IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in careers that encompass engineering and science. The mission of WIE is to inspire, encourage and empower women worldwide.
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 strives to…
1. Assist with the formation of new IEEE WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities.
2. Recognize the outstanding achievements of women in engineering through IEEE Awards nominations.
3. Organize workshops at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in IEEE WIE.
4. Advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession.
5. Promote member grade advancement for women to the IEEE membership grades of Senior Member and Fellow.
6. Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into, and retention of, women in engineering programs.
7. Administer the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior high and high schools.
IEEE SB RIT WIE affinity group focuses on the technical and managerial
empowerment of female students of the college, through a variety of educational and networking programs.
It is always on the path to fulfilling its mission of bridging the prevalent gender gap in the industry through
a focus – driven initiative to identify and solve challenges faced by young budding female engineers. The branch
at present plans to conduct various technical workshops and managerial sessions to provide students a platform to improve
their technical and interpersonal skills and be future-ready.
Also, it plans to hold monthly meetups to improve networking among its members.
The branch has recently proved its worth in the Kerala Section as five of its budding members were chosen for receiving a travel grant to attend IEEE WIE ILS ( IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit) at Bangalore and another team of five emerged as the winners of a hackathon conducted as part of WIE – Learn program by the Kerala Section.
A Mother's day special Technical ideathon was organized from 8th May to 10th May, 2020, jointly by IEEE RAS SB RIT and WIE Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT with the theme- 'Addressing homemaker's woes through technology'. About 9 teams participated in the event and submitted their solutions to combat various challenges faced by a homemaker by means of appropriate technology.
Women in Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT organized a webinar on GHCI scholarship on 30th April 2020. The session was led by Pritika Merryl, a GHCI scholar of the year 2017 and HR of Prodapt Solutions Private Limited.
Women in Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT and IEEE SB CUSAT jointly hosted an execom training webinar session featuring Prof. Mini Ulanat, Chairperson, WIE Affinity Group, IEEE Kerala Section.
A WhatsApp group called Revelio with all the participants was formed. Questions were uploaded in this group as well as in the Instagram page of IEEE SB RIT. Contestants were to submit their answers to the link provided in a specified time.
Women in Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT conducted a blogging competition for all members on the topic “ Women in Engineering”. Participants were expected to prepare an article for a blog on the topic and submit the link of the entries in the Google form.
Joining the global celebrations of International women's day, Industry Applications Society and Women In Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT collaboratively conducted a women's day special 'Technical talk' involving five women speakers.
An outreach program on social media marketing for self-employed women was conducted by IEEE SB RIT Women in Engineering Affinity Group on 8 March 2020 as part of International Women’s Day Celebrations.
The contest was open to all students (both boys and girls). Rules and regulations for the contest were settled. The participants were to abide by the rules and mail the entry along with their respective name, institute and Instagram ID
Ann Philip, WTM (Women Techmakers) scholar, S6 CSE Student, successfully carried out the awareness talk for the participants. Initially, she shared her experience acquiring the scholarship and about the retreat program which provided her this opportunity.