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As we head into IMS2022 and the 2022 IMS Women in Microwaves (WIM) event, I wanted to reflect for my WIM column in this June edition of Microwaves Magazine on how far we’ve come since my first WIM event back in 2010, gosh 12 years ago!

From a cocktail party in 2010, which, thanks to the hard work of myself and my team getting the word out, had more than 75 attendees (more than double the previous year) we have grown to events across the globe that have featured half-day technical tracks and panel discussions in addition to the traditional social event. This year’s event will take place at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House and will offer some unique activities thanks to the event committee headed by Prof. Prof. Zoya Popovic of the University of Colorado, Boulder that included not only her daughter but also numerous graduate students (both men and women).

WIM continues to blossom as the committee doubles down on efforts to attract more women who are realizing the value of mutual support, networking, and mentorship.