Emerson recently announced that one of its employees in Germany, Kathrin Rüschenschmidt, won the 2021 Engineer Powerwoman Award from Deutsche Messe AG.
Rüschenschmidt received the award during the opening of the WomenPower Career Congress at Hannover Messe Digital Edition. The award recognizes a female pioneer in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field who promotes technical innovation as well as diversity and inclusion in her company.
Rüschenschmidt is director of engineering for machine automation at Emerson. She holds a doctorate in physics. She has been responsible for project portfolio management for new product developments at Emerson and coordinating project leaders worldwide since 2019.
As a leader in the company, Rüschenschmidt places a strong emphasis on inclusive team building and coaches Emerson executives on diversity and inclusion. In 2020, she founded the Women in STEM Chapter Laatzen, which she continues to lead. She also serves as the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regional representative in Emerson’s global diversity and inclusion committee and is a member of the company’s LGBTQ+ allies’ chapter.
For more information, visit https://www.emerson.com/en-us/news/automation/21-05-powerwoman-award.