IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and encouraging girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. There has been a paradigm shift in engineering workforce over the past couple of years. In the present day industries that demand less of physical power and more of skilled manipulation coupled with deftness of handling. Automation and other e-enabled technologies and services have provided immense opportunities to women technologists and skilled workers.
The main goal of IEEE WIE is to facilitate global recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents and innovative skills for the benefit of humanity.
The IEEE WIE Affinity Group of Calcutta Section was formed on July 28, 2006. Initially Dr. Iti Saha Misra was selected as the interim Chairperson. It was formally inaugurated in a colorful event by Prof. Salil K. Sanyal, Chairman IEEE Kolkata section on September 01, 2006. Subsequently the Executive Committee was constituted in its Annual General Meeting on January 18, 2007 with Dr. Iti Saha Misra as the Chairperson.Mission and Vision of IEEE WIE
The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.
IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE WIE strives to:
Recognize women's outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations;
Organize receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WIE;
Advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession;
Provide assistance with the formation of new WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities;
Promote IEEE member grade advancement for women to the membership grades of Senior member and Fellow;
Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs;
Administer the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior and high schools.