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Women’s Day Celebration 2022 – ASPIRE to INSPIRE

The IIT Bombay Research Park organised a virtual International Women’s Day celebration on 8th  March 2022. The programme began with a power-packed panel discussion titled ‘She Talks – Breaking Barriers & Power Structures’, where four incredible women shared the experiences and challenges in their professional journeys. The panelists were Ms Poyni Bhatt, CEO, Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay; Prof. Rowena Robinson, Professor & Gender Cell Convenor, IIT Bombay; Dr Trissa Joseph, Vice President R&D, Everest Industries Limited and Ms Jyoti Goda, Director, Tejase Aerosense Pvt. Ltd.

The discussion highlighted the roadblocks women have been facing over the years and how some systematic corrections can help bring a balance to fulfill their personal and professional commitments. It was encouraging to learn about the Gender Cell at IIT Bombay and its evolution over the years. The conversation concluded on a note that society has to identify the biases faced by men and women and that Indian women can achieve tremendous success despite the seemingly unbeatable odds against them.

Overall, the invaluable insights from the discussion will help individual women and everyone around them navigate challenging situations better.

Following the panel discussion, there was a fun live quiz titled ‘Witty One Wins’, where four students from within and outside IIT Bombay won some exciting prizes. The winners were Mr Chirag S, Mr Ahmad Fahim, Ms Avani Venugopal and Mr Aman Singh.


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