FY24 Lead Elects

Announcing the FY24 Affinity Group Work Group Lead-Elects

May 15, 2023

We are pleased to announce the selection of the FY24 Lead-Elects for the DEI, BI, and CS Affinity Group categories. As the affinity groups grow, we wanted continuity from year to year to better support the affinity groups. The FY24 Lead-Elects will serve as Lead-Elects for FY24, and become the Leads in FY25. The SWE Affinity Groups (AGs) mission is to bring together communities that share similar interests and backgrounds that support the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic goals of SWE. The SWE Affinity Groups framework includes Building Community, Professional Development, and Member Empowerment. We are pleased that the affinity groups have now grown to 21 affinity groups, and more groups are actively forming.

​Congratulations to Holly Maudsley, Jennifer Dalzell, and Sreyoshi Bhaduri for being selected for these key positions.

The SWE Affinity Groups are organized into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion AGs, Business and Interests AGs, and Career Stages AGs. DEI AGs are focused on the needs of social minority populations and support initiatives tailored to serve these communities. BI AGs are focused on the members’ business environment and career experiences. CS AGs are focused on the different stages of the work lives of our members.

Holly Maudsley
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion AG Work Group Lead-Elect

Holly Maudsley is a Pilot Plant and Global Product Development Manager for the Abrasives Systems Division for 3M Company in St. Paul, MN. She oversees a laboratory specializing in experimental runs, scale-up, and new product introductions (NPIs), and supports the division’s strategy and personnel development. Over her 25-year career with 3M, Holly has worked in six manufacturing sites across three states, in roles from Process Engineer to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and her expertise is with optimizing manufacturing processes and strengthening the skills of diverse colleagues.

​Holly has been a 20+ year member of SWE, serving as Outreach Chair for SWE-MN for 5 years, and a Membership leader at both section and society levels. Holly combined her love of SWE and mentoring by forming the 3M-SWE group in 2017 and serving as its first chair. Holly is now active in the Late Career & Retiree Affinity Group, leading the Local Section Engagement efforts. She was the proud recipient of the Spark Award from SWE in 2020.
Holly earned her BS degree in Chemical Engineering in 1995 from the SD School of Mines and Technology. She has a 17-yr old son, Asher, who is planning to study Mechanical Engineering in Fall 2024, and they spend their time visiting National Parks, attending touring Broadway and local theatre productions, and traveling internationally. She is an involved parent with his activities of competitive figure skating, marching band and FIRST robotics. In addition, Holly is an avid tulip bulb grower, plays flute and piccolo, and is an audiobook aficionado.
Holly presented at the WE22 conference about “The Benefits of Neurodiversity in the Workplace”, and has a passion to support the differing strengths people bring forward in all aspects of DE&I. 

She is excited to take on the role of DEI AG Work Group Lead-Elect and support the DEI AGs to accomplish their goals and grow their communities.

Jennifer Dalzell
Business and Interests AG Work Group Lead-Elect

Jennifer Dalzell is a Technical Assistant for the Division of Radiological Safety and Security for the Region III office of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division, including budgeting, tracking of work and metrics, and training for staff, in addition to supporting inspections and licensing reviews. Jennifer joined the Agency in 2007 in the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program, where she completed qualifications to be a Resident Inspector. Prior to starting her position as a Technical Assistant, Jennifer served as an Incident Response Specialist, was an inspector for spent nuclear fuel dry cask storage, and a license reviewer for materials licensees.

In addition to her technical work, Jennifer has volunteered for the last 10 years for her Agency’s Federal Women’s Program Advisory Committee, including serving as the group’s secretary for 2 years. In recognition for her dedication and outstanding service as a champion for diversity, Jennifer received a Meritorious Service Award and Federal Women’s Program Advisory Committee EEO awards in 2020.

Jennifer has volunteered with SWE Chicago for the last 3 years, serving as both the VP of Membership and the Secretary. In 2022, she became the co-lead for the Women in Government Affinity Group. Jennifer is excited to take on the role of Business and Interests AG Work Group Lead-Elect and support the B&I AGs to accomplish their goals and grow their communities.

Sreyoshi Bhaduri
Career Stages AG Work Group Lead-Elect

A FY22-24 SWE Senator, Engineering Educator, and People Research Scientist, Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri’s expertise lies at the intersection of workforce development, AI and emerging technologies, and broadening participation in engineering. At her day job, Sreyoshi is a Research Scientist at Amazon, where she leverages AI for mixed-methods research on and for people at work, ensuring that organizations intentionally center the human experience. Sreyoshi is also a speaker and DEI advocate committed to demystifying AI technologies and broadening participation among underrepresented minorities in engineering.
Sreyoshi enjoys introducing diverse audiences – academicians, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and students, to exploring, understanding, and applying emerging technologies while helping them strategize inclusion and better belonging on tech teams. Sreyoshi also serves as part of the Advisory Board at the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech and serves as advisor to several not-for-profit organizations. Sreyoshi also frequently collaborates with academia and consults on several National Science Foundation projects in the engineering realm contributing through her expertise on Natural Language Processing, engineering career trajectories, student motivation, and learning. Learn more about Sreyoshi’s impact at www.ThatStatsGirl.com
Sreyhoshi is excited to take on the role of CS AG Work Group Lead-Elect and support the CS AGs to accomplish their goals and grow their communities.
er support multiple DEI initiatives at Raytheon and enjoys spending time with family and friends.