Another week of #EverRiseWomen2019! To learn more about the origins of #EverRiseWomen2019, check out this post.
Here are the amazing, talented women of week 2:
8. Dr. Lirong Bao – Dr. Bao is a leader in Henkel and currently leads global product development team for semiconductor materials. Following graduate school at the University of Michigan, Lirong went to National Starch then AkzoNobel. I’ve known Lirong since our graduate school days in Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Michigan. Go Blue!
9. Shelley Bausch – Shelley Bausch is the President of Carlisle Fluid Technologies. She’s leveraged her technical background biology and chemistry to become a successful leader in the specialty materials industry with significant positions at Dow Corning, PPG and now CFT. More importantly, she’s a dear friend and one of the best leaders I’ve ever met. At her core, she values people and taught me that “life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
10. Dr. Sarah Belcher – Dr. Belcher is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Biobehavioral Oncology at Emory University. She has extensive experience in nursing with a focus on oncology and pursued the specialty further in her PhD work at the University of Pittsburgh. Even more admirable, she went back to school while juggling a family. She’s super amazing and I’m glad to call her a friend!
11. Dr. Shannon Bragg-Sitton – Dr. Bragg-Sitton is a Nuclear Engineer at Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Bragg-Sitton and I attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and also both worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory early in our careers. Since LANL, she’s worked for NASA and been a professor at Texas A&M University.
12. Liz Brown – Liz Brown is a partner and the Chief Experience Officer at BCKG and a champion for diversity and inclusion in tech, entrepreneurship and connecting great people. She lights up a room with her truth. Liz is genuine and goes out of her way to lift those around her.
13. Laura Buen Abad – Laura Buen Abad and I had the pleasure of meeting during the Innovation Leadership Program at Northwestern University. We’ve continued to stay in touch and I’m so impressed with her commitment to leadership and innovation. She continues to grow at Sunoco and is now the Global Director for Technology.
14. Kelauni Cook – Kelauni Cook is the Founder of Black Tech Nation. With a background in Chemistry and Biology, she has continued to develop skills in software development and social media marketing. She’s been a force in promoting real diversity and inclusion in tech and I strongly encourage you to support her and her team’s work at Black Tech Nation.