Twelve Chrysler Group Women Technical Leaders Recognized at Annual "Women of Color" Event

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Women of Color Conference is the only multi-cultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in technology
  • Awards recognize the most innovative professionals in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields for career accomplishments despite the "traditional obstacles faced by women in these fields"
  • Twelve Chrysler Group women capture awards for excellence

Twelve Chrysler Group women, who are technical business leaders, received honors this year for their career achievements at the 16th Women of Color STEM Conference, Oct. 17-19 in Dallas.

The annual conference brings focus to the impact and achievements of outstanding women of color in technical fields so that these accomplishments are highly visible to industry, government and students.

The conference is the only multi-cultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in technology, recognizing the most innovative professionals in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields for their career accomplishments "despite the traditional obstacles faced by women in these fields."

"Chrysler Group is proud of the achievements of our female technical leaders who serve as outstanding role models to women everywhere," said Georgette Borrego Dulworth, Director, Talent Acquisition and Global Diversity, Chrysler Group. "Our winners join a long list of Chrysler Group women who have been recognized over the years for their accomplishments and leadership. This growing legacy continues to speak to our culture of diversity and inclusion."

Over the years, Chrysler Group employees consistently have received important technical and professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's strong commitment to developing its diverse workforce.

Chrysler Group 2013 Women of Color Award Recipients

Rajani Sinha, Manager, Plant Supply Systems, was honored with the Pioneer Award, which recognizes more seasoned, innovative leaders, creating a social and economic impact in their field. Sinha is recognized for having spearheaded major projects and assignments, broken barriers, and have made professional gains in fields that many women have not occupied.

"I am so humbled to be receiving this prestigious award," said Sinha. "In India, my family was non-traditional. My mother was a college professor, she was my role model. My parents always encouraged me to push against the limits of tradition. For that, I am forever grateful."

Sinha is currently responsible for managing the Plant Supply systems, supporting 14 assembly and 10 manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She is involved in working collaboratively with Fiat to define common processes, tools and systems in order to build, design, manufacture and sell vehicles anywhere in the world. Sinha has a well-established background in information technology with more than 20 years' experience.

Other Chrysler Group Award recipients were recognized in the category, Technology Rising Stars. Technology Rising Stars recipients are "young women who are helping to shape technology for the future." Those recipients were:

  • Jian Tao, Project Lead, Materials Engineer                                              
  • Susana Urquijo, Vehicle Cost Engineer                                 
  • Lan Xu, Senior Technical Specialist                                           
  • Indumathy Chockalingam, PentaSAP Project General Ledger/Controlling Lead
  • Divya Jose, Data Analyst Infotainment IT Systems                                       
  • Yun Lu, Business Systems Specialist/Project Lead
  • Anna Lesnek, Advanced Vehicle Cost Lead                               
  • Tramaine Hammett, Chemist/Quality Engineer                      
  • Soma Haque, Project Controls Lead                                 
  • Jyotirmai Rao, ICT Project Lead - Purchasing                                   
  • Maggie Lin, Contact Center IT Operations Manager

About Women of Color magazine

Women of Color magazine is published by Career Communications Group (CCG), the leader in celebrating diversity and promoting equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CCG provides leadership in talent management and career development, enabling employers to recruit, retain, and recognize highly qualified minorities.

About Chrysler Group's leadership commitment to diversity, inclusion and diverse talent development

Chrysler Group has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine 13 times. The Company has also been named ten times to Latina Style magazine's annual list of the 50 top U.S. employers for Hispanic women.

Chrysler Group was named among the nation's "Top Supporters" of Engineering Programs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the past three years, recognizing the Company's efforts to develop, recruit and hire talented students pursuing technical careers at the nation's minority-serving institutions.

The Company supports six employee resource groups (ERGs) whose objectives include promoting a positive awareness of diverse people and issues within Chrysler Group and to ensuring that the Company's products and services are tailored to diverse customers and employees. Chrysler Group's ERGs include: Chrysler African American Network; Chrysler Hispanic Employee Network; Chrysler Asian Network; the Native American Employee Resource Group; the Gay and Lesbian Alliance and the Women's Forum.

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