Diversity and Inclusion Panel Session
Sponsored by Ford Motor Company
December 10, 2020 (Thursday) – Room 1
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Zimbabwe Time) / 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (USA Eastern Time)
Dr. Wilkistar Otieno
Associate Professor and Chair
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty Mentor of Preparing Engineers and Computer Scientist NSF-STEM Scholarship PI. & WiscAMP
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Wilkistar Otieno is an Associate Professor and Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a Doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Statistics degree both from the University of South Florida. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from, Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Her research interests include sustainable manufacturing (remanufacturing), sustainable energy (solar power generation systems performance analysis), sustainable water systems reliability and overall systems optimization. She is has interests in Science Technology Engineering and Math education, particularly for female and underrepresented minority students. She is a member of IIE, IEEE, INFORMS, SWE and QSR.
Mrs. Barbara Nhemachena
Quality Promotion and Development Officer
Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education
PhD Candidate Rhodes University, South Africa
Past, Lecturer Faculty of Engineering, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
Head of Marketing and Public Relations
Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank
Barbara Muyengwa is a qualified Banker and a seasoned Marketer with over 15 years in management position within the Financial Industry. She began her career with ZB Bank 1990 and worked for Z B Finance and Trust Bank. She has a proven record in the Strategic Marketing Planning, Business Development, Selling and Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management Private Banking and Quality Service Training. She is a holder of Bachelors Administration Degree in Marketing, Diploma in Marketing London Chamber of Commerce Industry, Institute of Bankers (Zimbabwe) Diploma in Banking, and completed a Masters of Business Administration Degree with Management college of South Africa. Prior to re-joining Trust Bank, she was appointed General Manager at Julie Whyte a clothing manufacturer where she contributed immensely to fashion trends. She has immense passion for women empowerment and was instrumental at the setting up of Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank. She is a member of the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe.
Pamela R. McCauley, Ph.D., CPE
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor | Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)
Wilson College of Textiles
NC State University
Ms. Sebonkile Thaba
Lecturer in Transport and Supply Chain Management
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
She is currently a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, holding Masters of Technology Degree in Operations Management. Ms Thaba serves at the Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, lecturing 3rd-year students on Purchasing and 4th-year students on Logistics Processes and Practices. Ms Thaba’s research area are enterprise development, Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Cooperatives. She has so far published one book-chapter and 25 peer-reviewed international conferences papers. She has 25 Google Scholar citations with two h-index, and 1 I10- Index. She is awarded Academic Doctorate Advancement Project towards Transformation (ADAPTT) Scholarship, which is the collaboration of University of Florida (USA) and South Africa Higher Education (SA-HE) Network (UJ). Sebonkile received three global prestige’s awards from Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM)-International Society, Best Track Paper Award, Outstanding Service Award and Teaching & Learning Award in Supply Chain Management. She is a Track Chair for Waste Management and Supply Chain Management, Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
Ms Thaba currently is working on two projects, on Enterprise Development, which is Sustainable Supply Chain Management on Agricultural Farming Industry and Social Value Chain Economy within Local Community Enterprises. She currently a PhD candidate at University of Johannesburg, with a proposed title: Deconstructing the Social in Sustainable Supply Chain Management for African Farmers.
Professor Donald M. Reimer
Director of Membership and Chapter Development – IEOM Society
President, The Small Business Strategy Group, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Adjunct Faculty – A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, USA
Donald M. Reimer is an adjunct faculty at the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering in College of Engineering at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Michigan. He coordinates the Certificate of Entrepreneurial Engineering Skills. Mr. Reimer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Detroit/Mercy. He is a Certified Management Consultant with over 35 years of experience in working with closely-held businesses. He has taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategic management, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers. Mr. Reimer is a member of the Lawrence Tech Kern Campus Committee, Coordinator of the Lawrence Tech Innovation Encounter. He is faculty Advisor of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Mr. Reimer serves as a Kern Fellow of The Kern Family Foundation, Co-Direct of the Coleman Fellows Program, member of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Faculty Advisory Council and is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education. He has operated his own consulting company – The Small Business Strategy Group for 23 years. He published numerous articles on small business, entrepreneurship and strategic thinking. He has received several awards and recognition by local, state and federal agencies for his work in entrepreneurship and minority business development. Mr. Reimer served as member of the Minority Economic Development Committee of New Detroit. Mr. Reimer is member of the Small Business Advisory Council of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Reimer is a member of Advisory Board of the Milwaukee Junction Small Business Assistance Center. He is also a member of the Applied Innovation Alliance. Mr. Reimer serves as a KEEN Fellow for The Kern Family Foundation and is a member of United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
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