Thirteen employees from across Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) – the highest number of employees ever awarded – were recognized at the annual Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference awards ceremony Saturday, Oct. 14. The awards recognize outstanding women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. “Women of color have been trailblazers in STEM for a very long time,” said Michele J. Estep, a contract specialist at NAVAIR. “They had to overcome gender and racial stereotypes to even be allowed to participate amongst their peers. It’s only recent history in which they have been recognized for their valuable contributions. I count it an honor to be nominated by my management team and am truly excited that I was selected as a winner in the Top Women in Finance category.” NAVAIR’s 2023 WOC STEM Awards recipients are as follows: 2023 TOP WOMEN IN FINANCE The 2023 Top Women in Finance Award winners are leaders in their field while promoting diversity and serving as role models. Michele J. Estep, contract specialist, NAVAIR Patricia Johnson, PMA-281 foreign military sales business financial manager, NAVAIR Kari Pierce, financial management analyst, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) 2023 TECHNOLOGY ALL-STARS Technology All-Stars are accomplished […]
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