IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Member of the Year Award

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.


Nomination Deadline 01 May 2022


One award annually


  • An IEEE Member grade or higher
  • A professional member of IEEE WIE for at least two (2) 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.

Award instrument

A Certificate of Recognition and cash prize.

Instructions and guidelines for Award nominations

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

To submit your nomination please:

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