International Women’s Day, 5th March 2017
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.
Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action, whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century, and continues to grow from strength to strength.
As a celebration for this sacred day, IEEE IAS INSAT SB chapter in collaboration with IEEE WIE INSAT Affinity Group organized “Women in Industry”. An event that cherish the women’s work and contribution in the industry as engineers and leaders.
Since it is very important to connect with other female professionals who’s taking the step forward in the engineering fields and industry, we invited Mrs Nejiba BOUZAIANE KHALFALLAH.
Mrs Nejiba is the general manager of EPI Solutions, a certified trainer at UNIDO, a master trainer at Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability, a telecommunication engineer but before all she’s a leader and a loved mother and wife.
During our talk, Mrs Nejiba told us her story and struggle to gain her position in the industry and build her first company in the 90’s after her trip to USA. She encourage all attendees to pursue their dreams and ambition and never underestimate their self “Be Bold for Change”.
Mrs Nejiba highlights the fact that being a woman and engineer is neither that easy nor that hard. Because as an engineer you have the tools to change the world and to solve humanity’s most faced problems. In the other hand as a woman, everything that you’re about to do will have a deep impact on the society and on the other girls and women who follow your steps.
After our talk, we watched a movie “Hidden Figures” which is a biographical drama film. It is a story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the early years of the U.S. space program.