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IEEE Women in Engineering celebrates “Women History Month 2024”

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Published: 20:10, 30 March 2024

IEEE Women in Engineering celebrates “Women History Month 2024”

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IEEE Bangladesh Section and Global IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group have jointly celebrated "Women History Month 2024" to mark the International Women's Day 2024. The event was organized at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) on Thursday (28 March).

In alignment with the global celebration of International Women’s History Month, the IEEE Bangladesh Section takes immense pride in highlighting the contributions of women in technology and engineering. This month serves as a reminder of the strides we have made toward gender equality and the work that remains.

At the outset of the event, Global chair of IEEE Women in Engineering and the past chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section Dr. Celia Shahnaz, professor at Department of EEE, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) talked about the enormous number of impactful activities of IEEE Women in Engineering in different universities, the journey and hard work of the group and the outstanding international achievements and recognitions the group has achieved, by working for women in the local and international community.

Government official and Deputy Secretary, Ministry of commerce, Sumoni Akter said that at the beginning of her career journey to till now being women she always tries to overcome stereotypes thoughts while serving her duty.

From industry Deputy General Manager, Energypac Enginnering, Pramiti Alam said as an director of energypac engineering I used to work for our company when my child was only 2.5 month, so being women I have to struggle a lot but things are now changing. She also thanked her husband and family for staying beside her during the hard time.

Besides another panelist Anamika Bhakta, vice president of Robi Axiata Ltd, also said that some of the recent progress of Bangladeshi women is amazing. But still we are far behind the standard level of women empowerment.

In alignment with the global celebration of International Women’s History Month, the IEEE Bangladesh Section takes immense pride in highlighting the contributions of women in technology and engineering. This month serves as a reminder of the strides we have made toward gender equality and the work that remains. We honor the achievements of women engineers and technologists who have paved the way for future generations. Their dedication and leadership continue to inspire a diverse and inclusive community within IEEE and beyond.

The event was moderated by Chair, IEEE and Professor Dept of CSE, CUET, Dr M Moshiul Hoque. Among other attendees, there were Engr. Md. Ranak Ahsan, Honorary Assistant General Secretary of IEB, Dr Aminul Islam Mithu, Professor, MIST, Dr Naruttam Roy, Professor, KUET etc.

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