Rockwell Automation's Lynette Nettles Fuses STEM and DEI

Oct 21, 2021 8:30 AM ET

MILWAUKEE, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - When Lynette Nettles joined Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) more than 30 years ago, she was the first Black woman on her engineering team. Now, she’s an embedded software engineering manager and attends campus recruiting events to share why it’s so important to work for a company that values difference and appreciates diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) – and how to know if you’ve found that company.

“I’ve watched our company become more intentional about our culture and strengthening our commitment to DEI,” Lynette said. “In every position, I’ve had excellent managers who valued my differences, who treated me with respect and who genuinely wanted to help me succeed and grow. I appreciate how we continue to offer this to the next generation—and we only get better.

“We lose too many STEM-talented women in high school because they don’t have the support,” Lynette added. “That’s why it’s so important to find a company with the right culture, networks and organizations – like Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) – that will help you continue to develop as an engineer and as a person.”

Read Rockwell’s “Meet the Maker: Lynette Nettles” blog and watch Rockwell’s Makers Wanted video.