GM VP Alicia Boler-Davis Wins Black Engineer of Year

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/9/2018, 10:13 a.m.
Alicia Boler-Davis had been thriving at General Motors for more than 15 years when she faced her most daunting challenge ...
Alicia Boler-Davis/credit GM

Source: The Detroit News

Alicia Boler-Davis had been thriving at General Motors for more than 15 years when she faced her most daunting challenge yet: manage an assembly plant and work as vehicle line director and chief engineer for North America small cars. Throughout her skyrocketing career, Boler-Davis has not only preached courage and boldness, she has evinced it writ large. The woman who logs thousands of miles annually will sojourn in Washington, D.C., to receive the prestigious Black Engineer of the Year Award. Winners are chosen by a committee of leading scientists and engineers from the federal government, academia and industry. There is no nominating process; the coveted award is discretionary. It will be presented by the Council of Engineering Deans, made up of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. Boler-Davis’s win is especially notable considering the dearth of female employees in STEM.