IEEE WIE Affinity Group Reports

IEEE BUP Student Branch WIE Affinity Group
Bangladesh Section, Region 10

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, IEEE BUP Student Branch WIE Affinity Group organized the ‘Visioনারী (Visionary)’ from 2nd March to 8th March with the tagline: ‘A tribute to women from all walks of life’. The event featured the admiring, inspiring and forthcoming women from all walks of life with a week-long activity. It was divided into two unique segments: 1) Photo Story Contest (Topic: A mother in your eyes), and 2) Facebook Live (Topic: Challenges of Womanhood: Understanding and Overcoming them).

In the first segment, participants were asked to tribute to a motherly figure in their eyes within 150 words with a picture. A total of 22 heartwarming submissions were received and some of the best submissions were published in the official Facebook page of the Affinity. On the final day of the event, a Facebook Live session was arranged. It was conducted by an amazing personality, Sharowat Samin, Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka. After a very useful discussion on the challenges faced by women in both cyberspace and real life, the session ended with a Q/A from the audience. Almost 3000 people watched the session and it reached almost 5000 people.

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“Women in power, rebuild the world from COVID-19”

A parallel online event with the theme of “Women in power, rebuild the world from COVID-19” was successfully held on 20th March 2021 during the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum 2021. The virtual forum was organised by Ruomei Li the Chair of IEEE PES Women in Power (WiP) and Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely the President of New Future Foundation. Learn More