Abstract: The INCOSE Empowering Women Leaders in Systems Engineering effort (EWLSE) is focused on creating an open systems engineering environment welcoming to all; promoting the demonstrated value of women as systems engineers and leaders; engaging women in engineering and systems engineering at all levels of education around the world; and enabling increased participation and retention of women in systems engineering leadership. This presentation will discuss EWLSE, current status and initiatives.
Speaker: Dr. Heidi Hahn recently retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory as Senior Executive Advisor to the Associate Laboratory Director for Weapons Engineering Sciences. She had responsibility for engineering capability development including development of processes and tools to promote engineering capability; professional development of R&D engineers and engineering technicians; and engineering capability assessment. Currently, Heidi serves as an adjunct faculty member in Engineering Management Department at New Mexico Tech teaching courses in project management and systems engineering. She holds a Ph. D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Human Factors Option) from Virginia Tech and is a certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Heidi is Past President of the Enchantment Chapter and has served on the chapter's Board of Directors since 2007. She also serves on INCOSE's Certification Advisory Group and the PMI/INCOSE/MIT Alliance Team.