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 @ Università di Genova

3:00 PM
WELCOME
  • Marianna Semprini & Michela Chiappalone (Chairs WIE ILS Italy 2021)
  • Dajana Cassioli (Chair WIE affinity group Italy) 
  • Maria Alexandra Paun (IEEE R8 WIE Chair) -Online
  • Metin Akay (IEEE EMBS President) - Online
  • Pia Torres (General Chair ILS WIE) - Online
  • Laura Gaggero (Vice-Rector for Research, University of Genova, Genova, Italy)
  • Sergio Martinoia (DIBRIS Director, University of Genova, Italy)
3:30 PM
How I became a stem scientist (i)
  • Silvia Giordani (Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland) - Online
  • Lucia Seminara (Università di Genova, Genova, Italy)
  • Chiara Bartolozzi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy)

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

4:15 PM
Pitch Presentations from Students
4:45 PM
Coffee Break
5:15 PM
How I became a stem scientist (II)
  • Laura Pastorino (Università di Genova, Genova, Italy)
  • Monica Frega (Twente University, Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Riccardo Gottardi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, USA)

 Chair: Andrea Canessa (Università di Genova, Genova, Italy)

6:00 PM
Plenary talk
  • Keynote: Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania, USA) - Online

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 @ Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

9:00 AM
Role Models for Leadership and Innovation 

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

  • Giovanni Verreschi (ETT Solutions, Italy)Maria Vittoria Trussoni (NTT data, Milan, Italy) 
  • Elisa Donati (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Silvia Scaglione (CNR and React4Life, Genova, Italy)

Chair: Michela Chiappalone (Chair WIE ILS Italy 2021)

10:15 AM
Coffee break
10:45 AM
Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health 
  • Andrea Hayward (Cactus Communications) - Online
  • Stefano Zucca (University of Torino, Torino, Italy)

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

12:00 PM
Plenary talk
  • Keynote: Anna Maiques (CEO Neuroelectrics, Barcelona, Spain) - Online

Chair: Gabriele Arnulfo (Università di Genova, Genova, Italy)

1:00 PM
Pitch presentations from students
1:30 PM
Lunch
2:30 PM
From Mentee to Mentor 
  • Cristina Tassorelli (Fondazione Mondino, Pavia, Italy)
  • Elvira Pirondini (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Dajana Cassioli (University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)

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

3:30 PM
Pitch presentations from students
4:00 PM
Coffee Break
4:30 PM
Role Models for Parents in Science  (round table discussion)
  • Marta Gandolla (Polytechnic University of Milano, Milano, Italy) - Online
  • Maria Rosa Antognazza (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Milano, Italy) 
  • Agnese Seminara (Università di Genova, Genova, Italy) 
  • Valentina Pasquale (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy)
  • Franca Tecchio (CNR, Rome, Italy)
  • Sergio Rapuano (IEEE Italy Section President)

Chair: Marianna Semprini (Chair WIE ILS Italy 2021)

6:00 PM
Event Closure

Marianna Semprini & Michela Chiappalone (Chairs 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 is now open!

FEE WAIVER ANNOUNCEMENT!

As the summit is getting closer, we want to make sure that registration fees do not pose a barrier for joining us, so we are offering a fee waiver for attending online for participants from Developing Countries (as per the World Bank Classification of Low-Lower/Upper-Middle Income Countries)

If you are eligible, use this form (bit.ly/ILS-feewaiver) before getting your ticket to request a free online registration! We look forward to seeing you!

Accepted payment methods: Credit card (except American Express) & bank transfer (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before registration to get payment details if you are planning to pay with a bank transfer)

PS! we only have 50 seats available for in-person participation!
Since we reached the maximum number of participants, pitch presentations are now closed

Where

Villa Cambiaso @ Università di Genova

Salone Nobile (first floor)

Address: Via Montallegro, 1, 16145 Genova GE

How to arrive by bus:

  • N° 43 from train station Brignole FS, direction OS San Martino, bus stop: Albaro/Causa.

  • N°15 from Piazza della Vittoria, direction Nervi, bus stop: Albaro/Causa.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Leonardo Auditorium (first floor)

Address: Via Morego, 30, 16163 Genova GE

How to arrive:

  • By bus: N° 7/N°8  from metro station Brin, direction Pontedecimo, bus stop: San Quirico1/Morigallo.
  • By train: RV 12022 direction Arquata Scrivia from Brignole or Piazza Principe. Train stop: Genova Bolzaneto. Then take bus N° 7 until San Quirico1/Morigallo or IIT shuttle scheduled at 8.25 am.
  • Meeting points to take together IIT shuttle departing at 8.25 am from Genova Bolzaneto: Brignole at 7:40 am & Piazza Principe at 7:50 am. Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info!

our sponsors

our Team

Marianna Semprini

Organizer & WIE-ILS Chair

Michela Chiappalone

Organizer - WIE-ILS Co-Chair - Sponsorship Chair

stefano zucca

Program Chair

Inna Forsiuk

Treasurer

florencia garro

webmaster & social media manager

Ilaria colombi

social event planner

Scientific Committee

Suha Abuarqub

Valentina Benfenati

Francesca Cagnoni

Luca Caridà


This event was organized with the support of IEEE WIE, the University of Genova, and the Italian Institute of Technology. 

© IEEE WIE ILS Italy