The Society of Women Engineers held a successful second conference for women in India March 22-24, 2017. WE Local Pune was a life-changing, three-day experience for hundreds of women in India who work in engineering and technology. The conference featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, professional development sessions, networking, and job opportunities at a career fair.
Watch videos of two of the plenary sessions below and view more on SWE's YouTube channel.
Men As Diversity Partners
WE Local Pune 2017 featured the panel discussion "Men as Diversity Partners: Being a Champion of Women in Engineering." The panel included Moderator Jessica Rannow, FY17 President - Society of Women Engineers and Panelists Anant Talaulicar, Vice President - India ABO and Chairman, CIL – Cummins Inc.; Sharad Lodhi, Head HR Eaton India Engineering & Innovation Centre – Eaton Technologies Limited; Rahul Khare, Marketing & Strategy Leader, Honeywell Process Solutions - Honeywell; Gautam Gulati, Director, IT Strategy and Management – Schlumberger; and Liju Augustine, Head of India Technology Development Center – Northern Trust.
Beyond Robots and Jetpacks: The Next Decade of Engineering
WE Local Pune 2017 also featured a panel discussion called Beyond Robots and Jetpacks: The Next Decade of Engineering. The panel included Moderator Ria Ghosh, Manager – John Deere; and Panelists Yamini Kaur, Senior Principal Software Engineer – Cadence; Sreekumar Panicker, Head of Electrical Segment - Eaton India Innovation Centre; Udaya Shrivastava, SPS India Engineering & Technology Leader – Honeywell; and Padma Priya Gaggara, Principal Engineering Manager - Microsoft.
Management in the Age of Globalization
WE Local Pune 2017 also featured the panel discussion "Management in the Age of Globalization" with Moderator Neelu Khatri, President, Aerospace – Honeywell India and Panelists Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President Chief Technical Officer – Cummins; Anuradha Srinivasan, Director – Intel Labs India; and Shobha Pandey, General Manager, Talent Development – John Deere.