Two Booz Allen Women Honored by Society of Women Engineers

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Two Booz Allen Women Honored by Society of Women Engineers

Booz Allen’s Holly Rollins (right) and Jaime Nelson (left) at the Society of Women Engineers annual conference October 28.

Booz Allen’s Holly Rollins (right) and Jaime Nelson (left) at the Society of Women Engineers annual conference October 28.

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Congrats to @BoozAllen’s Holly Rollins & Jaime Nelson, honored by @SWEtalk at #WE16!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:30pm

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November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Booz Allen’s Holly Rollins and Jaime Nelson were honored at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference, WE16, held Oct. 28 in Philadelphia. Each year, SWE recognizes a select few individuals who show “continuing dedication to SWE’s mission – striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example, and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background.”

  • Holly Rollins, a Principal who has been with Booz Allen for 22 years, received SWE’s PRISM Award, which recognizes “an individual who has charted her own path in the STEM fields by demonstrating a variety of outstanding career leadership activities in a technical field, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community.”

Rollins co-leads Booz Allen’s Air Force Cyber team and co-authored NIST Special Publication 800-65 Integrating IT Security into Capital Planning and Investment Control. She has championed Mentoring Circles, Senior Women’s Roundtable events, New and Expectant Mothers workshops and Senior Associate talent management. She has been engaged with the Community Philanthropy and Partnership, Workforce Leadership Council as the WLC advisor, Professional Development Team advisor and Women’s Forum advisor. She presently is on the leadership advisory team of the Society of Women Engineers within the firm. She said, “The work that SWE does to advance women in the STEM fields is so important, and I continue to work to build the pipeline of women engineers here at Booz Allen. I’m honored to be recognized for these efforts by SWE.”

  • Jaime Nelson received the Emerging Leader Award, which honors women engineers who have been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession, have demonstrated outstanding technical excellence as individuals resulting in significant accomplishments, and have 10-15 years of proven leadership and engineering excellence. A maximum of just ten national recipients are awarded annually across industry.

Jaime is Senior Systems Engineer working in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Defense and Intelligence Group. She leads teams both within the firm and in support of her clients through a mix of leadership styles she’s derived from her interdisciplinary background. Jaime brings to her clients a blend of enterprise architecture and engineering, strategic planning, and organizational behavior focused on language and culture. The product of a military family, Jaime has dedicated her career to date to service to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Communities. She said, “I am honored to have been recognized by SWE. I was drawn to engineering when I recognized that the field needs creative thought as much as it needs structure and order—and I am continually awed by the dedication and innovative spirit of the teams I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Booz Allen.”

Jessica Rannow, president of SWE said, “The individuals acknowledged in this year’s awards program have made a significant impact on their community as well as the engineering and technology community as a whole. These leaders are who make it possible to remain a catalyst for change as we work together to empower women in STEM and close the gender gap in engineering.”

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