The IEEE MTT-S’s Women in Engineering invites all women working in high technology and/or attending educational programs or interested in the field to attend the virtual 2021 Women in Microwaves (WIM) event. It will be held during the virtual IMS2021 event to provide the broadest access. The conference will be presented in a hybrid form with an in-person meeting on 7-10 June in Atlanta and a virtual meeting starting 20 June ( See under “Menu” for evolving development of details and speakers.

Over 25 years ago, about 15 women and men gathered in a small hotel conference room to meet and commune. Before COVID, over 100 people gathered annually at receptions and panels to catch up and discuss critical topics to support, develop and advance the careers of WIM. Women at all stages of their careers come together to bond and support one another, interact with other supportive members of the microwave community and talk to women leaders from academia, business, industry and government from around the world.

This year we will highlight women’s contributions to the advancement of connectivity as technologists, researchers, leaders and educators. There will also be conversations with women leaders on their vision for addressing emerging societal problems around connectivity and important emerging fields that will enhance connectivity. We will wrap-up with recommendations of best practices to support the careers of WIM members, to grow WIM membership and to engage WIM members in the leadership roles in the profession and IEEE MTT Society. If time permits, a few questions from the audience will be taken. All are welcome to join our event. If you are interested in getting more information about the event, go to