Johnston resident Mary Arpander to be honored  as STEM All-Star


Johnston resident Mary Arpander, staff vice president and senior chapter lead of software engineering at Johnston-based FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, will be honored as a ‘Technology All-Star’ by the 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference.

The forum recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and will be held Oct. 7-9, 2021.

The conference’s 2021 Technology All-Stars are all accomplished women of color in the mid- to advanced levels of their careers who stand as role models for their professional achievements and contributions to their communities. 

“Our Technology All-Stars are helping to shape the future of tech by bringing their deep expertise and insights, along with their unique and valuable points of view, to help solve some of the most important challenges faced by their industries,” said Tyrone Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group, which puts on the Women of Color STEM Conference.

Arpander has worked at FM Global since 2005. Earlier this year, she was appointed to her current role where she enables the development and delivery of efficient, quality technology solutions.  

The Women of Color STEM Conference, now in its 26th year, has been the venue where women and men from diverse backgrounds have come to recognize outstanding achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), celebrate excellence in STEM-related fields, and create a career learning and networking environment.


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