Maria Belén Aranda Colás chosen as Engineer Powerwoman 2017

  • May 10, 2017
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Maria Belén Aranda Colás chosen as Engineer Powerwoman 2017
Maria Belén Aranda Colás chosen as Engineer Powerwoman 2017

May 10, 2017 - 2017 marks the fifth time that Deutsche Messe has presented the coveted Engineer Powerwoman award to a female STEM professional for her initiative, ideas and dedication in promoting innovative technologies in her company or organization. This year’s award winner is Maria Belén Aranda Colás. Aranda was presented with the award, which is worth 5,000 euros, at the opening ceremony of the WoMenPower conference by Yasmin Fahimi, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and Deutsche Messe’s Managing Board Chairman Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch. The jury has chosen Maria Belén Aranda Colás as this year’s winner not just because of her achievements as a Project Manager, but because of her commitment to promoting women in the STEM professions. She is a shining example for girls and young women with an interest in pursuing technology-centered careers. Maria Belén Aranda Colás has been a member of the management team at Robert Bosch GmbH since March of 2017. Prior to that, she served as Project Manager for Autonomous Driving in Robert Bosch’s Chassis Systems Control unit. Aranda, who holds a degree in electrical engineering, is a committed advocate of new technologies that improve traffic safety, and over the years has championed the cause of autonomous driving at numerous conferences and panel discussions and on joint working groups with lawmakers and regulators. She also mentors young girls and female university students, inspiring them with a passion for technology and encouraging them to consider careers in STEM areas. This year’s WoMenPower conference, which comprised numerous lectures, workshops and seminars on career issues, success strategies and innovative employment models, was attended by 1,400 women and men. The Engineer Powerwoman award ceremony was one of the big highlights of the event. At the supporting exhibition, more than 50 participating companies, industry associations, business networks, organizations and trainers provided information on career opportunities, coaching and mentoring offerings as well as a range of employment, industrial relations and labor-market topics. The main sponsors of the conference are Audi, Continental, Harting, Deloitte, Robert Bosch, WAGO Kontakttechnik and the German Federal Defense Forces. HANNOVER MESSE – Get new technology first!

The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology was staged from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Hannover, Germany. With its core focus on “Integrated Industry,” HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading showcase for the digitalization of production (Industry 4.0) and energy systems (Integrated Energy). HANNOVER MESSE featured seven parallel shows: Industrial Automation, MDA – Motion, Drive & Automation, Digital Factory, Energy, ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. Poland was the Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. Deutsche Messe AG

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Its portfolio includes such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CeBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION with BIOTECHNICA (lab technology and biotechnology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production) (both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society, DLG), EMO Hannover (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). 

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