IEEE WIE Case Study: Mentoring in Region 8
What is the program and how did it begin?
The Region 8 (R8) WIE Mentorship Program is an event exchange program, where a successful event in one IEEE Section is replicated in another Section. The program started when R8 WIE members saw successful events in the Sections, and asked the R8 WIE Committee to provide assistance and connect them with the organizers of the events.
How often does the program run and in which countries?
In 2017, two Skype calls were held between the WIE Affinity Group Chairs of the IEEE Sections of Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan. The aim was to replicate an event for refugee girls that was conducted in Lebanon. This has been the only event produced from the WIE R8 Mentoring Program so far.
What impact has your program made?
The impact so far has been sharing experiences and strengthening ties between WIE members across IEEE Sections. Success happens when an event is replicated in another Section.
How can/did the program get emulated in other countries?
The “how” of this program is not pre-defined. Members should feel free to adapt the program to their own regional needs. IEEE WIE R8 offers their know-how to support the countries of other regions in setting up this program. In case of interest, please contact the WIE R8 team.
How can volunteers participate further, and even lead the same kind of event?
Any volunteer who sees this event as a successful event and would like to replicate it in another section can initiate and lead the exchange. Here’s how.
Contact IEEE Region 8 WIE for more information.