Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering Chicago Chapter

The Women in Engineering (WIE), Chicago Affiliate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) serves women engineering and computer professionals in the twelve counties of the greater Chicago area. As part of the Chicago Section, the WIE Chapter provides a local interface to the worldwide network of the IEEE. In addition, the WIE organizes technical presentations, social events, and networking opportunities of interest to women engineering professionals.


IEEE Women in Engineering


WIE Welcome slide

Hi all –

For those of you who were able to attend the last WIE meeting, I hope you are continuing to develop your personal brand. I enjoyed hearing Donna’s advice and spending time with you.

Keep your eyes open for the next WIE meeting announcement. I am currently planning a summer event at the Merchandise Mart, where we can once again enjoy its amazing outdoor space.

Also, please block off your calendar for the Chicago WIE Leadership Summit. The opening reception will be the evening of September 27th and the full day conference will be September 28th. Both events will be held in downtown Chicago.


My name is Lisa Schoedel and I am the Chair of Women in Engineering Chicago Chapter. After working as an electronics engineer for McDonnell Douglas and as an environmental engineer for Shell Oil Company, I became an attorney, now working at the law firm of Jenner & Block LLP.

I am energized and motivated to bring quality programs to our membership. Since my appointment, I have organized meetings discussing innovation, the importance of a Professional Engineering license, promoting women in the work place, and other programs focused on careers of female engineers. Please check this webpage and the IEEE Chicago Section Calendar for future meeting details.

I am always looking for new meeting ideas and would love to hear from you. I can be reached at Lisa.Schoedel.US@ieee.org.