2018 AIChE Gala

December 11, 2018
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Inspiring and Empowering Women in Engineering

Recognizing companies and their leaders for inspiring and empowering women in engineering

Funds raised will underwrite the expansion of women’s leadership programs, improve pre-college STEM education for girls and advance retention programs for women engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.

Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM • Dinner and Program 7:30 PM



Chairman of the Board and CEO, Pfizer

Accepting on behalf of Pfizer is Ian C. Read, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Pfizer is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.


Chairman and CEO, Covestro

Accepting on behalf of Covestro is Jerry MacCleary, Chairman and CEO. MacCleary has held positions in sales, marketing, general management, and strategic leadership. He serves as chairman of the American Chemistry Council’s Executive Committee. and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers.

Gala Dinner Chairs: 

Karen S. Carter

Chief Inclusion Officer, The Dow Chemical Company

Dow’s first Chief Inclusion Officer, she will lead a team to drive Dow into the forefront of inclusive companies and integrate diversity and inclusion as a key driver and enabler of the Company’s growth strategy.

John Y. Televantos

Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

John Y. Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the specialty industrial, healthcare and specialty financial service sectors.