Womens' Science Congress

Womens' Science Congress

Theme: Enhancing impact through inspiration, creation and transformation: Women in Science for the economic, social and sustainable blueprint

“Be grateful for challenges because... had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then [each woman and] man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture.” – Dr Anandi Gopal Joshi, the first Indian female physician

Started in 2012 as an integral part of every Indian Science Congress, this Women’s Science Congress (WSC), highlights the main conference theme itself. The 108 th ISC focuses on the theme of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment and hence it will be a festival of women scientists celebrating their contribution in current times, & also crafting their aspiration towards future. Human beings are at the centre of concern for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature. Women have an essential role to play in the development of sustainable scientific progress. While significant gains have been made to empower women worldwide, great challenges remain and way forward needs constant discussion, research and policy-based action. It is very important that women participate in decision making through their vital roles in the political, industrial and institutional context. Women leadership can pave way to innovations and discoveries benefitting individuals, families and the community. This congress brings renowned women scientists and women leaders from government, academia, and industry under a single roof. The Women’s Science Congress will showcase platforms for women working in different arenas of science and technology appreciates their achievements and experiences.

It will also prepare a blueprint for women in science and technology to find out ways to contribute to nation’s economic development not just with sustainable scientific solutions but also leading the way by rising to higher positions of power so as to impact the nation and society. The WSC will pave way to implement policies to enhance the role and utilize the full potential of women in science and technology. The intellectual exchange will also determine & fortify solutions to all the issues, that limit the growth of Women in the fields of Science & Technology.

Objectives:

  1. To prepare a blueprint for women in science and technology to find out ways to contribute to nation’s economic development.
  2. To lead the way for women so as to rise to higher positions of power to impact the nation and society.
  3. To pave way towards better policy implementation so as to enhance the role and utilize the full potential of women in science and technology.
  4. To determine & fortify solutions to all the issues, that limit the growth of women in the fields of Science & Technology.
  5. To appreciate contributions of women in innovations from industry, societal and grass root levels

Sub themes:

The sub themes are categorised on the varied sectors that Women’s presence encompass. Each sub theme will have talks on stories of successes, struggles and future forward plans of women in that area.

  • Conquering the Cosmos: The Women’s pace in Space
  • Towering the Corporate world : The Industry expert
  • Growth at Grassroots: Women science warriors in rural arenas
  • Innovation Ingenuity: Women innovators who changed the way of life for society & science

Who should participate:

Based on the theme and discussion with other similar events happening during the conference, this event is most suitable for the following target audience.

  • Women Scientists
  • Women Medical Practitioners
  • Women in Industry R&D
  • HR Managers (they influence & implement gender equitable policies in industry)
  • Women in Govt Administrative positions
  • Self-help groups / Bachat Gat
  • Women Entrepreneurs & Innovators
  • Girl students from Engineering, Medical, nursing, Management, Science college

Tentative Schedule

Date (Day)of Program

Time Schedule

Activities





05.01.2021

(Tuesday)

9:30 to 11:00 am

Inauguration

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Plenary 1: Innovation Ingenuity: Women Innovators who changed the way of life for society and science.

1:30 to 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 to 4:30 pm

Plenary 2: Towering the Corporate world: The Industry expert.

4:30 to 5:00 pm

Closing for the day.

 



06.01.2021

(Wednesday)

9:30 to 11:00 am

Plenary 3 : Growth at Grassroots :Women Science warriors in rural areas.

11:00 to 11:30 am

Tea break 

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Plenary 4: Conquering the Cosmos: The Women’s pace in the space

1:30 to 2:30 pm

Lunch

 

2:30 to 4:30 pm

Plenary 5: Courageous Creators : Inspiring life stories from Women Entrepreneurs 

 

4:30 to 5:00 pm

Valedictory.

WSC will enthuse women scientists to blaze their own trail with freedom and creativity in their work so as to create an ecosystem of more supportive, free of potential biases and open to different expressions of scientific work and excellence. It will help them believe that their role matters for science and for society. The two days will witness impressive keynote speeches, invited talks, panel discussions, poster presentations, and most important the ever enriching networking experiences. WSC will bring together the voices and insights of a diverse range of delegates from around the world

Here at the 108th ISC, we once again gather to discuss Women scientists’ futures and the unfinished agenda of women’s share in economic development & nation’s achievements.

“I am among those who think that Science has a great beauty” – Madam Marie Curie

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