Lehigh Valley WIE Planning Meeting and Officer Elections 11/6/23

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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.

Officer elections will also be held. All Lehigh Valley WIE members are eligible to be an officer. If you would like to have more involvement in our WIE Affinity Group, and in working to support and grow the female engineering community, please come to the meeting and volunteer!


  Date and Time




  • Date: 06 Nov 2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 20 October 2023 02:09 PM
  • Ends 06 November 2023 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Meeting Minutes of Lehigh Valley WIE meeting 11.6.23

Attendees: Bonnie Rohde, Maria Cohen, Christine Gerveshi, Elizabeth Nelson, CJ Sasso

  1. Report by Bonnie and Chris on the value of attending the WIE Forum in Pittsburgh, October 26-28

    • Opportunity to meet with R2 WIE group leaders and organizers; WIE LV is apparently well known for being very active!
    • Excellent sessions and exhibits
    • Impressive presentations and panels by women making a difference in diverse careers
    • Ideas for future directions and collaborations with other R2 WIE groups


  1. Discussion of elections: WIE board will continue in their present roles. When the Section announces call for nominations in 2024, we will do the same.


  1. Chris raised the topic of exploring an outreach project targeted at middle school girls (such as Lego Challenge) which could encourage students to become involved with WIE. CJ Sasso talked about his past involvement with First Robotics at the high school level, and his interest in being involved with similar programs with WIE.


  1. CJ also mentioned a project with high schoolers to provide broadband access to underserved communities. Bonnie also had experience with such projects at AT&T.


  1. General goal to pin down ideas for meetings and talks in 2024.


Next Meeting: 12/04/23