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    Women in STEM Episode 30 – April Perkins, Manager of Business Orchestration at thyssenkrupp Materials

    Interview with April Perkins, Manager of Business Orchestration for SAP Center of Excellence at thyssenkrupp Materials North America, who describes her STEM journey as a series of ‘happy accidents.’ April has 24 years in the metals industry, working with teams globally and has a strong passion for building up the next generation of STEM enthusiasts. She has successfully led multiple high-performing teams at tkMNA and started a women in STEM DEI group, women@STEMX, with sights on getting more and more women and young girls interested in STEM careers. April has a dual major from U of M-Dearborn in Engineering and Business Management, is a certified career coach (World Coach Institute), has participated in the U of M-Dearborn GOLD (graduates of the last decade) mentoring program 2012-2014 and is an activate advocate for animal welfare within the community.

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    Women in STEM Episode 29 – Nikita Tiwari, Sr Customer Experience Engineer at Intel

    Interview with Nikita Tiwari, Sr Customer Experience Engineer at Intel’s Client Computing Group. She brings the most compelling usages to the personal computer working alongside the OEM partners to manage and deliver their experience roadmap and co-engineer differentiated use cases. She has 9+ years of experience in silicon-processor debug, validation, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and automotive image processing unit (IPU). She has received a patent for her work in AI along with several publications. She obtained her Masters in ECE from Portland State University. Nikita chairs the Women at Intel Network (WIN) global (xSite) employee resource group and has held leadership positions in external organizations like Society of Women Engineers, Michigan Council of Women in Technology, TechWomen Mentoring Program, etc. She was recently awarded the 2020 SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award and the 2018 SWE New Emerging Leader award. She is one of the chairs for the SWE@Intel Awards committee. Nikita loves connecting people and helping them leverage from each other. Outside of work, Nikita and her husband enjoy hiking, running and spending time with their daughter Aarya.

  • Women in STEM Episode 28 – Pooja Sund, Engineering PM Director at Microsoft

    Interview with Pooja Sund, Engineering PM Director at Microsoft, where she leverages her passion for technology, data analytics and leadership. She is a Gold medalist and three-time CFO Award winner, showcasing her commitment to delivering exceptional results. She has 17+ years of global experience in setting visionary goals and successfully executing them by leading high-performing teams. Pooja also actively contributes as a Board member at Pacific Northwest University and co-leads the Women at Microsoft ERG. As a keynote speaker, she has worked with organizations such as the FBI, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, USPS, IIA National and regional chapters in the US and Canada.

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    Women in STEM Episode 23 – Valerie Woolard, Software Developer for NationBuilder

    Interview with Valerie Woolard, who is a Software Developer at NationBuilder. She’s also been a Search Quality Associate at Google and interned at McSweeney’s as an assistant editor, fact checker, copy-editor and journalist. Find her at http://www.valeriewoolard.com/

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    Women in STEM Podcast Episode 20 – Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS

    Interview with Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS. Pooja is currently a high school senior who founded ProjectCSGIRLS as a sophomore to address the gender gap in technology. ProjectCSGIRLS is a national youth-driven nonprofit which runs a national computer science competition, as well as workshops for middle school girls. This year ProjectCSGIRLS is also launching an international competition. Pooja speaks about her outreach work at conferences around the country, including O’Reilly Velocity New York Conference, the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, the Global Tech Women Voices Conference, and the STEM Symposium for the National Capital Region.

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    Women in STEM Podcast Episode 19 – Courtney Thurston, 17 year old unmanned systems engineer

    Interview with Courtney Thurston, 17 year old unmanned systems engineer. She recently interned at CERN and will be working as a propulsion intern for SpaceX this summer. Courtney also is working to make the technical fields more accessible, as a longtime editor of Wikipedia, co-founder of Magikstra, executive team member for ProjectCSGirls and as an Online Community Manager for The Scientista Foundation (among others!).

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    Women in STEM Podcast Episode 18 – Melanie Stegman, Biochemist, Founder of Molecular Jig Games

    Interview with Melanie Stegman, Biochemistry PhD & Founder of Molecular Jig Games. Melanie Stegman, Ph.D., Founder and Creative Director of Molecular Jig Games is convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world ever and that biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle. Molecular Jig makes games to teach the average human how cells work.

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    Women in STEM Podcast Episode 16 – Natalie Silvanovich, Information Security Engineer at Google

    Interview with Natalie Silvanovich, who is an information security engineer on the Android Security Team at Google. Natalie enjoys hacking tamagotchis in her spare time.

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    17 Trailblazing Women Honored by Women Tech Council

    17 trailblazing women and five college students were honored by the Women Tech Council. The 2014 Women Tech Awards recognizes women with ties to Utah who are changing the face of technology. Along with these women, eBay Inc. was awarded The Impact Award for its exceptional work advancing women in technology. This year’s recipients join a…


    AT&T’s Lori Lee Recognized as One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

    Lori Lee, who leads AT&T Home Solutions, was named by Fortune Magazine as one of 2014’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. AT&T Home Solutions provides U-verse high speed Internet, TV and VOIP, in addition to traditional telephone service and advanced advertising. AT&T Home Solutions is responsible for nearly $23 Billion in annual revenue. Under Lee’s…