Who Inspire Us
Scherr is the program director of IBM Women in Technology. Scherr
joined IBM in 1973 in Kingston, New York and has spent the majority
of her career in the development, marketing, and management of high-end
positions have included middle management in a development laboratory,
product management for several software products, and corporate
headquarters assignments. She has also served as executive assistant
to two of IBM’s top technical female executives, Ellen Hancock and
Scherr coordinated the activities of the IBM Women’s Executive Task
Force, and in 1997, formulated the IBM Women in Technology Steering
Committee, which she now chairs. This group of women technical leaders
strives to foster an environment within IBM that supports the contribution
and growth of IBM’s technical women and encourages girls and women
to enter and remain active in technical careers.
has spoken on the subject of women in technology at a number of
conferences and networking events and has been interviewed for a
number of publications including Working Mother, Network World,
CIO, and Diversity Careers in Engineering magazines.
In October of 1999, Scherr testified before the Congressional Commission
on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering,
and Technology Development (CAWMSET).
holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the State
University of New York at Albany and a Master of Science degree
in computer science from Syracuse University. She is married and
the mother of a 10-year old (future engineer!) daughter.