The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Global Affiliate at Cummins College of Engineering for Women (CCEW) in India held an event in August to introduce SWE to the community. The CCEW Affiliate organized an introductory session on August 17 that included Neema Nair and Neha Verma from Cummins Inc. Students from Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune also attended.
The session began with a talk from Nair. She spoke about SWE and how it makes a difference in various stages of women’s lives. She talked about the “power pose” and how one must have confidence in their own capabilities and skills. She also mentioned how SWE helps members to network and connect with each other. Next, there was a presentation by Verma who talked about her career path and how SWE had played a vital role in her life. She explained that we have all resources, but we need a sense of direction. Then, the event continued with a question-answer session in which students asked Nair and Verma for their advice.
Shagun Sengupta spoke about the journey of the SWE CCEW affiliate and its activities. Those in the audience were encouraged to take part in upcoming activities and be part of SWE. To end the session on a fun note, the group played a game of bingo.