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.

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NEXT IEEE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MEETING:

JOINT MEETING WITH IEEE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE FOR ENGINEERS (PACE), IEEE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING (WIE), AND AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)

When: August 16, 2017 (Wednesday), 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: 123 N. Wacker Drive, 13th Floor (please bring your ID for security)

What: Workshop by Carmen Kimble: “Effective Communications for Enhancing Customer Experience and Client Satisfaction

Agenda:    

5:30-6:30 pm:  Appetizers and Networking

6:30-7:30 pm:  Workshop by Carmen Kimble

Abstract:

Effective communication enhances customer experience and client satisfaction. But how can you communicate effectively, especially with difficult people? Think of communication as a process, with steps necessary to ensure clarity and understanding. Communication can be expressed in a multitude of ways, the process is complex, and while speech is the most predictable variable, there are other essential mechanics to consider. Dr. Carmen Kimble will discuss the communication process and demonstrate how to communicate in difficult situations with interactive exercises.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Carmen Kimble worked for more than 36 years with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) until retiring recently from the position of Postmaster. Prior to Postmaster, she held the positions of Quality Specialist, Master Instructor, Project Manager, Computerized Forwarding, as well as various positions in human resources, marketing, and finance.

Carmen’s true passion, however, is teaching. She is motivated to share her knowledge, skills, and experiences to assist others in developing strategies that enhance their ability to problem-solve, make decisions, and communicate effectively in the work environment and society. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Professor for Colorado Technical University and has co-authored several textbooks, including “Leadership and Ethical Decision Making.” Additionally, Carmen shares her passion for learning as a Volunteer Board Member for the Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition.

Registration:

The event is complimentary from our sponsoring organizations, but you must register to attend. Registration is limited. Please register using the link:https://www.123signup.com/event?id=hqxdr

If you have any questions, please contact: Anthony Ehiri, Chicago Section Chair IEEE Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE), attnero21@yahoo.com or Lisa Schoedel, Chicago Section Chair IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), at Lisa.Schoedel.US@ieee.org.


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.