Dawn Cappelli, vice president and chief information security officer at Rockwell Automation, accepted the award today in Philadelphia at WE16, SWE’s annual conference, during the formal awards banquet.
The Global Team Leadership award gives recognition for a geographically diverse team that makes outstanding technical contributions in the field of engineering and technical management, demonstrating innovative thinking to overcome global challenges. It is presented annually to a team with women in technical leadership roles that meets or exceeds project objectives.
“At Rockwell Automation, we have built a world-class, global, cross-functional team that is as passionate as I am about protecting our company and our hardworking employees,” said Cappelli.
The award also recognizes the continuing dedication of Rockwell Automation to SWE’s mission – striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background.
“The individuals acknowledged in this year’s awards program have made a significant impact on their community, as well as the engineering and technology community as a whole,” said Jessica Rannow, president, SWE. “These leaders are the ones who make it possible to remain a catalyst for change as we work together to empower women in STEM and close the gender gap in engineering.”