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Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award
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IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award

Click here: 2013 Wanda Reder Award Nomination Entrance

The IEEE PES Women in Power Committee is created to foster a more diverse leadership by supporting career advancement, networking and education of women in the electric power and energy industry. One important way this mission is supported is through the formal recognition of a worthy female member of this community.

The IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award seeks to recognize a deserving female in the field of power engineering. The award is intended to provide visibility to the awardee’s efforts, accomplishments and future potential while empowering her to be an inspiration and role model for other women in the industry.The award will be in honor of the first female president of IEEE PES, Ms. Wanda Reder.

In addition to recognizing the recipient, the award brings attention to the value of fostering a diverse talent pool. It further empowers the recipient to have a greater influence on the growth and development of others in the industry.

The recipient shall have demonstrated a high level of influence in technical development, infrastructure enhancement, entrepreneurial/management practices or education within the field of electric power and energy engineering.

Nominees for the award must be female and at least senior members of the IEEE PES. Tangible and visible achievements in one or more of the following:

  • Innovation and technology development;
  • Entrepreneurship and innovative business models;
  • Education and mentorship;
  • Related achievements;
  • Eligibility

    Nominees for the award must be female and senior members of the IEEE PES.

  • Schedule

    The nomination deadline is January 31 of each year, and the selection process is completed by June 15.

  • Nomination form

    Click here for the
    PES Society – Level Nomination Site.

Past Awardees

  • 2022

    Dipti Srinivasan

    for her “Leadership and valuable contributions to the power engineering profession, education and excellent volunteerism”.

  • 2021

    Marianela Herrera Guerrero

    For outstanding contributions and leadership in efficient and reliable operation of public utilities, inclusiveness and diversity of power marketing, and the transformation of the energy structure

  • 2020


    For innovative contributions and leadership in synchrophasor-based Wide Area Monitoring and Control Systems

  • 2019

    Ruomei Li

    For contributions on power systems and power electronics engineering and for promoting the electrical power sector in China

  • 2018

    Bhuvaneswari Gurumoorthy

    For outstanding research in power quality converters and for educating new engineers

  • 2017

    Meliha B. Selak

    For leadership in power system operation and for inspiring new engineers and women in engineering throughout the IEEE Regions

  • 2016

    Jennifer T. Sterling

    For active industry involvement with an emphasis in regulatory compliance, transmission system analysis, federal open access policy and state retail initiatives

  • 2015

    Sandra Cecilia Vega Gómez

    For pioneering leadership in the area of power transformers in Costa Rica and dedicated volunteer service to the electric power industry

  • 2014

    Jessica J. Bian

    Visionary leader and architect, who has pioneered electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment; Inspiring role model and mentor to young women engineers in power

Find more information on the IEEE PES website.
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