About IEEE WIE

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.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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Mission & Vision

Our goal is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally. We envision a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE WIE Strives to:

  • Provide assistance with the formation of new IEEE WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities.
  • Recognize the outstanding achievements of women in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations.
  • Organize workshops at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in IEEE WIE.
  • Advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession.
  • Promote member grade advancement for women to the IEEE membership grades of Senior Member and Fellow.
  • Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into, and retention of, women in engineering programs.
  • Administer the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior high and high schools.

IEEE WIE by the numbers
infographic 2019

The “2019 IEEE WIE” By the numbers ” infographic highlights IEEE WIE activities around the world, such as membership, events, and affinity groups around the world.