Jill Tietjen profiled on Forbes.com

Jill Tietjen is a fireball of energy and excitement. She has an unceasing passion to talk to anyone about engineering and why she feels that more young women need to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math, fields known collectively as STEM careers.

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Drivers and Determinants For Power System Entities – Electric Energy Summer 2016

What factors resulted in our having the power system we have in the U.S. today and what factors will drive future changes to the power system?  This piece discusses the motivations and impacts of the various entities that have influence over power supply decisions.  Current and evolving rules and regulations as well as historical interactions and relationships between and among these entities will determine what changes we see in the electric grid system in the future in areas such as resource mix, centralized versus decentralized generation, costs, reliability and environmental impacts.

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Tietjen named one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century – Women’s eNews

Women’s eNews named Jill Tietjen one of the 2016 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.  The honorees are described as women and men who have made it their mission to change the rules that constrict the lives of women and girls, here in the U.S. and around the globe.  Tietjen and the other 20 leaders were honored at a gala on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

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Seizing Opportunities – University of Virginia

How did an electrical engineer get to be the CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame? I have to admit that it is an unusual and circuitous career path and that many people in my audiences are quite curious about how it happened. Opportunities arise frequently for all of us.  My career path is a result of seizing those opportunities, even if, as Thomas Edison said “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and  looks like work.”

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Steps to Public Speaking Success – University of Virginia

Did you know that Americans are more afraid of public speaking than dying? I remember a day in my fourth year at UVa when I was giving a speech at a student competition and my knees were shaking so badly that I had to grip the podium to remain upright. Today, I speak 50-100 times per year and love doing it. Why? Here are my steps for public speaking success.

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