Anne L. Stevens

Anne Louise Stevens (born 1948) is an American mechanical and materials engineer. She is the CEO of GKN Aerospace. Previously, Stevens was Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation and vice president of North America Vehicle Operations for Ford Motor Company.

Early life and education

Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1948.[1] Her mother suffered from motor neurone disease so she spent time with her father by attending local stock car races.[2] In high school, she disguised herself in order to enrol in the male-only mechanics pit crew at a race track.[1] After graduation, Stevens enrolled in nursing but dropped out and took a job at Bell Telephone where she met her future husband.[1] By the age of 20, Stevens was married and had two children with her husband Bill Stevens. While working as a stay-at-home mom, she became inspired by Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique.[2]

Stevens and her husband enrolled at Drexel University and she graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical and materials engineering.[3]

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