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Event Review: IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Summit 2018

The 2018 IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Summit was held in the UK for the first time, running from the 13th to the 15th of August 2018 at the University of Southampton.

On an international level, the summit offered a rich community that provided professional development for female students in all disciplines.

The 2018 IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit (ILS) mission is to empower women to choose their own career path and facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines. Our summit is dedicated to promote women in Engineering, Science and Technology and inspire girls around the world to achieve rewarding careers in engineering.

Building on previous themes, the IEEE WIE ILS summit 2018 was a three-day event that focused on how to achieve inclusivity in diversity. It was designed in partnership with industry for those interested in the impact of lack of gender, ethnic and racial diversity on the profitability and success of organisations.

The summit officially began with a grand opening gala dinner. Over the course of the three days, senior female leaders spoke about their approaches to engaging with the wider community and achieving their ultimate goals by overcoming challenges.

The closing ceremony on the 15th of August gave speakers from both academia and industry the opportunity to share with the audience their views about the importance of diversity in the workplace and how to foster inclusion. The closing ceremony took place in Winchester, ancient capital of England, where buffet lunch was provided at Winchester Guildhall.

The IEEE WIE ILS summit 2018 brought together women from all over the world providing a great opportunity to build strong female networks and connect with women who lead us in today’s world.

The IEEE WIE ILS 2018 Facebook page has many photos and videos of the speakers and their presentations.  Check them out here.