At Celebrate SWE!, members of the Society of Women Engineers were honored for their contributions to SWE. Kim Underhill was the Closing Keynote Speaker, and the session was sponsored by Emerson & Halliburton.
As group president of Kimberly-Clark's North American consumer business, Underhill is responsible for the company's nearly $8 billion North American Personal Care and Consumer Tissue businesses, which are home to some of the world's most recognized and trusted consumer brands, including Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, Kotex®, Depend®, Kleenex®, Cottonelle® and Scott®. Prior to this role, Underhill served as president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, where she led one of the company’s fastest-growing business units, focused on creating exceptional workplaces for business customers. Previously, she served as President of Kimberly-Clark’s consumer business in Europe. She joined Kimberly-Clark in 1988 and since then has managed a wide range of increasing responsibilities within Research & Engineering, Supply Chain, and Marketing across the North American consumer business. In addition to her role at Kimberly-Clark, Underhill serves on the Board of Directors for Foot Locker, Inc. A native of Evansville, Ind, she earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and her master’s degree in engineering management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.