IEEE – WIEILC Focuses on Sustaining Women in Technology Careers

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and IEEE Women in Engineering announced on the 26th of March, the 2019 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference will be held 23-24 May 2019 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The sixth annual IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, themed “Lead Beyond,” will convene more than 1,000 STEM leaders from around the world who work to inspire, engage and advance women in technology. A key focus of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference is providing training and workshops aimed at increasing retention of middle to senior level women in technology fields, and to help promote them further in their careers.

“The IEEE WIE ILC continues to grow in importance as a unique event with an agenda specifically tailored to help support and sustain women in technology fields around the world,” said IEEE Senior Member Kathy Herring Hayashi, chair, IEEE WIE ILC. “These efforts are reinforced by our valued corporate sponsors and partners whose commitment to diversity comes with a recognition that retaining and training women leaders can bolster innovation, promote best practices and ultimately lead to revenue growth.”

Keynote sessions will provide engaging tracks on innovation, empowerment, executive leadership and disruptive technologies, featuring leading speakers from industry. Keynote speakers include Candace Worley, Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist, McAfee; Victoria Mitchell, Vice President Technology Services Group, Arm Ltd. and Negar Feher, Vice President of Product and Business Development, Momentus Space. View the full agenda for a list of conference speakers.



IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering and science. Its goal is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.


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