Ireena Erteza
WE20 Awards
Advocating Women in Engineering Award
Ireena Erteza, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
ANNOUNCED: Saturday, November 7, 2020

CONGRATS Ireena Erteza, Ph.D.

For steadfast advocacy to empower women and promote diversity and inclusion in engineering and STEM; for executing technical innovation and leadership; and for creating an inclusive environment that encourages critical problem-solving.

Let's Celebrate This Recipient

  • Congratulations on this well deserved award! Not only have you done amazing technical research, but you have also been a wonderful advocate for women and other underrepresented minorities in engineering throughout your career. I have seen you supporting engineers of all life stages, whether helping my friends and I pick classes or encouraging new engineers at Sandia to feel welcome in Albuquerque. I am so lucky to have you as an amazing role model, mentor, advocate, and mom!

    • Thank you, Iliana! I am so happy and proud to have been able to share with you, your friends and others the pleasure my engineering research career has brought me, and to help enable and encourage others along this path. But to be honest, nothing brings me more pride and joy than watching you excel on your own engineering career path from a Bachelors in EE to PhD candidate and beyond!

  • After the disappointment in not seeing you recognized in prior years when I was working with nominees at Sandia, I was thrilled to see you get this award! Leslie Phinney obviously did a great job since my retirement and I’m so glad to see you honored this way. Congratulations!

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    Thursday November 5, 2020

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
    • Outstanding Collegiate Member Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
    • Outstanding SWE Counselor Award
    • Spark Award
    • SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award

    Friday November 6, 2020

    • Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Emerging Leader Award
    • Fellow Grade
    • Global Leadership Award
    • Global Team Leadership Award
    • Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award Endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Work/Life Integration Award
    Awards Announced

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    • Advocating Women in Engineering Award
    • Mission (collegiate)
    • Multicultural Boeing Company (collegiate)
    • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    • Achievement Award
    • Mission (professional)
    • Multicultural Motorola Foundation (professional)
    • Prism Award
    • SWENext Global Innovator Award