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WISE Subcommittee

Americas WISE Subcommittee

The Women in Simulation Engineering subcommittee (WISE) is a group dedicated to promoting and supporting women in the field of simulation engineering. Our goal is to close the gender gap in simulation engineering by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and mentorship.

We believe gender diversity in the workplace is essential for innovation and progress, and we are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community where women can thrive in their careers. We welcome all women interested in simulation engineering to join us and help shape the future of this dynamic and exciting field.

Our group has several concrete goals that we aim to achieve. One of our main focuses is providing career development training and resources. This includes workshops, webinars, and networking events aimed at helping engineers advance their careers and reach their full potential. We also plan to create speaker resources and increase gender parity at industry events and conferences by encouraging more women to participate as speakers and panellists. Additionally, we will work to create mentorship opportunities for women in simulation engineering, pairing experienced professionals with those just starting out in the field. Our ultimate goal is to create a supportive and inclusive community that empowers women to succeed in simulation engineering and drives innovation in the field.

Subcommittee Members

Chair: Sarah He Owens Corning


Catherine Amadeo

Catherine Amodeo - Senior CAE Methods - AI/ML Engineer, Ford Motor Company

Marcelo Minasi - Director, Whirlpool

Katie Reichl - Senior FEA Engineer, Komatsu Mining Corp

Peter Perivolarakis - GE Aerospace, US

Peter Perivolarakis - GE Aerospace, US

Vice-Chair: Rachana Rao Mallyala - Industry Process Consultant, Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp

Erin Berry

Erin Berry - Structural Dyaminicist, Collins Aerospace-Raytheon

Olivia Pinon-Fischer

Olivia Pinon-Fischer - Senior Research Engineer, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory

Kim Woodham

Kim Woodham - Senior Industry Marketing Manager, Ansys, Inc.

Emily Horn - John Deere

NAFEMS Staff: Lisa Rimback

NAFEMS Staff: Kathy Elliott

NAFEMS Staff: Olivia Bugaj


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