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Women in Engineering Workshop

Registration for Free March 19 Event is Open!

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Join the College of Engineering and members of 100+ Women Strong for the Women in Engineering Workshop at noon on Friday, March 19. Held virtually, this free networking and community-building event will feature Shell VP Sydney Kimball and other successful professional engineers, as well as Coaching Circles on Networking, Mentoring, Finding the Right Role, and Overcoming Stereotypes. Register now.

Keynote Speaker

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

Jennifer Didlo

Jennifer Didlo '02
AES President (Retired)

Jane C. Conoley

Dr. Jane C. Conoley
President, CSULB

Tracy Maples

Dr. Tracy Bradley Maples
COE Interim Dean