The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF)
organized a full day Annual Women's Meet on 4th March 2017 at Radha Regent, Chennai.
It is a 2nd Meet and was attended by 149 participants (represented 6 Country: from
Singapore, Oman, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and India) those
are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Academic Institution' working in the frontiers
of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities
and Social Sciences, Management, Science, Veterinary and Animal Sciences
The specific objectives of the Meet
To promote women in leadership and advancement for women in the profession
To provide enhanced opportunities for networking, and collaboration
To inspire, engage and advance women in science and technology
To recognize the achievements of women in science and technology
This Meet provided an opportunity for participants
to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly
interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.
In many ways the meet is unique: the traditions of being by invitation only, have
always been intended to promote intense and positive discussion between the experts in the field.
The intent of the meet is not archival publication, but rather to provide a
forum to build community and to stimulate discussion, new insight and experimentation.
In the Inaugural session
Mrs. M. S Sudha,
Director - VIF and Program Chair of the meet has delivered the presidential address
Dr. Shefaly Shorey,
National University of Singapore, Singapore delivered the special address
Prof. Dr. Rosna Mat Taha,
University of Malaya, Malaysia delivered the special address
Dr. Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India delivered the special address.
Sessions (Plaza - 10.30 am to 2.30pm)
The Meet Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:
Dr. Shefaly Shorey, National University of Singapore, Singapore
A randomized controlled trail to examine the effectiveness of the 'Home-but not Alone' mobile health application
Prof. Dr. Rosna Mat Taha, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Micropropagation of selected species of ornamental plants
Prof. Dr. Roselina Ahmad Saufi, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Talent Development And Management: Issues And Challenges For The Future
Dr. Zuraida Zainun, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Development of Tamil Version of Home-based Video Module of Balance Exercises for Balance Disordered Patients
Dr. Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Women in Science and technology, the Status and Challenges Ahead
Dr. K. Rajeshwari, XLRI Institute of Management, India
What are the factors that enable re-entry of women into work force?
Prof. Dr. Ranjana Jha, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, India
Aspiration with Competence, Courage & Determination : Key to Success
Dr. Hansa Jeswani, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Andheri (W), Mumbai, India
Women in transformational leadership roles
2nd Women Awards (VIWA 2017) Ceremony
The Venus International Women Awards (affectionately known as the VIWAs) scheme was instituted in the year 2016 by the CARD
It is presented
are presented yearly during the Annual Women's Meet (AWM)
that is conducted during March month of the year and the scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Regulations,
Application Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.
The VIWA 2017 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING
resolution vide F.No.VIF/MIN/BM-III/2016 held on December 9, 2016 at VIF Head Quarters.
The VIWA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIWA 2017 invites
nominations from eligible individuals those are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Research or Academic Institution/Agency'.
The nominees are selected based on the Expert
Committee report and Apex Committee recommendations.
Click here to view VIWA 2017 Winners List