IEEE Women in Engineering Announces Keynote Speakers, Unveils Agenda for International Leadership Conference

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced the keynote speakers and agenda for its
annual IEEE
Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
WIE ILC is being held 23-24 May 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center,
San Jose, California.

Air Force veteran, champion of women’s issues, and Vice Mayor of San
Jose, Rose Herrera, will open the event with a welcome address tied to
this year’s theme “Lead Beyond – Accelerating Women Who Change the
World.” Among speakers slated to appear at WIE ILC are Pat Gelsinger,
VMware CEO; Aicha Evans, corporate vice president, platform engineering
group, and general manager, communication devices group, Intel; Marni
Walden, executive vice president, and president of product innovation,
Verizon; and Pankaj Patel, executive vice president, and chief
development officer, Cisco. Additionally, more than 50 others, including
leaders from Qualcomm, VMware, Ericsson, and PG&E will address attendees
throughout the two-day event.

“Technology, science and engineering fields continue to boost necessary
innovation for consumers, cities and businesses; and, women play an
essential role in fueling that growth,” said Nita Patel, P.E.; chair,
IEEE WIE ILC; and systems and software engineering director, L-3 Warrior
Systems. “The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership
Conference not only celebrates the vibrant and diverse community of
women scientists and engineers, but also allows participants to learn
from inspiring case studies, hear new ideas, and build great
relationships that will propel them throughout their engineering career.”

The IEEE WIE ILC provides opportunities for professional networking,
while delivering useful case studies and strategies to advance women in
both the business and technology aspects of the science and engineering
fields. Sessions include, “Making Your Company Attractive for
“21st Century Leadership –
The Future of Life and Work”,
“Nurturing Emerging Technologies”,
and “Smart Cities – Why Smart Grid is a Backbone for Smart Cities”.
The full agenda can be found here:

The IEEE WIE ILC is made possible through to the support of valued
partners such as Cisco, Verizon, and Intel.

Registration is open to all, with an early-bird discounted rate for
registrations received through April 2016. Register online now at

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About IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international
professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and
scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic
interests to a career in engineering. The mission of IEEE WIE is to
inspire, engage and advance women in technical disciplines globally.
IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men
collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of
humanity. For more information, visit

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