IEEE Women In Engineering Gathers Industry Influencers to Lead Beyond, Elevate Careers and Boost Skills at the International Leadership Conference

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated
to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, today unveiled the
conference agenda for the 2017 IEEE
Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
ILC). Senior science and technology professionals are invited to come
and exchange ideas, creating a community that fuels innovation and
offers support to women and men who strive to Lead Beyond. Join us at
the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on 22 – 23 May
2017 to collaborate and share.

Attendees should register by April 4 to receive Early Bird rates. To
register for the IEEE WIE ILC, visit

Leading speakers will discuss key strategies in these main categories:
leadership, entrepreneurship, disruptive technology, innovation and
empowerment. Keynote speakers include Microsoft EVP Business
Development, Peggy Johnson; Intel Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer,
Danielle Brown; DARPA Acting Deputy Director, Stefanie Tompkins; Harvey
Mudd College President, Maria Klawe; and Ellevest CEO, Sallie Krawcheck.
View the full agenda
to meet all the speakers.

“Reflecting on previous IEEE WIE ILC events, my team and I used feedback
from attendees to create a truly dynamic program,” said Nita Patel,
founder and chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering International
Leadership Conference. “Striving to build upon their careers, attendees
will experience new, in depth, hands-on workshops designed to boost
learning, networking and collaboration, for a greater peer discussion
experience, and problem solving setting. Our goal is for IEEE WIE ILC to
be a place professionals meet and share strategies, so women find new
ways to Lead Beyond.”

The 2017 IEEE WIE ILC delivers the networking, educational opportunities
and tips even before the live conference begins.

Join our #WIEWednesdays Pre-Conference Virtual Tracks: Meet
speakers while they share their experiences and strategies for success.
Register for future tracks: 29 March 2017, 19 April 2017 and 10 May
2017, and watch past sessions on our YouTube

Start-Up Pitch Competition: Hosted by our partners, VMWare and
Women Who Code, IEEE invites women run startups to submit their company
pitch. Six start-ups will be selected to showcase their brand to an
audience of potential investors, partners and customers. The application
deadline is 31 March 2017 to submit
your pitch

Workshops: There will be twelve focused workshop sessions
designed to explore topics and develop skills in depth and to foster
better networking and common connections. Go to our workshop
to plan an itinerary.

Career Fair: Held 23 May 2017 from 10:00 to 3:00, attend and
learn about new career opportunity at companies like Verizon, Intel,
Microsoft, Ericsson, VMware, Rockwell Automation. Don’t have a
conference pass, yet would like to attend? Purchase
a $5 ticket

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About IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the leading 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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Interprose for 2017 IEEE WIE ILC
Becky Obbema, +1 408-569-3546