Last night, Talener Group hosted a great evening for Boston’s inspiring lady professionals with delicious food and wine. We had the pleasure to have Susan M. (Chaisson) Schueller as our guest speaker for our Women Inspire Technology meetup. Susan is a software engineer in the Metropolitan Boston area. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Information Technology part-time at her alma mater, UMass Lowell, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Susan’s diverse career in software engineering includes experience at companies such as Computervision, Wang Laboratories, Digital, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Polaroid, iRobot, Raytheon and Draper Laboratory. She has been commended by her managers and peers for her teamwork, expertise, focus and mentorship.
Susan is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (Boston Section), IEEE/Women In Engineering (Boston Affinity Group), and the American Society for Quality (Merrimack Valley Section). Through ASQ, she is a Certified Software Quality Engineer. In SWE, Susan volunteers for outreach activities such as “Wow! That’s Engineering” workshops, Girl Scout badge events, panel discussions, career fairs and mentoring.
In addition to engineering, Susan holds great interest in music performance and outreach. She describes music as “a human expression of applied mathematics and physics in a language universally understood and appreciated”. She plays flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and cello. She is a volunteer musician for various New England community music organizations.
Susan enjoys being involved in community service. She participates in events such as the annual Boston AIDs Walk, the Lymphomathon Walk and the MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals.
Susan asks that everyone take the time to acknowledge those who made a difference in their lives and to be a positive influence on others.
We had a great turnout last night and loved hearing Susan’s story.
If anyone is interested in speaking at our next meetup, please feel free to reach out to us and don’t forget to spread the word to all of your girlfriends!