IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE WIE was officially formed in 1994 and is a committee of the IEEE Board of Directors. As of 1 January 2012, WIE became a committee of the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB). IEEE WIE is devoted to promoting the advancement of women in the IEEE fields of interest as well as encouraging youth to pursue careers in science and engineering.

  • Mission:  To facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.
  • Vision:  A vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

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
  • Support 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 MGA
  • Provide support and guarantee that the WIE Groups in the Region
    maintain a good level of activity.
  • Help to 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.
  • Perform such duties as assigned by the Chair.
  • Obtain information on local members or groups for the WIE Magazine
    or Newsletter.

2023 Region 2 Women In Engineering Chair
Maryam Alibeik