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Paola Romero Campo, senior business process lead, and Ashley Jones, chief engineer, were recognized by the Women of Color STEM Digital Conference as 2021 Technology Rising Stars. The annual award is dedicated to women with 21 years or less in the workforce who are helping to shape technology for the future.
Paola first joined Goodyear Colombia as an intern and today leads global projects from Akron, Ohio, to continuously improve Goodyear's procurement systems and processes. Her collaborative approach, extensive knowledge of procurement systems and fluency in three languages make her a valued teammate.
As chief engineer in the Tire Performance Life Cycle Mechanics group, Ashley demonstrates exceptional project leadership and team support through her technical insight and strong core competencies. She is recognized for providing steady, reliable leadership.
Sumita Shetty, global head of Diversity & Inclusion, was recognized among the Top 100 Diversity Officers by the National Diversity Council.
The second annual Top 100 Diversity Officers award recognized individuals who have the leadership and counsel to further diversity and create a culture of inclusion where people feel like they belong through programs that strategically prioritize the preservation and advocation for diverse talent at a company.
Laura Duda, Goodyear's senior vice president and chief communications officer, was named one of the Top 100 Women in Business by the National Diversity Council. The award recognizes the achievements of women who are breaking barriers and setting high standards for themselves and others. These women are prominent leaders, and they have reached the top of their profession by being effective leaders in their organizations. They drive change, innovate and inspire others to succeed while contributing to business growth.
The Manufacturing Institute (MI) honored one Cooper associate and two Goodyear associates at the 2021 Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Shawn Donaldson was named a STEP Ahead Honoree for her influence on technical, manufacturing and procurement projects at Cooper. As a manager of the Composite Materials Group, Shawn leads a team driving cross-functional initiatives such as global consolidation of materials and global material developments. She helped facilitate the implementation of new processing equipment, launched new products and facilitated teams to develop standard processes to track and reduce scrap. In her community, Shawn participates in Manufacturing Day, a Manufacturing Institute program, and also brings her family to join her for Relay for Life, the Heart Walk and the United Way Days of Caring.
Ronda Williams was recognized as a STEP Ahead Honoree for her work as regional quality manager and for her dedication to community engagement programs. She led the creation of training and development resources for Quality staff in Goodyear's manufacturing plants, delivered key compliance improvements in Americas plants and collaborated cross-functionally to develop a global process for supplier qualification management. Ronda also serves as chairperson for Goodyear's STEM Corporate Council and is a leader for Goodyear's Engineering Explorer Post program, which provides bi-weekly engineering experiences to high school students at the Akron, Ohio, headquarters throughout the school year.
Ann Myers, engineer associate, Global Reinforcement Tech & Non-Pneumatic Tire, was recognized as a STEP Ahead Emerging Leader for her contribution to Goodyear's Advanced Innovation non-pneumatic tire project. She developed both an analytical tool and a tire test that greatly enhanced the project's technical capabilities to enable a faster development cycle. Also central to her nomination is Ann’s commitment to future STEM talent. Since 2017, she has actively engaged with Goodyear's STEM Career Days for high school and middle school students, and she also serves as an adviser to the Engineering Explorers Post program. Beyond Goodyear, Ann serves as a Cornell Alumni Admission's Ambassador where she is a resource to students applying to STEM fields in the university.