WITI Hall of Fame

1998 Inductees


Dr. Anita Borg Dr. Anita Borg
Member of Research Staff, Xerox PARC, Founding Director, Institute for Women and Technology

Millie Dresselhaus Millie Dresselhaus
Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Gertrude Elion Dr. Gertrude Elion
Scientist Emeritus, Glaxo Wellcome Inc.

Julie Spicer England Julie Spicer England
Vice President, Texas Instruments Incorporated General Manager, RFid Systems

Eleanor Francis Helin Eleanor Francis Helin
Member of Technical Staff, Planetary Scientist and Astronomer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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Julie Spicer England

Julie Spicer England

Vice President, Texas Instruments Incorporated General Manager, RFid Systems

Inducted in: 1998

Julie Spicer England is the chief operating advisor of Texas Women Ventures, an investment firm helping women-owned and women-led businesses, and an independent director at TTM Technologies, Inc. She also serves as a director at Controlled Contamination Services, LLC.

Julie spent the majority of her career working in various positions within Texas Instruments (TI) at several of the company’s locations around Texas.

After graduating from Texas Tech, she took on a role in product engineering at the Lubbock branch and eventually moved back and forth from Lubbock to Houston performing semiconductor engineering leadership roles. She and her husband moved to Dallas where Julie worked for TI defense systems organization and was promoted to senior member of the technical staff. She developed six patents and worked on the military vision system for missiles that would go on to be used in both Gulf Wars.

In 1994, Julie became a vice president at Texas Instruments and went on to lead the Semiconductor Group Quality organization. After missing out on a position, she realized what she desired was to be a business manager. After working toward this goal for five years, she became Texas Instruments’ Radio Frequency Identification general business manager.

At Texas Instruments, she worked to build a sisterhood and bring women together in her industry, eventually creating a career workshop called, "Have The Tools; Know The Rules" that she presented in seminars throughout the company for ten years.

Julie served on the boards of several organizations throughout Texas and believes strongly in being involved with her community. She was on the boards of the Texas Tech University College of Engineering Deans Council, the Georgia O’Keefe National Council, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Texans Credit Union, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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