2021 IEEE Women in Engineering Award Recipients

IEEE WIE Inspiring Member of the Year Award

Winner (Pictured): Sunitha Beevi K. (R10)

Winner (pictured): Sunitha Beevi K. (R10)

As an academician, I was able to use my experience and knowledge to organise STEM based programmes in the Kerala Section, to inspire the students and professionals of the engineering community, thereby applying technology for the benefit of humanity. 

Honorable Mention: Cristiane Agra Pimentel (R9)
Honorable Mention: Mercy Chelangat (R8)

IEEE WIE Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award

Winner (Pictured): (TIE): Syed Sadia Hossain (R10)
Winner (Pictured): (TIE) Ana Hellen Carvalho dos Santos (R9)

Winners (pictured): (TIE) Ana Hellen Carvalho dos Santos (R9) and
Syed Sadia Hossain (R10)

I feel inspired to be the reason for someone’s growth and improvement. Comparing my past self to the present, helps me to understand how much I need to push myself. That’s what also inspires me to add value to society and people, through my work. Syed Sadia Hossain

“It inspires me to know that we can help people, through our actions and projects, bring knowledge and make a difference in the lives of others is what I love most. The mission of IEEE WIE allows me to positively impact the lives of girls and young people, and that is incredible for me.” Ana Hellen Carvalho dos Santos

Honorable Mention: Mariana Larissa Antunes da Costa (R9)
Honorable Mention: Fatima Oviedo (R9)


IEEE WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award

Winner (Pictured): WIE Ecuador (R9)

Winner (pictured): WIE Ecuador (R9)

“We are aware that women are still underrepresented in engineering and science careers worldwide, we are inspired to promote the active participation of professional and student IEEE WIE members in projects that allow girls and young people to be involved in STEM activities. Receiving the 2021 WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award is a commitment to continue working in volunteering. As a team we join efforts to develop activities, projects and events that generate an impact on our society and this recognition shows us that dedicating our time to increase the participation of women in engineering and science careers is important.”

Honorable Mention: WIE Toronto Section (R7)
Honorable Mention: WIE Italy Section (R8)

IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group of the Year Award


Winner (pictured): WIE Mar Athanasius College of Engineering Student Branch Affinity Group (R10, Kerala Section)

“The unflinching passion to transform our members into future leaders and leave an imprint for future generations empower us to Inspire, Engage and Educate young minds.”

IEEE WIE AG MACE has always worked by taking in the interest and opinions of its members. Our strength is our student force. And we are highly motivated by their spirit and enthusiasm. This engenders us to conduct events (technical and interpersonal) to bring up independent self-reliable strong professionals by directing them to pursue their passion with confidence. We chain together our thoughts and energy to inspire, engage and educate young minds for the better tomorrow.

Honorable Mention: WIE Istanbul Technical University SBAG (R8)
Honorable Mention: WIE University of Melbourne SBAG (R10)