Keynote Speakers

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Learning to Embrace Leadership – Everyday to SWE President(View Abstract)
Stacey is a manager at Caterpillar, Inc. and the current President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). After earning a B.S in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Stacey began working at Caterpillar, Inc. and has worked there for over 23 years. She has been involved with process and product development for nonmetallic components, production support for pain and process fluids, and the build and start-up for a green field facility in China. Recently, she managed a project that was responsible for new product introduction programs, continuous improvement, and costreduction in the division. Stacey is a life member of SWE in the Central Illinois SWE Section. She has held several roles in SWE including member of the Corporate Partnership Council and Society Treasurer, before serving as the SWE President. In her role as SWE President, Stacey has worked to become the face of SWE. She aims to be a leader who advocates for diversity in STEM fields on behalf of SWE.  She writes blogs, participates in interviews, and attends events  to help publicize SWE’s support of diversity. She is also leading the effort to develop a new strategic plan for SWE, and is promoting efforts to expand SWE internationally. Stacey worked with Caterpillar, Inc. to develop a role with a flexible schedule that could allow her to devote a lot of time to SWE. When Stacey has spare time she enjoys scrapbooking and visiting National parks.

pic2J’Tia Taylor

Be Fearless When Pursuing Your Goals” (View Abstract)

J’Tia is a Nuclear Engineer in the Proliferation Analysis Section of the Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support Program within the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Her work primarily focuses on analysis of technology, materials and equipment and their possible application for Defense applications. Originally from Miami, Florida, J’Tia earned a B.S in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University and a M.S and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her free time, J’Tia is inspiring girls to pursue science by sharing her career story and her interest in science and mathematics. J’Tia also enjoys playing strategic games and watching movies with friends.