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For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Linda S. Sanford has been a role model for technical women throughout IBM, acting as a mentor for young women throughout the company. She has participated in many activities outside IBM to increase the ranks of young women pursuing science, technology, and engineering fields.
Linda graduated from St. John’s University. She holds a MS in operations research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2018, a new computer lab was dedicated in honor of Linda and her family at St. John’s University, where she also holds an honorary doctorate in commercial science.
Linda retired from IBM on December 31, 2014, where she was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Transformation. She led the strategy for internal transformation to the premier globally integrated enterprise. She was responsible for working across IBM to transform core business processes, created an IT infrastructure to support and integrate processes globally, and helped to create a culture that fosters innovation.
The IBM Linda Sanford Women’s Technical Advancement Scholarship was endowed in 2015. The scholarship is worth $1,250.
Minimum 3.5 out of 4 GPA.