Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson sat down for a talk with FY19 SWE President Penny Wirsing at the Annual Conference of the Society of Women Engineers, WE18, in Minneapolis.
Hewson is the most powerful woman in business of 2018 according to Fortune magazine. She is the chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin and has worked for the company for 35 years. She began her career there as an industrial engineer and now leads the $51 billion global security and aerospace giant. She has been the CEO since 2013. Lockheed Martin employs about 100,000 people worldwide. Hewson has also been recognized as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes and as one of the “Bloomberg 50.”
“It’s important for women in STEM to get into classrooms and be an example for young girls to inspire them and show them what a career in STEM can be.” – Our CEO, Marillyn Hewson, speaking at the #WE18 conference @SWEtalk. Learn about our #STEM efforts: https://t.co/j12L4CyyNu pic.twitter.com/iEaIdUAKzG
— Lockheed Martin (@LockheedMartin) October 19, 2018
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, 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.