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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Nina Rouhanizadeh is the Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering for the Chicago section. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago with bachelor and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering. Nina is currently a Solutions Engineer at Splunk. Prior to that, she worked as an LTE/5G Technical Support Engineer at Nokia. Nina is passionate about technology and loves to give back by encouraging women engineering professionals to reach their full potential and inspiring girls to follow their academic interest in Engineering

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Lauren White is the Vice Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering for the Chicago section. Lauren graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and has been working as a Cisco Systems Engineer for the last 5 years. Her passion is focused around cybersecurity and securing enterprise networks across the Chicagoland area . Lauren loves to give back and volunteer her time by speaking with kids about STEM and hosting hands-on workshops . She is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion within tech and enjoy building community with other women in the industry. Lauren is looking forward to collaborating with other IEEE members and making this a great year.


Monisha Polamerasetti is the Secretary and Treasurer of IEEE Women in Engineering for the Chicago Section. In a nutshell, Monisha did her Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Corporate Finance from Harvard University. As a Portfolio Manager at a reputed health care company in Chicago, Monisha manages multi-million dollar Programs and Projects, advises executives, and entrepreneurs on holistic leadership, encouraging innovation, and building successful teams. She also served as a committee member in the Singapore Chapter for Women and Engineering. Monisha’s interests include biking, hiking and cooking up a storm.