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Society of Women Engineers



Board Member
Society of Women Engineers


industrial engineering
Arizona State University

mechanical engineering
Arizona State University

master's degree
industrial engineering
Arizona State University

bachelor's degree
mechanical engineering
Arizona State University

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BOD - Connolly - The Society of Women Engineers

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Virginia Counts Connolly, P.E. President, FY2009

Virginia Counts Connolly, P.E. served as the FY09 SWE President.
Virginia is a Lean Sigma Master Black Belt for Medtronic, Inc., the global leader in medical technology. In her role, she works in the Office of Workplace Inclusion where she studies health care disparities and employee retention issues. A certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt, Virginia has also worked on numerous Lean Sigma projects while supporting product engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain areas at Medtronic's Microelectronics Center (MMC) to develop continuous improvement strategy and execution. Virginia also developed a site-specific Lean Sigma team for while serving as the MMC Lean Sigma Deployment Leader.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Virginia worked for an aerospace company where she gained a broad base of experience in a variety of positions in development engineering, manufacturing, and information technology.
Virginia has been involved with SWE for more than 20 years and has held various positions in the Arizona State University (ASU) and Phoenix Sections and the Sonora Region. Her service on the National SWE Board includes Region Director, three terms as the Speaker of the Council, and Director of Education. In 1997, Virginia received the Phoenix Section's Outstanding Member Service Award.
Virginia has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. She is an alumnus and former board member of Arizona Leadership 2000, a women's leadership group, and is also a member of the American Society for Quality.
In her spare time, Virginia enjoys traveling, especially to warm climates to scuba dive. She also bicycles to work at least once a week and practices yoga. Virginia is helping her miniature schnauzer, Derby, raise her daughter, Sophia, to be a well behaved, loving dog, which is turning out to be quite a task.

The Society of Women Engineers - The Society of Women Engineers

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Virginia C. Connolly, P.E.

President - FY2009

Dinner with SWE President ...

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Dinner with SWE President Virginia Connolly

Matching Gifts - Individual Giving - The Society of Women Engineers

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Why I Give to SWE: Virginia C. Connolly, P.E.

Craig Technologies > Accolades & Awards

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Her outstanding determination and business acumen can be exemplified by her numerous recognitions," said Virginia Connolly, SWE President. Read more. Collapse ...

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