Meet the Advisory Board
Director, Organizational Planning Europe, Emerson
Andrea Atkinson is an HR & Organizational Development leader with 20+ years of experience. She specializes in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion. Andrea is also a Certified Facilitator and Leadership Coach. Atkinson is passionate about the progression of Female Talent.
Electronic Design Engineer, Continental Automotive GmbH
Presently serving as a SWE German ambassador co-leader, Jamila J. Borda is a Hardware/Electronic Design & Development Engineer from Germany with several years of experience in the automotive electronics industry as well as Industrial PCs.
Currently, at Continental Automotive GmbH, she is specialized in the state-of-the-art electronics design of in-vehicle camera systems with focus on driver assistance systems & self driving cars. Having experience in electronic designing, Jamila utilizes her know-how by actively engaging in technical paper reviews for various technical conferences worldwide. Jamila is an active member of the world’s largest technical organization IEEE & it’s affinity groups, IEEE CAS , IEEE WIE German, and IEEE young profession.
To exemplify & inspire young girls into STEM, Jamila is a registered role model for an international database FabFems directory. With a strong passion for humanitarian engagements, Jamila also serves in the mentor-ship system for prospective university orphan students within the Ashinaga organization. Jamila’s personal and professional philosophy encompasses humbleness, discipline, consistency, patience, helping the needy and to strive for perfectionism in all aspects of life.
Senior Catalyst Performance Engineer, Cummins
Beatrice is a Senior Catalyst Performance Engineer working for Cummins Emission Solutions in the Netherlands where she has been living for the last 5 years. Prior to that, she was working in Italy as a postdoc researcher in the field of material science. She has a Mexican husband, 2 little trilingual boys, and a dog and in her (little) free time she likes reading and traveling.
Devna Devang Chauhan
Applied Controls – Technical Leader, Cummins
Devna Chauhan is an Electronics engineer with 9 years of experience in automotive controls. Currently, she is working as a technical leader for Cummins UK. Devna joined Cummins in April 2014 and has since held 4 different roles in Electronic Controls across 2 different Cummins businesses. Previously, Devna has worked 3.5 years as Software Engineer in Pune, India. Devna has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering. She has been involved in Green Power events since 2015. Also, Devna has taken up the roles of STEM ambassador and SWE ambassador.
New Product Introduction (NPI) Programme Manager, Caterpillar
Ceri is currently the New Product Introduction (NPI) Programme Manager for the Global Powertrain Team within Caterpillar Defense based in Shrewsbury in the UK. She is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate, a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IMechE. Her previous experience within the Diesel Engines and Powertrain systems field ranges from being a Mechancial Development Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Field Follow Engineer, 6Sigma Black Belt, Engineering Team Leader and NPI Project Team Leader.
Ceri’s first introduction to SWE came at the WE Local conference in Prague in 2018 where she was selected to give a lightning talk on ‘Unlocking Team Potential’. Ever since then she has been involved in promoting SWE within her organisation, championing the benefits of networking and advocacy and also attended WE Local Berlin in 2019.
Marwa El Hefnawy
Senior Telecom and Electrical Engineer, Intel
Marwa El Hefnawy is an experienced LTE and 5G Physical Layer wireless systems engineer with expertise in modem roadmap definition and wireless ecosystem. She received her B.Sc. degree in electrical and communications engineering, with highest honor, from the German University in Cairo. Marwa completed her bachelor project at Stuttgart University in German. She pursued her M.Sc. studies at Ulm University, and received her PhD degree from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Kramer. During her PhD studies, she worked at NTT-Docomo Euro Labs having a research focus on 5G. She is currently working at Intel on 5G topics and beyond. Marwa’s hobbies are painting, reading novels and playing sports. She is also a long standing Global ambassador for SWE.
MSc, IMechE Associate Engineer, Caterpillar
Andra graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, and from Cranfield University with an MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics. She is currently working as an Associate Engineer for Caterpillar in the UK in their Simulation department. She presented at WE Local Berlin 2019 about the Future of CFD and Virtual Reality in Engineering Applications and, after an amazing experience there, she decided to get involved in the SWE mission and help give a voice female engineers across the world.
