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On August 31, several members of our Dallas SWE Leadership Team met with employees at Lennox International in Carrollton to present “The Benefits of SWE” and help their employees sign up for new memberships sponsored by Lennox. As a result of this event, we are excited to welcome 24 new members to SWE! Thanks to Dallas SWE President Barbara Read, Executive Vice President Cherrie Fisher, Vice President of Membership Zaineb Ahmad, and Anique Cooley for representing Dallas SWE at this event. Read below for a recap from Andrea Murtaugh, Communications Specialist at Lennox International.

From left to right: Prakesh Bedapudi (Executive VP and CTO – Lennox International); Amanda Widell (Director Technical Support – Lennox International); Barbara Read (Dallas SWE President); Cherrie Fisher (Dallas SWE Vice President); Jamie Son (Human Resource Business Partner – Lennox International); Denise Gorde (VP Global Talent Management & Corporate HR – Lennox International); Manuel Molera (VP Human Resources – Lennox International)

On August 31, Lenox International celebrated its new corporate membership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) with a breakfast, information session and a membership drive at our global engineering center in Carrollton, TX.  There was great interest and participation with more than 40 people attending the event.

Amanda Widell, Director of Technical Support, and the executive champion for the LII SWE initiative, opened the event with her own personal story of how SWE played a role in her career, “The Society of Women Engineers’ tag line is Aspire, Advance and Achieve. Their goals are not only for students in college, but also for working professionals to help them achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. I am incredibly excited that our Lennox team is getting involved with SWE.”

Barbara Read, Dallas SWE President and Cherrie Fisher, Dallas SWE Vice President, attended the launch event and shared their personal experiences with SWE and how it has influenced them both professionally and personally.

SWE is an inclusive organization focused on issues of interest to women specializing in engineering and technical careers. The organization assists companies to advance their women engineers and technologists, achieve their diversity recruitment and retention goals and support their leadership training initiatives.

To learn how you can get involved with SWE please contact either Amanda Widell or Jamie Son, HR Business Partner (and SWE relationship manager). Click here for the SWE website.

~ Andrea Murtaugh, Communications Specialist – Lennox International

From left to right: Rosa Leal (Commercial Product Specialist & Leader of Let’s Connect); Barbara Read (Dallas SWE President); Cherrie Fisher (Dallas SWE Vice President); Kasia Moore (Law Director & LWBC President), Sweta Hari (Director Product Management, Residential Heating); Laura Gram (Manager Commercial Distribution & Managing Director LYPA)

From left to right: Rosa Leal (Commercial Product Specialist & Leader of Let’s Connect); Barbara Read (Dallas SWE President); Cherrie Fisher (Dallas SWE Vice President); Kasia Moore (Law Director & LWBC President), Sweta Hari (Director Product Management, Residential Heating); Laura Gram (Manager Commercial Distribution & Managing Director LYPA)

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