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Annual IEEE WIE Session

The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Windsor is pleased to invite everybody to the annual IEEE WIE Session at the 30th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’17)!

This year, the conference is going to take place in Windsor and will include a special WIE session on supporting women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

When: 3:50-5:20 PM, May 1st, 2017

Where: Caesars Hotel, Windsor, Ontario.

Our honourable speakers will inclusively address men in the audience and will bring a female perspective on important topics, such and support, communications, leadership, and diversity. Studies show that, although equal education opportunities are provided for both genders nowadays and more female enrolment is recorded in post-secondary education, women are still significantly underrepresented in STEM fields and are more likely to leave STEM jobs after graduation than men. Not only this indicates an evident gender gap in STEM professions, but it also means that the full potential which comes from diversity to drive STEM fields forward is not utilised. We strongly believe that under representation of women in STEM fields, and in Engineering particularly, is not a problem of women alone and men play a big role in female entry to and retention at these fields. Men are also an important and valuable part of WIE group as it is opened to everyone who supports women in engineering.

Join us for this event and you will learn about the key gender differences in the workplace and how to attract women to and support their retention at STEM professions, thus creating stronger teams and better, more diverse, and sustainable future for these fields. Together we can achieve more!

The schedule details:

15:30 – 15:50 – Registration and Coffee Break

15:50 – 15:55 – Opening Remarks by Elena Uchiteleva, Regional Coordinator of IEEE WIE Canada

15:55 – 16:00 – Introduction to WIE by Rose Gomar, Chair of IEEE WIE Windsor

16:00 – 16:15 – Jacqueline Stagner “Attracting and Retaining Women in Engineering at Universities” 

16:45 – 17:00 – Maike Luiken “The Courage to Lead: Diversity Aware Leadership”

16:15 – 16:30 – Ferial El-Hawary “Mutual Support is the Key for Winning in the Journey of Life”

16:30 – 16:45 – Ana Luisa Trejos “Bias in STEM: Conscious or Unconscious?”

17:00 – 17:20 – Questions and Discussion, Ferial El-Hawary, Maike Luiken and Ana Luisa Trejos

17:20 – Draw, closing remarks and adjourn

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