Location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Karin Douglas, Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in technology.
While it wasn’t easy to work in a male-dominated field in the 1960s, Ms. Douglas got through the innate struggles with humor, intelligence and tenacity. Now reaping the benefits of retirement from her many years of hard work, she is able to reflect on her achievements, having invented the pink wristband for hospitals, the lymphedema alert bracelet and the design of the lymphedema awareness pin with turquoise ribbon. Prior to retiring, Ms. Douglas served as an agency compliance coordinator for the ITT Flygt Corporation. She had previously worked as an engineering consultant for various engineering companies, and as an electrical designer for the UOP Correction Division.
A daughter of an engineer, Ms. Douglas would often watch her father tinkering with projects at home and was in awe of his work and technological prowess. Shadowing her father, Ms. Douglas gleaned engineering skills in her own right which would underscore her life-long commitment to curiosity, scholarship and academic pursuits. She earned an AS in legal administration from Sacred Heart University, magna cum laude, in 1984. In addition to breaking ground in a male-dominated industry, Ms. Douglas also had a pilot’s license during the same time which was another lesser known accomplishment for a woman during that time.
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Ms. Douglas is active with the Yale School of Public Health Department of Aging. Serving on the advisory committee, she works with breast cancer patients and survivors over the age of 65. In this role, she helps them make informed decisions concerning their treatment. For her work, Ms. Douglas has received the Harold S. Geneen Community Service Award from ITT Industries, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Sacred Heart University, a D-Day Award from the National Lymphedema Network, and has been distinguished as a Woman of Substance from the Connecticut Post. She has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who of American Women.
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