Upcoming Events

Strong(H)er Together

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 6-8pm in 102 Benedum Hall

Dinner and dessert included!

Join Lesli and Alaina, two women dedicated to fostering kindred connections in the engineering workplace, for an interactive night of skill-building, networking, and creating community. The evening will be filled with a conversational style presentation from the hosts, a networking activity for all participants, and time to make meaningful connections with other women in engineering. Dinner will be provided, seating is limited, and registration is required.

If you have any questions please contact Beth Peters at eps33@pitt.edu

StrongHer Together event flyer, hosted by Alaina Elias and Lesli Kunkle


Past/Reoccuring Events

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Making a Difference for Women in Engineering

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at 102 Benedum Hall

Join us for a panel discussion featuring programs and student organizations within the school that are making a difference for women in engineering. It will also discuss how our high impact programs and practices facilitated by these groups are increasing student engagement and a sense of belonging.

Lunch will be provided.

Speakers Yvette Moore, Beth Peters, Olivia Porcello, and Andrea Sajewski headshots


Keys to Being a Woman in Engineering

Keys to being a woman in engineering - unlocking your potential event poster for 2/1/23 at 6:30pmWednesday, February 1, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Benedum Hall 102 - dinner and desserts included!

The Women in Engineering at Pitt program is sponsoring a very special evening with one of our own 2012 Chemical Engineering alumnae, Lesli Kunkle, the Director of Food Safety and Quality at Wolfgang Confectioners. She also serves as the Secretary for the Central PA Chapter of Women in Manufacturing.

The agenda will include a panel of women engineers who will cover the following topics:

  1. The Power of a Strong Network and Good Connections
  2. Earning Respect
  3. Set Boundaries/Let it Go
  4. Be Yourself and Be Confident

We will leave time for networking and dessert afterwards. Lesli is bring swag and candy from Wolfgang!!!

Imposter Syndrome

susan fullerton headshotMonday, October 3, 2022 from 5:30-7:00pm with Dr. Susan Fullerton as the guest speaker.

Have you experienced a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud? Wondering if you measure up?  Wondering how you’ve been clever enough to fake people out about your abilities for years?  Many high achievers attribute their career success to luck, favor, or hard work, making them feel like frauds. These feelings are driven by an inability to internalize their accomplishments, and this set of feelings is referred to as the “imposter syndrome”.  It is very common and can be debilitating.  But I will argue that a healthy dose of the imposter syndrome - when understood and placed in proper perspective - can be beneficial.  The first step is to understand what the imposter syndrome is (i.e., awareness), the second is to admit that you have these feelings (spoiler alert - most people do!) and the third is to learn how to use them to your advantage. 

Alumnae Evening

Each spring we invite some of our outstanding alumnae to join us in sharing their journeys from high school through college and onto their careers. They help our current students navigate the proverbial corporate ladder, describe how they made their decision to go onto industry or graduate school, share resources, and make life long connections as part of the Pitt community.

Fashion Show

Piada and Professionals old event flyer with event details about the business casual fashion show for women in engineering at Pitt

Salary Negotiation

A old event flyer for Start Smart, a salary negotiations workshop for women in engineering at Pitt