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Anne Cooney Named to STEMconnector® List of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM
Siemens Industry, Inc. Posted 11/23/2014
Siemens is proud to announce that Anne Cooney, president of the Process Industries and Drives (PD) division in the U.S., was named to the list of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM, by STEMconnector®
Cooney was honored in the STEMconnector® publication that featured top executives who have demonstrated a commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and diversity initiatives and who are making a difference with these efforts. In the publication, Cooney expresses her views on the importance of STEM initiatives, workforce diversity and how leaders in these areas are important to the advancement of the programs throughout the United States
“Everyone at Siemens is proud to see Anne receive the recognition she has earned,” said Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens USA. “Anne understands that workplace diversity helps fuel innovation and drives business excellence, especially in the STEM disciplines. She represents the best of Siemens’ commitment to bolstering our competitive advantage through a diverse workforce.”
Anne Cooney leads the newly formed Process Industries and Drives division for Siemens in the U.S. Prior to this role, Cooney was the Chief Operating Officer for the global division of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.
Cooney began her career with GE Transportation as a machinist apprentice in a four-year program, and spent more than 21 years in various roles such as plant management, materials management, international marketing, strategic sourcing, and product and inventory management among others. Immediately before joining Siemens, she served as Vice President, Manufacturing at Alladin Industries. After joining Siemens, Anne spent 11 years in the company’s Industry sector. Anne holds an MBA from Emory University and a B.S. in Industrial Management from Gannon University.
The STEMconnector selection process for the 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM included thorough research and outreach to more than 100 CEOs for nominations. Information for each nominee was collected in three areas: the executive’s background and career; the company’s STEM position within its industry; and the nominee’s perspective on a variety of issues in the STEM space, including mentoring and diversity.
Siemens has been recognized for its focus on diversity before. The company was listed as a Top Employer by The Black Collegian magazine; named as a Best Diversity Company by the readers of Diversity / Careers in Engineering and Information Technology; and recognized as a Top Fifty Company by Woman Engineer magazine.
The Siemens U.S. Diversity and Inclusion Council also operates 29 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with 122 active local chapters, which connect employees who share common diversity interests and strengthens our inclusive culture. The council recently was ranked No. 4 on the Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils list at the annual ERG & Council Conference in Washington, D.C.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world's largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €74.4 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.
STEMconnector® is a consortium of over 110 companies, associations, academic institutions and government entities concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital. With several products and services, STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM.” STEMconnector’s® network includes organizations at the global, national, state and local levels. STEMconnector® focuses on the entire STEM workforce pipeline with a particular emphasis on diversity and women. Our work spans the entire pipeline (Kindergarten to Jobs) and how STEM education experiences translate into careers. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact: Lorena.Fimbres@STEMconnector.org. Million Women Mentors (MWM) is an important movement of STEMconnector® and, within an 8-month timeframe, 171,000 pledges to mentor have been made and 56 partners representing 26 million girls and young women are signed on.
100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM is a STEMconnector® publication sponsored by UST Global, Sodexo, Silicon Valley Education Foundation with supporting funding from Apollo Education Group, Cisco, Northwestern Mutual, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Walmart. STEMconnector® partnered with The Executive Leadership Council, Diversity Woman and Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek.