WITEC’s vision & IEEE WIE 

Mission & Vision

Our goal is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally. We envision a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.


IEEE WIE pledges to work towards gender-diversified panels at all IEEE meetings, conferences, and events, including our own.

About WiTEC

  • WITEC recognize the outstanding achievements of the Transportation Electrification Community 
  • Organize WITEC workshop and encourage gender-diversified panels at major TEC and partner technical conferences and events to enhance networking and recognition of Women in TEC 
  • Advocate women in TEC’s career advancement in their profession.

Proposed WITEC Activities 

  • WITEC Workshop at IEEE Transportation Electrification & AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
  • Conference and Expo
  • Organize WITEC monthly webinars
  • WITEC Speakers Bureau 
  • Collaborate with WIE Section Affinity Groups to allocate WITEC and panels at WIE ILS
  • Other New Initiatives and Projects

WITEC Committee/ Working Group/ Advisory Board

  • WITEC Volunteer Team
  • WITEC Advisory Board from Affiliate IEEE Societies
  • WITEC members:
  • Female members in IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (135 members)
  • Volunteer subscription from male members

If you are interested in becoming a member of the WiTEC Committee, contact Simay Akar.

WiTEC Chair

Simay Akar
Chair, Women in Transportation (WiTEC)
Simay Akar is an entrepreneur with extensive corporate industrial background and experience in the energy industry. She specializes in photovoltaic manufacturing, battery storage for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies, and the clean energy market development.

Simay is currently the Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at Innoses, based in Istanbul, Turkey.  Her past roles include Sales & Marketing Director of EkoRE (Eko Renewable Energy), Marketing & Business Development Director of GoodWe Turkey, and Head of Overseas Marketing at Talesun Solar.  Simay has worked in China and Turkey and focused on international commercial activities.  She has been employed by  CSUN Eurasia, Schneider Electric, Arcelik (BEKO), and Lucida Solar.  In addition to her professional acclimates, she is an IEEE Senior Member and an acknowledged volunteer since 2007. Simay is a graduate of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and she participated in the  Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program at Stanford University, USA.