Women in Control


Our Mission Statement

The Women in Control Committee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, promoting membership, gathering and disseminating appropriate information about women in the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and the profession and facilitating the development of mentoring and programs to promote the retention, recruitment, and growth of women CSS members.


WiC Chair

Dennice F. Gayme

Johns Hopkins University
United States

WiC Vice-Chair

Afef Fekih

University of Louisianan, Lafayette
United States

WiC Feature

WiC are encouraged to join the WiC Facebook and Linkedin Groups:

Women in Control event at the CDC 2020

Webinar: Overcoming Hidden Biases that hinder our success (sponsored by Women in Control)

Speaker: Dr. Shawn Andrews  
Date: December 15, 2020, 17:30-18:30 (UTC)

To access the webinar, please register for the CDC 2020. Details can be found here.
Members of Women in Control can access by contacting the WiC Vice-Chair, Afef Fekih.


By now, most of us know that unconscious biases affect the workplace. These hidden, reflexive preferences shape our world views and can profoundly affect how welcoming and open a workplace is to different people and ideas. These predispositions shape the decisions we make by affecting the way we interpret information and how we interact with others—significantly impacting a whole host of organizational processes from recruitment to retention.  

At the same time, we are experiencing significant shifts in global demographic trends which impact age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and LGBTQ employees. There is no doubt that our workplace is becoming more diverse, which increases the potential for more biases.  

Customized bias scenarios (based on your audience) and real-world cases will be discussed. Several individual and organizational strategies to minimize bias will be provided.  

During this interactive presentation, you will learn how to:  

  • Identify the different types, causes and impact of bias at work 
  • Explore the impact of global demographic trends on diversity and bias 
  • Utilize case studies and stories to communicate potential biases 
  • Apply individual and organizational strategies to minimize bias