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.
Chair: Sarah He Owens Corning
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
Vice-Chair: Rachana Rao Mallyala - Industry Process Consultant, Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp
Erin Berry - Structural Dyaminicist, Collins Aerospace-Raytheon
Olivia Pinon-Fischer - Senior Research Engineer, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory
Kim Woodham - Senior Industry Marketing Manager, Ansys, Inc.
Emily Horn - John Deere
NAFEMS Staff: Lisa Rimback
NAFEMS Staff: Kathy Elliott
NAFEMS Staff: Olivia Bugaj
If you wish to get involved in the NAFEMS Americas WISE Subcommittee activities, please use the form below.