Chat Live With Women Engineers

IEEE Women in Engineering hosts another series of online chats

3 April 2013

Do you have a question you’d like to ask a prominent female engineer? Perhaps you’d like to know what it’s like working in a male-dominated industry. Or maybe you just want to find out what cool technologies women are working on, learn tips on landing your dream job, or which skills are needed to succeed.

You’ll get your chance to talk to several over the next few months, as IEEE Women in Engineering hosts another series of live online chats. The group organized four such talks last year that were broadcast on the IEEE WIE UStream channel, which streams live video.

The first chat takes place 5 April at 11 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. UTC) with IEEE Senior Member Nita Patel, this year’s chair of the WIE Committee. You can join the chat on WIE’s Facebook page or by going directly to the WIE UStream channel.

Patel is a systems and software engineering manager in the Warrior Systems Division of L-3 Communications, a defense technology company in Londonderry, N.H. She has plenty of other leadership experience that you can ask her about, having served as board of governors member of the IEEE Computer Society, the 2012 IEEE-USA vice president of communications and public awareness, and the New Hampshire Section vice chair. She’s also a member of The Institute’s editorial advisory board. You can learn more about Patel on 5 April by visiting our Profiles subchannel and reading an article about her career and IEEE volunteer work.

IEEE WIE will hold nine more chats with women from around the world this year:

19 April: Nury Ramirez, Region 9
7 June: Zahra Ahmadian, Region 7
21 June: Tazeen Sharif, Region 8
9 August: Pamela Jones, Region 3
21 August: Takako Hashimoto, Region 10
13 September: Mehvish Zahoor, Region 10
27 September: Pamela Kumar, Region 10
4 October: Janet Flores, Region 5
18 October: TBD (check the WIE Facebook page for updates)

And if you’re on the go when a chat takes place, no worries—you can access it from your mobile device, too.

For questions about the chats, e-mail IEEE WIE Program Manager Keyana Tennant at

Photo: Dan Hudson

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