While we all know Karen as the standards guru at Synopsys, her story on how she got here – and next year, to the Presidency of the IEEE Standards Association – speaks to her resolve, smarts and diplomacy.
Interestingly, her engineering education experience speaks to San Jose State engineering dean Dr. Belle Wei’s thoughts on women in engineering. That “back in the day” (which is another way of saying no years allowed here) women engineering majors peaked in number, and have fallen since.
Seems to me that it’d be a fascinating interview: Bartleson and Wei on this topic…why it’s dropped and what to do about it.
One suggestion on the article: EEWeb could have included a picture of Karen’s yellow Camaro. Maybe she’ll drive it to DAC this year! You’ll know that Karen is a-coming when you see the car in the pictures below.