SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley, co-located with BIOMEDevice San Jose, today announced its first ever Women in Engineering breakfast panel and networking session. The session will dive into what current opportunities are offered to women in the field, why the industry has such a low representation of women, and insights from a stellar panel of professionals taking engineering by storm.Women in Engineering will run alongside both ESC and BIOMEDevice at the San Jose Convention Center, December 7-8.
"Diversity within key industries brings more creativity, innovation, and better financial results. We need a larger and more diverse group of professional engineers in the United States, yet half the population is not approaching the field," says Suzanne Deffree, Content Director for ESC and moderator of the Women in Engineering panel. "In this panel discussion and networking session, we will explore professional opportunitiesfor women in engineering, the reasons why women represent less than 12% of engineers, and our panelists' successes and challenges in engineer-driven careers."
Women in Engineering: Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 – 9 AM, Room 211D In line with its dedication to the progression and education of the industry, ESC's Women in Engineering panel and session will feature a robust panel of female engineer professionals, offering exclusive insights as they pull from their individual careers and experiences.
2016 Women In Engineering Panel:
Heather Andrus, General Manager, Radius innovation Studio: Heather has more than 20 years of experience in creative product design and team leadership combining user-centered experience design and engineering insight
Lisa Q. Fetterman, founder and CEO, Nomiku: Lisa has successfully made a career shift into tech and navigated the start-up waters during her transition to a founder and CEO role
Jessica Gomez, founder and CEO, Rogue Valley Microdevices: Jessica is described by her peers as a powerful, passionate, persuasive, and visionary business and community leader who has continually expanded her sophisticated technology business during the most challenging of economic times
Eileen Tanghal, VP of New Business Exploration, New Business Ventures at ARM: Eileen is an MIT electrical engineering grad and MBA from the London School of Business. In addition to her current VP role, she is also the owner of The Coder School, Fremont, as well as an angel investor/advisor at Goldenspear LLC
ESC Silicon Valley & BIOMEDevice San Jose ESC Silicon Valley and BIOMEDevice San Jose will join forces for the first time this year to bring professionals from the medtech and engineering spaces together for their co-located events in San Jose, CA. Both events will offer programs specific to the latest trends and topics taking their industries by storm. Discussions will range from the IoT and embedded hardware and software design to medical device design and manufacturing.
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