FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Oct. 30, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employee Christine M. Predaina received the Emerging Leader Award at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference held this weekend in Austin, Texas. She was recognized for demonstrating leadership while developing the next generation of engineering trailblazers and for advancing an innovative approach to systems engineering collaboration. SWE advocates for change for women in engineering and its annual awards program recognizes innovators and leaders who are supporting the enrichment and advancement of women in engineering.
Mary Petryszyn, sector vice president and general manager of the Land and Avionics C4ISR division for Northrop Grumman’s
Mission Systems sector, was a keynote speaker at the conference. With a theme of “Life, Love and Leadership,” Petryszyn spoke about her journey in engineering and how life experiences can shape your personal and professional growth. She shared lessons learned from her own career, including insights regarding relationship-building, learning, leadership and embracing challenges.
Predaina is director of program management operations for Northrop Grumman’s Technology Services sector overseeing program performance across a diverse multi-billion dollar global portfolio. Previously she led teams through complex engineering problems in hardware design and manufacturing; software; technology research and development; systems integration; engineering process improvement; mission assurance; and multi-national global security programs.
Predaina is active in Northrop Grumman employee resource groups, is the executive sponsor of the global Northrop Grumman Women’s International Network and has mentored many engineering students and young professionals. She had a feature role in DiscoverE’s Girl Day national social media campaign during National Engineers Week. Predaina is a life member of SWE and was a catalyst for sponsoring hundreds of SWE memberships at Northrop Grumman.
She earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science, and astrophysical and planetary sciences from the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University.
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