The Rip Van Wrinkler, Volume XVI, Issue 2, May 2012

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Brava Moot!

Karen P. Christensen at our club brunch, Feb 2012 (S K-M photo)

33rd Annual Tribute to Women & Industry Awards Dinner, Apr. 18, 2012

2012 TWIN Honoree Karen P. Christensen

Michael Pluchinsky photo

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences
Advanced Scientific Associate
Goucher College, BA, Biology
Virginia Tech, MS, Zoology/Aquatic Ecology

Karen provides technical leadership within ExxonMobil, managing environmental risks of both operations and research programs based on the application of sound scientific principles. In addition to serving as a leading expert on the assessment of toxicity of wastewater and sediments to ensure compliance with existing state, federal, and regional standards, Karen advises ExxonMobil’s operating businesses regarding emerging regulatory changes. She pursues regulatory engagement and provides technical input to ensure new regulations are rooted in defensible science, and provide a demonstrable environmental benefit. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, National and Regional Chapters.

TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) originated in New Jersey in 1975 and was introduced to Central New Jersey in 1979. Now a national and international awards program of the YWCA, TWIN annually recognizes outstanding businesswomen and their companies.

Our mission is to:

• Honor women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles;

• Salute corporations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women and who promote equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds.

Through TWIN, the YWCA encourages women to consider and to prepare for a wider range of career opportunities and to help make significant contributions to the workplace. TWIN stimulates, in a positive way, an increased awareness of untapped talents of managerial and professional women in the corporate world.

To the honoree, the TWIN Award provides recognition for her outstanding contributions to her company. To her co-workers, the TWIN Award provides motivation and elicits pride.

To the sponsoring company, the TWIN Award offers a public forum for recognition of their diversity initiatives and progressive personnel policies.

All resources generated through the generous sponsorship and support of our corporations make TWIN and other YWCA programs possible and allow us to continue preparing women, men and teens for the 21st century work force. 

{Editor - I asked, "Award dinner last night? Photos? How was it? What did they give you?

Karen said, "They gave me dinner, and applause, a print portrait photo, and a crystal paper weight.
It was fun, and nice.

Editor - "Hee - I read applesauce."}