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2022 | “W-to-W Tech Ideas Dedicated to Women” Competition

LOCATION: San Diego, California, USA

2022 | “W-to-W Tech Ideas Dedicated to Women” Competition

2022 June TBD
Location: San Diego, California, USA

For the 25th Anniversary of IEEE WIE, there is 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 submit to the competition? IEEE WIE would like to hear and read about it, upload your ideas by the 5th of November 2021 for review, and a possible opportunity to win a trip to the IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference in San Diego USA in June 2022 to present your idea. Read More.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many around the world, the pressure has been particularly heavy on women. Many have lost their jobs or lagged behind in their career/profession as in most cases women are seen as the main caregivers for children and aging parents. Alarming situations have emerged because of the pandemic which enhanced a type of reality that many women are facing.  There has been an increase in domestic violence, sexual assault, and an increased number of suicides among women.

As a part of the 25th Anniversary celebration, WIE is urging all members working in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, education, and innovation to contribute with creative ideas to solve problems affecting women.

WIE members from IEEE societies and Affinity Groups are invited to present their ideas on the following areas:

•Smart childcare and education
•Elderly communication and senior safe living
•W-medicine, mental health aid, and security for women

•Sustainable environment solutions in rural and urban areas

The submitted ideas will be evaluated by a panel formed by scientists. Ideas will be presented at the “Around the World 25th Anniversary day” Virtual event. Winners will be invited to present their ideas in a dedicated session at the 2022 International Leadership Conference in San Diego in June 2022.

Upload your ideas for review, and a possible opportunity to participate in the series.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of WIE

The year 2022 will mark the 25th anniversary of IEEE Women in Engineering and they 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. IEEE WIE also plans 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

5th November 2021  –  Women-to-Women submission deadline

December 2021 – Publication of Chairs Videos in December

January 2022  –  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