Mary Ellen Randall, founder and CEO of Ascott Technologies, is the new chair of the Women in Engineering Committee.

Randall was selected by the board of directors of the IEEE, the leading global society for engineering technology, computer engineering, and communications.

Randall will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1.

The WIEC represents women engineers around the world with an emphasis on retention, mentoring, and education.

“With the relatively small number of women in engineering, it is especially important to support those in engineering, model the way for younger ladies so they enter engineering, and promote the excitement of our profession to middle and elementary school age girls,” Ascott said in a statement. “All these ingredients are needed to increase participation and promote diversity.”

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