FCA US "Women of Color" Recognized for Excellence at Annual STEM Event

Dienstag, 18.10.2016 17:00 von

PR Newswire

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ten FCA US women awarded for technical excellence and leadership
  • Awards underscore Company's commitment to develop diverse talent and to promote careers in STEM
  • Awardees join growing list of FCA US employees who have earned important technical professional recognition from diversity organizations

FCA US LLC technical business leaders received honors for their career achievements at the 21st annual Women of Color STEM Conference held October 13-16 in Detroit. The Women of Color Conference honors the significant achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions. The conference ensures that the accomplishments of outstanding women in technical fields are highly visible to industry professionals, government officials and students.

"FCA US is proud that our women continue to be recognized for their extraordinary technical achievements and leadership," said Marlin Page, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, FCA US LLC. "The Women of Color Awards celebrate some of the country's most promising and influential female business and community leaders. We are humbled to be named among such prestigious honorees."

FCA US 2015 Women of Color Award Recipients 

Outstanding Technical Contribution Award: Recognizes a mid-career professional with significant technical accomplishments in an engineering or technology industry, or government agency. 

  • Sophia Shiue, Business Process Manager

Special Recognition Award: Recognizes accomplished professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.

  • Anudeep Cheema, IT Supervisor
  • Arundhati Desai, Business Process Manager
  • Andrea Jemison-Smith, Manager - General Assembly Torque

Technology Rising Stars Award: Recognizes young professionals who are helping to shape technology for the future.

  • Tamarah Riley, WO Pillar Lead
  • Myrlene Geilbert-Bush, Senior Manager - Manufacturing Lead (Manufacturing Lead Recruit, Retain & Develop)
  • Monica Farrera Boone, MP Electrical
  • Tessy Abraham, Supervisor - Virtual Validation
  • Gunmeet Sandhu, Advanced Development Engineer - Uconnect Systems
  • Gabriela Sanchez, Industrial Engineering Supervisor

Over the years, FCA US employees consistently have earned important technical professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's commitment to developing its diverse workforce.

In recent past, the Company has been named a top supporter of engineering programs at the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), according to U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. The Company also sponsored college scholarships through HENAAC Great Minds in STEM™, a non-profit that focuses on STEM educational awareness programs for Hispanic students from kindergarten to career. 

Additionally, the Company actively supports initiatives that aim to increase the number of college-bound minority students in the STEM pipeline. In 2014, FCA US partnered with Florida International University, to sponsor a STEM education initiative called "Engineers on Wheels." The program features mobile classrooms bringing hands-on engineering and science experiments and experiences to South Florida K-12 schools, and to the community at large. FIU is the largest producer of Hispanic engineers in the U.S., and one of the country's top producers of African-American engineers.

About Women of Color STEM Conference
The Women of Color STEM Conference recognizes outstanding women in the STEM fields. It provides excellent opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. Career Communications Group's Women of Color magazine is the host. The conference is focused on the development of STEM women and ensures that the superior achievements and importance of these outstanding women in STEM are highly visible to all conference participants.

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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