Sheryl H. Ehrman
Don Beall Dean
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, SJSU
Welcome to the fourth annual Silicon Valley Women in Engineering (WiE) Conference at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. We are delighted to host you today, and hope you will take this opportunity to soak in the collective wisdom of women and men who have broken barriers within their industry careers, in every engineering discipline. Breaking news stories across the country from last fall and this spring point toward a new empowerment in our pursuit of gender equity. The power comes from women sharing their stories, and both women and men listening. Revelations are leading to important public discourse, and through discourse, more humane policies can be planned. Your presence at this conference means that you have committed to listening and sharing as well. I encourage you to meet at least three people you don’t know, and share your stories as well as business cards. Make this the conference that improved your life. I’d like to express my deepest thanks to all of the sponsors, faculty, students, and support staff that helped make this conference possible. We very much appreciate your contributions. Enjoy the conference.