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



Join the Chicago IEEE Women in Engineering event at Nokia on September 18, 2018 as we take you on a journey from the second to the fourth industrial revolution. Learn how Nokia and Nokia Bell labs have been shaping the technologies that connect the world. Learn about women’s roles and their impact at Nokia up until today. Take a tour of Nokia Naperville museum containing many interesting artifacts from 1966 until today. See the inventions and innovations that replaced the clunky mechanics of bygone years with scalable and reliable electronics that began the ESS switch family – many of which were invented on the Naperville campus! See the first microprocessor ever designed and built by Bell Labs. Touch a multi-million-dollar circuit pack. See some of the equipment used in today’s LTE networks.

With Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and 5G Networks, Nokia is driving innovation and the future of technology to power the digital age and transform how people live, work, and communicate. See a live demonstration of how Nokia uses Extreme Automation and Network Slicing for IoT applications in 5G networks.

Please register by September 10th. To ensure your participation, early registration is strongly recommended due to the limited availability of seats.

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My name is Nina Rouhanizadeh and I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering for the Chicago Section. I’m currently working as an LTE Engineer at Nokia with more than 8 years of work experience, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.

If you have meeting ideas or suggestions, I would love to hear about them! Feel free to contact me.

I look forward to having a successful, productive, and exciting year ahead with all of you!

Nina Rouhanizadeh
Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering, Chicago Section