FY17 President Jessica Rannow reports on the State of SWE from WE Local San Jose. Her presentation includes the latest information on SWE's membership, international affiliates, affinity groups, Annual Conference, WE Local, K-12 outreach, public policy, 50K Coalition, SWE's research site, and more.
Founded in 1950, SWE is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.
About Jessica Rannow
Jessica Rannow has had a prominent career in the supply chain industry. She currently is a project manager with AmerisourceBergen, a global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company, where she develops and implements multimillion-dollar supply chain projects. She is currently working on initiatives to track pharmaceutical products through the supply chain to support the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work for other influential companies, including JCPenney, Cardinal Health, L Brands, and Cummins.
Rannow’s success has been recognized by the Society of Women Engineers through the Distinguished New Engineer Award in 2009 and the Emerging Leader in Logistics and Procurement Award in 2011. She was named one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers of 2016 and is part of the 2016 Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 class.
Since her first year as an industrial engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rannow has been an involved and active member of SWE. She has served the Society as director of professional excellence, and before that, she held two terms as Region G governor. She has filled many other leadership roles on the section, region, and Society levels throughout her more than 20 years of membership.
Rannow lives in a historic district of Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, Jens Griesshammer. She is actively involved in the Columbus community through Junior League of Columbus, Kappa Alpha Theta Columbus Alumnae Chapter, Wisconsin Alumni Association of Central Ohio, Golden Retrievers in Need, German Village Society, and volunteering for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. She serves on the University of Wisconsin-Madison industrial and systems engineering advisory board. Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow SWE President on Facebook.