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2021 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference


2021 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC)

2021 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC)
27 – 30 April 2021
Location: Hybrid

The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) provides professional women in technology, whether in industry, academia, or government, 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 to senior-level women.

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Entreprenurial Program

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Track 3: Inclusion, Intersectionality, and Representation

Lead Beyond: Advancing Women of Color in Engineering and STEM Entrepreneurship | 09:15 AM – 10:15 AM

  • Moderator: Erika Jefferson, Founder and President, Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Jessica Faith Carter, Founder and Principal Strategist, J.F. Carter Solutions
    • Renee Bourgeois, Data and Technology Consultant, Mockingbird Technology
    • Karen Matthews, Founder & CEO, Purpose-Driven Consulting (PDC)

Keynote | 12:15 PM – 13:15 PM

  • Stacey Abrams, Non-Profit Leader, Political Activist & Serial Entrepreneur

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Track 2b: Entrepreneur

Let’s Do This: Moving from Ideas to Execution | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Andrena Sawyer, President, P.E.R.K. Consulting

Creative Thinking & Disruptive Technology in Strategic Business Reformation | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Kalaivani Chellappan, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Friday, 30 April 2021

Track 2b: Entrepreneur

How to Keep Innovation Alive with an Established Product | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Moderator: Maria Yap, Vice President, Digital Imaging Organization Adobe
  • Panelists:
    • Sarah Kong, Sr. Principal Scientist, Sr. Director of Applied Research, Adobe
    • Pam Clark, Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy, Adobe Photoshop

Powerful Innovation: Developing Products and Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Culture | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Stephanie Watts Butler, Technology Innovation Architect (System Engineering), Texas Instruments
  • Nakshatra Gajbhiye, Product Line Manager, Texas Instruments

Leadership through innovation and Technology | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Chhavi Jain, Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm

If Disney Ran Your Business… Secrets to Lead and Build Your Own Successful Disney-like Customer Focused Winning Team Culture | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • John Formica, The “Ex-Disney Guy” America’s Customer Experience Coach

Track 5: Turning Points

#Activating Technical Entrepreneurship during Covid-19 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Jyoti Chawla, Chief Technology Officer, IBM