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Day 1

Tuesday / 7 nov

16:30 - 18:00

Special session:
Inspiring the Future – Role of Women Engineers
Organised by:  IEEE
Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea 1 - Sea Floor
Abstract: 

This Workshop will address current issues and challenges being faced by women engineers. Through personal experiences and case studies, leading female engineers from the IEEE will share their views and seek answers to current problems ranging from reluctance of females to take up STEM  subjects at school, to barriers to joining engineering and continuing in the profession.

 

The IEEE is the world’s largest organisation of professional engineers.

 

Through a series of panel presentations, followed by break-out sessions, the Workshop will engage the attendees in exploring the Role of Women Engineers in Inspiring the future.

 

Panelists:

  • Professor Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Global Chair IEEE Women in Engineering 2017
  • Youmna El –Bitar, Chair IEEE WIE Region 8 - EMEA
  • Sonia Al Zoghoul, Industrialist, Chair IEEE WIE Jordan Section
  • Tariq S Durrani,  Research Professor University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Maryam Althani, Member IEEE UAE Section
  • Sohaib Qamer Sheikh, ICT Consultant at  Arup