The winter issue of the SWE periodical includes an article: "A Fresh Look at the Organizational Ombudsman." The piece is based partly on interviews with attorney and author Chuck Howard, Ilene Butensky, Ombudsman for the Eaton Corp., Marsha Wagner, Ombuds at Columbia University, and Mary Rowe, Ombudsman at MIT. The article explains that Ombuds are an important resource for women who continue to face gender bias in the engineering profession.
The nonprofit Society of Women Engineers has over 17,000 members in nearly 100 professional sections and 300 student sections throughout the U.S. (SWE Magazine.) Related post: Asian Scientist Magazine: The Organizational Ombudsman Can Help.