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Social Media Contest  Honor a female engineer, win a T-shirt! (Details below).

June 23 is International Women in Engineering Day.

That’s twenty-four hours dedicated to honoring the amazing contributions that women have already made in the engineering and automation industry, all while looking forward to the innovations that women will make in the future.


To celebrate, the International Society of Automation is highlighting a few of our members who have paved their own way in a field that is constantly growing, constantly changing, and like automation itself, constantly evolving.

Click through to read interviews from our members and be sure to interact with our posts on social media!

To all women in engineering, thank you for creating a path for future generations to do the same. We are so appreciative of all that you do.


Sherry LaBonne

Sherry LaBonne graduated from Cleveland State University in Ohio and received her degree in chemical engineering. She is currently working as a product manager at Rockwell Automation and has been an ISA Member for three years.

A chat with Ms. LaBonne


Dr. Penny Chen

Dr. Penny Chen received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. Currently, she serves as the principal technology strategist at the Yokogawa U.S. Technology Center. She has been an ISA Member for 14 years, including being a senior member and an ISA Fellow.

A chat with Dr. Chen


Mariam Sulleiman

Mariam Sulleiman graduated from the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria and received her degree in electrical and electronics engineering. She is currently working as an intern with Process and Control LLC and is the first female engineer in her family.

A chat with Ms. Sulleiman


Emily Henry

Emily Henry received her bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Clemson University. Currently, she is working as a safety instrumented system (SIS) design engineer for aeSolutions, a process safety lifestyle company. Emily has been an ISA member since 2018 and appreciates the long-lasting connections she has made with colleagues.

A chat with Ms. Henry


Jessica Morell

Jessica Morell is a Manufacturing Operation Management and Manufacturing Execution System (MES MOM) and automation associate manager at Accenture, an information technology company. She received her degree in electrical and computer engineering technology from the University of Dayton and is actively involved in ISA’s Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division.

A chat with Ms. Morell


Social Media Contest

In honor of International Women in Engineering Day, we are holding a contest! Do you know a female engineer who has made a significant difference in your life or career? If so, we want to know about her!

Please comment with a video and/or written testimonial on one of ISA’s social channels: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or TikTok, and be sure to use the hashtag (#ISAInspire) and tag the person who inspired your testimonial! Video testimonials are highly encouraged and should not exceed 60 seconds; however, written testimonials will also be accepted. Please limit written testimonials to no more than 250-300 words. All testimonials must be submitted before 11:59 E.T. on 23 June, International Women in Engineering Day. 

To celebrate the occasion, the winner and the person who nominated her will each get to choose a shirt in one of the three International Women in Engineering T-shirt designs below. The winner will be announced on 26 June. 


To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we are offering 20% off member and nonmember pricing on books written by female authors and contributors. Use promo code INSPIRE20 at checkout to save on these resources.


A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge
edited by Nicholas P. Sands, P.E., CAP®, and Ian Verhappen, P.E., CAP®

  • “Chapter 35: Data Management” by Diana Bouchard
  • “Chapter 19: Operation Training” by Bridget Fitzpatrick

Honoring Bridget Fitzpatrick

Bridget Fitzpatrick was a pioneer, engineer, and incredibly beloved member of our ISA community. She played an instrumental role as a standards leader on several committees and won several industry awards. Bridget was named an ISA Fellow in 2016 and was also one of the four inductees to the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame in 2021. ISA honors her legacy and the lifelong contributions she has made to the field of automation.