"Cornell’s experience was, in fact, part of a national trend which saw a shift in research funding patterns away from the lone wolf investigator model. That historical shift underpinned a broader move toward collaborative interdisciplinary science, which you will recognize in my past and which is what I believe led me here." Read more about Lynden Archer, Cornell Engineering Dean
Watch the GE Technical Women’s Leadership Panel
The objective of this panel was to connect GE technical women leaders, managers, and strong individual contributors with current students as well as Cornell faculty and administrators. The discussion focused on the unique challenges women may face in the workplace and successful strategies to navigate them.
The event kicked-off with a networking reception, followed by a moderated Q&A session, and concluded with questions from the audience.
The panelists included:
- Beth LaRose, managing director of GE Energy Consulting Power Economics
- Meng-Ling Hsiao, executive chief consulting engineer, Reliability GE Infrastructure, Energy Engineering Division
- Erin Finehout Ph.D. '05 ChemE, lead engineer, GE Global Research Center
- Bouchra Bouqatalead computer scientist, GE Global Research Center
- Jean Martin '97 EE, GE Aviation Engineering Black Belt
The panel was moderated by Hilary Lashley-Renison '05 ME, M.Eng. '07, MBA '09, wind turbine controls engineer and REDP associate, GE Energy.
Diversity Programs in Engineering, Johnson at Cornell -- Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Cornell Graduate SWE, Cornell Diversity Alumni Programs, and the GE Women’s network co-hosted the event.