2010 - Vielka-Lee Heitz
Vielka-Lee is the present Chair of the HWNT Dallas chapter.
leadership, the last four years, she
has been able to inspire other women to join the chapter and continue to keep the chapter running.
Prior to taking on the role of chair, Vielka was vice chair of Communications and Public Relations.
It was the first time she
had participated as a board member and she
basically learned the ropes of the position.
is kind and always willing to lend a hand and help people.
has been supportive of chapter members and inspired them to start new programs for the chapter like Project Esperanza, where green components were introduced to our members and WIN (Women in Need), a partnership with Genesis Women's Shelter to help women in distress.
has also encouraged members to pursue participation in programs like Power Pipeline and Leadership America.
Vielka-Lee also serves as an active member of the Committee of the Board for Power Pipeline, a young emerging leaders program hosted by the Foundation of Women's Resources.
Participated in Power Pipeline
2009 and currently participates in Leadership Texas 2010 and Leadership America 2010.
She is a member of MANA, NSHMBA and an active member of the Junior League of Dallas where she volunteers in various capacities in organizations like Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Genesis Women's Shelter and the North Texas Food Bank.
Vielka-Lee is a senior systems engineer at Sirius Computer Solutions, an IBM Premier Business Partner.
responsibilities include pre and post sales technical support by designing and implementing sound mainframe solutions for customers in Texas, Colorado and Louisiana.
Previously, Vielka-Lee worked at IBM for twelve years where she held various Worldwide and local positions.
Co-Chaired 'La Red', a key IBM
Diversity Initiative focused on developing Hispanic women and earned various performance awards.
Vielka-Lee earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.