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November 11, 2022
Xiaoxi Zhang, Senior Research Engineer at the Space Environment and Energy Laboratories, Information Network Laboratory Group, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT, hereafter), has been selected as the recipient of the "Japan Women Engineers Forum (JWEF) Incentive Award to Woman Engineer of 2022" presented by the JWEF to female engineers.
The purpose of the JWEF Incentive Award to Woman Engineers (JWEF Incentive Award) is twofold: (i) to recognize young female engineers who, through their work, have achieved results that have revolutionized existing social and workplace attitudes and customs and (ii) present them as role models. Since the establishment of this award in 2009, Ms. Zhang is the first recipient from NTT Laboratories.
The JWEF selected Ms. Zhang for this award in recognition of her commitment to global issues and her international recognition. The Award also recognizes her efforts to improve the work environment by using her experience to promote diversity that transcends gender and nationality while valuing her work-life balance.
Ceremony and Commemorative Symposium for JWEF Incentive Award to Woman Engineer of 2022
NTT Space Environment and Energy Laboratories
Xiaoxi Zhang Senior Research Engineer
She graduated from the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2009. She then joined NTT Corporation, Energy and Environment Systems Laboratories. She was engaged in research and development on risk-based management methods for risk assessment of failures of telecommunication facilities. Since 2015, as well as participating in activities concerning international standardization at ITU-T, she has been engaged in research on assessing the effectiveness of ICT and the environmental impact of using ICT for building a decarbonized society. Currently, she is engaged in research on future-forecasting technology that contributes to sustainable management of companies, including handling environmental issues.
From 2018 to 2020, she concurrently served on the Diversity Council of NTT, where she supported female employees and promoted diversity within the company. She had her first and second children in 2013 and 2017, respectively, and returned to work each time after taking parental leave.
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