IEEE Women In Engineering Presents Opportunities to Showcase Business, Elevate Career and Boost Tech Skills at Upcoming International Leadership Conference

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IEEEWIEILC–IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced its schedule of exclusive pre-conference
activities and special on-site opportunities at the annual IEEE
Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
WIE ILC is being held 23-24 May 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center,
San Jose, California.

Building upon the theme for the 2016 conference, “Lead Beyond:
Accelerating Women Who Change the World,” organizers of the WIE ILC
provide multiple opportunities to inspire, engage, and advance women in
engineering. From the start-up business owner, to the mid-career woman
seeking a change, to the tech enthusiast hoping to hone their skills,
the WIE ILC delivers networking and educational opportunities even
before the live conference kick-off on 23 May 2016.

“We are excited about the added-value we are able to deliver in support
of our mission to advance women in engineering at this year’s
International Leadership Conference,” said WIE ILC Founder and Chair,
IEEE Senior Member, Nita Patel. “Giving women a platform to share
information, network, and collaborate with their peers plays a
significant part in closing the gap in our role as technologists,
engineers, and scientists in the STEM fields. We look forward to meeting
participants online and in-person over the next several weeks.”

Here are the events:

Live Online Google Hangout: “Women Who: Lead. Engage. Inspire.”
to be held 26 April 2016 at 1 pm ET. This interactive panel of leaders
with backgrounds in both university and technology sectors will speak
candidly about how they are paving the way for a future of women
engineers through leadership, mentoring, and investing in themselves.
Hosted by WIE ILC Founder and Chair, IEEE Senior Member, Nita Patel,
featuring Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu, Head of the Department of Information
Technology in the Kumaraguru College of Technology; Prof. Takako
Hashimoto, Chiba University of Commerce; and Roxsana Hadjizadeh, Cisco.
Register at

Start-Up Pitch Competition: Hosted by conference partner, Amazon,
a prestigious panel of Venture Capitalists, including NVP, Khosla, and
Alchemist Accelerator, alongside corporate investors will judge six
pre-selected startups and offer a cash prize of $2500. Attendees will
have an opportunity to receive specific feedback from industry experts
on their business pitches. Applications filled out online at
will be accepted through 15 April 2016.

Cisco-IEEE Micro-Hackathon: Cisco Women in Science & Engineering,
along with WIE ILC and Cisco DevNet, will host a micro-hackathon for
technology enthusiasts on 23 May 2016 in Salon I-III at the San Jose
Marriott, 301 S Market Street. Participants will solve problems in
Software Defined Networking (SDN), Architecture, Networking
Programmability, or Cloud Collaboration. The event is free, but
registration is required. For more information and to be notified when
registration opens, visit

Pre-Conference Virtual Tracks: Featuring eight talks focused on
innovation and leadership, this interactive event is free and will be
held 16-17 May 2016. Register here

WIE ILC Career Fair: Companies like Cisco, Verizon, Intel,
Amazon, and Ericsson, among many others will participate in the career
fair to be held throughout the conference on 23-24 May 2016. Full
conference registration is not required. To purchase a ticket and for
additional information, visit:

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About IEEE Women in Engineering

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professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and
scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic
interests to a career in engineering. The mission of IEEE WIE is to
inspire, engage and advance women in technical disciplines globally.
IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men
collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of
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