In India, National Engineer’s Day is celebrated on Sept. 15. Established in 1968, this holiday is celebrated on the birthday of famous civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
As a global organization, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) celebrates and honors the efforts of engineering leaders across India.
SWE’s first event in India, a bilateral symposium on women in engineering, took place in 2012 and brought together over 100 leaders. You can learn more about that event and SWE’s history in India here.
Since that symposium, SWE in India has grown over the past 11 years into a vibrant community of nearly 30 Global Affiliates, thousands of professional and collegiate members, and regular events and professional networking opportunities.
As an example, the annual WE Local conference held in Bengaluru attracts 1300+ technology and engineering leaders to connect, exchange ideas, and support the growing workforce of women in STEM.
Check out these episodes of Diverse: a SWE podcast where we highlight WE Local Bengaluru speakers and an executive from Honeywell Aerospace India:
- Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day With Neeraja Ganesh
- WE Local India Keynote – Rasha Hasaneen
- Women Executives in Engineering With Neelu Khatri
You can read more of SWE’s stories and highlights from India on the All Together blog:
- The First Woman Engineer in India
- “Wow! That’s Engineering” – Inspiring the Next Generation in India Towards STEM
- SWE Delhi Affiliate Helps Organize Outreach Event for 500+ Girls
- 2023 WE Local Bengaluru Recap
Want to get involved with SWE in India? Explore further with these resources: