HerStory, an interactive session was organized by the Industry Applications Society of IEEE Student Branch ASIET, in association with the Women in Engineering affinity group of IEEE Student Branch ASIET, on 9th of March,2020 from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM in accordance with the WiE week celebrations. Chief Guest for the day was Ms. Megha Ben, Vice-Chairperson, IEEE CS MGA Board for Student and Young Professional activities and a two-time IEEE Computer Society Richard E Merwin Scholarship winner, who is currently serving as a Technical Sales support Professional in Siemens Ltd.
The session began with a welcome speech delivered by Ms. Aswathy N, Branch Counsellor, IEEE Student Branch ASIET. Further, Prof. Asha Paniker, Vice Principal ASIET, addressed the gathering by sharing her experience as a Woman engineer. Ms. Remya KP, Chapter Advisor, WIE SBC ASIET, then delivered the Women’s Day message. Later Ms. Nayana J, Chapter Advisor, IAS SBC ASIET, spoke about the importance of women empowerment and why to innovate for a change. The session was then taken over by Ms. Megha Ben who shed light on various topics including the future of women in engineering and how women will start inspiring themselves and other women to look at the world differently.
The session also emphasized on how her transition from an inactive to a proactive IEEE member benefitted her. She then mentioned about the benefits of being an IEEE member such as travel grants, scholarships, project funding etc. and how creating a good LinkedIn profile can make a difference in one’s professional front. By the end of the session, the attendees acquired knowledge about the benefits of being a proactive IEEE member and the role of women in this ever-growing world. A feedback session where the students gave their views on various aspects of the session was also conducted. The session ended with Prof. Asha Paniker, Vice Principal ASIET, presenting Ms. Megha Ben with a token of love followed by which the vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Hridaya U Mallia, Vice Chairperson, WIE SBC ASIET.