Marilyn Carter is retired after a career spanning nearly 30 years in engineering, operations management and diversity leadership in the technology industry. At major technology companies, Marilyn led a number of teams that successfully implemented business solutions for integrated ordering systems, customer support, and mobile capabilities as a senior manager and engineer in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Marilyn holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Duke University.
Marilyn was recognized for excellence in leading business results. She also fostered a corporate culture that leveraged the power of diversity. Marilyn mentored students regarding careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and supported the local veterans’ employee resource group. She led the formation of a global employee resource group for disabilities awareness, which sponsored the use of technology to enable employees and customers with different abilities across 5 countries. Marilyn also received the Work Life Award at the 2010 Disability Matters conference on behalf of her employer.
Marilyn is a founding member of the Persian Studies Advisory Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC). Her belief is that community connections like these contribute to an environment in which constructive engagement and mutual understanding between the peoples of Iran and the U.S. can occur.