Chrysler has a lot to be proud of, women-wise, recently. Twelve of their female employees were recognized at the annual Women of Color Conference, and a senior manager was named Working Mother‘s Working Mother of the Year.
The Women of Color Conference serves to shine a light on women working in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) fields. One woman at Chrysler, Rajani Sinha, was singled out for the Pioneer Award. She is responsible for plant supply systems, the company said, which means coordinating 14 assembly plants and 10 manufacturing plants in North America, plus coordination with new partners at Fiat to streamline the process of building all these vehicles. The Pioneer Award honors women with some experience behind them, and Sinha boasts more than two decades in information technology.
The other Chrysler women honored at the conference, which is organized by Women of Color magazine, were Technology Rising Stars, young employees who are helping to shape the future of technology.
Meanwhile, over at Working Mother, Mary Ann Kirsch was awarded the title Working Mother of the Year, which frankly sounds like this woman has her shit together. Though she’d probably tell you otherwise, because that’s what women do. We’re humble. As Chrysler Group Senior Manager and mother of three, she has advocated for flexible work hours for all parents and work-life optimization at the company. This comes on the heels of Working Mother naming Chrysler to its list of 100 best companies for working mothers in September, the 14th time the auto manufacturer has made the list.
You can check out all the Working Mothers of the Year in the upcoming December/January issue.