Keynote Speaker

A former hacker turned cyber security expert, Keren Elazari is an internationally celebrated speaker and author on matters of cyber security and privacy. Keren brings years of experience in the international cyber security industry to the stage. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Global Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies.  Her research work and writing about security has been featured by Scientific American, WIRED, GIGAOM, CNN and more. Keren holds a CISSP security certification and Masters in Security Studies from the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University – where she is a senior researcher with the Balvatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center.  In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to be invited to speak at the annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by 1.5 million people online, translated to 25 languages, selected for TED’s list of Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’.  Her latest collaboration is a book with 7 co-authors about “Women in Tech” (March 2016, Penguin Randomhouse).
She can be found on twitter as @k3r3n3 and at


2016 WE Europe Speaker

Carina Mak
Co-owner of Authentiek Leiderschap

Conference content

2016 will see the return of WE Europe to Madrid, Spain. In 2015 SWE successfully brought WE conference outside of the U.S. boarders for the first time in Netherlands.  It was a great start to have over 190 registrants from 23 countries participate. 

The Society of Women Engineers will host their 2nd WE Europe Annual Conference, WE Europe: Reach Out to Reach Up on 11th-13th May, 2016 at College of Architects of Madrid.  The annual European conference will feature presenters from a variety of countries with the goal of providing women engineers in Europe, Middle East & Africa regions content tailored to their needs.  Education tracks will include: Career and Life Transitions, Inclusion and Cultural Awareness, Innovation and Technology, Entrepreurship and Business, Management and Strategy.

Come to network with peers, start or advance your career, and experience highly rated professional development offerings. Sign up now to ensure you are part of this inspiring conference. As a woman in engineering and technology fields throughout the EMEA region, this is the best way for you to add to your own personal history of success.

You don’t have to be a member of the Society of Women Engineers in order to speak or participate, the conference is open to all current and future women engineers!

Keep track of important WE Europe dates

Call for Presenters Closes

February 6, 2016

Speaker Notification

March 4, 2016

Speaker Acceptance

March 14, 2016

First Shortlist of Program

April 1, 2016

Final Program

April 30, 2016

Early Bird Registration Closes

April 1, 2016