IEEE – Women in Engineering Forum USA East 

Program, Thursday, Nov 30th (4:00PM-6:30PM)
 Registration & Office 4:00PM – 6:30PM
Networking Reception 4:30PM-6:30PM
Social Event (TBA) 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Program, Friday, Dec 1st (7:15AM-5:45PM)
7:15am-5:45pm Track 1: Innovation Track 2: Empowerment
Track 3: Leadership
7:15am-9:00am Breakfast
8:15am-8:45am Opening Remarks
General Co-Chairs, IEEE Region 1 & Region 2
8:45am-9:15am Opening Keynote:
Seeta Hariharan , GM and Group Head – Digital Software & Solutions Group, TCS
“Soar! Claiming Your Power and Getting What You REALLY Want”
9:15am-9:45am Keynote – Stephanie Hill , VP & GM,  Lockheed Martin
“How Technology Inspired an Unexpected and Fulfilling Purpose”
9:45am-10:15am Coffee Break & Exhibits
10:15am – 10:45am “Gender Based Occupational Stereotypes: New Behaviors, Old Attitudes”

Carolyn C. Matheus, Marist College

“Communication and Confidence: The two C’s of Empowerment in the Workplace”

Victoria Richard, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Nicole Newmeyer, NSA

WORKSHOP: “Becoming A Mindful LeaderTM

Wendy Moomaw,
Executive and Team Coach| Facilitator | Speaker

10:45am-11:15am  “Unleash Your Potential, There Is an Innovator in All of Us!”

Lorraine M. Herger & Mercy Bodarky, IBM Research

“Communicating STEM: How podcasting can help women in STEM become better communicators ”

Lindsay Claiborn, The McClatchy Corporation & Huan Yu, University of Maryland

11:15am-11:45pm PANEL: “Cyber Security: Why It’s Everyone’s Business”

Maryam Rahmani, Global Cyber Alliance

Leah MacMillian, Trend Micro
Angel Grant, RSA
Lauren Thompson, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO)

“Protecting Your Life and Your Business; The Importance of Planning In Today’s World”

Graham Fuller, Mercer

11:45am-12:15pm  “Empowerment through Application:Rockwell Automation”

Jai Narayanan, Rockwell Automation

12:15pm-2:00pm Lunch & Keynote
Dr. Frederica Darema, SES Director, AFOSR
“AFOSR Basic Research Spotlight”
2:00pm-2:30pm  WORKSHOP: “Exploring the Unconscious Bias: A Holistic Approach”

Adrienne Shoch, 5 to 1 Consulting

 PANEL: “Community Based Career Development”

Moderator: Kathleen Smith, ClearedJobs

Julka Grodel, Framebridge
Cindy Jones, Rapid7
Sophia Fadli, Global Insurance Company
Kirsten Renner, Novetta

“Managing Diversity:The Benefits of Hiring and Inspiring People Different Than You”

Amory Wakefield, True Fit Corpooration

Career Fair in Exhibit Area
(2:00PM – 4:30PM)

“For Female Leaders of Tomorrow: Cultivate an Interdisciplinary Mindset”

Mónica López-González, La Petite Noiseuse Productions

3:00pm-3:30pm “Writing Like an Engineering Professional”

Bernadette Longo, New Jersey Institute of Technology

“How to Work with Each Other: Legal Tips on Collaboration”

Maura Moran, IEEE-USA

“The Accidental Pioneer: Being your Best Where You Are”
Major General Miyako Schanely, US Army Reserve
3:30pm-4:30pm Coffee Break & Exhibits,

Sensata Diversity & Inclusion Panel
“Exploring the Attrition Gap: Why do Women Leave the Engineering Field and What Can Be Done to Prevent it?”

“4:30pm-5:00pm Keynote – Roshan Roeder,  VP of Global Ground Based Radars, Northrop Grumman
5:00pm-5:30pm Keynote – Jane Barr, Regional Vice President of Sales – East, Rockwell Automation
5:30 pm-5:45 pm Daily Wrap-up – General Co-Chairs
Program, Saturday, Dec 2nd, 7:15AM-12:
7:15am – 12:30pm Track 1 : Innovation
Track 2: Empowerment
 Track 3: Leadership
7:15am-9:00am  Breakfast
8:15am-8:45am General Co-Chairs, Candy Robinson, IEEE-USA President Elect
8:45am-9:15am  Keynote – Dr. Dalma Novak, VP at Pharad, LLC
“A Career in Engineering – The Journey From Academia to Industry”
9:15am-9:30am  Transition Break
9:30am-10:00am WORKSHOP:
“LED Electronics and Learn to Solder Workshop” (Session 1)
sponsored by the IEEE Region 1 Maker Faire Program and the World Maker Faire New York ‘Learn to Solder’ Booth
(Preregistration required, details coming soon)
“Momgineers: Pearls and Pitfalls on the Path to Success”

Reena Dahle, Alicia Scott
SUNY, New Paltz

PANEL:  “Mentoring the Next Generation of Female Leaders”

Panelists: Deb Borgerding, Sarah Lyon, Carly Aderton, Lindsey Kostkowski, Northrop Grumman Corp

10:00am-10:30am WORKSHOP:
“LED Electronics and Learn to Solder Workshop” (Session 2)
sponsored by the IEEE Region 1 Maker Faire Program and the World Maker Faire New York ‘Learn to Solder’ Booth
(Preregistration required, details coming soon)
“Empowering the Next Generation: Connecting Art and Career”

Rashi Narain, Booz | Allen | Hamilton

10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am-11:30am Closing Keynote – Kathy Kountze-Tatum, CIO, Eversource
11:30am-12:30pm Wrap-up Session
Jim Jefferies, IEEE President-Elect
IEEE WIE Forum USA East Committee