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Women in Engineering

WIE Representative:
Dan Jiao (Professor, Purdue University, USA)

Past WIE Representatives:
Eva Rajo Iglesias (Professor, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
Parveen Wahid (Professor, University of Central Florida, USA)


Most Recent WIE Event

Women in Antennas and Propagation (AP) Panel, presented by Raytheon, in IEEE APS/URSI 2018 Symposium (

Time: 7-8 am, Thursday, July 12, 2018 

Location: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, USA 


Professor Alkim Akyurtlu (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
Professor Dan Jiao (Purdue University)

In this event, a group of female and male panelists will discuss challenges they have encountered during their career development and their ways of overcoming these challenges. In addition, the panelists will engage the audience to brainstorm how to create a more diverse and inclusive environment to better support a woman's career in AP. 


Weng Chew, Distinguished Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA and current President, IEEE Antenna and Prorogation Society
Ellen Ferraro, Director of Research and Technology, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Advanced Technology, Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA, USA
Susan Hagness, Philip Dunham Reed Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI, USA
Leo Kempel, Dean, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Francesca Vipiana, Associate Professor of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
Mona Zaghloul, Professor, Director, George Washington University, Institute of MEMS and VLSI Technologies, Washington, DC, USA


IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists.


Mission and Vision of IEEE WIE

The mission of IEEE WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is dedicated to important issues for Women Engineers

  • RECOGNIZES women's outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations.
  • ORGANIZES receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WIE.
  • ADVOCATES women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession.
  • PROVIDES assistance with the formation of new WIE Affinity Groups and supports ongoing activities.
  • PROMOTES IEEE Member Grade advancement for women to the grades of Senior Member and Fellow.
  • FACILITATES the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs.

Learn more about IEEE WIE

>> Premiere Issue of IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

>> IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine Call for Articles