Embry Riddle's 1st Female Chancellor Steps In When School's Overall Female Student Body Is Rising
The world of aerospace has traditionally been male-dominated, but that may be changing.
Anette Karlsson, a Swedish national, is taking the helm at Arizona’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, the first woman to do so. She’s stepping into this position at a time when the school’s overall female student body is going up.
Karlsson has spent her career in mechanical and aerospace engineering — for Saab Missiles and Saab Aerospace — and, later, for Sweden’s Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The Show spoke with her, and asked what it means to her to be the first woman in this role.