Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
RTop: Rising to the Top: Women Engineering Leaders Share their Personal Journeys to Professional Success
Wednesday, 17/Nov/2021:
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Session Chair: Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, University of Calfornia Davis, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Soma Chakrabarti, ANSYS, Inc., United Kingdom
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty

P.º de la Senda del Rey, 7, 28040 Madrid

Session Organizers:
Sushma S. Kulkarni (India), Tagwa Musa (Sudan), Stephanie Farrell (USA), Khairiyah Mohd Yusof (Malaysia), Edmundo Tovar (Spain), Prathiba Nagabhushan (Australia), Didem Demir (Turkey), with Hans J. Hoyer, Aliki Pappas, and Salma Wahba for IFEES.


1. Didem Demir, Arcelik
2. Michael Milligan, ABET

1. Soma Chakrabarti
2. Renetta G. Tull
3. Maria João Viamonte
4. Jane Goodyer

5. Elisa María Ruiz Navas

6. Dr. Divya Nalla
7. Ms. Reena Dayal

8. Prof. Bancy Mati
9. Dr. Ilham Kissani

Session Abstract

The 2021 WEEF/GEDC meeting is proud to continue to uplift the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 – Gender Equality, and SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities, by bringing the IFEES/GEDC “Rising to the Top” book series on global women engineering leaders to the 2021 conference venue. IFEES/GEDC says the following about the series:

“For innovations to continue to evolve, it’s necessary to balance gender representation in the field and ensure engineering advancements include all members of society. Rising to the Top provides an intimate and inspiring look into the experiences that have shaped the lives and careers of women engineering leaders from around the world, from Sudan to Chile to Malaysia, and many points in between.”

Today’s session will feature women engineering leaders from these volumes, and will have representation from various parts of the world.

Read more about Rising to the Top:

and join us as we continue to elevate global women engineering leaders to be part of the global initiative to highlight women in STEM.