Women & Engineering

W&E 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 female with the purpose of:
  1. Attracting more females 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 female engineers while maintaining a sense of belonging to the Washington University community.




WashU Women & Engineering

Women & Engineering News



Despite detours, alumna Ahmad found her place in engineering https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/despite-detours-alumna-ahmad-found-her-place-in-engineering.aspxDespite detours, alumna Ahmad found her place in engineering <img alt="Headshot of Zaineb Ahmad" src="/news/PublishingImages/ahmad-zaineb.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
New faculty to join McKelvey Engineering in 2020-21https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Four-new-faculty-to-join-McKelvey-Engineering-in-2020-21.aspxNew faculty to join McKelvey Engineering in 2020-21<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/new%20faculty%20202021%20summer.jpg?RenditionID=12" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Lee seeks to boost speed on cloud platform apps with CAREER Awardhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Lee-seeks-to-boost-speed-on-cloud-platform-apps-with-CAREER-Award.aspxLee seeks to boost speed on cloud platform apps with CAREER Award<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Angelina%20Lee_3_20_04.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

Women & Engineering board list

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/Staff Support

Emily Boyd, PhD
Teaching Professor, Department of
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Ally Favre
Senior Associate Director,
Alumni & Development Program

Ashleigh Goedereis
Assistant Dean for Student Advising
Undergraduate Student Services