IEEE Honors

Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award
IEEE Final 7-28-75The IEEE PES Women in Power Committee created the Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award to honor Wanda’s contributions to power and energy industry. The award is given in Wanda’s name every year to foster a more diverse leadership by supporting career advancement, networking and education of women in the electric power and energy industry.

Jessica Bain of NERC was the first recipient, awarded at the IEEE PES General Meeting in July 2014.

IEEE Monetary Contributions

Wanda is part of the IEEE Foundation Patron Leadership. Her name is listed on the Honor Roll of Donors for her donations to the IEEE Foundation.

IEEE Committees/Boards

  • IEEE Division VII Director 2014 – 2015
  • IEEE Board of Directors – 2014 – 2015
  • IEEE Foundation Board – 2014 – Present
  • IEEE Industry Ad Hoc Committee – Chair – 2014 – 2015
  • IEEE Brand Ambassador – 2012 – 2013
  • IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Board Member – 2012
  • IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Awards and Recognitions Committee – 2010-2011
  • IEEE Future Directions Committee – 2009 – 2013, 2015
  • IEEE OU Conferences & Education Activity Cooperation AdHoc – Member – 2009
  • IEEE Committee on Earth Observation – Corresponding Member – 2009
  • IEEE TA/MGA Visits Program – Non Voting Member – 2009
  • IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee – TAB Appointment – 2008 – 2009
  • IEEE TAB Strategic Planning Committee – Corresponding Member – 2007

IEEE Societies

  • IEEE IT Ad Hoc Committee – 2014
  • IEEE Foundation Board Member – 2014 – Present
  • IEEE-Power and Energy Society (PES) N&A Committee – Chair – 2012 – 2013
  • IEEE-PES Scholarship Plus Initiative – Founder and Chair 2010 – Present
  • IEEE-PES TAB – President – 2008 – 2009
  • IEEE Smart Grid – Founder and Chair – 2009 – 2013
  • IEEE-PES – Past President – 2010 – 2011
  • IEEE-PES – President – 2008 – 2009
  • IEEE-PES – President Elect – 2006 – 2007
  • IEEE-PES Long Range Planning Committee – Chair – 2006 – 2007
  • IEEE-PES Distinguished Lecturer – 2006 – Present
  • IEEE-PES Board – 2002 – Present

Selected IEEE Conferences

  • IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference – Steering Committee – 2010 – 2015
  • IEEE-Chicago Section Technical Conference, Chicago, IL – Keynote Speaker – 2012
  • IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, Building Controls Paper Session Chair, Anaheim, CA – 2011
  • IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference – Europe, Gothenburg, Sweden – Presentation and Panel Session Moderator – 2010
  • DOE-NARUC National Electricity Delivery Forum Panel Discussion moderator, Washington, DC – 2009
  • IEEE-PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition – Workforce Super Session, Chicago, Illinois –  2008
  • 4th Annual Transmission & Distribution Asset Management, San Diego, CA  – Panel Participant – 2007
  • IEEE-PES General Meeting, Montreal Canada – Speaker – 2006
  • IEEE France PES Chapter, Paris, France – Speaker – 2006
  • International Power Engineering Conference, Singapore – 2005
  • Minnesota System Power Conference, Paul, MN – Speaker – 2005
  • IEEE PES General Meeting, San Francisco, CA – Plenary Speaker – 2005
  • EEI T&D Advisory Group, Minneapolis – 2004
  • DistribuTECH Conference, Las vegas, NV – Keynote Speaker – 2003
  • Electricity Engineers’ Association Conference,, Christchurch, New Zealand – Keynote Speaker – 2003
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting – Chair – 2002

Non-IEEE Professional Boards

  • U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee – 2010 – Present
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) ECE Departments External Advisory Board – 2014 – Present
  • South Dakota State University (SDSU) Dean’s Advisory Council – 2011 – Present
  • Active Member of International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) – 2008 – Present