Word to the W.I.S.E. Podcast Series
November 29, 2022

Stakeholder Diversity in Standards Development with Megan Hayes, Senior Technical Director, NEMA



In this episode, we speak with Megan Hayes, senior technical director at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) on how organizations are working to ensure diverse voices are heard on technical committees and decision-making bodies. Megan also serves as the Chair of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC).

Through Word to the W.I.S.E., we aim to have these conversations, build awareness, and explore future strategies to increase women’s participation in the development of both standards and technical regulations. We will also explore examples of international standards that are truly gender responsive.

Remember, you too can have your say. 

Just use the #whystandardsmatter hashtag across social media and submit any questions or feedback on the Word to the W.I.S.E. podcast at ULSE.org/contact. We will try to address questions and comments in future episodes.

We also encourage all female leaders in STEM fields to participate in our standards development process by applying for membership on one of our Technical Committees.

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