Women in Engineering Workshop

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In case you missed the Women in Engineering Workshop*, watch the recording and view the presentations below.

Coaching Circles

Keynote Speaker

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Sydney Kimball

Sydney Kimball, Vice President Retail Americas, Shell 

Sydney leads the Shell Retail fuels business in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, spanning more than 14,000 Shell gas stations and serving millions of customers every day. Sydney began her career with Shell in 1985. She has spent over 20 years focused on Retail and Downstream businesses. Throughout her tenure, she has held Global, European and Canada-based roles in Retail Sales and Operations, Marketing, IT, HR, and Strategy. Key recent roles include European Retail Strategy Manager, Global Marketing Manager for Premium Fuels, Global GM Convenience Retail and Lubricants, and most recently GM for Retail in Canada. Besides being a keen advocate for HSSE, Sydney has a strong focus on people development and is a champion for Diversity and Inclusiveness. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business from the University of Calgary.


Coaching Circles

Connect with a successful female engineer in a 30-minute session. (One session per attendee).

  • Building and Maintaining Networks: Trusted relationships can not only help you get established, but provide the foundation for lifelong professional growth and development.
  • Finding the Right Role in a Changing Job Market: Learn how to find the role that best suits your goals, talents, and personality in a changing—or challenging—job market.
  • Importance of Mentoring: Having a mentor can put your career on a growth trajectory. And being a mentor can be just as rewarding and beneficial.
  • Overcoming Stereotypes: How can you develop the confidence to be your authentic self and know you have a place at the table?

Featured Speakers

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Jennifer Didlo

Jennifer Didlo '02
AES President (Retired)

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Jane C. Conoley

Dr. Jane C. Conoley
President, CSULB

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Tracy Maples

Dr. Tracy Bradley Maples
COE Interim Dean

Note: CSULB events and scholarships are open to all CSULB students, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.