Victoria Schein is a 23 year old Ford  (F)  research engineer who holds at least 15 patents, her newest patent being a u-turn assist device.  Growing up with her father as an engineer and her interest in cars led her to Ford, where she interned and felt very comfortable at, despite being the only female on the team.

She studied engineering and art at the all-female Smith College, in Northampton, Mass. and found an internship at Ford Motor Company online.

Ford is supporting her along the way and encouraging young girls to follow her.

The auto company has taken an active role in promoting STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs to high school kids around the country. And she even supports Robotics teams for grades K-12.

Ford also is involved with Girls Who Code, an organization that encourages girls to love and learn technology and is 40,000 girls strong.

There are tons of women redefining business as usual.  That is why we are so proud to introduce TheStreet's new series Alpha Rising, where we will showcase all these amazing women.

Tracy Byrnes spent the last six weeks getting to know some of the most impressive women out there.

Women like Carly Fiorina, who talked to us about her experience running for President and her biggest regret.

Or The Children's Place CEO Jane Elfers, who is thriving in the age of Amazon, and told us about how she got the jobs no one wanted.

And in the coming weeks, you'll meet Rent The Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss, who not only redefined formal wear for a generation, but now spends an exorbitant amount of time mentoring the next generation of female leaders.  As well as women from Deloitte, EY and more. 

 

 

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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