IEEE Intersociety Thermal and Thermomechanical Conference


IEEE ITherm Conference

The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

ECTC/ITherm Women's Panel and Reception

Unleashing the Power of Diversity in our Workforce

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Nolita 1

The Executive Committees of ECTC and ITherm cordially invite all ITherm attendees to our fifth annual Women's Panel and Reception jointly organized by ITherm and ECTC and sponsored by EPS. The panel will start with a brief presentation on metrics and statistics to provide context. Then the panelists will speak on Unleashing the Power of Diversity in the Workforce. Discussions will include the power of diversity in high-performing workplaces, strategies to build a diverse workforce, and tools for inclusion and engagement. Panelists will also address the creation of policies and programs to increase inclusion along with metrics to assess progress and share both successes and challenges to achieving these goals.


Cristina Amon

Cristina Amon
University of Toronto
Tanja Braun

Kristina Yound-Fisher


Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Rolf Aschenbrenner, Deputy Director/IEEE Fellow at Fraunhofer, Institut fuer Zuverlaessigkeit und Mikrointegration

Monica Jackson, Senior Diversity Staff Manager for the GE Aviation Business.

Jean Trewhella, Director of Packaging Technology at Globalfoundries.

ITherm Partners