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The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has made an outstanding contribution to WIE, their community, and the engineering community, through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the WIE goals and objectives.



Nomination deadline15 March


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One award annually


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  • An IEEE member of Member grade or higher
  • A professional member of WIE for at least two (2) years and a professional working in industry/academia for greater than (5) years
  • Must not be a past recipient of the IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Member of the Year Award


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Basis of selection

  • Letters of endorsement by colleagues and fellow members
  • Service to WIE at Section or Society level
  • Service to non-IEEE professional/technical organizations
  • Candidates will be evaluated based on their IEEE WIE volunteer participation and community involvement; not on professional achievement


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Nomination package

  • Completed nomination form, completed by nominator
  • Minimum of two (2), and no more than four (4), letters of endorsement


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Selection committee

The winner will be recommended by the WIE Awards Subcommittee and approved by the WIE Committee.


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Award instrument

A Certificate of Recognition and cash prize.


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Instructions and guidelines for Award nominations

Nominators can submit nominations, endorsers can upload endorsement letters all within the online system.

To submit your nomination please:

Please email WIE Awards if you have any questions about this award or the WIE Awards process.


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