Carla Fair-Wright Awarded 2015 Woman of Excellence (WOE)
Carla Fair-Wright has been awarded the prestigious Federation of Houston Professional Women award representing the Society of Women Engineers - Houston Section.
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Carla Fair-Wright has over 20 years of combined experience in Software Engineering and Project Management. She recently joined Chevron as an IT Project Manager in 2013. Prior to Chevron, Carla was the technical design authority on the Cameron’s computerized maintenance management system used in the planning and scheduling of maintenance on large industrial engines and compressors. She functioned as a change agent leading proprietary software conversion projects in the field and at central office.
Carla is a Certified Software Quality Engineer and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist with a BS in Computer Science, and Associate Degrees in Electronic Technology and Technical Management. A Project Management Professional (PMP) and international speaker on project leadership, she is an award winning chapter author of two books, 'Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology' and ‘Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems: Case Studies and Applications.’
As a community volunteer, Carla has served in many capacities over the years. She was appointed by former Mayor White as a Commissioner on Houston City Buildings and Standards board and worked closely with disadvantaged teens in low-income area schools, as part of the Project Hope organization. She is an active member of Toastmasters and has served on the board of several Houston clubs. She was the recipient of Toastmasters’
A member of Society of Women Engineers since 2007, Carla has held several board offices both local and national. In 2014, Carla was awarded Society of Women Engineers’ Emerging Leader award (Region C). An Air Force veteran, Carla has been honored for her contributions to the Armed Services as seen by her many military decorations which include Joint Service Commendation, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
The FHPW was founded in 1981 and is the fifth largest professional organization in Houston. FHPW is comprised of an alliance of more than 50 Houston area professional women’s organizations that represent approximately 5,000 professional women in the greater Houston area. The Federation is chartered by the state of Texas as a nonprofit, nonpartisan business league. Each FHPW member organization is diverse in style and structure but all share common goals including education, career development, networking and community service. For more information on the Federation or the Education Foundation, go to www.fhpw.org.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit www.swe.org.
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