The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has made an outstanding contribution to IEEE WIE, their community, and the engineering community, through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the IEEE WIE goals and objectives.

The Nominations Window for this Award has Closed.


One award annually


  • An IEEE Member grade or higher
  • A professional member of IEEE WIE for at least two (2) consecutive years
  • A professional working in industry/academia for greater than five (5) years
  • Must not be a past recipient of the IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Member of the Year Award

Basis Of Selection

  • Letters of endorsement by colleagues and fellow members
  • Service to IEEE WIE at Section or Society level
  • Service to non-IEEE professional/technical organizations
  • Candidates will be evaluated based on their IEEE WIE volunteer participation and community involvement; not on professional achievement

Nomination Package

  • Completed nomination form, completed by nominator
  • Two (2) letters of endorsement

Selection Committee

  • The winner will be recommended by the IEEE WIE Awards Subcommittee and approved by the IEEE WIE Committee.


  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Cash prize (US$500 for winner/US$250 for honorable mention)

Instructions & Guidelines For Award Nominations

Nominators can submit nominations, endorsers can upload endorsement letters all within the online system.

Please email if you have any questions about this award or the IEEE WIE Awards process.