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Summary of 11th Anniversary Event


eWIT 11th anniversary celebration in Crowe Plaza on 28th April 2017 from 3pm to 8pm proved to be an interesting bouquet of events which showcased the power of Women in both IT and non-IT world.

The event was initiated with a prayer to Deity Sarada, a melodious invocation symbolizing the power of the goddess, sung by eWIT Governing Body Member, Ms. G. Rajalakshmi. This was followed by an overview of eWIT given by eWIT President Ms. Sarada Ramani– the activities and accomplishments over last year. This session also included a video on various initiatives anchored by eWIT which helped newcomers understand the importance of eWIT to women in the IT industry

The first session by Ms. Uma Sridharan, Consultant, Learning and Development covered important aspects of Personal Branding and what is critical for aspirants to set right perception in the work environment. This was well received by audience especially young members who were starting their career in IT.

After a brief tea break followed the Panel discussion on Women Power At Work anchored by Ms.Namagiri Ramesh. There were interesting perspectives shared by the panel members –

Ms. Sridevi Raghavan, CEO, Amelio Child Care Pvt. Ltd. who started her own day care venture Amelio, gave her view as an entrepreneur and the importance of getting things done.

Ms. Dhakshayini Venkatesh, Advocate, Madras High Court shared her experiences, challenges and success factor which defines the male dominated legal world.

Mr. Vijay Rangaraju, Vice President-HR, Intellect Design Arena Ltd. talked about his experience from HR angle and how organizations can offer different cultural fragrances which employee is looking for.

Ms. Shylaja Krishnakurup, Delivery Head, Verizon Enterprise talked about her experience in Verizon and the importance of passion in work to succeed in the dynamic industry

After a brief Q&A session, the much awaited 'fireside chat with scientists' was announced.
The scientists Ms. MV Roopa and Ms. Ceena Sunil from ISRO and Dr. Vidya from IGCAR shared their interesting professional and personal experiences, their individual WOW moments during rocket launch, their aspirations, challenges and learning’s. They received standing ovation when they recounted their achievements in the world of rocket science.

The next session commenced with inauguration of eWIT souvenir by the Chief Guest - Ms. Letika Saran, former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu

Ms Lethika then shared her professional experiences in police force starting with her early years in Salem and other suburbs in Tamil Nadu before moving on to the prestigious position of DGP for TN

She spoke about the comradeship within the police force where the gender bias blurs and also about the tough job of heading a 1+ lakh police force. She gave interesting anecdotes from her experience over 30+ years on the police force

After the key note address, eWIT 11th Anniversary souvenir was released by Ms. Letika Saran and received by one of the panellists Mr. Vijay.

The winners of the excellence awards (for Quality, HR, Technology) were given away cash prizes and certificates. This was part of a long selection process by eWIT to identify and award the young and bright talent from the industry.

eWit Annual celebration closed with a sumptuous dinner which gave opportunities for participants to network and meet new colleagues.


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