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Celebrating Women in IFAC Lunch

Sunday, August 6, 2017

July 14, 2017

Sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the American Automatic Control Council (AACC), and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), a group of over 150 gathered in Toulouse, France on July 14, 2017 at the IFAC World Congress to celebrate “Women in IFAC.”

Networking makes a great impact in women's lives. IFAC, AACC, and IEEE CSS bring important visibility to women in various ways. The luncheon event held in Toulouse, France succeeded in this purpose. Introductions were given by the organizer of the event, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan. There were two keynote speakers, Dawn Tilbury and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, who then spoke to the group. Both Dawn and Kristin were also Plenary Speakers at the IFAC WC. This was followed by a nice lunch with wonderful local Toulouse tapas food.

The Organizing Committee consisted of Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (Chair), Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue (Chair), Linda Bushnell (Co-Chair), Antonella Ferrara, Sandra Hirche, Maria Elena Valcher, Dawn Tilbury, Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, Lucy Pao, Maria Prandini, Francoise Lamnabhi- Lagarrique, Ruth Bars, Sarah Spurgeon, Jacquelin Scherpen, Emilia Fridman, and Kirsten Morris.