Lehigh Valley WIE Affinity Group Planning Meeting

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Meeting Minutes.

Attendees: Carole Baddour, Maria Soledad Cohen, Christine Gerveshi, Betty Nelson, Xiaochen Guo.

This is a planning meeting for the newly-formed Lehigh Valley WIE Affinity Group. Interested Lehigh Valley Section WIE members are welcome to attend.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 03 Jan 2022
  • Time: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Starts 28 December 2021 03:03 PM
  • Ends 03 January 2022 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Christine Gerveshi


Old Business

  • Panel Discussion Event with Lehigh University SWE (Lead: Xiaochen Guo):
  • Target date/time is February 22 at 7:30 PM. Virtual Event.
  • Questions will be submitted ahead of time for the Panel Discussion.
  • Breakout rooms will follow the Panel Discussion; goal is to foster casual mentoring relationships between students and professionals.
  • Will advertise the event to women members of the Lehigh Valley Section.


  • Science Research Institute at Albright College (Lead: Bonnie Rhode):

Bonnie could not attend due to covid. She reported:

  • The college has been closed for the holiday, so she did not have any updates on when the Science Research Institute is available for a tour. She will work on some dates.


  • Virtual Meet and Greet (Lead: Carole Baddour):
  • Target date March 21, 22, 24 or 25.
  • Bonnie reported that she has not yet secured a speaker for the online networking portion of the meeting.
  • Carole will work on planning an agenda for the Meet and Greet to get feedback from the team.


  • Administrative Tools (Lead: Christine Gerveshi):
  • Learned how to create IEEE vTools “Events” for our WIE meetings and get Webex session links for them.
  • Learned how to report the meeting minutes via IEEE vTools.
  • Completed the WIE Group Officer roster Reporting for 2022 in IEEE vTools.
  • Still working on getting web site set up for WIE group in IEEE vTools.


New Business



Next Meeting: February 7, 2022, 7:30pm.