IEEE Women in Engineering works to inspire, engage and advance women in technology. At our International Leadership Conference, attendees have the opportunity to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration. WIE ILC focuses on providing leading-edge professional development for mid- and senior-level women.
Plenary speaker Kerena Saltzman, a presenter, trainer, licensed therapist, and women’s leadership coach, presents a motivational talk about creating and fostering high level collaborative relationships. Saltzman leads the attendees to do on-the-spot relational exercises.
Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft, Peggy Johnson, shares her personal stories about how bringing your authentic self to the workplace is key to a successful career. Following her plenary talk is a brief Q&A from the audience, via the event’s app.
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources at Intel, Barbara H. Whye presents the WIE attendees with strategies that are instrumental to moving the tech industry towards a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Staff Scientist of SLAC National Accelerator Library, Sila Kiliccote, and head of GISMO (Grid Integration Systems and Mobility) research, speaks about how to accelerate clean energy adoption using data.
The 2017 IEEE President, Karen Bartleson, kicks off the second day WIE ILC with a warm welcome to the attendees and gives a brief introduction about the IEEE organization. Bartleson encourages the audience to continue supporting the empowerment of women on a global scale.
Dr. Stefanie Tompkins, the Acting Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), gives a brief history of DARPA and an overview of its mission. Dr. Tompkins speaks about current projects and what it takes be a program manager at DARPA.
Global Head of Talent Acquisition and M&A, HR, Gunjan Aggarwal from Ericsson closes the first day of the WIE conference by presenting the attendees with her tech secrets for getting the most of being a conference attendee.