Buckeye Engineering Women in Executive Leadership

The BEWEL Executive committee, spring of 2023

Who We Are

Buckeye Engineering Women in Executive Leadership (BEWEL) is a group of alumnae focused on advancing women leaders in industry, academia and government. As senior leaders within our respective organizations, we understand the unique challenges faced by women in engineering. We partner with our alma mater in an effort to encourage, recognize and advocate for women who choose engineering as a career path.

We engage with women across the college and support women faculty, as they serve as female role models to students and others. BEWEL also partners with the university to offer a voice on policies and initiatives involving the unique experiences of professional women at the collegiate level. BEWEL also advocates for women engineering students and advocates for career paths and advancement for future women engineer leaders.

Our Vision

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is recognized as THE destination of choice for women students and faculty.

Our Purpose

BEWEL is an allied community of influential leaders and trusted advisors who advocate for women in the College of Engineering and encourage their growth as leaders who shape our world.

Our Aspiration

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is nationally recognized for its academic excellence and an inclusive and supportive environment in which women thrive.

Our Strategy

  • Create powerful connections using our collective talents, experiences, partnerships and influence to encourage, advocate and promote the success of women in the College of Engineering
  • Drive cultural change, advocate policy advancement and recognition of female students and faculty to facilitate their development through support and mentorship
  • Serve the Dean of Ohio State’s College of Engineering and the Executive Committee by influencing, advising and recognizing female students and faculty to ensure their success
  • Establish select Committees who serve to achieve our strategic objectives


Tricia Baker ’94

Janet Braun ’82, ’85

Denise Burcham 87

Colette Pierce Burnette ’80

Marilyn Carpenter ’79

Elaina Carpino ’99, ’10

Lee Ann Cochran ’03

Nancy Dawes ’81

Jacqueline Dimarco ’95, ’96

Kathy Fox ’80

Bonnie Hammersley ’79

Lara Harrington ’90

Mary Juhas ’89

Wendy McCall ’98

Lisa McCauley ’79

Sophia Mohr ’96, ’06

Christina Sistrunk ’82

Vera Stavroff ’79


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Questions can be emailed to engineering@osu.edu