Indian Women Engineers : A historical perspective and future prospects [Oct. 17]
Joint Event Organized with IEEE Women In Engineering Affinity Group Kharagpur Section (WiE)
- Speaker : Dr. Shantha Mohan, Carnegie Mellon University
- Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
- Time: 07.00 PM to 08.00 PM IST
- Registration Link: https://lnkd.in/dvAWeh
Women have always been instrumental in developing programming languages to inventing state of the art technologies. However, somehow in the process of documenting history, the contributions have lost and now we are at a juncture where girls and women from an early age have started to believe STEM is more suited for their male counterparts. We believe it is time we start telling the history once again to meet the Gender equity goals in STEM. Several Indian women paved the way for us to pursue STEM education and careers. This webinar will highlight some of them, and discuss the state of women in engineering in India. It will propose a few strategies for improving the same.
Speaker Bio :
Dr. Shantha Mohan is a mentor and teacher at Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrated Innovation Institute. She co-founded Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi), a leader in retail data analytics, and ran its global product development organization. Her prior experiences include technical and educational consulting, and running worldwide product development for Consilium, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) company (acquired by Applied Materials). She graduated with a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Tepper School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University. Her undergraduate degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering is from the College of Engineering, Guindy. She is passionate about equality, diversity, and sustainability. She is the author of Roots and Wings: Inspiring Stories of Indian Women in Engineering.