About WICE Workshops
Women are significantly underrepresented in most engineering disciplines and signal processing and communications are no exception. There are even fewer women in visible senior leadership roles, e.g., full and chaired professors, Editors-in-Chief, Distinguished Lecturers, members of the Board-of-Governors of their professional society. Although the number of women in these positions has – with concerted effort – grown, it is still too small.
While there is no single way to increase the percentage of women in these research areas, WICE believes that targeted mentoring and networking can help with retention and increasing the number of women in leadership positions. One way to achieve this goal is through the organization of a workshop, where junior researchers can interact and learn from more senior researchers. Such workshops foster the mentoring and networking that can make a difference in a career.