Beyond Glass Barriers 2021 (BGB’21)

About The Workshop

IEEE Malabar Subsection, Women in Engineering along with NIT Calicut, is organizing a two-day online workshop for women in engineering, entitled “Beyond Glass Barriers – 2021”.

The aim of this workshop is to inspire, empower and lead budding women in the area of engineering and technology.

The workshop is conducted online and there is no registration fees

Who Can Apply?
Women engineers, academicians, research scholars and women entrepreneurs.

Paper Presentation Themes
•Work Home Balance
•COVID and Productivity
•Social Network Addiction and Productivity
•Lack of Mentorship
•Stereotyping in Profession
•PhD and Family Balance
•Mental Stress
•Academics and Lack of Industrial Exposure
•Body Shaming
•Identity Theft and Fake profiles
•Academics vs Professional Activities- Challenges and Opportunities

Program Schedule

Day 1:
• Inauguration by Hon’ble Mayor of Calicut, Dr Beena Philip
• MSS ROSE Award Declaration
• Inspirational talk on “How professional activities and engagements have helped you for career excellence”

Day 2:
• Presentation of papers received for BGB paper presentation contest
• Panel Discussion “Challenges and survival techniques during COVID and what beyond COVID”

What you can Gain?
• A platform to meet women leaders in academia, research, administration and industry
• Better professional networking

Important Dates for paper submission
Paper Submission 26/12/2021
Paper Acceptance 28/12/2021
Paper Presentation 29/12/2021
Prize Declaration 29/12/2021

Important Dates for Event Participation
Event Registration – 26/12/2021

Registration and Paper Submission link

Paper Presentation Format & Prize

The paper presentation contest is being held in two tracks : Professional and students. Papers can be of maximum 2 pages and should highlight the challenge faced and personal initiative that has been taken to overcome the challenge. Best paper will be selected by an expert committee and separate awards will be given in both the tracks.
•1st Prize- 3,000/-
•2nd Prize-2,000/-
•3rd Prize-1,000/-

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About the Author

Gopakumar Pathirikkat
Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering Department National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala