Virginia Tech®home

Women in Industry Series

THE WOMEN IN INDUSTRY SERIES

celebrates

100 YEARS OF WOMEN AT VIRGINIA TECH

In honor of 100 years of women at Virginia Tech, we’re launching the (first-ever) Women in Industry Series.

Since 1921, our institution has seen thousands of trailblazing women make their mark on the world. These women have transformed industries and shattered glass ceilings. In the process, they’ve inspired and created new possibilities for the next generation of Hokie alumnae.  

In this exclusive virtual series, our very own Dawn Jefferies, director of visual content strategies,  travels around the nation to capture stories of Hokie women at work as they share their journeys.

FEATURED LEADERS

Sarah Franklin, '97

President & Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce

Prianka Nandy, ‘02

Chief Information and Technology Officer, Special Olympics

Jennifer McDermott, ‘96

Executive Director, Global Technology Workforce Strategy, JPMorgan Chase

Jummy Olabanji, ‘06

Anchor/Reporter, NBC

Michelle Krusiec, ‘95

Actress & Director

Liz Hart, ‘07

Deputy White House Social Secretary

Kimberly Roy, ‘99

Chief Executive Officer, Hitt Contracting

Julia M. Ross

Virginia Tech's Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering

Follow us on social media or check back here to watch individual interviews of these amazing Hokie women.

Women in Industry series is dedicated to showcasing the talent, insight, and world-changing contributions of Hokie women everywhere. Our series will feature both virtual and in-person events in regions around the country, so stay tuned!

The Women in Industry series started as Women in STEM. As Virginia Tech hosted in-person networking and panel discussions around the country, alumni shared that while they may not see themselves in "STEM", the topics and experiences discussed resonated with everyone. In an effort to be more inclusive, Women in Industry was born.