PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco, as part of the 2015 Women In Engineering International Leadership Conference partner community seeking to support and advance women in tech, will bring to life a lively study of innovation in SDN, cloud, Internet of Everything and DevNet with an all-female leadership panel at the second annual IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference April 23-25, 2015, in San Jose, CA. Panelists Liz Centoni (VP, U.S.), Yvette Kanouff (SVP, U.K.), Monique Morrow (CTO, Swiss), Susie Wee (VP, CTO, U.S.), Elaine Cheong (TLE, U.S.) and Vinod Peris (VP, U.S.) are just a few of the leaders at Cisco helping to shape the world through innovation at work and at play.
Cisco's panel is one of many notable conference presentations and keynote speaking engagements that delve into thought-provoking discussions around personal and professional growth in the areas of innovation, empowerment, entrepreneurship, and executive leadership. During the Friday, April 24, 1:30-2:25p.m., presentation, Cisco's panelists will address how the organization leverages the knowledge, skills, and experiences of its employees to create market-leading advantages, and how the organization is working to create an environment that nurtures creativity in order to stimulate fresh, innovative thinking. And, from the talented women of this engineering group, you'll hear about the challenges and opportunities involved in tackling and breaking new ground, while inspiring change.
The WIE leadership conference also boasts executive-level speakers Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel; Lisa Su, CEO, AMD; Rebecca Jacoby, CIO and Sr. VP, Cisco; Pankaj Patel, EVP and CDO, Cisco; Yanbing Li, VP and GM, Storage and Availability, VMware; and more. The event begins with pre-conference activities on Thursday, April 23, in San Francisco, including a Women in STEM Think Tank discussion at Square headquarters, and an opening reception at Yammer headquarters. The interactive conference tracks follow on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25. A free virtual conference track is also available online.
Nita Patel, conference chair, IEEE Women in Engineering, said this leadership conference is just one example of people, organizations, and companies coming together to invest in the success of women in STEM. "At WIE," she stated, "we are focused on empowering women in tech to achieve successful upward mobility. By providing them with a forum of knowledge-sharing, collaboration and discussion, we are providing them with the tools and support they need to succeed."
For more information or to register, visit http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/. You won't want to miss this terrific opportunity to experience outstanding professional and personal development.
About IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)
With over 500 affinity groups and 16,000 members around the world, IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, facilitating their recruitment and retention in technical disciplines, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to careers in engineering and technology. WIE envisions a community of IEEE women and men using their rich and diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity. IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, serving over 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, provides authoritative thought leadership in areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.ieee.org/women or at www.ieee.org.
SOURCE IEEE Women in Engineering