PhD - Principal
  • Fish & Richardson - Jenny Shmuel, PhD - Principal
  • Fish & Richardson - Tiffany Reiter, PhD - Principal
  • FLEETCOR - Alissa Vickery - Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controls
  • Flexport - Madison Bell - Senior Product Operations Manager
  • HARMAN - Kumari Williams - Director of Global Talent Acquisition
  • HARMAN - Brianna (Leonard) Satterlund - Vice President, Program Management & Quality
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Brenda Danek - Partner
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Elizabeth M. Richards - Partner
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Inge Osman - Partner
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Jane Remillard - Partner
  • New York Life - Vivian Armstrong - Corporate Vice President & CIO, Corporate Technology
  • OPTrust - Julie Belair - Vice President, Actuarial Services & Plan Policy
  • OPTrust - Tracy Hatanaka-Lejnieks - Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox - Michelle K Holoubek - Director
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox - Carla Ji-Eun Kim - Director
  • The WIT Network - Christine Bongard - President and Cofounder
  • U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center - SreyRam Kuy - Deputy Chief Medical Officer, VISN 16
  • Wells Fargo - Tracy Kerrins - CIO of Enterprise Functions Technology
  • WellStar Health System - Jill Case-Wirth - Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive
  • WellStar Health System - Dr. Mary Chatman - President
  • WilmerHale - Monica Grewal - Partner
  • Xandr - Theresa Vu - SVP of Engineering

About Profiles in Diversity Journal
Now in its 22nd year of publication, Profiles in Diversity Journal is a quarterly B2B magazine that focuses on diversity and inclusion in business, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military settings. The Journal presents interviews, profiles, articles, and awards that highlight mission-driven leadership, best practices, workforce strategies, innovative ideas, and important individual contributions within the realm of diversity and inclusion.

Since 1999, Profiles in Diversity Journal has recognized the individuals and teams within organizations who create, develop, and promote strategies and initiatives that support diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace and the larger community.

James R. Rector, Publisher
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Phone: 440.892.0444


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