Women in Engineering (WIE)
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a vessel to support and inform a global community on the best practices and visions in the marketplace for attracting and retaining women engineers and scientists. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.
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WIE Committee for IEEE UFFC
IEEE UFFC liaison to WIE
2016 WIE Conference Events
WIE Events at 2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium
The women of the UFFC Society recently organized a Women in Engineering special networking and social hour event at the recent 2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, held in New Orleans, LA. The event was a success and garnered large interest from many women attendees and conference organizers. With the opportunity to mingle amongst numerous females in the field of frequency control, the participants networked over a selection of tasty wine and delicious snacks. To help animate the event and also introduce the participants to each other, brief biographies scrolled in the background during the event. These biographies highlighted and recognized the achievements of women participants who have excelled in and are new to the field of frequency control. A special thanks goes out to the organizers of the event.
WIE Events at 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ultrasonics
(Contribution by Zhen Xu)
The IEEE UFFC Women-In-Engineering (WIE) hosted an event at the International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) on September 19th at the Vinci Congress Center of Tours (Tours, France). The event highlighted a presentation by Dr. Annie Black from the Foundation L'Oreal followed by a career development workshop. Over one hundred women engineers and scientists attended the event, setting a record number for UFFC WIE events so far.
Dr. Black’s presentation emphasized the under-representation of the women researchers in the science and engineering field and the mission of the L'Oréal Women in Science Program to increase the number of female researchers. A career workshop was then given by Jody Julien, a trained Professional and Life Coach and the founder of J2 Coaching & Consulting. The theme of the workshop was "Mindful Career Choices". The purpose of the workshop was to help the audience find the right career paths that resonate with their true talents, values, and passions. Dr. Black's presentation and Mrs. Julien's workshop struck a cord with the audience and received very positive feedback from the audience - "Very inspiring!" "This was one of the best WIE events I've ever attended and these sorts of events would be very helpful for students and those early in their careers". Following the WIE event, one-on-one 20-minute speed coaching sessions were offered to 18 attendees, mostly UFFC student members, supported by UFFC. This WIE event was a first and very successful career development workshop hosted by UFFC WIE. The event was financially supported by the Foundation L'Oreal, IUS, and UFFC.