Women in Systems Engineering

About Us

On this page, we will post women’s stories, telling you how they entered the field, what they do in their career, and why they find their work exciting.


 The goal of the Women in Systems Engineering page is:

  1. To motivate women to consider Systems Engineering as their area of study and career.
  2. To showcase the important work performed by women working in the discipline.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

the ieee Systems Council has adopted and supports the IEEE WIE pledge:

"IEEE WIE pledges to work towards gender-diversified panels at all IEEE meetings, conferences, and events, including our own."

IEEE WIE is one of the world’s leaders in changing the face of engineering. Our global network connects nearly 20,000 members in over 100 countries to advance women in technology at all points in their life and career. IEEE WIE members make lifelong friendships, acquire influential mentors, and make a difference for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE WIE

WISE Chair

Holly Handley

Old Dominion University
United States
2 (Eastern U.S.)

Get involved!

If you would like to learn more about Women in Systems Engineering, host an event, or join the WISE Committee, contact the WISE Chair.

Featured WiSE Women

The following interviews are from the featured WISE women of the Systems Council. If you would like to be featured or would like to nominate a person to be featured, please contact the WISE Chair.

Chantelle Dubois

Canadian Space Agency
Canada
7 (Canada)

Holly Handley

Old Dominion University
United States
2 (Eastern U.S.)

Humna Hassan Malik

Senior Engineer
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
South Africa
8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)

Ashley Madni

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL/Caltech)
United States
6 (Western U.S.)

 

Pierangela Samarati

Professor
Università degli Studi di Milano
Italy
8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)

Sarah Sheard

Carnegie Mellon University (Retired)
United States
2 (Eastern U.S.)

Kanika Singh

American Bureau of Shipping
South Korea
10 (Asia and Pacific)

Somayeh Sojoudi

University of California, Berkeley
United States
6 (Western U.S.)

 

Deborah D. Thompson

Lead Engineer – HMI (Human Machine Interface/Interaction)
Volvo Group North America
United States
3 (Southeastern U.S.)

Stephanie White

Senior Professor
Long Island University – Post Campus
United States
1 (Northeastern U.S.)