IIT students and faculty are welcome to attend the presentation “Halls of History, Horizons of Leadership: Women Engineering the Future,” about the past and the future of women in engineering and science, by electrical engineer and Colorado Women’s Hall of Famer Jill S. Tietjen. Author of Her Story: Timeline of Women Who Changed America, Tietjen will speak on Main Campus on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 10–11 a.m. in the ballroom of The McCormick Tribune Campus Center. Please RSVP to reserve your place today.
Jill S. Tietjen is president and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. She has spent 37 years in the electric utility industry, and provides planning consulting services to electric utilities and organizations serving the electric utility industry. Tietjen serves as an expert witness before public utility commissions and other government agencies. Her technical papers have been published in Public Utilities Fortnightly and Transmission and Distribution. The co-author of several Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) papers, Tietjen has served as an electrical engineering program accreditor on behalf of IEEE.
Tietjen’s previous employers include the University of Colorado Boulder, Stone & Webster Management Consultants, Hagler Bailly Consulting, Mobil Oil Corporation’s Mining and Coal Division, and Duke Power Company. She graduated from the University of Virginia (Tau Beta Pi, Virginia Alpha) with a B.S. in applied mathematics (minor in electrical engineering) and received her M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Tietjen is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.
She has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2001 Woman in Technology Award from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Subaru, and News4 and the Tau Beta Pi’s Distinguished Alumna Award. Tietjen was also named a Woman of Distinction by Mile Hi Council of the Girl Scouts of Colorado. Tietjen serves on a number of nonprofit boards and is the 2014–15 president of the board of directors of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. A member of the board of directors for the Georgia Transmission Corporation of Tucker, Georgia, she serves as an outside director and vice chair for Merrick & Company. Tietjen was a commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. and served as the Western Zone vice president for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. She is a Fellow Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers and a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society. An inductee of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Tietjen is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Technology.