Women in Engineering

Inclusiveness is a core value of PELS, which means embracing the diversity of members and their careers and respecting each other’s needs and values with honesty and transparency. PELS has made a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in philosophy and practice throughout its organization and programming. The PELS Women in Engineering (WiE) committee plays a vital role in fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion within PELS by hosting events and initiatives that support this commitment to diversity. IEEE PELS WiE focuses on development of events that support and welcome the entire community to be a part of the conversation.

IEEE PELS Women in Engineering (WiE) is a dedicated group within the IEEE WiE network serving the Power Electronics Society (PELS). IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a global network of over 22,000 IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering and science.

  • Educational & Networking Events – Focus on broadening the discussion around the experiences of underrepresented groups in engineering and how to support a diverse engineering community encompassing both Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion topics. Previous events have included career talks from women leaders in power electronics and discussions on career advancement. All events are open to all members of the IEEE PELS Community, regardless of gender identity. Events are held at APEC, ECCE, and various other PELS-sponsored conferences. Announcements for future events are listed on the PELS website under Upcoming Events, in the PELS email newsletter, and on individual conference websites.

  • Membership Advancement – Supporting the advancement of women members to IEEE Senior Member and nominations for IEEE Fellow.

  • Visibility Tracking – Statistical tracking of women PELS members represented in Administrative Committee members, Journal editorship, Conference committees, IEEE Fellows elevated through PELS, PELS Award recipients, Distinguished Lecturers, and Regional Distinguished Lecturers.

  • Develop New Initiatives – Collect feedback from members to identify opportunity areas and develop new initiatives to increase participation at all levels of PELS.