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KAL RIEMAN celebrates women in innovation. Julie Bowen is Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagements and General Counsel of The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that runs federally funded R&D centers and is dedicated to solving problems for a safer world.

MITRE works across federal, state and local governments, as well as with industry and academia globally in diverse scientific and domain areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, and space security. The organization of more than 8,000, primarily scientists and engineers, brings innovative ideas into existence.

Julie leads efforts to expand MITRE’s strategic engagements, including public-private partnerships, licensing of intellectual property, and management of workforce and corporate real estate initiatives. She is overseeing re-design and construction on MITRE’s 22-acre headquarters campus in Northern Virginia to co-locate more than 3,500 employees.

We were thrilled to meet with Julie at her office in MITRE’s most recently completed 14-story, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified building. The state-of-the-art high rise includes offices, R&D labs, a lecture hall, and conference center.

Julie’s passion for innovation extends to her support for art and entrepreneurs. She appreciates the opportunity to explore new places, and to absorb the history and culture. As Chair for the Corporate Arts Committee at MITRE, she was instrumental in curating works for the new building. The Committee focused on artists with backgrounds in science or architecture, such as sculptors Tomás Saraceno and Eva Hild, whose work appears in our photographs with Julie.

When she is not at work, Julie is an active member of local industry, academic, and professional groups. She serves as vice chair of the Board of Visitors at her alma mater, The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, and performs pro-bono work for women entrepreneurs, as well as for causes defending the rights of women, children and the homeless.

Photographs by Michael Chorost