It’s time for the annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) conference at the University of Washington. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014. If you haven’t attended in the past, this conference is focused toward the woman scholar who is interested in and/or pursuing engineering and science from high school through graduate level.
Workshops and presentations will be offered all day that speak to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational and career opportunities as well as professional and personal development. A few areas of discussion that will be shared include: identifying a major, career pathway, transition into higher education, challenges and benefits of STEM fields. The workshops run simultaneously so the individual student can tailor the conference for their interests. We encourage students of science and engineering at all levels to attend. The registration fee is minimal, and there are great opportunities to network and explore opportunities.
- Jacky Wright
- As VP of Microsoft IT Strategic Enterprise Services, Global Enterprise Services and Platforms, Jacky Wright oversees Microsoft IT’s Enterprise Services and Platform and drives product and operational excellence, agility, and customer-centricity. Jacky speaks at conferences worldwide, advocating diversity and inclusion and was a U.S. Department of State delegate to India to discuss women’s educational and career opportunities in STEM fields. In 2012, she was named to Savoy’s list of “Most Influential Women in Corporate America.”
- Randi Zuckerberg
- Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, Randi Zuckerberg is also Editor-In-Chief of Dot Complicated, and former Director of Market Development for Facebook. Randi created and ran Facebook’s marketing programs, led the company’s U.S. election and international politics strategy, and created their live-streaming video capability during the 2008 presidential inauguration. Randi was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010