2016 Women's Network Symposium Brings Together Alumnae from Multiple Cohorts

This year's WIN Network Symposium brought alumnae to Portland's White Stag building in mid-August to network and compare notes on careers in industry. Students from multiple cohorts joined alumnae from this year's class to gain insights from senior panelists and alumnae who were students themselves just a couple of years ago. All offered advice and fielded questions on what it means to be a leader in industry.

Women traveled to Portland from all over the country for the event, thanks to a generous donation from Delphon CEO and long-time WIN supporter, Jeanne Beacham.

Attendees included alumnae now working at a host of companies with familiar names: Microsoft, Corning, Lockheed Martin, Los Alamos National Lab, Intel, Global Foundries, Qorvo, Bend Research, Nike and more.

See panelists for this year's event listed below.

The senior leaders panel answers questions from program director Stacey York

The Senior Leaders Panel answers questions from program director Stacey York.

Senior Leaders included: Karey Holland, Mega Fluid Systems; Janet Petersen, Mentor Graphics; Cheryl Moody-Bartel, Thermo Fisher Scientific; and Emily McBride, Emerald Kalama Chemical.

Alumnae panel included: Abby Svee, Bard Access Systems; Anne Kenslea, FEI; Heather Fryhle, Nike IHM; Chaunee McKay, Microsoft; and Claire Sheehan, GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

2016 Moderators:

Alumnae Panel: Teresa McDonald
Bend Research

Senior Panel: Stacey York
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Graduate Internship Program

Keynote Speaker:
Catherine Chandler
Technology Development Program Manager, Qorvo

2016 Senior Panel:

Emily McBride
Applications Lab Supervisor, Emerald Kalama Chemical

Cheryl Moody Bartel
Senior Director, Head of R&D Operations, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Janet Petersen
Director of Customer Success, Mentor Graphics

Karey Holland
Vice President Technology, Mega Fluid Systems, Inc.

2016 Alumnae Panel:

Anne Kenslea
Applications Engineer, FEI Company

Chaunee McKay
Optical Hardware Test Engineer, Microsoft

Claire Sheehan

Abby Svee
R&D Engineer, Bard Access Systems - Acute Care

Heather Fryhle
Analytical Scientist, Nike IHM