"Ignore the noise and rise above." Pippa Mann 2017
Once told she could not be an engineer because she was a girl, Tiffany White graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical - Astronautical Engineering. While working fulltime and raising two daughters, she completed a Masters of Project Management from Penn State University. She has worked for Rolls-Royce for over 20 years several in engineering and technical leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility.
Currently, Tiffany is the Helicopter Chief Project Engineer for Rolls-Royce. She is the technical authority for the Model 250 engine program, ensuring the safety of a fleet of over 16,000 engines in more than 130 nations. She leads a multifunctional team the development and execution of product improvements and new product strategies capitalizing on emerging technology and market trends while recognizing organizational challenges including resource and budget constraints.
Tiffany is a passionate, expressive leader that cares deeply for the vocational needs of others. She is a fierce champion for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She invests her expertise to increasing the number of women who study and work in STEM through executing programs that expose girls to the potential of a STEM career, role modeling through public speaking engagements, formal and informal mentoring, and influencing positive change by relentless engagement of business and community leaders.
Tiffany has previously severed on the Women & Hi Tech board as President, Vice President and Outreach Chair for K-12. In collaboration with Connor Prairie, she designed of our signature outreach event Passport to Hi Tech (P2HT). P2HT is an annual event for girls and boys to learn about careers in STEM. Building on the success of P2HT, Tiffany led a new initiative to encourage underserved middle school girls to study and pursue careers in STEM disciplines. Ignite Your Superpower! is based on the concept that we all have unique gifts, we just need to find them and set them free.
Tiffany spends her spare time with her brilliant, funny, and supportive husband and the two most important young women in her life, her daughters, Hannah and Sarah. Her family also includes an incredible smart, full of energy, yet somewhat crazy English springer spaniel named Luna Evangeline. Many summer evenings are spent on the deck with the whole family, drinking beverages and throwing a ball for Luna to retrieve...or not.
After 20 years of quite literally being the only woman in the room, Women & Hi Tech provided Tiffany the opportunity to work with intelligent, hardworking, and articulate women. These women support and encourage Tiffany giving her the confidence to reach for even greater heights.
Tiffany would like to see Women & Hi Tech continue their outreach to underrepresented communities helping to broaden, deepen, and enrich the Indianapolis STEM community even further.