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Virtual Seminar with Boeing’s Engineering Leaders

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Virtual Seminar with Boeing’s Engineering Leaders
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Boeing and PowerToFly invite you to watch an exclusive virtual seminar for engineers. You probably know Boeing as the world’s largest aerospace company. Every day, their employees innovate and operate to make the world better.

At the seminar, some of Boeing’s women engineering leaders shared personal stories and answered audience questions about their projects, Boeing’s culture, and how they succeed in their roles.

This event took place online Thursday, March 25th from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT.


  • 12:00 PM PT - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 12:05 PM PT - Welcome & Keynote Address from Michelle Parker, Vice President & Chief Engineer, Space and Launch
  • 12:20 PM PT - Panel Discussion Featuring:
    • Melissa Allen, Program Manager
    • Koel Bose, Manager, Hardware Subsystems Engineering
    • Michelle Parker, Vice President & Chief Engineer, Space and Launch
    • Tiana Preston, Senior Project Manager, Government Satellite Systems
  • 12:55 PM PT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 1:00 PM PT - Breakout Sessions
  • 1:30 PM PT - Event Concludes

About Boeing: We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. We work on advanced technologies that will transform aerospace as we know it. We’re the leading manufacturer of defense, space and security systems, commercial jetliners, and service provider of aftermarket support.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

About PowerToFly’s Events: All RSVP’d attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age.

Meet The Speakers

Koel Bose
Koel Bose
Manager, Hardware Subsystems Engineering

Koel Bose has been at Boeing for 7 years, starting her career as an intern for the 787 Avionics team. She currently manages the Subsystem Engineering department in the Space Electronics division of Boeing Space & Launch. She has worked on a variety of commercial and government programs. Koel completed her BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. She enjoys dancing and playing trivia in her free time.

Melissa Allen
Melissa Allen
Program Manager

Melissa Allen earned her BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Systems Engineering from USC. She has worked at Boeing in their Satellite Division for over 16 years, starting first in Survivability as an Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer responsible for helping analyze and design both Digital and RF Electronics for a range of both commercial and government payloads. She then moved on to leadership roles starting as Integrated Product Team lead responsible for design build and delivery of both digital and RF electronics and working her way up into Program Management. She was also the Digital Units Functional manager before more recently returning to Program Management.

Michelle Parker
Michelle Parker
Vice President and Chief Engineer, Space and Launch

Michelle Parker is the Vice President and Chief Engineer of Space and Launch at Boeing.

Tiana Preston
Tiana Preston
Senior Project Manager

Tiana Preston has been an employee at Boeing in the satellite division in El Segundo for a little over 20 years, starting during the summer of her junior year in college. Over that course of time she has held several positions including manufacturing project manager responsible for payload production for several satellite customers; Manufacturing & Lab Manager for the team of technicians & project leads in payload production; Production Engineering Manager for satellite manufacturing engineers, industrial engineers, and manufacturing project leads, & Manufacturing Engineer for one of the company’s latest satellite product lines. She is currently a senior project manager in the Government Satellite Systems division. She is a California native and received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.