Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of WIE

The year 2022 will mark the 25th anniversary of IEEE Women in Engineering and we are planning a full year of celebrations and key moments to reflect on the great progress and achievements made by great women in STEM within the IEEE. We also plan to celebrate the great men who consistently support women along the way. The WIE 25th anniversary Sub-committee is ready to announce the portfolio of activities which will start with concerted reflections by the past and current WIE chairs, who have led the Committee since its formation in 1997, with a special interview session this year.

Another key event will involve the participation of WIE scientists and innovators who will have an opportunity to showcase their work and compete to present it in a dedicated session at the 2022 IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference (ILC).  Also, to be noted a special 25th anniversary virtual seminar series with “Extraordinary Science by Extraordinary Women” from IEEE Societies will kick off in January 2022.  This sample of events is far from being exhaustive.  Societies and Affinity Groups in all regions will have celebratory events.  The award-winning IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine will highlight the anniversary activities in December 2022.

25th Anniversary Program Timeline

25th December 2021 –  Women-to-Women submission deadline

December 2021 – Publication of Chairs Videos in December

15th of December 9am RT –  Chairs panel discussion

8th March 2022  – 12h online event covering all regions with presentations

June 2022 – IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) sessions with presentations and awards

December 2022 – Special Edition of the WIE Magazine with Collections of activities, pictures, and documentation of global and local 25th-anniversary celebrations

Donate to the IEEE Women in Engineering Fund (WIE)

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for IEEE WIE outreach and educational activities to promote and advance youth and women in engineering and science.

Past 25, Next 25

Twelve (12) of the past WIE Chairs share their memories and reflections on their WIE experiences and their visions for the future of IEEE WIE.
Date: 15th of December at 9 am ET
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Extraordinary Women Extraordinary Science Seminar Series

This seminar series plans to highlight the Extraordinary Science performed in IEEE Societies and Councils by Extraordinary Women. Each Society and Council will be asked to select a “champion” to present her work throughout the year. The series wishes to encourage attendees to participate in this highly interdisciplinary event and hopes to be a seminal moment of inspiration for women, girls, and young researchers interested in STEM. If you know someone that falls into this category, please submit their email and contact information to

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“Women-to-Women Tech Ideas Dedicated to Women” Competition

For the 25th anniversary of WIE we have an opportunity to highlight the strengths, knowledge, ideas, and creativity that help solve technical problems.  Do you have an innovative idea you would like to contribute to the competition?  We would like to hear and read about it.  Learn more and upload your ideas for review, and a possible opportunity to participate in the series by 25th of December 2021.

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Submit Photos/Collage of your WIE Affinity Group

The photos submitted will be used in the WIE 25th anniversary program communications, newsletter, and other promotional activities. We also plan to collate the photos and show them on iconic sites around the world. If you have access to an iconic site, like Times Square, please let us know so we can send you an electronic copy of the poster to project.

Winner (Pictured): WIE Universidade Federal de Campina Grande UFCG SBAG (R9, Northeast Brazil Section) )

Behind a Successful Woman, Nominate a man who supports the advancement of women

Often, women have been supported in their choices and career by extraordinary men who understood the talent and the difficulties women face in the academic or work environments. Nominate a man or men who support the development and career growth of women. The ideal candidates are men who actively changed the rules in the educational or working environment to promote inclusion. Submit your candidate today.


How do you plan to celebrate the WIE 25th Anniversary? Share your ideas

Do you plan to include any special WIE 25th Anniversary events in your 2022 WIE activities? Please let us know. All known events will be highlighted in via WIE communication channels and a special 25th Anniversary feature in the WIE magazine. Do not miss the opportunity to let us know about your ideas and your plans! Upload Photos and short articles.

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As women evolve in their careers, they face many challenges every day and look to elevate. Below are some of the frequent questions asked. We would like to get a different perspective on the answers to these questions and share them with the WIE Community.

1. How can I startup my own company?
2. Can someone help navigate the path towards patenting my idea?
3. Is any venture capitalist willing to give me some funds?
4. What can I do to upgrade my position within my tech company
5.Why is the guy next to me getting promoted before I do?
6. Why is my CV less attractive when we have done the same work?

Let’s find together some answers to these questions.
Share your experience or a solution.

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Opportunity sharing and networking can help us all grow around the world.

1. Do you know of an open position in your company, university, research lab, etc?
2. Do you have scholarships available at your University for international students?
3. Would you like to partner with a specialist in a particular area? Submit your requests.

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