The Society of Women Engineers was proud to present the FY21 SWE President’s Award to Sandra Evers-Manly on August 9, 2021. Because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the award was presented via Zoom. Sandra Evers-Manly is Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility at the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Evers-Manly was recognized by FY21 SWE President Heather Doty for supporting gender diversity and inclusion in engineering along the entire pathway from student to working professional.
Her citation read as follows: “SWE awarded Sandra the FY21 President’s Award specifically in recognition for her leadership in advancing women in community colleges in their pursuit of STEM certifications, degrees and employment. Her leadership was key to SWE’s research project Diversifying STEM: Student Success and Community College Transfer in Engineering and Computer Science and the future programming to answer the needs identified through the research. In addition, Sandra was instrumental in securing Northrop Grumman’s participation in SWE’s STEM Reentry Task Force, a program designed to bring women back to the engineering workforce following a career break by utilizing returnships. The testimonials from women who participated and were converted to full time hires included words like “a prayer answered” and “life-changing”. Sandra is a true champion for women in STEM!”
In addition to Heather Doty, both Karen Horting, Executive Director & CEO and Jennifer Scott, Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Events represented SWE. Sandra Evers-Manly was joined by Kathy Warden, Chairman, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Mary Petryszyn, Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems.
SWE is proud to recognize the work of Sandra Evers-Manly in her leadership in advancing our mission to empower women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.
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