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#179 Driving Change in the Engineering Field with Cheryl Texin

When working on mission-critical assets, quality and reliability are imperative, but how do you leverage a client’s experience and respect the integrity of the system while also introducing valuable new technology and ideas? In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Rosemary Coates speaks to Cheryl Texin, an award-winning  Principal Systems R&D Engineer for the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Business Unit at NI and the President of the Austin Section for the Society of Women Engineers. Cheryl shares her perspective on being a catalyst for change, not only creating value by implementing new technology within government systems but also by maintaining a strong voice as a woman in a male-populated industry like engineering, particularly in the military space. We touch on the benefit of building a network of support, how the SWE drives change in the engineering industry through awards and speaking opportunities, and how Cheryl is thinking about leadership and development in the future. Plus, she shares her advice for other women engineers: don’t be afraid to communicate what you want! Tune in today to learn more!


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Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and The Reshoring Guidebook. 

Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters.  She is passionate about Reshoring.


Cheryl Texin

Cheryl Texin is a Principal System R&D Engineer in the Aerospace Defense and Government Business Unit at NI in Austin, TX.   She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked directly in the defense industry before joining NI in 2014.  Cheryl develops communications, radar and electronic warfare test solutions for aerospace and defense customers.  She employs a cross-section of RF, digital signal processing, and FPGA programming skills to implement these system-level solutions.  Cheryl is the President of the Austin Section of the Society of Women Engineers as well as an active member of the NI Women’s Network ERG.

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