UC, Davis Chancellor, Linda Katehi will give the keynote address to the WAMICON 2014 audience on June 6, 2014 in Tampa, FL. WAMICON 2014 is co-located with IEEE MTT-S IMS and ARFTG at the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina.

“The Challenge to Diversify”

Women have made tremendous strides in the United States in the past two decades but they are woefully underrepresented at the executive levels and board rooms of large American companies, in the top ranks of academia and in the increasingly important STEM fields.

In a talk that will include her own improbable personal and professional journey, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi will share her thoughts on the challenges faced today by all young engineers and especially women, the gap between the generations both in aspirations and expectations, the accelerating change in technology and the need for continuous learning. In her talk she will focus on the persistent challenge in diversifying the US engineering workforce and the struggle to attract and retain talented US students to the profession.

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. Linda Katehi became the sixth chancellor of the University of California, Davis, on August 17, 2009. As chief executive officer, she oversees all aspects of the university's teaching, research and public service mission, including the UC Davis Health System and its acute-care teaching hospital in Sacramento, one of the nation's leading medical schools, a new school of nursing and a multi-specialty physician group that serves 33 counties and six million residents.