HUB 1 WIE kick-started its events for the year 2011 with the HUB 1 WIE congress held at College of Engineering ,Trivandrum on 20th March 2011.The event drew a big response with the participation of 48 WIE members, the girls claiming a majority with a 4:1 ratio. The event witnessed the participation from 7 SBs of the HUB. The core theme of the event was “Empowering Women, Fostering technical innovation” and the focus was on bringing people together for a technical cause and nurturing their professional growth. The event was graced with the presence of eminent dignitaries like Smt Shanti.K.J, WIE Chair, Kerala Section, Mr Rajesh Kannan, Counsellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeedam, Mr Ranjit R Nair, GOLD Treasurer, Kerala Section and Ms Bhavna S N, WIE Coordinator, LINK. The event stood by its theme and was a grand success.
The inauguration commenced with a short prayer. The IEEE code of ethics was rendered by Amita Prabhakaran , Joint Secretary ,IEEE SB CET. The welcome address was delivered by Sandhra Jose, WIE Chair, SB CET followed by the presidential address by Alka Isac , HUB 1, WIE Representative. The function was formally inaugurated by Smt. Shanti K J by lighting the ceremonial lamp. In her inaugural speech she shared with the crowd her personal experiences and cited the hurdles that women confront in their professional career .Mr Rajesh Kannan addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of education. The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by Harsha S, Newsletter Editor, SBCET.