TodayApril 16, 2022

Barb J. Samardzich, Ford, on women engineers

Barb J. Samardzich, Vice President of Powertrain Engineering of Ford Motor Company, talked with Warren Brown from the Washington Post and myself about women and engineers.

When Samardzich graduated from engineering college five percent of her class were women. Felicia Fields, Ford’s Group Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate said that 18 percent of Ford’s engineers are women.

Are there any programs to bring more women into the engineering field?

Since this video Barb Samardzich has been appointed  Ford Motor Company’s vice president, Global Product Programs.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.