Michelle Tortolani, senior director of Repeater Engineering and Operations at XM Satellite Radio Inc. -- a satellite radio broadcasting company headquartered in Washington, D.C. -- will serve as the Society of Women Engineer's (SWE) 45th president.
"This coming year, I see numerous opportunities for us to expand our influence with policy makers, and corporate and academic leaders to improve gender diversity -- and overall diversity --- in the engineering profession," says Tortolani. "Through our strategic initiatives of being a driving force in increasing the number of women choosing an engineering career; being a leader in positioning women engineers to excel and be recognized for their achievements; and being a catalyst for creating a professional climate to foster the excellence of women in engineering, SWE will ensure that the engineering profession fully reaps the benefits of diversity."
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The Society of Women Engineers, founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. www.swe.org