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Register Now for the Inaugural IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference; 1-2 May in San Francisco

Worldwide forum kicks off with opening reception at Square headquarters, features two days of inspiring presentations from female senior executives, as well as opportunities to share knowledge and create communities

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Don't miss IEEE Women in Engineering's (WIE) inaugural International Leadership Conference, kicking off 1 May with an opening reception at Square headquarters in downtown San Francisco that is free to young women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

With a theme of "LEAD BEYOND – Developing Inspirational Women Who Change the World," the IEEE WIE leadership conference is a worldwide forum engaging and connecting women in engineering and technology that is expected to attract more than 300 women professionals. Register now at  www.ieee-wie-ilc.org.

"We need to break the stereotype and reverse the balance of women in STEM and, specifically, women in leadership in STEM," said Nita Patel, 2014 IEEE WIE International Chair and Systems and Software Engineering Manager at L-3 Communications. "This conference is an incredible opportunity for women to inspire one another and truly change the world through their leadership."

WIE's International Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for professional women from around the globe to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing, and learn through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.

The conference features two full days of inspiring presentations from dozens of high-level female senior executives, including:

  • Diane Bryant, Senior Vice President at Intel,
  • Liz Centoni, Vice President and General Manager at Cisco,
  • Jaya Kolhatkar, Vice President of Engineering at Walmart Labs,
  • Vanessa Slavich from Square, and
  • Seeta Hariharan, Vice President at Tata Consultancy.

Although women make up slightly more than 50 percent of the world's population, women are chronically under-represented in STEM fields (around 11 percent for electrical engineering and 18 percent in computer science). Fewer than 24 percent of senior management globally is female, and even lower in technology companies.

Topics for the two-day event are:

  • Inspiration– Top women executives share advice, anecdotes, and career advice on becoming a technical executive, starting your entrepreneurial journey, pursuing an MBA, becoming a thought leader, or building and selling your business.
  • Empowerment– Enabling action, leaders will share thoughts on sponsors and mentors, leading in an innovation organization, defining success, developing confidence, and leading forward.
  • Enjoyment– Experts will explore work/life balance, helping attendees understand how to take charge of their careers, build meaningful relationships, share personal confessions, and create financial stability.
  • Engagement– Through active engagement, leaders will offer instruction on time management, mentoring, staying inspired, and understanding their personal strengths.

The pre-conference reception at Square headquarters is free to all young women interested in learning more about science and engineering, and to women interested in connecting with the next generation of STEM leaders.

For more information or to register, visit www.ieee-wie-ilc.org or email [email protected].

The 2014 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference is being sponsored by major companies such as Applied Materials, Broadcom, Cisco, Google, Microsoft Research, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Relyea Chess, Square, TATA Consultancy Services, Texas Instruments, and Walmart Labs, as well as the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Industrial Applications Society, and IEEE Oceanic Society.

About IEEE Women in Engineering

The mission of IEEE Women in Engineering is to inspire, engage, and advance women in engineering. IEEE Women in Engineering. Through over 450 affinity groups and 15,000 members around the world, IEEE Women in Engineering transforms the lives of hundreds of thousands of young girls and women around the world through pre-university outreach, technical seminars, humanitarian projects, networking events, and educational programs. For more information, visit www.ieee.org/women. #wielead.

Media Contact: Beth Surmont, IEEE Women in Engineering, 732.562-3985, [email protected].

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