Who is Sonya Bird, The STEM Professional?

Working at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) since 1989, Sonya Bird is now the Director of International Standards at the company and an inspiration for many in STEM.

Sonya Bird

Working at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) since 1989, Sonya Bird is now the Director of International Standards at the company and an inspiration for many in STEM.

Image Credits: The Better India

“Our beliefs about ourselves shape the decisions we make in our personal and professional lives and contribute to the person we become. It is only self-belief and confidence that one can truly succeed.” – This is a thought that inspired Sonya Bird to pursue her passion for creating sustainable change through technology and mathematics.

Working at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) since 1989, Sonya Bird is now the Director of International Standards at the company and an inspiration for many in STEM. (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Subjects)

Having worked in UL for over 30 years, Sonya is a name to reckon with. In her role, she leads UL’s international standards outreach and international harmonization activities which involves her managing aspects of safety and security that encourage evolution in product and facility standards that are inclusive and sustainable.

She is the US National Committee (USNC) vice-president technical, the chair of the USMC Technical Management Committee, and the US representative to the IEC Standardization Management Board. She is also an active member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), serving on the International Policy Committee (IPC), and the ANSI International Forum. Sonya has also represented the US in several delegations to the ISO General Assembly and The Pan American Standards Commission COPANT.

Today, an icon for women aspiring to build a career in STEM, Sonya’s advice is: “Never hold yourself back from doing the best you can. Find your passion and look for ways to get involved and make a difference.”

Credits: The Better India. 

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