After earning her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Engineering, physics and statistics, Sheree joined IBM where she made vital contributions to the first high-speed mainframe computers. At IBM, Sheree served in senior management and was responsible for corporate technical strategies, worldwide manufacturing, corporate quality, and university grants.
Sheree went on to found companies and established manufacturing facilities in the USA and Asian countries. Her companies developed, manufactured, and distributed pace-setting electronic products worldwide with brands including IBM, AT&T, Unisys, and Wen, etc. Her companies have supplied Made-in-the-USA products to Federal agencies, sold through commercial outlets such as Walmart, Sam’s clubs as well as various distributors worldwide. Her companies have received numerous awards and performed multiple Federal and local Governmental contract. Boeing and NASA awarded Sheree’s quality products 5 out f 5 stars.
Sheree has remained committed to improving the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. She served as United States National Commissioner to UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organizations, and the Founder and President of UNESCO Washington State. One of UNESCO’s top priority is to minimize casualties during natural disasters. Sheree is devoted to bringing the UNESCO global experience, innovations, tools, and effort for emergency management in Washington State. She also chairs many global Humanitarian Technology Conferences.
Sheree is devoted to the public good. She serves on numerous non-profit boards to care for the environment, art, culture & heritage, health & medicine, children & STEAM, and victims of domestic violence & natural disasters.
Sheree has remained committed to improving the quality of life and serve communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Some of her leadership work detailed here.
- Member of the City Council, Medina, WA
- President, the UNESCO Washington State Center
- Chair, UNESCO International Center for Women Artist
- Chairperson, The Computer Society, IEEE Seattle
- Chair, IEEE Government Relations, Western Region
- Vice-Chair, Communication Policy Committee, IEEE-USA
- Chair, Cybersecurity Committee, IEEE-USA
Current Board Committees and Commission Memberships
- United States Committee on International Council on Monuments and Sites, US/ICOMOS
- Washington State, Governor Inslee’s Art Commission
- Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
- The University of Washington Library
- Columbia Tower Club
- PSRC Economic Development Board
- Washington State Emergency Communication working group
- Public Policy Committee, Sound City Association
Past Board and Advisory Council membership
- United States National Commissioner to UNESCO
- Chair of IEEE Global Humanitarian Partnership
- Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering, West Coast
- Chair of IEEE greater Seattle area
- Founders and Board Chair of Great Minds 2 Young Minds Foundation
Past Board Members:
King County Emergency Management Board
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington First Robotics, ACT Theater
Cardinal McCluskey Services Board, My Sister's Place Board, White Plains Performing Art Center, City of Yonkers Special Education Board and the Westchester County Economic Development Board.
Past Advisory Councils:
Pacific Science Center, NY Hall of Science, Downtown Music, Westchester Children's Association.
Sheree honored as the Young Scientist of the Year; the Robert Hardy Lansing Gold Medal, AIME. IBM awarded Sheree several achievement and patent awards. NASA award her company as one of their top women suppliers. The US Small Business Administrator present her with Excellence Award. She was featured aswas the top women entrepreneur by The New York Times as well as the 20th Century Asian professional women by Japan Asahi News. The YWCA, Westchester, NY name their women resident as DR. Sheree Wen Sister’s village.