Alumna Avery Bang Honored as One of 15 Inspiring Women CEOs that Impacted The World In 2015

Engineering alumna Avery Bang (BS 2007 civil engineering, BA 2007) has been named by CauseArtist as one of 15 inspiring women CEOs that impacted the world in 2015.The CEOs chosen run companies/organizations that are developing their business/organizations to solve or prevent some of our worlds most pressing issues.

"As technology and globalization continue to become a part of all of our eco-systems, we all begin to share each others path," CauseArtist said. "We now have amazing data on poverty, malnutrition, disease, climate, agriculture, and so much more. With this data we can now see solutions being solved through business and through dedicated organizations. Non-profit organizations are changing, traditional business models are changing, and more and more the business and non-profit world are working together to solve issues, test products, and create new innovative solutions."

The women CEO’s selected, from all walks of life, are making achievements in technology, manufacturing, finance, design, business, and communications.

As executive director of the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities. Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru. Founding president of the UI student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the civil engineering department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries.

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As executive director of the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities. Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru. Founding president of the UI student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the civil engineering department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries.

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As executive director of the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities. Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru. Founding president of the UI student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the civil engineering department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries.

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Bang is the CEO of Bridges to Prosperity. It provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. The mission is to attain long lasting impact through bridge projects that reduce rural poverty due to isolation. She was named on one Engineering News Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2012, and was selected to ENR Mountain Region’s Top 20 Under 40 list in 2013. In 2011, she selected as one of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) New Faces, recognizing the top ten Civil Engineers under 30.  Bang currently teaches Cable Supported Pedestrian Bridge Design at the University of Colorado in the MC-EDC. She also serves on the University of Iowa College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board as well as the UI College of Liberal Arts Young Advisory Board.

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To read the entire list of 15 women CEOs, go to http://causeartist.com/inspiring-women-ceos-dedicated-to-social-impact/.