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WOMEN OF COLOR AWARD WINNERS


She often speaks about the importance of engineering, and participates in several panels. Some of her past engagements include participating in a panel for APL Technology Leadership Scholars Program, speaking at the APL College Prep Summer Program, and representing the Society of Women Engineers at Swansfield Elementary. Dr. Farrar has also taken time to mentor young students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Farrar earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from John Hopkins University is 2010, in 2009, she earned a M.S. in materials science and engineering, and in 2003 earned an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering, all from Johns Hopkins University. She also has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Maryland College Park and a degree in physics from Lincoln University.


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four years at the Top 30 energy-using sites using a “tiger team” of internal and external facilities and energy experts dedicated to reducing energy usage. The teams identified more than $30 million in achievable, annual energy cost savings at these sites. Their target is to continue driving down the $180 million annual cost of energy and water, with $19 million in Go Green savings shown in 2013.


Lockheed Martin’s 2013 carbon dioxide reductions are equivalent to more than 40,000 cars using 20 million gallons of gas or 28,000 homes worth of energy.


Ms. Raj’s leadership in this area earned significant external environmental and sustainability recognition for Lockheed Martin including: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership awards, EPA Green Power Purchase award and high ratings from Newsweek and the Carbon Disclosure Project leadership index for both performance and disclosure. Her technical skills, leadership and ability to work with all levels – from maintenance technicians and facility engineers to executive management – has led to her success with both the SIAs and the Energy Leadership team, says Hal Ehrhardt, environmental engineering senior manager.


Her awards and honors include: Corporate Energy Environmental Safety and Health Special Recognition Excellence Award, 2013; Enterprise Business Services Shining Stars of Excellence Award for Team Excellence, 2012; Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Controls Facilities Excellence Award; 2012; LM21 Operating Excellence Shining Star Award, 2011; and Lockheed Martin Technical Operations Special Recognition Excellence Awards, 2007 and 2004.


Saroja Raj


Environmental Health & Safety Engineer Principle, Corporate Energy and Water Efficiency Program Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation


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ith an M.B.A., M.P.H., and M.S. securely in her back pocket, Saroja Raj is at the forefront of Lockheed Martin’s energy team as they strive for lower carbon emissions by reducing energy use and associated energy costs.


The environmental health and safety engineer principle has guided the facilities and energy leadership teams of senior managers and directors as they have identified and implemented strategic and tactical plans related to achieving energy, water, and Go Green goals. This included development of new Go Green 2020 goals, after helping Lockheed Martin achieve its original five-year Go Green goals a year early.


Ms. Raj’s concept of Energy Structured Improvement Activities (SIAs) has successfully identified implementable improvements at sites that consistently show strong return on investment analysis and results. She has led these over


www.womenofcolor.net SPECIAL RECOGNITION


Cheryl Moo-Young Senior Infrastructure Manager Accenture LLP


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heryl Moo-Young has built a successful career out of her love of information technology. She is a leader


in technology, who has the skill and knowledge to help companies make successful technology transformations.


Ms. Moo-Young put her talents to use as the delivery lead for a multi-million dollar service center build-out associated with the Affordable Care Act. She managed more than 70 people responsible for building a healthcare exchange call center, customer relationship management tool and print processing for enrollment and eligibility documents. The project was so successful, until the client expanded the contract to include sales and marketing.


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