Word to the W.I.S.E. Podcast Series
March 8, 2023

Equipping the Next Generation of Standards Leaders: A Conversation with Carrie Schmaus and Grace Callahan



In this episode, we discuss the importance of age diversity in standards development and explore how having younger voices at the standards development table can play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of standards leaders. Our guests are Carrie Schmaus, technology manager at the U.S. Department of Energy and chair of the Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Committee of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and Grace Callahan, international standards specialist for UL Standards & Engagement and a USNC representative to the IEC Young Professionals Programme.  

Through Word to the W.I.S.E., we aim to have these conversations, build awareness, and explore future strategies to increase women’s participation in the development of both standards and technical regulations. We will also explore examples of international standards that are truly gender responsive.

Remember, you too can have your say. 

Just use the #whystandardsmatter hashtag across social media and submit any questions or feedback on the Word to the W.I.S.E. podcast at ULSE.org/contact. We will try to address questions and comments in future episodes.

We also encourage all female leaders in STEM fields to participate in our standards development process by applying for membership on one of our Technical Committees.

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