The IEEE Pakistan Women In Engineering Forum aims to integrate the Women In Engineering Affinity Groups of Pakistan and provide them a platform where they could get recognized for their contributions to IEEE and WIE. We intend to play our role in reducing the gap between the industry and students through innovative programs and projects and strengthen the female engineers of Pakistan socially, ethically and technically.
- To Inspire, engage, encourage, and empower women worldwide
- Promote the importance of female involvement in engineering to business, academia, government and the wider community.
- Increase career opportunities and development for women in engineering,.
- Provide a professional, social, and support network for women in engineering and associated industries.
- Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs.
- Promote IEEE membership and retention of IEEE women members.
- Enhance the career advancement of women in the professional world.
- To integrate All Pakistan Science and Technology institutes.
- To create opportunity especially for females.
- Represent the soft image of Pakistan.
- To activate the students for social issues.
- Develop and honor our values and traditions.
IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE)
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. All WIE member activities are mainly based on volunteers, the same as all other IEEE member activities.
The Mission of IEEE WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide.IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow. Men are welcomed and encouraged to join WIE. All WIE member activities are mainly based on volunteers, the same as all other IEEE member activities.
IEEE And Its Activities In Pakistan
The well-known Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineer, or the IEEE, founded in 1884 by a group of engineers who recognized the importance of spreading knowledge and technology around the world, geographically divides the world into 10 regions.
Technically, IEEE is divided into 40 technical societies, specialized in computer sciences, communications, electrical, and electronics engineering. IEEE membership & subscriptions are divided into different categories according to the experience of the member. These categories start from student memberships, through GOLD (graduates of last decade), WIE (Women In Engineering), then senior memberships and then IEEE Fellow members, given to scientists members who have dedicated their lives for serving their fields.
Worthy mentioning that the IEEE is the World’s largest technical professional society that publishes 30% of the world’s literature in electrical & electronics engineering and computer science, offers nearly 900 active industry standards, with more than 360,000 members in 174 countries.
The IEEE history in Pakistan is back to 65 years ago and it lies in Region 10, which includes three sections. IEEE Lahore Section, IEEE Karachi Section and IEEE Islamabad Section.Since 1947 when Pakistan was created, with two wings, East & West Pakistan, there were a couple of members of IEEE located in this area. Upto 1968 there were more than one hundred members residing in both East & West Pakistan. More in West Pakistan especially in the town of Lahore, the capital of West Pakistan, a central place of Electrical activities. Lahore is also the Head Office of Water and Power Development Authority, the biggest utility company of the country. The IEEE members residing in Lahore felt the need of having a common forum for arranging technical meetings and seminars to increase their technical knowledge.