IEEE Region 1 Women in Engineering Committee members:

Charlotte Blair — Region 1 WIE Coordinator,
Marie Tupaj — Boston Section WIE Chair,
Yunsi Fei — Connecticut Section WIE Chair,
Rebecca Gott— Mid-Hudson Section WIE Chair,
Jennifer Ng — New Hampshire Section WIE Chair,
Jean M. Redmond — New York Section WIE Chair,
Jyoti Bali — North Jersey Section WIE Chair,
Dru Reynolds – – New Jersey Coast WIE Chair,
Qi Qi — Springfield Section WIE Chair,
Desiree Awiszio — Worcester County Section WIE Chair,


WIE Mission

The mission of WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide.


WIE Vision

IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow. IEEE WIE strives to:

  • recognize women’s outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations
  • organize receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WIE
  • advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession
  • provide assistance with the formation of new WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities
  • promote IEEE member grade advancement for women to the 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 and high schools


Region 1 WIE Affinity Groups

  • Boston Section ([link])
  • Connecticut Section
  • Mid-Hudson Section
  • Long Island Section ([link])
  • Maine Section ([link])
  • New Hampshire Section ([link])
  • New York Section ([link])
  • New Jersey Coast Section ([link])
  • North Jersey Section ([link])
  • Princeton/Central Jersey Section
  • Schenectady Section
  • Springfield Section ([link])
  • Worcester County Section ([link])


Region 1 WIE Student Affinity Groups

  • Columbia University, NY (Student Branch)
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, MA (Student Branch, [link])
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA (Student Branch)


WIE Benefits

  • Mentoring opportunities
  • WIE Awards
  • WIE Electronic Magazine and Newsletter – Career information, reports on WIE & Affinity Group activities, IEEE news, and more
  • Receptions, Forums, Workshops
  • Ability to meet colleagues with similar interests in promoting women in engineering and technology
  • Activities at local Affinity Group level
  • Assistance with membership upgrade
  • And much more …


Get more from your IEEE membership, join IEEE WIE.


Recent Activities

TECHNOLOGY TRENDING, a one day WIC Mini-Conference, was held at the National Constitution Center Independence Mall, (between 6th and Market Street), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, 3 December 2011, from 10am to 4pm. This event was organized by IEEE Region 1, IEEE Region 2, and the IEEE Philadelphia Section.

Presentations were given by Peter Staecker, IEEE President Elect, Naresh Chand, IEEE North Jersey Section Chair, on Emerging technologies of 21st century, M. Nisa Khan, LED Lighting Technologies, and further included
“Ambassador Girl Scout Laura Fulton – Film”. Keynote speakers were Donald Hall on Smart Grid and Mary Ellen Randall on
Smart Phone Applications. The program further included Networking – Learn “Geocaching” over Lunch, and a tour of
the National Constitution Center.

For additional information on this 1-day WIC Mini-Conference, or Women in Engineering Programs, please contact:

Region 1 WIE: Darlene Rivera
Region 2 WIE: Kathleen McDevitt

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