Women & Engineering Leadership Summit
March 4, 2023


Join our McKelvey Engineering community as we connect through purposeful conversation, learning opportunities, and service. Topics will range from exploring a variety of successful mentoring relationships, panels on allyship and careers, a workshop that covers power and politics and influencing without formal authority, and more. 

Register by Feb. 17

Our Mission

Women & Engineering is an engagement initiative for McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. W&E provides a supportive community, establishes connections, and promotes career development opportunities for alumnae, students, faculty and staff, who identify as women with the purpose of:

  1. Attracting more women into engineering programs within higher education and creating a diverse, open and inclusive environment in career pursuit.
  2. Strengthening connections to promote the success and advancement of women engineers while maintaining a sense of belonging to the Washington University community.
Women Faculty in Engineering Women & Engineering Challenge Women & Engineering LinkedIn


Christine Dearmont
Director of the Women & Engineering Center

Student Groups

Get involved


Women engineering students at WashU have many ways to get involved on campus or in the community through STEM outreach and education.

Learn about our student organizations

Why is Women & Engineering critical for the future of STEM education?

Women & Engineering Board

Co-Chair: Jan M. Holloway, SI83
Member, National Council
McKelvey School of Engineering 

Co-Chair: Michele Liebman, TI84, TI86 
Retired Principal, Edward Jones

Co-Chair: Denise Bobick, JD
University/Community Volunteer,
Washington University in St. Louis

Marla Esser Cloos, EN84
Owner, Green Home Coach

Jennifer Finney, EN98
Assistant Director, Career Development, Engineering,
Washington University in St. Louis

Claire Frey, SI95
Supplier Requirements Engineering, Boeing 
Mariah Gratz, EN02 
Chief Executive Officer, Weyland Ventures

Andrea Mahon, EN07
BI Data Analyst, Edward Jones

Jennifer Markwardt, EN93
Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants

Jennifer Pangborn, EN06, SI06
Senior Technical Principal, WSP USA 

Cheryl Perlmutter, EN00 PMBA05
Senior Manager of Sourcing, Edward Jones

Angie Schelker, EN93
Senior Vice President, Software Engineering,

Jin Yeoh, EN05
Senior Pricing Consultant, Vendavo

Faculty and Staff Support

Christine Dearmont
Women & Engineering Center

Claire Byrne
Senior Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

Ashleigh Goedereis
Assistant Dean for Student Advising
Undergraduate Student Services