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Expanding the picture of success

It can be a challenge to envision your own career success when you don’t see leaders in your field who look like you. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Distinguished Lecture Series shines a light on what’s possible and inspires the next generation of Santa Clara STEM professionals with quarterly presentations by successful underrepresented engineering leaders. Guest lecturers from industry, academia, and research share their experience of overcoming obstacles and lessons learned throughout their careers and offer their thoughts on how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Free and open to all, we invite you to join us!

Previous Speakers

Chancellor Gary S. May, UC Davis

March 11, 2021
Chancellor Gary S. May, UC Davis

As chancellor of one of the world’s great public research universities, Gary S. May leads UC Davis as it advances its mission
in several key areas, including:

  • Achieving equal access to education and opportunity for students of all backgrounds
  • Building diversity and nurturing success among students, faculty, and staff
  • Deepening the university’s engagement with Sacramento, Davis, and the surrounding region
  • Conducting useful research and outstanding scholarship in areas of critical need to California, the nation, and the world

October 14, 2021
Joanne C. Wilson
Joanne Wilson is an electrical engineer with more than 30 years of professional experience in the telecommunications, including more than 25 years of involvement in the work of the Radiocommunication Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R). Ms. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Southern University (1981) and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University (1982), with further graduate study at Princeton University (1986).
Wilson is currently the Deputy to the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) and Chief of its Informatics, Administration and Publications (IAP) Department. As Deputy Director, she assists and advises the BR Director in the direction and management of the Bureau and leads the BR’s preparation for its major conferences.  Ms. Wilson was the Secretary to the Plenary and to the Steering Committee of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) recently held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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