IEEE Membership Promotional Seminar – by IEEE NFC Student Branch Faisalabad
IEEE NFC-IEFR student branch organized a promotional seminar for the new incoming batch of students to have a brief introduction about IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum. The main objective was to bring new and more students to this field for exquisite results.
A function was organized including few fun activities and the presentations from guests. Different presenters were invited for the presentations and to provide students different information about IEEE WIE Forum.
IEEE membership promotional seminar, as the name shows refers to promotional or guideline something for a fresh start. Every year IEEE and WIE NFC-IE&FR arrange membership promotional seminar for the fresh students who have just joined the university and are new to the setup of the society. This year the eventwas a bit different and turned out to be a huge success.
Ms. Mehvish Zahoor, Chairperson IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum was invited to speak over the occasion and enlighten the students with the benefits of joining IEEE and WIE. She also highlighted the networking and operational structure of the IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum and explained the students about its various projects being implemented across Pakistan.
“Bringing Engineering to Life” NEDUET Student Branch
A membership drive held by the IEEE and IEEE-WIE NED University of Engineering and Technology (NEDUET) Student Branch entitled “Bringing Engineering to Life” was held in Karachi, Pakistan. The aim of the event was to inspire and encourage, especially, female students, to be a part of the IEEE-WIE community for empowerment of their engineering potential over the globe.
Rabia Khalid was invited as the speaker for the event where she spoke about the benefits of IEEE and IEEE-WIE membership, being a female IEEE member and encouraged the female students to join IEEE-WIE. She also explained why is it important to volunteer and to maintain balance between your grades and co-curricular activities. She also told the students about various volunteering opportunities in Global Integrated Network of IEEE, Pakistan Women In Engineering Forum and Graduates Of Last Decade Affinity Group.
UIT WIE Inaugural Session
The launching ceremony of IEEE Women In Engineering Affinity Group was a magnanimous event. Many guest speakers were invited to motivate, encourage and guide the newly launched affinity group.
The first speaker to address the audience was Dr. Manzoor Ahmed who is the Chairman Usman Institute of Technology. He welcomed the guests for coming to attend the session.
The next speaker was Mr. Wasim Akhtar, Director UIT. He encouraged the women of the institute to take part in co-curricular activities. Mr. Sibt-e-Ahmed Jafri, Vice President IEEEP South Region discussed the importance of women in imparting education, their professional ethics, research and improvement in curricular and co-curricular activities. Engr. Tahir Saleem, Chairman IEEEP Karachi Section shared the history of IEEEP and talked about career guidance and counseling for female engineers.
The next speaker was Senator Rukhsana Zuberi who is the Chairperson Women in Energy Pakistan. She pointed out the challenges faced by women in social networking, social interaction and sharing of knowledge among societies and communities. She delivered the message of encouragement to the female engineers and told them to be visible, be visionary and be bold to face challenges. Miss Rabia Khalid shared her journey in WIE as newsletter editor. She also appreciated the efforts of UIT in the launching ceremony. She also gave ideas through which we can improve the percentage of female engineers working in the field.
Membership Drive – WIE IEEE PNEC Student Branch
IEEE PNEC Student Branch held its Membership Drive on 20th April 2012. IEEE PNEC has always made an effort to blend in fun and technology well. This drive was conducted to let the students know of the manifested benefit of joining IEEE and to encourage them to be a part of this society. The one and a half hour session consisted of interactive sessions from Hassaan Idrees – the GINI Representative of Region 10, Ms. Rabia Khalid –Pakistan WIE Forum Chairperson and Student Representative for South Asia Gold Committee, IEEE PNEC and Mr. Onib Nasir –Chairperson, IEEE PNEC.
Along with the presentations of Hassaan Idrees, regarding the benefit of joining IEEE, Mr.Onib Nasir, about the working of IEEE PNEC, Rabia Khalid, who has served as the Vice Chair WIE PNEC for the year 2010-2011, Chairperson IEEE for year 2011-2012, and is now the current Chairperson of Pakistan WIE Forum, gave a comprehensive review of Women In Engineering. Being the WIE PNEC Vice Chair herself for the year 2010, she had ample opportunities to portray her skills through this forum. WIE PNEC f ollows the universal motto of encouraging women towards science and technology. Students, especially girls were encouraged to be a part of this extensive network.
Rabia further elaborated the various other opportunities available to the girls by becoming a part of WIE and how to promote women in engineering in this male dominated society. Having been a part of WIE for the previous 3 years, she shared her success story and recounted her experiences and the benefits that WIE has provided to her. The session ended with an interactive game for the audience – the Pictionary. The audience was divided into two teams. One member from each team was given a word which he had to explain by a drawing. The session was fun and enjoyable. This drive was indeed an effort to create a better and clear vision of IEEE among the students and to encourage them to be a part of this global organization.
WIE Women Entrepreneurship Conference`12
The first ever WIE Women Entrepreneurship Conference’12 in Pakistan was held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at UIT, Karachi, by the outgoing final year students of the Usman Institute of technology in collaboration with Engineering & Industrial Review (EIR), a large number of participants attended the event which showed it to be one of the most successful event held during recent days, especially to its relevancy.
The conference began with the recitation of Holy Quran. Speakers at the sessions were Rohana Iqbal, Sadia Naz, Sumrah Ahmed, Dr. Rubina Ghani, Rubina Iqbal, Lubna Namazi, Kashif Qureshi, Fahim Ahmed, Dr. Salima Ahmed, Rabia Khalid and Dr. Shireen Khanzada. After the welcome address, IEEE Karachi Section Vice Chair, Engr. Parkash Lohana addressed the audience.
Along with the other speakers, Ms. Rabia Khalid, Chairperson IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum spoke about “Women’s ways of leadership.” By giving the examples of Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, she explained the audience about how females are different from their male coworkers as a team member and as a leader. She highlighted the different qualities of the females which make them effective and successful leaders.
At the end shield was presented to the speakers and certificates were also given out to the WIE organizing team.