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


PISCATAWAY, NJ --(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). 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; 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.”

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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 Acquisition”, “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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IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at

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