Their main goal is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally and to make a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity. IEEE WIE strives to provide assistance with the formation of new IEEE WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities. Recognize the outstanding achievements of women in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations. Organize workshops at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in IEEE WIE.
Advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession. Promote member grade advancement for women to the IEEE membership grades of Senior Member and Fellow. Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into, and retention of, women in engineering programs. Administer the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior high and high schools.
IEEE WIE members receive the bi-monthly IEEE WIE Exchange newsletter which contains reports on IEEE WIE and Affinity Group activities, IEEE news, and other relevant IEEE WIE information. IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine includes profiles of women with successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as coverage of educational programs that attract young women to those disciplines.IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine has been awarded the APEX Award for Publication Excellence in 2008 and 2010-2018
Conferences & Events
Various events and conferences are held by WIE such as IEEE Women in engineering International leadership conference, IEEE WIE international Leadership summits, IEEE WIE Tech Powered by Women Workshop – Vancouver 2018. Also, an IEEE WIE International Leadership conference is being held in 2019.