Past Profiles of WIE members

Ana Cigarán Romero

I am Ana Cigarán Romero, current Chair of the IEEE Region 8 WIE Committee and Past-WIE Chair of the IEEE Germany Section. I obtained my degree in electrical engineering from Comillas University (ICAI), Madrid in 2010, writing my diploma thesis “Analysis of the Competitiveness Indicators in the Iberian Electricity market” in the Energy Management Direction of Iberdrola. Read more

Linda Bushnell

I joined IEEE WIE in 2013 when I was appointed the Liaison to IEEE WIE from the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS). I have been active in the CSS for many years in various leadership roles and was excited to take on this role to learn more about IEEE WIE. Read More

Selyn Chen

When I first moved to Vancouver, I was looking for an impactful group to volunteer in. I was then introduced to the group by my Vice-Chair, Cecilia. After a detailed understanding of the group’s purpose and values, I decided to get involved in IEEE WIE. I started going to the meetings, then organizing events to meet and connect with the local communities. Read more

Nita Patel

The incredible breadth and diversity of not only IEEE WIE membership (e.g., students, professionals, industry, academia, government, American, Asian, male, female) but also IEEE WIE activities (e.g., outreach, humanitarian activities, code camps, technical seminars, conferences, summits, awards, travels grants). Read More

Amaad Soomro

I wish not only women but every man knew about IEEE WIE, it is important to recognize the responsibility in closing the gender gap and unlocking opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM. Read More

Olivera Kotevska

Women need to feel and know that engineering is accessible to them and to know that there are many women around the world who managed to become very successful engineers and have fulfilled lives at the same time. Read More

Mayssa Mannai

IEEE WIE provides many opportunities to motivate women to attend technical conferences not only to enhance networking, gain confidence in herself and get a career progress, but also to promote their skills, to stay connected with industry trends. IEEE WIE strives to put women and men in the same way to use their innovations for the advancement of humanity, and you can discover a lot about IEEE WIE when you’re a member . Read More

Jennifer Castillo

I was recruited while I was studying engineering. There were two vibrant women that were part of the IEEE student branch and IEEE WIE and they showed me the benefits of becoming part of this affinity group. Read More

Maryem Ayed

My involvement in IEEE started in my first year of engineering studies where I first heard about IEEE Women in Engineering through a conference. I was curious to know more and once I started searching I got inspired by its vision and the enormous impact it’s doing, I joined immediately and not only that, I formed WIE Student affinity group in ENET’Com ( the national school of electronics and telecommunications). Read More