Three Ford Employees Earn Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in STEM Nods
A trio of Ford employees earned Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in STEM recognition from Crain’s Detroit Business last month. This year’s honorees were Judy Asher, Ford’s manager of cybersecurity governance, risk, and compliance; Anne Marie Graham-Hudak, a sustainability, environment, and safety engineering subject matter expert; and Trisha Habucke, who heads up Ford’s digital retail transformation efforts.
These three represent Ford among 39 women recognized in the 2019 report; other notable honorees include Henry Ford College Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Janice Gilliland and City of Detroit Deputy Director and Chief Engineer of Water and Sewerage Palencia Mobley.
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Crain’s commended Asher for her work as a member of Ford’s IT Women in Leadership employee resource group, which empowers women to build their own brands and their communities. She was also recognized for her membership on Ford’s STEAM Committee and role as the automaker’s representative with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation.
Graham-Hudak was singled out for her role in proliferating Ford’s electric vehicle charging access for employees: “While leading vehicle electrification adoption, Graham-Hudak created and executed a plan to add 300 electric vehicle charging stations for employees and collaborated with communities across North America to create additional infrastructure. She managed a network of 500 workplace chargers, one of the largest in the country, and worked with university programs focused on confidential advanced electrical vehicle infrastructure implementation.”
Habucke, the former leader of FordDirect’s Digital Innovation Lab, uses her expertise to leverage digital services and tools to help Ford generate leads and sales online for Ford dealers. Her current project will allow Ford to better identify customers when they return to any Ford website and use that information to drive sales.
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