INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Women in engineering

December 2-3 2021 @ Genoa, Italy & Online

The IEEE WIE ILS is an internationally acclaimed program of IEEE Women in Engineering, which is one of the world’s largest technical communities working towards shaping the scenario of underrepresentation of Women in Engineering and Technology.

IEEE WIE ILS started in 2015  was organized in Chennai with the theme “Beyond Yourself – Leveraging your strengths and breaking barriers”. The summit drew more than 200 participants which paved the way for more such summits all over the globe. Now every year ten such summits are organized across the globe.

In 2020 we were selected to host an ILS event for the first time in Italy. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 ILS was only virtual (see the “past editions” tab).

This year we are going to have a hybrid event with participation both online and in-person! We have planned sessions on empowering, entrepreneurship, mentoring, and also parenting! The event is open to anyone, especially to women and minorities in the STEM area.

Join us (either in person or online) for two days of panel discussions, keynote presentations, round table discussions, and networking!

Save the date! Join us in presence or online!

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Summit PROGRAM

day 1 @ University of Genova

3:00 PM
WELCOME
  • Marianna Semprini & Michela Chiappalone (Chair WIE ILS Italy 2021)
  • Pia Torres (General Chair ILS WIE)
  • Dajana Cassioli (Chair WIE affinity group Italy) 
  • Maria Alexandra Paun (IEEE R8 WIE Chair)
  • Metin Akay (IEEE EMBS President)
  • Laura Gaggero (university of Genova, Genova, Italy)
3:30 PM
How I became a stem scientist (i)

       Chair: Silvia Scaglione (CNR and React4Life, Genova, Italy)

  • Silvia Giordani (Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland)
  • Lucia Seminara (University of Genova, Genova, Italy)
  • Chiara Bartolozzi (Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy)
4:15 PM
Coffee Break
4:45 PM
Pitch Presentations from Students
5:15 PM
How I became a stem scientist (II)

       Chair: Andrea Canessa (University of Genova, Genova, Italy)

  • Laura Pastorino (University of Genova, Genova, Italy)
  • Monica Frega (Twente University, Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Riccardo Gottardi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, USA)
6:00 PM
Plenary talk
  • Keynote: Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Chair: Riccardo Gottardi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, USA)
7:00 PM
end of the day
8:00 PM
Aperitif in a nice location in Genova

day 2 @ Italian Institute of Technology

9:00 AM
Role Models for Leadership and Innovation 

       Keynote: "From academia to the industry " by Suha Abuarqub (Emerson, Milan, Italy)

  • Chair: Valentina Benfenati (CNR, Bologna, Italy)
  • Maria Vittoria Trussoni (NTT data, Milan, Italy) 
  • Elisa Donati (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Silvia Scaglione (CNR and React4Life, Genova, Italy)
10:15 AM
Coffee break
10:45 AM
Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health 

       Chair: Stefano Zucca (University of Torino, Torino, Italy)

  • Andrea Hayward (CACTUS Mental Health )
  • Stefano Zucca (University of Torino, Torino, Italy)
12:00 PM
Plenary talk
  • Keynote: Anna Maiques (CEO Neuroelectrics, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Chair: Gabriele Arnulfo (University of Genova, Genova, Italy)
1:00 PM
Lunch
2:30 PM
From Mentee to Mentor 

       Chair: Silvia Giordani (Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland)

  • Cristina Tassorelli (Fondazione Mondino, Pavia, Italy)
  • Elvira Pirondini (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Dajana Cassioli (University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)

4:00 PM
Coffee Break
2:30 PM
Role Models for Parents in Science  (round table discussion)

 Chair (TBC): Alessandra Pedrocchi (Polytechnic University of Milano, Milano, Italy)

  • Maria Rosa Antognazza (Italian Institute of Technology, Milano, Italy) 
  • Agnese Seminara (CNRS, Institute de Physique de Nice, France) 
  • Valentina Pasquale (Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy)
  • Franca Tecchio (CNR, Rome, Italy)
  • Valentina Benfenati (CNR, Bologna, Italy)
  • Sergio Rapuano (IEEE Italy Section President)
6:00 PM
Event Closure

Marianna Semprini & Michela Chiappalone (Chair WIE ILS Italy 2021)

Fees & Registration

In presence*

(limited seats!)

  • ieee student member

    €100
  • Student non-member

    €130
  • WIE member

    €150
  • IEEE member

    €160
  • Others

    €200

Online

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  • ieee student member

    €50
  • Student non-member

    €80
  • WIE member

    €100
  • IEEE member

    €110
  • Others

    €150

*Registration fee includes coffee breaks for both days, dinner for the first day, and lunch for the second day.


Registration will open in November

PS! we only have 50 seats available for in-person participation,
so stay tuned and get your ticket!


Accepted payment methods: Credit card (except American Express) & bank transfer (please contact the organizer before registration to get the details)

Where

University of Genoa, Italy

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

our sponsors

our Team

Marianna Semprini

Organizer & WIE-ILS Chair

Clinical Research Team Leader
Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab - ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Michela Chiappalone

Organizer - WIE-ILS Chair - Sponsorship Chair

Associate Professor
Bioengineering Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering - UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA

Affiliated Researcher
Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab - ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

stefano zucca

Program Chair

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, Dept. Experimental Psychology, UCL, London

Inna Forsiuk

Treasurer

PhD Student Fellow
Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab - ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

florencia garro

webmaster & social media manager

PhD Student
Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab - ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

This event was organised with the support of IEEE WIE and the IIT. 

© IEEE WIE ILS Italy