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Eaton helps open event to promote diversity in engineering

Eaton helps open event to promote diversity in engineering

 September 18, 2018

Renee Eddy, Director, Engineering Operations and Methods for Eaton in the Electrical Sector, joined fifty members and leaders of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to ring the opening bell at Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. SWE’s CEO and Executive Director, Karen Horting, was also present to lead the ringing of the opening bell. The opportunity was used to highlight the need for a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and for the need to support women and minorities.

A leading woman in engineering 

Renee was hired by Eaton to build and lead the Engineering Operations and Methods team for their Electrical Sector. She leads the team in the introduction of Program Management and RD&E development tools, technologies and methodologies to ensure product quality and on time delivery. Renee also establishes and digitalises the sectors efficiency and performance metrics for measuring the overall effectiveness of new tools and processes. 

Renee is a volunteer and member of SWE in a Senior Member Engagement Task Force Leader capacity. She provides recommendations for how the Society can improve participation and she helps ensure perspectives of long-time SWE members are included in Society activities.

Promoting gender diversity in the industry

The Society of Women Engineers is an American not-for-profit educational and service organisation that for over six decades has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. SWE has over 37,000 members in nearly 100 professional sections and 300 student sections. SWE is also one of the largest providers of scholarships to women and hosts the world’s largest career fair for women in engineering. SWE partners with a number of engineering and technology organisations including Nasdaq traded companies to help create and promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

“The opportunity to represent women in engineering and technology across the globe is an honor for the Society, me and the SWE members who stand up at the podium. We need to bring more attention to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We need to change the perception of what an engineer looks like to get more women in engineering. And, we need to change the operational dynamics of the engineering workforce to keep more women engineers and leaders there. A diverse workforce results in greater adaptability, varying viewpoints, broader service range, increased innovation and an improved bottom line," erxplains Karen as the CEO of SWE.

Diversity drives innovation and growth

Like SWE, Eaton also leads the way in promoting gender equality in the workplace. Eaton believes that diversity, with its power of many perspectives, drives innovation and growth and enhances collaboration and learning.

"We aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry - a place where everyone matters, a place where everyone belongs," explains Craig Arnold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton.

Join talented women like Renee at Eaton 

Eaton's products, technologies and services make a difference in the world. And, with exciting career vacancies available to talented and ambitious candidates across many countries, a career with Eaton is a smart choice. 

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