Kate Gleason Award

The Kate Gleason Award established in 2011 by the ASME Foundation recognizes the contribution of distinguished female leaders in the engineering profession.

As the first woman to be welcomed into ASME as a full member, Kate Gleason helped pave the way for other women to enter and thrive in the field of engineering.

The Gleason Award seeks to honor an individual female engineer who is a highly successful entrepreneur in a field of engineering or someone who had a lifetime of achievement in the engineering profession.



2011 Yvonne C. Brill
2012 Edith Stern
2013 Ann Dowling
2014 Ursula M. Burns
2015 Suzanne Jenniches
2016 Helen L. Reed
2018 Awatef A. Hamed