Speakers and Conference Program Announced!

Submitted by toni.griffin on Feb 19 2016


Speakers and Conference Program Announced!

Don't miss your chance to Lead Beyond and join over 1,000 women in technology at the 2016 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (2016 WIE ILC), which will be held 23-24 May 2016 in the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, USA. With a theme of Lead Beyond. Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World, the conference focuses on leadership, innovation, emerging technology, entrepreneurship and empowerment for mid-to-senior women in technology.

CONFERENCE DETAILS (San Jose, CA, 23 - 24 May)

Plenary sessions and multiple tracks covering Innovation, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Executive Leadership and Emerging Technology

  • Cisco-sponsored opening reception on Monday (23 May) evening at the San Jose Convention Center. Cisco Reception is included   with conference registration.
  • Cisco-sponsored hackathon on Monday (23 May). Separate registration. Details coming soon.
  • Amazon-sponsored start-up pitch session on Tuesday (24 May). The top six seed-stage startups based on pre- conference entries have an opportunity to pitch to a panel of VCs and Coaches. Details coming soon. Pitch session is included with conference registration.

By-invite Meet & Greet events on Monday and Tuesday sponsored by partnering organizations 

VIRTUAL TRACK (online, 16 - 17 May). Topics include:

  • What Does It Take to Become A Leader? (Carolyn Andrews, Owner, Inspired Leaders Now)
  • Under the Magnifying Glass: A Closer Look at Powerful Presentations (Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker)
  • Unblocking your biggest challenges – A Systems Approach to Leadership (Kelly Simmons, Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership)
  • Empowering Values-Based Leadership in a Diverse Workforce (Brooke Deterline, CEO, Courageous Leadership)
  • See more at http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/agenda/



Registration is Open! Reserve your spot now. Space is limited.


Conference partnerships available. Recruit and support women in technology. Advertisement deadline is 15 March!


Conference program and speakers announced. 


San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA


San Jose Marriott


  • Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
  • Liz Centoni, VP, Cisco
  • Aicha Evans, CVP, Intel
  • Hélène Barnekow, CEO, Telia
  • Pankaj Patel, EVP, Cisco
  • Stephen Rizzone, CEO, Energous
  • Francine Katsoudas, SVP, Cisco
  • Rose Herrera, Vice Mayor, San Jose
  • Kathleen Kay, VP, PGE
  • Renu Thomas, SVP, Disney ABC
  • Theresa Hennesy, SVP, Comcast
  • Lauren Antonoff, SVP, GoDaddy
  • Rodrigo Liang, SVP, Oracle
  • Amy Bunszel, VP, Autodesk
  • Rose Stuckley-Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon
  • Rachel Reinitz, Distinguished Engineer & CTO, IBM
  • Patricia Robb, Product Development Executive, Intel
  • See more at http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/agenda/