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BALTIMORE–Tina Srivastava, Chief Engineer at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, has been selected to receive Women of Color Magazine’s Technical Innovation-Industry award at the 18th Annual Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference, which is scheduled to take place October 17-19 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
The Technical Innovation-Industry award is presented to a nominee who has invented a new product, device, or process; leads technology development teams; or develops new ways to use the product or process. This woman serves as a stereotype-breaking role model for women in technology.
As the Lead of the Core Research Enterprise Campaign, Srivastava shapes technical strategy across Raytheon. The campaign focuses on providing innovative leading-edge technology that will potentially affect how Raytheon builds RF-systems. Srivastava has received several awards based on her technical performance, innovative ideas, leadership and teamwork capabilities.
The 2013 Women of Color STEM conference is a multicultural event for women in scientific and technical careers. The conference features several key speakers who will address the underrepresentation of women in these disciplines. The conference will also host training seminars that will highlight important topics such as leadership and professional skills, diversity and inclusion, technical leadership and innovation and career outlook.
Tyrone D. Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group, calls the awards long-deserved recognition for talented women. "These women are outstanding achievers in very competitive fields where women do not always get a fair shot at leadership positions," Taborn says.
"Women make up more than half of the population of this country and are receiving more than half of the college degrees, yet too many women in today’s work force are trapped in low-paying and low-grade-level jobs," Taborn adds. "Given the growing diversity of the current work force, employers must commit not only to leveling the playing field but also to addressing those inequalities that limit women from achieving their full career potential."
About Women of Color magazine:
Women of Color magazine is published by Career Communications Group (CCG), the leader in celebrating diversity and promoting equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CCG provides leadership in talent management and career development, enabling employers to recruit, retain, and recognize highly qualified minorities.
For more information about this year’s awardees, sponsors, and registration details, please visit www.womenofcolor.net.