Boeing Executive To Deliver Keynote Address

"Taking Charge of Your Career" by Boeing Shared Services Group President Mary Armstrong to Kickoff Largest Conference for Women Engineers

CHICAGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 20, 2006— The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) today announced that Mary Armstrong, president of Boeing Shared Services Group at The Boeing Company, will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 SWE National Conference, Women Blazing Technology Trails, on October 12, 2006, in Kansas City, Mo.

Armstrong reaches into her 22-year career history with Boeing to share stories that will motivate and inspire women to take charge of their careers. "Every day," she said, "we women have the opportunity to make choices that help us advance in the field of engineering." At stake is an opportunity to improve the gender diversity of engineering workforce and reap the immense advantages of blending diverse ideas for technical gains.

As president of Boeing Shared Services Group Armstrong leads a 12,000-person, $7 billion business unit that provides cost-effective services across Boeing's global enterprise. These services include facilities and real estate, non-production procurement, employee programs and benefits, security and fire protection, safety and environmental affairs, and travel.

"Mary Armstrong is the epitome of the spirit of the SWE 2006 National Conference theme, Women Blazing Technology Trails," says Jude Garzolini, president of the Society of Women Engineers. "Mary's technical and business accomplishments have blazed trails for The Boeing Company and her leadership has blazed trails for so many women engineers and technologists. She is an inspiration and role model for women engineers and we are honored to have her deliver the keynote address."

Armstrong began her Boeing career in 1984 as a process engineer for Manufacturing Research and Development. She also served as an equipment engineer and held management positions in environmental management, the Montana Aviation Research Company subsidiary, and Facilities. Prior to joining Boeing, Armstrong worked as a process engineer for Chevron Research Company, Richmond, Calif.

The Conference Keynote Breakfast will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Kansas City Convention Center. The 2006 SWE National Conference, Women Blazing Technology Trails, is being held at the Kansas City Convention Center October 12-14. The more than 4,000 attendees include professionals and students from every discipline of the engineering profession.

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit or call (312) 596-5223.

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