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1 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting Women in Engineering Darlene E. Rivera, P.E. February 9 th 2008

2 Introduction NY Section WIE Affinity Group Chair 2006 NY Section Affinity Group of the Year 2007 NY Section Treasurer 2008 NY Section Treasurer Involved in other professional societies that promote women (mentoring, leadership programs)

3 Personal Note Professional Engineer Communication Systems Design MTA Oversight of communication and power capital projects Two beautiful children

4 WIE Mission and Vision: Mission: Inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide. Vision: A vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow.

5 WIE Scopes of Interest Scopes of Interest Scope 1: Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs. Scope 2: Promote IEEE membership and retention of IEEE women members. Scope 3: Enhance the career advancement of women in the profession.

6 IEEE Women in Engineering: RECOGNIZES women's outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering, ORGANIZES receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WIE ADVOCATES women in leadership roles in IEEE governance PROVIDES assistance with the formation of new WIE Affinity Groups and supports ongoing activities ADMINISTERS the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior high school and high school PROMOTES member grade advancement FACILITATES the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs

7 WIE Organizational Chart

8 WIE Committee Organizational Chart

9 Role of WIE Regional Coordinator Act as a liaison between the Region and the WIE Committee Participate in WIE Committee meetings and report to the Region Director at regional meetings on WIE status and activities Inform WIE Committee of local activities that might be of interest to the WIE membership Facilitate the establishment of local IEEE WIE Affinity Groups within a Section and/or Society, including student branches, in the regional area. Support Section Chairs in the establishment of WIE Groups helping identify volunteers and training them. Maintain an advisory relationship with the local WIE Affinity Group and provide guidance such as, new initiatives or assistance in the procurement of funds for activities that support the objectives of RAB Provide support and guarantee that the WIE Groups in the Region maintain a good level of activity. Be responsible for a permanent edition of an article or series of articles in whateverpublication the Region offers, both online and print. Support the Membership Activities Vice Chair by supporting WIE scope of interest no.3: “Increase the participation of women within IEEE.” Support WIEC activities and programs at the regional level Gather information of status of IEEE women members in the Region and disseminate it.

10 2008 Region 1 WIE Affinity Groups Currently there are 8 WIE affinity groups in Region 1  Boston-Valencia M Joyner  Connecticut-Dr. Yunsi Fei  Mid-Hudson- Rebecca Gott  North Jersey-Kate Duncan  New Hampshire-Jennifer Ng  New York-Alexandra Gagliotta  Springfield- Qi Qi  Worcestor County, MA-Desiree A. Awizio (Interim Chair)

11 Goals 1. Make existing WIE AGs more successful  Increasing the number of WIE members and volunteers  Increase WIE member participation in Section and Regional governance  Increase WIE members participation in technical societies  Increase attendance of WIE members at IEEE sponsored conferences

12 Goals 2. Increase the number of WIE AGs and student AGs  Encourage Regional WIE AGs to work closely with GOLD, PACE and SAC Encourages new members to join WIE Provide opportunities for co-sponsorship of professional development and networking sessions.

13 Region 1 WIE Meetings One in-person meeting per year (Region 1 Joint SAC/GOLD/WIE Conference in NJ) Quarterly Teleconferences Monthly activity reports-current activities, future activities, needs (funding, manpower, etc.) Visits to each Section to present on the value of forming WIE Affinity Group

14 Region 1 WIE website Links to all Region 1 AGs websites Link to WIE newsletter and WIE magazine (premier issue introduced January 2008) List of Regional women speakers available for both technical and professional development talks

15 Region 1 WIE Awards Encourage WIE AGs apply for WIE Affinity Group for the Year and Student WIE Affinity Group of the Year Establish Section and Regional WIE Awards Establish WIE scholarships at a Section Level

16 Region 1 WIE Training and Resources WIE organization and structure WIE Committee Operational Procedures Manual WIEC teleconferences WIE newsletter and magazine Region 1 SAC/GOLD/WIE Conference How to Run a Successful WIE Affinity Group

17 The End Contact Information: Darlene E. Rivera


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