AIChE Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

March 8th is International Women's Day, a time to celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of women throughout history on a global scale. AIChE takes pride in recognizing the invaluable role of women in shaping the world of chemical engineering within the Institute and beyond. 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.

Explore our series on the women who have made an impact on AIChE and chemical engineering.

Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC)

Chartered in 1998, AIChE's Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC) organizes sessions at AIChE’s Spring and Annual Meetings, as well as year-round online events such as Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women Engineers. With its emphasis on inclusivity, WIC encourages members who don’t identify as women to join the community as allies.

To kickstart the celebration, AIChE is delighted to offer a special promotion. From March 8th to March 31st, new and returning AIChE members can join our Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC) with a complimentary year-long membership. Simply use the offer code WIC2024 during registration to unlock this exclusive benefit. This is our way of expressing gratitude to those who share our dedication to empowering women in chemical engineering and related fields.

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 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting & 20th GCPS

As part of our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, AIChE is proud to highlight the Women in Chemical Engineering Community (WIC) programming at our upcoming spring conference. The event will feature a series of engaging sessions, discussions, and networking opportunities tailored to empower and support women professionals in the field. Explore the diverse range of topics and speakers scheduled for the conference here, and be sure to mark your calendars to participate in these enriching experiences.

WIC Networking Breakfast & Keynote (ticketed event)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 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 26, 2024, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM CDT

Attend the WIC panel for an open discussion on navigating the field of chemical engineering and addressing specific challenges faced by women. The panel will feature women from diverse backgrounds and experiences, offering valuable insights and perspectives.

Learn more. 

Together, let's continue to inspire, support, and uplift women in chemical engineering and beyond.