Women Engineers from Ford Motor Company Engage

Mar 08, 12 Women Engineers from Ford Motor Company Engage

I attended a mixer with Women Engineers from Ford Motor Company’s virtual reality and technical engineering department earlier this week.   The event was hosted by Women In Technology International. Virtual engineering and manufacturing technologies are used at Ford to evaluate a vehicle long before a physical prototype can be built will be discussed and explored.   The Engineers brought along one of their voice recognition systems straight from their laboratories in Dearborn , Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at the sophisticated tools used to create higher-quality vehicles.
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Allison Stephens, an ergonomics technical specialist, and Elizabeth Barron, a virtual reality and advanced visualization technical specialist, work behind the scenes, building virtual vehicles that allow Ford to design, analyze and enhance the driver experience before a physical car ever exists. Laura Burek, a core voice control technology engineer, works with the cockpit electronics group on human machine interface and Ford’s in-vehicle technology, MyFord Touch.

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Laura Burek, Allison Stephens, and Elizabeth Barron Ford Engineers.

Ford company is definitely setting the bar in customer relations as they organize events to provide the public with an opportunity to engage with the Engineering team.    These ladies are very smart, witty and a great representation of Women In Engineering.  I was glad to have the opportunity to meet other women in the Engineering field.

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Question:  Is Ford a trend setter in Customer relations? Do you think this is a great way to engage with customers?

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.

10 Comments

  1. I really like these kind of events because I’m so interested in the car technology. I’m not so much a fancy car kind of gal, but I do like my gadgets. Ford was working on one with a company that would give a diabetic updates on their bloodsugar levels or when it’s time to pull over and test blood sugar. so cool

  2. I find it so interesting to meet with engineers that are women and almost more so, ones that are parents!

  3. wow this is great! thanks for sharing

  4. This is super cool!!

  5. So interesting! I come from a long line of engineers- I didn’t get that gene :-/

  6. It sounds like they are! We haven’t owned a ford but we are def. thinking for our next car

  7. I love that they’re women!!! It’s traditionally viewed as such a male career….

  8. Very inspiring to see women succeed and do so well in a field that is primarily dominated by men.

  9. It’s very encouraging to see female engineers at work. Hope we see more women study engineering the future; we can do anything we set our minds too!

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