International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration, March 8, 2021

IIA is celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March, 2021. This event, organized by the Gender Amity Cell of IIA, is also an important and integral part of the on-going IIA Golden Jubilee Celebrations, IIA-50. The highlight of the program will be invited lectures by two women scientists with known accomplishments: Prof. Rohini M. Godbole, a Padmashree awardee, and Dr. Gangadeep Kang, the first Indian woman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

The talks will be followed by interactive sessions, with focus on gender amity, gender equity and empowerment of women in science. The participants are welcome to share their views on the themes of the talks during the discussion session.

The event will be online.


Prof. Rohini Godbole

Date & Time: 08th March 2021 : 11:00AM

Title: Life in Science

Abstract: This will be a talk about what it means to be a scientist, what are the challenges in a life of science and particularly in the life of a scientist who happens to be a woman. I will make these points first by sharing some details about my journey in science and then using this discussion to focus more (and comment on) various points made above.


Dr. Gagandeep Kang, FRS

Date & Time: 08th March 2021 : 02:30PM

Title: Surviving and thriving in Indian science: Enablers and barriers for women

Abstract: The problems that Indian women face at all stages in their personal and professional lives are well known. I will illustrate enablers and barriers using three examples of each from my career so far.