Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and manager of Boeing South Carolina, received the 2017 Achievement Award on Oct. 19 at the Women in Aerospace’s annual awards ceremony.
Robinson-Berry, a thirty-year veteran of Boeing, dedicates herself to promoting science, technology, education and math training in local communities and in the organization, drawing from her experiences as a young student when she was discouraged from her own studies—being told, in her words, that math and engineering were “for boys.” Following her education at California State Polytechnic Institute, Robinson-Berry took a position at McDonnell Douglas and stayed with Boeing following the 1996 merger between the two corporations. In 2016, Robinson-Berry took over the duty of overseeing the Dreamliner 787 program at Boeing’s North Charleston facility.
Shelli Brunswick, chairperson of Women in Aerospace, says of Robinson-Berry, ”Joan is a true leader for aerospace education, and she is especially tenacious when advocating for young women in this industry.”
This post includes excerpts from Boeing’s press release and Charleston Regional Business Report’s 2016 interview with Robinson-Berry.