The 25 Most Powerful Women Engineers in 2016

Business Insider reveals "The 25 Most Powerful Women Engineers in 2016." Seven SWE members make the list.

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Sumita Basu a professional SWE Member and 26th on this year’s list. Basu is SWE CPC Member Intel‘s “strategist and technical assistant to the Intel general manager running the technical group for client computing.” She’s been with Intel since 2002, “… one of Basu’s most impressive accomplishments is that she invented the “world’s first lead-free patterning process,” allowing Intel to become the first chip company in the world to limit the use of that toxic substance in its manufacturing processes.”

Jennifer Braganza is number 24 and professional SWE Member and graduates of University of Chicago and University of Michigan. “Jennifer Braganza is a business strategy manager at Bank of America running a federal compliance program that impacts 40,000 employees.”

John Deere’s Rosalind Fox is number 22 on Business Insider’s Top Engineers of 2016 List and recent SWE Black History Month feature. Rosalind Fox is SWE’s 2015 Prism Award winner and “oversees one of John Deere‘s [SWE CPC Member] factories where she’s been earning accolades for improving employee safety and per-employee profitability.”

AmerisourceBergen’s Jessica Rannow – SWE’s very own FY17 President Elect is number 21 on the list!

“In her volunteer time, she’s president-elect of the Society of Women Engineers, the world’s largest professional organization for women in all engineering disciplines, with over 34,000 members worldwide. (Her term will start in July).

SWE offers outreach, scholarships, and all kinds of other support to encourage women who like to build stuff to pursue their engineering dreams.

Rannow put herself through college with big help from scholerships. “One scholarship also included a HP Graphing Calculator which was every 90’s engineering students dream,” she remembers.

Lakecia Gunter of Intel Labs another winner of SWE’s 2015 Prism Award who ” … left teaching to work for the Department of Defense before jumping to Intel. At Intel, she worked her way up from a test engineering manager to become a leader at Intel’s famous R&D labs.”

Ford’s Juliette McCoy is the winner of SWE’s 2015 Global Leadership Award. “Her work on these systems spans vehicles from both Ford and Lincoln, touching the work of about 1,000 employees in 9 countries.”

And finally! Meet Noramay Cadena: Co-founder of Make LA, a graduate of MIT in mechanical engineerin and M.B.A. in systems engineering. “Prior to launching Make in LA, Cadena spent 12 years at Boeing [SWE CPC Member], leading a team that worked on Boeing’s capsule transporter for the International Space Station, which is scheduled to be operational in 2017.”

With a special shout out to Kimberly Bryant, electrical engineer and programmer, of Black Girls Code (@BlackGirlsCode) founded in 2011, “a non-profit focused on teaching girls ages 6-17 programming skills.”

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