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.
As a part of WIEvacity WIE week 2021, WiE of IEEE SB RIT together with IEEE SB CEK and IEEE SB College of Engineering, Perumon conducted a talk session on Women in Technology. The session was handled by Ansu Joseph, Associate Consultant, Michael Page.
IEEE WIE AGs of RIT Kottayam, CE Kidangoor and CE Perumon joimtly conducted Tech It Out, an Online Coding Competition in association with WIEvacity Week 2021 on 6th may 2021. The competition was conducted on Hackerrank. Questions are added at regular intervals and participants will be notified about the same. To ensure fair play, some guidelines were set to stick on to. Participants are ranked by score and according to the rank winners are selected. Sidharth Ajithkumar (RIT Kottayam) got the First and Anjana K T (GEC Thrissur) got second prize.
As part of WiEvacity WiE week 2021 celebrations, WiE of IEEE SB RIT together with IEEE SB CEK and IEEE SB College of Engineering, Perumon conducted MAGNAVOX, a Doodling Competition. We started collecting entries from April 30th, 2021 and collected till May 8th, 2021. The entries were collected through Google Forms. We provided prizes worth Rs.1000 to the winners. Certificates of participation were given to all participants. We selected volunteers from our college and their support was quite appreciable. The best three among the entries were selected.
IEEE WIE Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT organised a Blogging Competition as part of International Women's Day Celebrations on the theme "Break out to Challenge Yourself". The participants expressed their strong will to challenge themselves through their entries.
Zestia, a science quiz competition as part of Science Week Celebrations was organised on 27th February 2021 at 6pm, jointly by IEEE IAS SBC RIT, WIE Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT and Bodhi RIT Quiz Club. There were 17 participants from different colleges.
To help students make an informed decision on suitable career choices and the preparation for moving towards that field, WIE AG of IEEE SB RIT organized “A chat with Nikita Uday” on 27th September 2020. The event was hosted by Irene Ann, S5 ECE. Nikita Uday, Technical Consultant Microsoft shared her preparation strategy and job recruitment procedures.
To motivate and usher more women to take up STEM careers, Women In Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE SB RIT and IEEE PES SBC RIT jointly organised an event "Your Shine Can Glow the World", a talk by Ms Mehak Azeem, Biomedical Engineer | UG Researcher | IBA IEEE Region-10 SAC 2020 Member | World’s SDG Regional Advocate 2020 on 18th July 2020. She inspired the attendees by highlighting the core values a girl should carry in her mind while making career choices.
To inspire and introduce the participants to the foundational concepts of entrepreneurship, WIE AG of IEEE SB RIT organized an exclusive webinar on the topic- ‘Women in entrepreneurship’. The session was handled by Juliana Biju, Co-founder at UpTown and IEEE PIE Secretary, Kerala. She reflected on her journey and the challenges that she faced while building her business.
The 4th ‘WIE Learn and Share’ session was organized on 21st June 2020, on the topic – ‘Chatbot using Dialogflow’.The webinar was presented by Jyothi Prasad, S6 CSE. Participants were given step by step instructions on how to build, secure, and scale a chatbot by using Dialogflow on Google Cloud.
WIE AG of IEEE SB RIT conducted the 3rd ‘WIE Learn and Share’ session on the topic – ‘HTML and CSS’ on 14th June 2020. The webinar was hosted by Diya Jose, S2 CSE. In the session, she took the basics of HTML and CSS .She explained each topic via suitable program examples.
The 2nd ‘WIE Learn and Share’ online session was conducted on 7th June 2020, by Irene Ann Zachariah, S4 ECE. The webinar was on the topic ‘PCB Designing using Autodesk Eagle’. Through the session, participants were able to familiarise with steps to do PCB designing using Eagle.
WIE AG of IEEE SB RIT organized the first ‘WIE Learn and Share’ online session on 31st May 2020, handled by Shibiliya Ismail, S6 CSE . The webinar was on the topic ‘Adobe Illustrator’. The session focused on the basics of adobe illustrator. Most of the tools were introduced in this session.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.