Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Nora Lin has been appointed FY10 president of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Lin has held various leadership positions within SWE at local, regional and national levels and works closely the SWE collegiate sections.
Lin said of her appointment, “I am honored to be leading this organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering. SWE has helped position engineering as a highly desirable career to women through an array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities. I’m also deeply gratified to see an increase in SWE membership and participation at the SWE national conference within Northrop Grumman.”
Lin has worked in engineering for more than 26 years and at Northrop Grumman’s Rolling Meadows, Ill., facility for the past 16 years. She began her career working as an associate scientific programmer and rose to become a software engineering technical lead/manager, leading engineering teams in the development of relational database applications and real-time software for several military programs. Since 2002, Lin has managed the Supportability Engineering group at Northrop Grumman.
At SWE, Lin has served as President-Elect, Director of Regions, Region H Governor, Section Vitality Task Force Chair, Region H Deputy Director, Leadership Coach, SWE-Chicago Regional Section’s President, Vice President and Treasurer. In 2003 she founded a company-wide Northrop Grumman Women Engineers group and served as the first chair.
Lin won the prestigious Career Achievement Award at the Women of Color in Technology Conference in 2008 and the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award in 2009, as well as numerous accolades from SWE local section and Region H.