MUSES Woman of The Year

Joanne Maguire, retired Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company 2018 THE MUSES Woman of the Year.

THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation celebrates its annual Woman of the Year luncheon on Wednesday,  April 11, 2018 at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s event proudly honors Joanne Maguire, retired Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

Proceeds from THE MUSES Woman of the Year luncheon support funding the annual California Science and Engineering Fair and education programming for underserved children through Hands-On Science Camp and the Community Youth Programs of the California Science Center Foundation.

Ms. Maguire currently serves as independent director on the boards of CommScope Holding Company, Inc., Visteon Corporation and TetraTech. Active in her support of non-profit organizations, she is a board member for Draper Laboratory, an independent non-profit research and development organization, and for the Dean’s Executive Board of UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Ms. Maguire retired as the leader of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in May 2013. In 2012, she was responsible for more than $8 billion in sales, which was 18% of Lockheed Martin’s total revenue. The company provides government and commercial customers with products that include human space flight systems; satellites for remote sensing, navigation and communications; strategic and missile defense systems; and interplanetary spacecraft.

She was named numerous times to Fortune magazine’s annual list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” In 2014, Ms. Maguire was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for leadership and support of STEM education for girls and women. In 2010, she was the first woman to receive the prestigious International von Karman Wings Award presented by the California Institute of Technology. In 2009, the Society of Women Engineers awarded her their Upward Mobility Award for pioneering work in aerospace engineering and diversity management. UCLA named her Engineering Alumna of the Year in 2017.

Ms. Maguire earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in engineering from UCLA. She also completed the executive program in management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and the Kennedy School’s program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at Harvard. In 2011, Ms. Maguire was elected into the National Academy of Engineering. She is also is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

For reservations and additional information, please contact Patricia Torres at or 310-322-8134