Lehigh Valley WIE Planning Meeting 10/2/23

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


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  • Date: 02 Oct 2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 16 September 2023 07:56 PM
  • Ends 02 October 2023 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Meeting Minutes of Lehigh Valley WIE meeting 10.2.23

Attendees: Bonnie Rohde, Maria Cohen, Christine Gerveshi, Jennifer Winikus

  1. Student Networking session based on Speed Interviews "So You Think You Can Network":

  • Scheduled for October 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Virtual using breakout rooms, with coaches rotating while students stay put.
  • How this event will work :

    • Equal number of coaches and students, up to a max of 12 each
    • Each student will prepare a 3-minute pitch
    • Each student presents to each coach in turn

  • Only 5 coaches and 1 student signed up so far.
  • Ask LiFang to arrange the zoom link.

  1. IEEE Happy Hour: The Section wants the next Happy Hour to be North of Allentown. Maria will come up with a suggestion for a venue in the Stroudsburg area.
  2. Elections: We will hold elections at the November meeting.
  3. WIE Forum 10/26/23: Bonnie and Christine will attend the WIE Forum in Pittsburgh. The Section will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses, then we will ask for a PACE grant to reimburse.
  4. Ideas for events for 2024:

  • Speaker on AI
  • Careers forum
  • Founders of businesses

Chris will ask Richard for a list of female IEEE members as a start.

Next Meeting: 11/06/23