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1 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, April 11–14 WOMEN IN ENGINEERING (WIE) IN R9 Nury Ramirez-Cely 2012 R9 WIE Chair

2 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WHY IEEE and WHY WIE Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

3 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE MISSION Facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.

4 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE VISION A vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

5 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE GOALS Promote the value of education among children and pre-university students. Inspire and nurture dynamic women engineers so as to sustain their careers in engineering and research Facilitate technical specialization through collaborations with technical societies Motivate young Engineers and help them to work towards social change

6 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE TANGIBLES IEEE WIE Magazine (bi-annual/print) WIE Newsletter (monthly, electronic)

7 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE Magazine Winner of 7 APEX Awards- 2008, 2010, and 2011

8 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE Highlights Communication –IEEE WIE Newsletter. –IEEE WIE Magazine. –IEEE WIE Website. –Facebook page. –Conferences, Forums and Events. –Affinity groups Encouraging girls to pursue STEM as a career choice –STAR Program. –Scholarships. –E-Week/Global Marathon/Introduce a Girl to Engineering. –IEEE WIE/EAB Real World Engineering Projects. –TryEngineereing.org

9 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE Statistics 9 WIE in R9DecemberWIEWIE -WomenWIE - MenNot provided % % % % 14.6% %61.3%29.7%9.0% 17.2% %60.0%30.8%9.3% 17.5% %57.5%32.8%9.7% 18.3% %57.0%34.3%8.7% 11.9%February %61.5%29.9%8.6%

10 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 CHALLENGES Create more awareness of WIE Retain volunteer support Retain students as higher grade members Limited budget Need to identify leaders and train them Identifying the needs of the local society based on the country and its culture.

11 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 OPPORTUNITIES Networking with peers and role models Membership elevation Attending congresses and conferences Enhancement in skills through attending workshops. Need-based service to improve the conditions of the society

12 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 Action Plan Publish and market WIE information in R9 Web site Present WIE mission and membership benefits to women at workplace Engage with other groups of women dedicated to promote women advancement –Look for a joint event or activities that can be supported by WIE 12

13 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 Action Plan Create and promote events and programs to attract professionals and students to join. –Workshops –Publish articles/notes in NoticIEEEro and WIE Newsletter –WIE Poster Initiative –STAR and IBIS Program Organize R9 WIE Meetings inside Regional Meeting 13

14 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 Action Plan Participate in contests for the: –R9 WIE Affinity Group of the year –R9 Most Inspiring Engineering of the year Network with GOLD Affinity Group –Work together to promote engineering among schools and universities Have WIE Sections and AG Coordinators motivated and informed about world wide initiatives for WIE 14

15 Reunión Regional / Regional Meeting 2012, March 11–14 WIE Section Coordinators 15 SectionWIE contact BoliviaNadia ColombiaKatherine EcuadorAnabel PerúMaria A South BrasilPaula Dornhofer Paro CostaRicaSandra GuadalajaraDiana Centro OccidenteElisa ArgentinaMaria Lorena UruguayIrene QueretaroMaria Elena PanamaDiana

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