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WITI Women | Doris Wong

Doris Wong Doris Wong
Tactical Systems Advanced Program (TSAP) Software Quality Engineering Lead
Raytheon Systems Company

Doris Wong first joined Texas Instruments as a methods and tooling engineer and later joined the Quality organization, performing various tasks within the Quality organization as a functional quality engineer in the Assembly and Board shops, quality control supervisor, and hardware quality engineer on various major defense programs.

Wong knew that software engineering would be an excellent career path and moved into Software Quality Engineering where she spent a few years on several major programs before becoming the Sensors and Electronics Segment (SES) Year 2000 Quality Lead in 1998. This position branched out to the 26 Raytheon domestic and internation sites in SES. In early 1999, Wong was selected as the segment representative for the Raytheon Corporate Year 2000 Test Assessment team. After completion of the Year 2000 Quality activities, she was selected to be the TSAP Software Quality Engineering Lead.

Wong is also an active volunteer for the annual Texas Instruments "Take Our Daughters to Work," chairperson for the Chinese Intiative Organization, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville college recruiter, co-chair for the Raytheon Asian Initiave Team, Collin County Boosting Engineering & Technology & Science (BEST) volunteer, Leadership Assessment & Mentoring Program (LAMP) chairperson, and Raytheon representative for the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

She is recognized as a professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the American Society of Quality Control, the Chinese Institute of Engineers and WITI. Wong recently participated in the 2000 WITI Dallas Conference in a panel discussion.

She is married and the mother of one daughter.

Doris Wong answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you couldn't do what you are doing now, what profession would you choose?
4. What is your definition of success?

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