Janeen Uzzell

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Janeen Uzzell
Uzzell, Janeen - January 2019.jpg
Born
Alma materNorth Carolina A&T State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
EmployerNational Society of Black Engineers
Parent(s)Jay Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell is an American global technology executive and CEO of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Early life and education[edit]

Uzzell was born in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, where she attended Mount St. Mary Academy.[1] She has cited her family as an inspiration for her education and career.[2] Her father, Jay Uzzell, was a musician in the band The Corsairs, and her mother is Kate Uzzell. She earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University[2] and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.[3]

Career[edit]

Uzzell joined General Electric in 2002, focusing on healthcare technologies. In 2016, Uzzell took over the Women in Technology programs at General Electric.[2] Here she led the implementation of an ad campaign that showcased women engineers, including Mildred Dresselhaus.[2]

In 2021, after working for the Wikimedia Foundation as COO, Uzzell became CEO of the National Society of Black Engineers.[3]

Uzzell serves on the advisory boards for Mercy Ships[4] and as an advisor to the Believers in Business Collegiate Organization of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.[5]

Honors[edit]

The Network Journal named Uzzell one of its "40 Under Forty Achievers" in 2005 and one of "25 Most Influential Black Women in Business" in 2016.[6] She has received the General Electric African-American Forum's Icon Leadership Award.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Janeen Uzzell, Former Head of Women in Technology at GE, from the Amazon Alexa VOICE Summit at NJIT, to talk about the importance of diversity within the tech community", One on One with Steve Adubato, September 28, 2018. Accessed February 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Ingerto, Sara Tracey (June 26, 2017). "Janeen Uzzell leading GE's Women in Technology initiative". Times Union. Albany, New York. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Wikimedia COO Janeen Uzzell to join NSBE as Chief Executive Officer". National Society of Black Engineers. June 30, 2021. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "Who We Are: Board Members". Mercy Ships. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  5. ^ "Janeen Uzzell". InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries. January 31, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Kilkenny, Salome (June 19, 2019). "TNJ Honoree Alum Janeen Uzzell: Riding High in Silicon Valley". The Network Journal. Retrieved July 6, 2021.