The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) awards program recognizes WIE members and WIE Affinity Groups who have made outstanding contributions to IEEE WIE, their community, and the engineering profession, through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling the IEEE WIE goals and objectives. Women engineers are among some of the most distinguished contributors to the engineering profession.


Nominations for the 2023 WIE Member and Affinity Group Awards are now closed! Please stay tuned for news about this year’s finalists!


Nominations for the IEEE Women in Technology and Leadership Award are still open and close on June 5th 2023!

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2022 IEEE WIE Committee Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

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2022 Recipient, IEEE WIE Committee Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognizes an individual member of the full IEEE WIE Committee (as defined in the MGA Operations Manual section 4.20 IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee, D. Composition) who has exhibited volunteering of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities/projects that support the goals of WIE at the local, regional, national and/or international level. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of “significant performance” and should have made a distinguishing contribution.  The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units, not on professional achievement.  The award recipient shall be presented with a plaque. One award shall be presented annually.


  • Awarded annually to an individual member of the full WIE Committee.
  • This award can be received only once by an individual.
  • Must be an active member of IEEE and WIE.

Prize Item

A plaque/certificate of recognition

Nominee Solicitation

No formal nominations will be solicited.


This is a discretionary award.  The recipient is selected by the IEEE WIE Committee Chair, based on their volunteering activities, commitment, attendance to meetings, tangible benefits generated to the members, inclusiveness, accountability, among other points.