Ford Employees Earn Women of Color STEM Conference Awards, Honored for Top Technology Skills

Ford is proud to announce that four employees have received coveted 2020 Women of Color STEM Conference Awards honoring their achievements in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

North America

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Congratulations to Ford’s Yvonne Gloria, Sravanthi Manthripragada, Cynthia Williams and Sucheta Walimbe for earning these awards, which will be given at a national conference in October.

The awards are administered through the Career Connection Group, which has been working with top global corporations and government organizations for more than 30 years helping them find, develop and retain top employees of color with the needed technology skills.

The Women of Color in STEM conference is one of the largest and most established events for women working in STEM.

The employees won in categories coordinated to their career levels:

  • Yvonne Gloria, supervisor in core speech technology working with SYNC and Sravanthi Manthripragada, engineer in research and advanced engineering: 

Technology Rising Stars. These award winners are defined as early-in-career women who are helping to shape technology for the future. 

  • Cynthia Williams, global director of sustainability, homologation and compliance: 

Technology All-Star. This is awarded to accomplished women who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.

  • Sucheta Walimbe, executive vice president for Ford Credit IT:

Special Recognition Peer Award. This award recognizes accomplished women with distinguished careers who have demonstrated excellence in the organization and beyond. 

The Women of Color Conference will be held Oct. 8-10 at the Detroit Marriott in the Renaissance Center. It is slated to be both an in-person and digital conference.

Click here to see all awardees.