PES Webinar - Understanding the Gender Biases in the Workplace and the Importance of Diversity in Power
IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power Webinar Series
Understanding the Gender Biases in the Workplace and the Importance of Diversity in Power
April 15, 2016 10:00 am eastern
Presented by Wanda Reder, Chief Strategy Officer, S&C Electric Company
Wander will discuss her career journey and the importance of networking, the business benefits of a diverse workforce and how to build and be a part of one. She will also discuss how these 2 tools have had a positive impact on her campaign for IEEE President. In addition, Wanda is using this as an opportunity for your input! She is interested in asking what you would like to see out of her as IEEE President to support WIE and women in IEEE.
Wanda Reder started at S&C Electric Company in 2004 as VP of Power Systems Solutions and is now the Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to S&C, she held various power delivery leadership positions at ComEd / Exelon and Northern States Power. Wanda is a member of the US Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee, is on the IEEE Board as Division VII Director and on the IEEE Foundation Board. Wanda is the Founder of IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, a Signature program that has provided 733 scholarships to 466 students. She launched the IEEE Smart Grid, now enjoying over 27,000 LinkedIn and 11,000 Twitter followers. Wanda was named a Distinguished Engineer at South Dakota State University in 2007, was the first female President of IEEE Power & Energy Society in 2008-2009, became an IEEE Fellow in 2012 and received the IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership and Meritorious Service Awards in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In recognition for exemplary service, she received the IEEE TAB Hall of Honor Award in 2013 and the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award in 2014.