IEEE WIE Summit USA East (Nov 6-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA) focuses on developing and improving leadership skills for individuals at all stages of their careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspirational and empowering talks presented by successful leaders from IEEE USA North-East region. Emerging technologies will also be demonstrated, engaging attendees to facilitate discussion and potential advancement of STEM outreach class ideas.

Our Mission 

To inspire and empower women as leaders in engineering and technology. Through a network of more than 500 affinity groups and 15,000 members around the world, IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) directly transforms the lives of hundreds of thousands of young girls and women via pre-university outreach, technical seminars, humanitarian projects, networking events, and educational programs focused on encouraging self-realization through the core ideas of the IEEE WIE mission.


Kate Duncan

IEEE Member | WIE Member

Vicky Drury

Co Chair
IEEE Member | WIE Member
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Felicia Harlow

Facility & Registration Chair
Active IEEE Volunteer since 2008. For her complete bio, click here.

Holly Cyrus

Program Chair
IEEE Member | WIE Member
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Barb Frantom

Technical Chair
IEEE Member | WIE Member

Ben Wolfgram

Ben Wolfgram

Buzz Builder
Automation Engineer | WIE Member | Maker
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Bob Johnston

Robert (Bob) Johnston is currently employed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Air Force Strategic Programs Division. for his complete bio, click here.

Denise Griffin

Career Fair Coordinator
Denise Griffin is an Analyst for Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel website. For her complete bio, click here.

Charles Rubenstein

Co Treasurer
An IEEE WIE member, Charles has been active in having Regions 1 and 2 co-host Joint WIE Conferences for several years. For his complete bio, click here.

Nita Patel

Committee Volunteer
Nita Patel, P.E., is a Systems and Software Engineering Manager at L-3 Warrior Systems. For her complete bio, click here.

Bob Pellegrino

Co-Program Chair


Stephanie Sheppard

Committee Volunteer
IEEE Member | WIE Member
Stephanie Sheppard graduated from Penn State in May. She currently works for The Boeing Company as an Electrical Design Engineer for the CH-47 Chinook.