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AIChE honors its Rising Stars

More than fifty exceptional women from companies around the world participated at a Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women in Engineering, December 11, 2018, in New York City.

The workshop — sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and held in advance of AIChE’s 2018 fundraising gala devoted to inspiring women in engineering — convened at the New York City headquarters of global biopharmaceuticals company Pfizer Inc, a a top employer of women in executive leadership roles and one of the gala honorees.

In welcoming the Rising Star attendees, June Wispelwey, AIChE Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, remarked on the progress women have made within the engineering profession — a field that many women leave in their early or mid-career, often due to the dynamics within their organizations. Wispelwey noted that the 2018 AIChE gala had raised approximately $570,000 to support efforts to expand women’s leadership programs, improve the retention of women engineers at all stages in their careers, and strengthen pre-college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for girls — all aimed at creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone is recognized for their talents and contributions.

To learn more, read “Rising Stars Shine at Workshop to Empower Women in Engineering” from AIChE.