International Women’s  Day
Special Edition 2021


Read the thoughts from some of the leaders in IIITB on what we can do towards creating an environment that helps women to grow

Prof S Sadagopan

On this International Women’s Day let us ponder over where we stand as a nation.  We are still at a stage where women need encouragement to realize their true potential. Over the years, women-centric programs have gained attention, while the focus gradually shifted from welfare to all-round development.

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Prof Debabrata Das

Any occasion is celebrated only when there is success or positivity around it, and this applies to the International Women’s Day too. It’s heartening to note that over the years, women in India have been contributing significantly towards the development of the nation. It is high time that we acknowledge and applaud their contributions, while celebrating their success.

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Cmde S R Sridhar (Retd)

International Women’s Day can be truly meaningful if we celebrate women for what they represent in family, workplace and society. It is important to remember that in the social canvas of early Indian civilization, women were honored and empowered to participate in war, public activities, education and decision making and in the selection of male partners.

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How I #ChooseToChallenge

View the videos where a faculty member and a student from IIITB reflect on what the International Women’s Day means to them

Prof  Meenakshi D’Souza

Tanu Bordia

(Student – iMtech 2016)

Towards a gender equal world

Read these blogs where a faculty member and alumna from IIITB share their views on building a world that treats women at par with men

Prof. Jyotsna Bapat

The first step towards achieving gender equality is ensuring that girls are given the same access to education; so, encouraging young girls to pursue higher education as much as a family may encourage their sons. It is a well-known fact that the percentage of women in upper-level positions ( dwindles as they rise up the ranks.

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Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan


As we are entering the month of March, here’s wishing everyone a Happy International Women’s Day Month! This time of the month is special because women all over the world come together to celebrate and take pride in who they are! How I wish we all did this all through the year!

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Small steps for big impact!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step”. Listen to what women in IIITB have to say about what each one of us can do to create the right impact

From the heart

A cross-section of women in IIITB share their views and own experiences on how they have navigated life and the lessons they have learnt


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From the heart

A cross-section of women in IIITB share their views and own experiences on how they have navigated life and the lessons they have learnt

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Facts to make us ponder.

An extra year of education can help a girl earn 15-25% more as an adult.

Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.

Girls who complete secondary school are 3x less likely to become child brides.

Domestic violence is not yet considered a crime in more than 20 countries.

At least 117 countries and territories still have no laws to protect girls from child marriage.

Companies that are gender and ethnically diverse outperform their peerslt.

Tackling the global gender gap will boost global GDP, according to McKinsey

Illiteracy in females has declined from 100 million to 56 million between 1995 and 2018.

Only 22 of Earth’s 197 countries can say they have women serving as heads of state.

Globally, there are 750 million women and girls who were married before they turned 18.

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