The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF)
organized a full day Annual Women's Meet on 3rd March 2018 at Radha Regent, Chennai.
It is a 3rd Meet and was attended by 160 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 this meet welcomed the gathering
Dr. Hazreena Hussein,
University of Malaya, Malaysia delivered the special address
Dr. Mukta Bansal,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore delivered the special address
Dr. Kumkum Banerjee,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, 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. Hazreena Hussein,
University of Malaya, Malaysia
The development and promotion of sensory gardens in Malaysia
Prof. Jennifer Chan Kim Lian, Univesiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Managing sustainable tourism destination and sustainable HR in hotel industry
Dr. Mukta Bansal, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sourcing and outsourcing of materials and services in chemical supply chains
Dr. Kumkum Banerjee, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India
Challenges at Tata Steel
Dr. Yasmin Shannan Al Bulushi, Muscat College, Sultanate of Oman
Educational management in Oman – Challenges and the way ahead
Dr. Shital Jalandar Sonune, Al Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
When the cure is worst than the disease
Women Awards Ceremony
The Venus International Women Awards (affectionately known as the VIWAs) are now in their third year.
The VIWA 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 2018 is convened by the CARD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING
resolution vide F.No.VIF/MIN/BM-IV/2017 held on September 29, 2017 at VIF Head Quarters.
The VIWA categories reflect a wide spectrum and the VIWA 2018 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 2018 Winners List