Christine Martin, an advanced specialist of Electric Hybrid Vehicle Production Engineering at DENSO’s Maryville, Tennesse, facility, sees it as her responsibility to help develop the future workforce, specifically women.
“I’m a female in engineering and as one of the few, it’s my responsibility to reach out to people early in their careers to help identify what they want their path to be,” said Christine.
Her DENSO Spirit and passion for bringing women and those with diverse backgrounds into the company drives her to participate in various STEM and recruiting activities with students from elementary school through college. Whether its robot demonstrations, speaking to student groups, representing DENSO at career fairs or leading interviews of job candidates, Christine is helping build DENSO’s future workforce, as well as the industry’s, which will help us achieve our Long-term Policy 2030.
Reflecting on the impact mentoring had on her early career, Christine puts a high value on working with and training co-ops.
“As an engineering co-op, I had a very good mentor who respected me and gave me every development opportunity,” said Christine. “I feel it’s my responsibility to give the women coming into the field the same mentorship I received.”
In addition to her mentoring activities, Christine’s professional successes include contributing to the development of the site’s new engineering lab, preparing production lines for new products, making quality improvements, reducing scrap and increasing productivity. All of this led to Christine being nominated for the Manufacturing Institute’s 2020 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards, which recognize women in these careers who exemplify leadership within their companies.
From the production floor to the C-Suite, female DENSO leaders help us deliver on our principles of safety, quality and collaboration. And, in recognition of their invaluable contributions, we’re calling on associates to nominate exemplary women colleagues for the 2021 STEP Ahead Awards. Details on the awards and how to nominate someone are below. All submissions are due by Sept. 17, 2020.
A review committee consisting of DENSO’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Government Affairs will evaluate the nominations for examples of personal achievement, mentorship and leadership.
The committee will select the best nominations to submit to The Manufacturing Institute for consideration, favoring those that include impactful stories, specific results and data.
If the committee selects your nomination, members of the committee will work with you to edit and submit the final nomination to the Manufacturing Institute by their award deadline, Oct. 2.
More information: www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/women/step/step-awards/Tags: DENSO Spirit