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Jayashri Ravishankar is deputy head of
school in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at University
of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. Her
teaching and research interests include power system modelling, analysis and control, renewable energy integration, smart grids, and
microgrids. Internationally recognized for
the impact of her innovative, research-led,
and highly effective teaching and leadership, she implements strategies using technology innovations and industry partnerships to
improve students' active learning. By mentoring her students to focus on learning as future professionals, and by excelling in UNSW
leadership and service roles, she shares her passion for engineering
education and research. She has received the Senior Fellowship of
the Higher Education Academy awarded by Advance HE (UK);
Teaching Excellence Awards from the Faculty of Engineering; the
UNSW-wide Teaching Excellence award; and the Australian National Citation Award for University Teaching.

Karen Panetta is the IEEE Awards Board
chair.As the first tenured female electrical engineer in the ECE department at Tufts University, she promotes the interests of women
in her field. She was the director for IEEE
Women in Engineering (WIE), the largest
international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and
scientists, and served as editor-in-chief of
IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine. She is the faculty adviser to the
Tufts student chapters of the Society of Women Engineers and IEEE
and founder of the nationally acclaimed Nerd Girls program, promoting engineering disciplines to young students. An IEEE Fellow,
she was awarded the 2013 IEEE Award for Distinguished Ethical
Practices for exemplary contributions and leadership in developing
ethics and social responsibility in students; received several NASA
and NSF research grants, including the NSF CAREER Award; and
was awarded the Presidential Award for Science and Engineering
Education and Mentoring in 2011 by President Barack Obama.

Rashi Gupta, known as " Batterywali of
India, " is the pioneer of manufacturing of
Advanced Lithium Batteries in India, along
with the " World's Smartest Lithium Battery. " An entreprenuer who has been fearless
and ferocious in creating a brand for herself
and the company in male-dominated fields,
she is founder and managing director of Vision Mechatronics Private Ltd., leading it
to be a name to reckon with in the fields of robotics, renewable
energy, and energy storage. She became a prominent name in the
renewable energy sector of India and was featured as Asia's Most
Influential Women in Renewable Energy, 2020. She is a committee member of the Bureau of Indian Standards for Batteries,
Energy Storage, and E-Mobility; International ElectroTechnical
Commission; National Energy Storage Committee-FICCI; and
chairperson, Energy Storage-International Solar Energy Society
e.V. (ISES); CleanTech Business Club; Task Force-Energy Storage
& Smart Energy;Women's India CBC; and CBC Vice Chair, India.

Mandeep Rai is a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions,
and individuals around the world. She has
traveled to more than 150 countries and
reported as a broadcast journalist for the
BBC World Service and Reuters, among
other news outlets. She began her career
in private banking at JPMorgan and later
worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, and grassroots nongovernmental organizations
before setting up the United Arab Emirate's first media venture
capital fund. Rai studied philosophy, politics, and economics; has a
master's in development from the London School of Economics;
and completed an MBA at the London Business School, with a
year at Harvard Business School and MIT. She also holds a doctorate in global values. She is the author of new book, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and

As IBM Z's chief penguin, Melissa Sassi created her own IBM penguin title and leads the
Student & Entrepreneur Experience worldwide at IBM. She's a Call for Code Judge
focused on solving the world's challenges via
tech innovation. She has created a variety of
flagship events during her tenure with IBM,
including CodeTheCurve, a hackathon that
made the homepage of UN News;, for her efforts to fight COVID-19 through technology
and data science; and the #Z4Good Ideathon, solving the world's
digital inclusion challenges through youth-led engagement. As executive producer of The Human Code, an event she's spearheading
with celebrities such as Terence Lewis (Bollywood choreographer),
she brings poetry, storytelling, dance, and music together in an experiential, virtual event focused on inspiring greater diversity and
inclusion in tech. She is an avid speaker on digital skills and inclusion,
tech entrepreneurship, community building, youth empowerment,
imposter syndrome, and personal branding.

A certified diversity professional, Karl W.
Reid is Senior Vice Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer at Northeastern University
and Professor of Practice in the Graduate School of Education in the College of
Professional Studies. He served as the Executive Director of the National Society of
Black Engineers (NSBE), marking his return to the organization that gave him his
first major leadership experience 32 years earlier. Reid came to
NSBE from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), where he
oversaw new program development, research, and capacity building for the organization's 37 historically black colleges and universities He is the author of Working Smarter, Not Just Harder:Three
Sensible Strategies for Succeeding in College...and Life. He is a frequent contributor to the national diversity engineering dialogue
and author of several commentary pieces, and he has been quoted
in numerous articles in publications such as Forbes,The Wall Street
Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and The Hechinger Report.


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