AIChE Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the achievements of women. AIChE recognizes the women who have contributed to the Institute and the profession of chemical engineering.

From Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau and Mae Jemison to Barbara Minor and Frances Arnold, trailblazing and brilliant chemical engineers have inspired thousands of women and underrepresented groups to follow in their footsteps to change the course of history and become chemical engineers.

Check out our series on the important women who have made an impact on AIChE and chemical engineering.

Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC)

Chartered by AIChE in 1998, and originally known as the Women’s Initiatives Committee, the Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC) organizes sessions at AIChE’s Spring and Annual Meetings, as well as year-round online events such as Allyship and Advocacy: Becoming an Advocate for Women. With its emphasis on inclusivity, WIC encourages members who don’t identify as women to join the community.

As a WIC member, you’ll have an opportunity to attend online and in-person technical programming geared specifically for women and their allies, and to contribute to the community’s roster of activities. All are welcome! Join WIC today.

WIC Programming at the 2023 AIChE Spring Meeting & 19th GCPS

In addition to regular programming, this year’s Spring Meeting & GCPS will also feature events that showcase AIChE’s efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion and the IDEAL Path. See the WIC programming below.

WIC Networking Breakfast & Keynote

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CDT

This event offers members a chance to network, exchange ideas, and share knowledge while enjoying a buffet-style breakfast.

Learn more. 

WIC Panel

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM CDT

Attend the WIC panel for an open discussion on how women can navigate the field of chemical engineering and the specific challenges they may face. The panel will feature women of diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

Learn more.