Honeywell women engineers share impactful career advice

Honeywell women engineers share impactful career advice

 November 09, 2022

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Honeywell engineers have impactful roles like helping organizations operate more sustainably, or designing technology to help astronauts breathe in space. Whether coding, building, hacking, designing or testing, Honeywell engineers put their passion and energy into delivering world-class products that will empower Honeywell's customers.

Honeywell asked some of its innovators and leaders involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to share their advice for building a meaningful career.

Honeywell knows that getting involved with organizations like SHPE is one way to explore and develop career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The company is proud to partner with SHPE to empower the next generation of innovators in the Hispanic community.

Meet some of the Honeywell futureshapers involved with SHPEwho discuss the role of SHPE in their career development and share their advice for building a meaningful career.

Meet Honeywell Process and Safety Management Engineer, Maria Dillard

"SHPE gave me a perspective on talent and opportunities at each stage in my engineering career," says Maria Dillard [pictured above].

Find out more about the role SHPE plays in Maria's career development and her advice for aspiring engineers.

Meet Honeywell Vice President of Engineering & nd Functional Excellence, Delia Contreras

Honeywell Vice President of Engineering and Functional Excellence

"I have been a member of SHPE over the course of more than 20 years and have participated in several conferences either as a speaker, panelist or recruiter," explains Delia Contreras.

Read more on Delia's advice for building a meaningful career in STEM.

Meet Honeywell Senior Director of Engineering, Mercedes Valladares

Honeywell Senior Director of Engineering

"SHPE recently partnered with the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business to develop a leadership development program for SHPE members, and in 2020, I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend the five-day course, which was beyond impactful," says Mercedes Valladares.

Discover more about Mercedes' work as a woman engineer and the role of SHPE in her career.

Empowering future leaders of STEM

SHPE believes the most pressing problem facing the STEM industry is that the workforce has yet to reflect the diversity of the United States, and so is bridging the gap between Hispanics and STEM. SHPE is the largest gathering of Hispanics in STEM, that sees students and young professionals from all over the United States welcomed in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, where the SHPE Familia continues to empower the future leaders of STEM.

SHPE is the United States' largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field. SHPE members are engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, scientists, and more. They specialize in problem-solving through a unique and collective perspective. Their stories of resilience, education, service, and above all, familia, are the embodiment of the next generation of STEM leadership.

Inspired to make an impact in a STEM career with Honeywell?

Honeywell futureshapers bring their ideas, passions and entrepreneurial drive to solve customer and societal challenges to transform the world.

Ready to make an impact? Explore Honeywell's career opportunities and learn more about what it's like to work at Honeywell.


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