Industrial Engineering & Business Administration Student, Koç University
Global Ambassador, Koç University SWE
Tutku is a senior Industrial Engineering and Business Administration student at Koç University in Turkey. She served as Secretary, Social Media Leader within Koç University SWE and selected as President for FY17. The same year, she was selected as the mere SWE Future Leader outside of the USA. Within the scope of SWEFL program, she is invited to the Collegiate Leadership Institute at WE’17 Conference in Austin, TX. Currently, she is a member of the Global Ambassador Program for 2 years. She, so far, has attended four WE Local Europe Conferences and two WE Annual Conferences. She is also doing her summer internship in Cummins, one of Corporate Partnership Council members. Besides these, she is blogging about traveler student life and taking ballet and Spanish courses.
Senior Program Manager, Mobileye – Intel
Tiferet Kronfeld is the Senior Program Manager at Mobileye, an Intel company. She is the mother of 3 amazing boys, and holds a BsC and MsC in Electrical engineering. Tiferet has acted in various roles throughout her career including SW, validation, system engineering and program management. She is passionate about people and collaboration, and making individuals work as a team. Kronfeld led WIN (Women at Intel Network) in Israel and she currently serves as a SWE ambassador of Israel.
Technical Supervisor, Honeywell International
Jarmila (Jarka) Novakova with experiences from short term living in London, UK, and Barcelona, Spain has been with Honeywell company for over than 5 years where she started at the Project Engineering position and continues currently as Technical Supervisor. Passion for diversity and inclusion brought her to SWE. Last but not least she truly enjoys the planning of travels to new places and get deeply acquainted with the place, people and culture.
Strategic Global Accounts Manager Sales, Finished Lubricants, EAME – Exxon Mobile, Belgium
Julia joined ExxonMobil in 1995 in Hamburg, Germany. She spent most of her career living outside Germany in Belgium, Switzerland and the US holding a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing. During her time in the Downstream Headquarters in the US, she had also assignments in Global Planning and Public & Government Affairs. Julia has covered Automotive and Industrial lubricants, Basestocks & Specialties as well as Marine and Aviation fuels & lubricants. The last 3 years Julia returned to the Regional Headquarter in Belgium in managerial sales roles spanning Europe, Africa & Middle. She moved into her current role in May 2019. Julia is an active member of ExxonMobil’s Downstream “Women Leadership Team” (WLT) as well as a supporter of the ExxonMobil’s Women Interest Network (WIN).
Customer Applications Engineer, INNIO Jenbacher GMBH
Katrina Simpson studied electrical power engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2011. She worked for 4.5 years for Kiewit Engineering and Design in various departments working on the EPC of gas power combined cycle plants. She moved to Aachen, Germany in 2016 and began working for General Electric at the beginning of 2017, starting in the Renewable Energy Group and later moving to the Jenbacher Gas Engine Group. Currently, the Jenbacher line was sold and is currently part of the company INNIO.
Group Manager Field Engineering, FM Global
Cathy manages a team of 10 field engineers working for FM Global, based in Maidenhead, UK. Her team of generalist and specialist engineers is responsible for helping clients protect their businesses from preventable losses such as fires, floods, earthquakes and boiler, and machinery breakdown. All her engineers have gained their specialist knowledge of property risk engineering through the company’s rigorous in-house training program and also rely on FM Global’s extensive research and development activities to support their work. Cathy has a first-class honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton and lives in Farnborough, Hampshire with her aeronautical engineer husband, 20-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter.
Diversity and Inclusion. AVEVA Solutions Ltd.
Jo has 20 years’ experience delivering enterprise software to global industry, spanning oil & gas, automotive, aerospace and marine sectors. With experience in product management, software engineering and leadership roles, Jo has led globally distributed teams to develop high-quality software, meeting customers’ needs in engineering domains. As a passionate advocate for gender diversity in technology and engineering, Jo is committed to lead change within her organization, industry and community. She has recently taken a role in HR leading AVEVA’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, while also studying for a Masters in Organisational Psychology to deepen her understanding and increase impact of interventions.