Premier Women in Engineering Conference Opens Call for Speakers

IEEE Women In Engineering International Leadership Conference reveals 2017 dates, seeks speakers to lead global dialogue around women in technology and engineering

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--()--The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC), today announced details of its 2017 conference and call for speakers. IEEE WIE ILC will be held May 22 – 23, 2017, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.

“The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference has been warmly embraced by the global women in STEM community. Now entering its fourth year, we’re excited to gather some of the world’s most powerful, innovative thought leaders together once again to share ideas and new concepts for driving women’s advancement and entrepreneurship,” said Nita Patel, chair, IEEE WIE ILC. “We encourage women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to submit speaking proposals in support of this year’s conference.”



Launched in 2013, IEEE WIE ILC, produced by IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), seeks to promote the professional development of mid-level women engineers, entrepreneurs, technologists and top executives.


IEEE WIE ILC is distinguished by its goal to advance a global conversation among the leadership, technology, academic and scientific aspects of women in technology and engineering.
With topics ranging from entrepreneurship, disruptive technology, innovation and executive leadership, 2017 IEEE WIE ILC is an opportunity for established leaders, mid-career professionals, and those just entering the workforce to propose thought-provoking ideas and exchange practical expertise that can help propel their engineering careers.


22-23 May 2017


San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.


Prospective presenters with engineering, science, technology, educational, and other relevant backgrounds are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration by 7 October 2016 at


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About IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is an international 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 humanity. For more information, visit

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Interprose for IEEE WIE ILC
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Release Summary

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference invites speakers to submit ideas, and participants to register for their May 22-23, 2017 event in San Jose, California


Interprose for IEEE WIE ILC
Becky Obbema, +1 408-778-2024