ITherm 2017 is pleased to announce that the Women and Diversity Chapter will host the inaugural panel on "Women and Diversity Achievers" at this year's conference. Through mentorship, networking and outreach, this newly created Chapter is also dedicated to encouraging women and underrepresented engineers and scientists with diverse backgrounds to follow their interests towards engineering careers in academia and industry. The Chapter welcomes participation from all ITherm members.
In the first half of the panel discussion, the panelists will introduce some of the challenges faced by women, minorities and underrepresented groups, and strategies to overcome these challenges, as well as share their own career strategies to professional development and success. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. After the panel session, a social and networking reception will be held. All ITherm and ECTC attendees are invited to join in on this engaging discussion and the reception afterwards.