The IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference (ILC) provides leading-edge professional development sessions focusing on leadership, innovation,IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference technology, and entrepreneurship that aims to inspire and advance mid-level and senior technical professionals globally.

Mission

To inspire, engage and advance mid-level to senior-level professional women in technical leadership positions.

Vision

At the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing, and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration. IEEE WIE ILC focuses on providing leading-edge professional development for mid-level and senior-level women.

Objectives

→Provide relevant professional, leadership development content through sessions, workshops, keynotes, and creative and innovative methods.
→Provide opportunities for individuals to be connected with companies for recruiting, mentoring, and networking.
→Provide peer-to-peer networking and mentoring opportunities.
→Continually iterate and innovate on the event, in order to deliver inclusive, interesting, engaging, and exciting opportunities for participants/

IEEE WIE ILC Steering Committee

Previous International Leadership Conferences

Year Date Location ILC Chair Format
2014 2-3 May San Francisco, CA USA Nita Patel In-Person
2015 23-25 April San Jose, CA USA Nita Patel In-Person
2016 23-24 May San Jose, CA USA Nita Patel In-Person
2017 22-23 May San Jose, CA USA Nita Patel In-Person
2018 21-22 May San Jose, CA USA Kathy Herring Hayashi In-Person
2019 23-24 May Austin, Tx USA Kathy Herring Hayashi In-Person
2020 19-20 May San Diego, CA USA Heather Quinn Virtual
2021 27-30 April San Diego, CA USA Heather Quinn Virtual
2022 6-7 June San Diego, CA USA Heather Quinn Hybrid