Submitted by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Profiles in Diversity Journal announced that Bedford’s Lisa Freed, the STEM program manager at iRobot, is one of the journal’s 45 Women Worth Watching in STEM® for 2017. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – career fields once less popular for women.
“Collectively, these leaders are breaking barriers for women in STEM careers and we are honored to recognize them as well as the companies supporting them,” PDJ Publisher James R. Rector said. “Supporting women in STEM is an essential part of a worldwide strategy to innovate, educate and build a more connected world,” he added.
The STEM edition is a new development of the annual Women Worth Watching leadership awards. The call out for those annual awards will continue as regular this Spring for the flagship annual magazine edition of Women Worth Watching®.
These STEM winners will be profiled in a special STEM Women Worth Watching edition in April that celebrates them and enhances the visibility and reputations of the companies empowering, supporting, and employing these incredible women. They will also receive the 2017 crystal Women Worth Watching in STEM award. Each was nominated by their employers or colleagues for creating value for other women and companies, organizations and agencies behind women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEM offers women an opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting areas of discovery and technological innovation in history! Increasing women’s leadership opportunities is mandatory for realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board.
Profiles in Diversity Journal is a quarterly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, STEM, government, nonprofit and higher education sectors. For 19 years, Profiles in Diversity Journal has helped stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments to making it happen.