Event: UW Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Lecture Series


The University of Washington College of Engineering and Qualcomm present:

2014 Women in Science and Engineering Spring Lecture

You Are More Than What You Wear

Featuring Dianne Chong, PhD
Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support,
The Boeing Company
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Guggenheim Hall Auditorium, room 224

This lecture is about much more than fashion. Speaker Dianne Chong is not only a vice president at The Boeing Company; she is also a blogger, writer, public speaker, parent, engineer, and scientist. In a recent guest column in The Seattle Times, Chong wrote:

diannechong“Debating clothes and hair may seem superficial, but it reveals the critical challenges women face attaining a technology career and — more importantly — keeping one. I started with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology, so I appreciate the relevance, both professionally and personally.

“When a young physicist asks me what to wear to work, she’s not asking for fall-fashion trends. She’s actually asking: ‘How do I fit in at my office, where everyone else is a man?’ The fact that women are still asking these questions exposes a deep sense of not belonging.”


Space is limited! Registration is free, but required. Reception and networking following the lecture.

Event: WiSE Spring Quarter Lecture Series

Mute the Noise:  Overcoming Negative Stereotypes of Women as Leaders.”

When:     Wednesday, April 24th

Time:      6:00 – 7:30pm       Doors open @ 5:30

Where:    UW Seattle Campus – Kane Hall 110            

Lectures are FREE but registration is required. On-line Registration is NOW open at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/wisecat/195082

Panel of Presenters:

Dr. Josephine Bolotski, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm

Dr. Ebonni Adams,Mechanical Systems Engineer, Boeing

Tracy Daly, Sr. Manager, 787 Flightline Engineer, Boeing

Mary K. Nigro, Retrofit Engineer, Boeing

Raquel Cundiff, Lead Customer Engineer, Boeing

Kristen Holland, Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS)