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SMC Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. With the membership of women within the IEEE growing around the globe, the IEEE Women in Engineering was officially formed in 1994 and is now a committee of the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (see the IEEE WIE Homepage), with over 450 affinity groups and 15,000 members around the world.

Mission and Vision of IEEE Women in Engineering

The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.

IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE Women In Engineering at Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (WIE-SMCS)

The Women in Engineering - SMCS liaison was formed by the Board of Governor to inspire, engage and advance women in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
The WIE–SMCS committee organizes a series of periodic events and activities to promote the visibility of women leaders and to inspire young girls who want to get involved in engineering.

The WIE-SMCS organizes a WIE Luncheon during the IEEE SMC conferences.
The event is an important opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women leadership. One or more guest speakers use to share their experience and history as WIE and young female researchers have the chance to get advice and discuss informally with senior faculty members around a free lunch.


Kathleen A. Kramer

The guest speaker of the IEEE SMC 2014: Kathleen A. Kramer
Lessons Navigating Your Own Success For Engineers Who Fail At Being Average

Kathleen A. Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. She worked to develop new engineering programs as a founding member of the faculty and eventually became the chair of electrical engineering, and then serving as Director of Engineering (2004-2013), providing academic leadership for all of the university’s engineering programs. She was nominated in 2014 for an Athena Pinnacle Award, is a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering special interest group and was the founding advisor of the University of San Diego Society of Women Engineers Student Sections


A presentation of the WIE activities has been presented at the Celebrity lectures program 2015 organized in Subotica (Serbia) in conjunction with the formal establishment of the SMCS Serbia Chapter. This took place on 16 September 2015.


Proposals for events can submitted by email to Maria Pia Fanti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Maria Pia Fanti

IEEE Women In Engineering SMCS Liaison

Maria Pia Fanti
Department of Electrical and Inormation engineering, Polytecnic of Bari
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