NFPA's women engineers and research staff attended JENSEN HUGHES' "Women in Engineering" lunch. From left: Amanda Kimball, Janna Shapiro, Audrey Goldstein, Laura Montville, Jacqueline Wilmot, Kathleen Almand, Susan Beshard, Nancy Pearce.
Today’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) luncheon hosted by JENSEN HUGHES brought together women engineers attending NFPA’s C&E, and honored their contributions to advancing the science of safety.
With a commitment to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, JENSEN HUGHES is actively working to excite and inspire young women in middle school about the opportunities in science, technology and math. The lunch provided an opportunity to underscore those efforts.
Elizabeth A. Kleinsorg, senior vice president, JENSEN HUGHES, kicked off the event, followed by Kathleen Almand, vice president of research at NFPA, who highlighted the careers of several women engineers and why they chose their professional paths. Julie Buffam, P.E., staff fire protection engineer, JENSEN HUGHES, spoke about her experience assessing building fire safety conditions at clothes manufacturing plants in Bangledesh. Last but not least, NFPA’s Julie Lynch, vice president of human resources, provided insights into igniting young girls’ interest in the sciences and engineering.
Julie Buffam of JENSEN HUGHES provides an overview of hazardous fire safety conditions at clothing manufacturing facilities in Bangledesh.
NFPA's Julie Lynch provides insights on inspiring young girls to become engaged and excited about careers in engineering and the sciences.