PNW Alumnae Share How They Broke the Glass Ceiling

PNW Alumnae Share How They Broke the Glass Ceiling

Five Purdue University Northwest (PNW) alumnae from a variety of backgrounds delivered an inspirational message and shared how their bravery helped break through the glass ceiling recently at the university’s “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” event. The alumnae discussed their experiences and wisdom about what it takes to be a successful woman in today’s competitive workplace.

“As we celebrate our third anniversary as Purdue University Northwest, we are especially proud of these extraordinary alumnae who are working hard to transform the workplaces and communities they represent,” said Chancellor Thomas L. Keon. “These women are exemplars in business, community development, education and healthcare, and we appreciate their willingness to return to campus to show the next generation what is possible with a Purdue Northwest degree. The power of women at work is evident at PNW, throughout the region and the world.”

Pictured are (l to r): Karen Bishop Morris, interim dean of the Honors College at PNW; Marsha M. King, dean and associate professor at University of St. Francis, Crown Point Campus; Ashley Gerodimos, executive director of the PNW Alumni Community and Strategic Events; Afsheen Mozammel, senior process engineer at DENSO Manufacturing; Andrea Pearman, president and CEO of Diversified Marketing Strategies, Inc.; Colleen N. Hickman, president of Northwest Indiana World Trade Alliance; and Lori Feldman, PNW associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.