A veritable powerhouse, Jill Tietjen embodies a can-do spirit that takes her from power plants to corporate boardrooms, classrooms, and podiums as she speaks across the nation.
A registered professional engineer, Tietjen spent more than 40 years in the electric utility industry consulting and providing expert witness testimony on behalf of electric utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulatory commissions. She has lived and worked in Colorado since 1981 and has received numerous awards from engineering, civic, and social organizations for her service to her profession and her community. She served as an accreditor on behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and was the national president of the Society of Women Engineers. She was the first woman to serve on the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Electrical League and was also its first female president.
A formidable advocate and champion for women, Tietjen empowers women in her role as philanthropist, mentor, and awards nominator. She mentors girls and women in the technology and engineering fields and has established and endowed national and local scholarships for women in engineering and technology. She has successfully nominated more than 50 women for national and local awards and halls of fame. She has served on nonprofit and for-profit boards including Georgia Transmission Corporation, the Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Girl Scouts-Mile Hi Council, the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (Colorado), and the Board of Directors of Merrick & Company. She is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Technology. She is also part of Wikipedia’s “Women in Red” project to write women’s bios on Wikipedia. Read Tietjen’s here.
Tietjen is president and CEO of Colorado-based Technically Speaking, Inc. She regularly speaks on women in engineering, historical women in engineering and science, and on leadership topics. She co-authored the locally best-selling book Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. She has written or co-authored five books and 75 articles and has been featured in more than 150 articles.