Women in Systems Engineering

About Us

On this page, we will post women’s stories, telling you how they entered the field, what they do in their career, and why they find their work exciting.


 The goal of the Women in Systems Engineering page is:

  1. To motivate women to consider Systems Engineering as their area of study and career.
  2. To showcase the important work performed by women working in the discipline.

WiSE Chair

Stephanie White

Senior Professor
Long Island University – Post Campus
United States

Featured WiSE Women

Holly Handley

Old Dominion University
United States

Somayeh Sojoudi

University of California, Berkeley
United States

Dr. Kanika Singh

American Bureau of Shipping
South Korea
10 (Asia and Pacific)

We asked these WiSE Women to respond to three questions:

  1. How did you get started in the field of systems engineering?
  2. What do you find interesting or exciting about working in the field of systems science and systems engineering?
  3. What advice do you have for those just starting out in the field of systems engineering?

The full set of questions and responses from each of our featured WiSE women are linked below.

View Full Survey

Sarah Sheard

Carnegie Mellon University (Retired)
United States

Stephanie White

Senior Professor
Long Island University – Post Campus
United States