Exelis employees to be honored with Technology Rising Star awards
CLIFTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Three Exelis (NYSE: XLS) Electronic Systems (ES) employees will be honored as Technology Rising Stars at the Women of Color STEM Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 17-19, 2013.
Jemma Pham, software engineer with Exelis Electronic Systems division, will be honored as a Technology Rising Star at the Women of Color STEM Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 17-19, 2013. Pham will receive a 2013 National Women of Color Technology Award for her ability to quickly adapt her knowledge to take on a critical role within her information assurance product portfolio. (Photo: Business Wire)
Jemma Pham, software engineer; Xiaochun Fisher, system modeling engineer; and Bobbette Kelly, senior systems engineer, will receive 2013 National Women of Color Technology Awards for their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields.
The three Exelis employees are being recognized as distinguished innovators in their respective fields. Pham was noted for her ability to quickly adapt her knowledge to take on a critical role within her information assurance product portfolio. Fisher's innovation and expertise in product testing procedures made her a stand-out candidate for the award, and Kelly's curiosity and energy have made her a highly successful lead engineer on several projects including creating and improving complex electronic warfare modeling simulations.
Sponsored by the Career Communications Group, the awards are given annually to young women of color who show promise and outstanding achievement in their chosen disciplines. Nomination criteria include an honoree's potential to advance their fields and contribute to the future of technology.
"The diversity of our workforce provides our customers with a wide range of unique perspectives and approaches," said Rachelle Tucci, vice president of human resources at ES. "Our talented employees are what makes Exelis a dynamic company, and we are committed to an inclusive workplace that allows our employees to flourish and succeed."
Through the work of its diversity council, Exelis actively encourages multiculturalism and gender equality within its employee base, partnering with organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Great Minds in STEM, the Asia America Foundation and Women in Aerospace. The company has been recognized as a Best Diversity Company, a Top Military-Friendly Employer and has received a Diversity Leader Award.
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare, navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, communications and information systems as have strong positions in composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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