Deborah Stromberg, Trustee
Deborah Stromberg is a SWE Fellow and Life Member who has actively furthered SWE’s mission for the past 25 years. Through a combination of leadership in SWE, work, and community, Deborah has impacted women at all levels, empowering them to reach their full potential as leaders and role models in the engineering industry. Deborah has been a long-time member of the Sierra Foothills Section, located in Northern California, and has served as section President, Scholarship Committee Chair, and many years as the Section Representative. She enjoyed serving as a Region A Leadership Coach for many years, which she considers her most rewarding SWE experience and connected her with her wonderful network of SWE colleagues. Deborah completed a term as Senator and is long-time coordinator for the SWE Work-Life Integration Award judging committee.
Deborah has worked at Intel Corporation for 23 years in various technical and leadership roles in Flash memory and Solid State Drive (SSD) product engineering. Currently she leads the organization that develops, qualifies, and enables customers to ship all of the Intel SSD products targeted for the datacenter market. Deborah has repeatedly built engineering teams from the ground up, utilizing a combination of technical acumen and effective leadership style. From the earliest part of her career, she has taken initiative in hiring and progression of technical women. She has built recruiting, hiring, and intern programs over the years, creating a strong and diverse pipeline into her business unit. She was a leader of the Women in Leadership initiative in her business group, tackling the challenges of growing the population of women in technical and managerial leadership roles. She mentors women across a broad range of career levels, and across multiple business groups at Intel. She is a certified facilitator in corporate level diversity and inclusion initiatives, including Inclusive Leaders program and Command Presence Workshop.
Deborah currently lives in Davis, CA with her husband and two young sons. She is active in her local community, volunteering in several organizations focused on raising money for causes related to children. She loves to travel with her family, and can often be found out at the Little League fields cheering for her boys. She is excited to embark on her newest role within SWE as a member of the Board of Trustees.