5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

Registration is free, whether or not you register for iit2007.

Please register by sending email to [email protected] with the following information:

IIT location, year and department, e.g IITKGP, 1998, ECE & your e-mail address

The first ever IIT Women Alumni Day will initiate a new professional network of women alumni, through presentation, discussion and sharing of our successes and hurdles. Keynote speakers, a panel on career management, and workshop activities will encourage new insights into their own careers, and allow them to renew old friendships as they build new ones

Program Agenda
10:00 - 10:15 am Welcome and review of day
10:15 - 11:00 am Opening keynote
11:00 - 11:30 am Characteristics of women in leadership (Pat Shafer)
11:30 - 12:30 pm Mentoring and leadership workshop
12:30 - 01:30 pm Lunch and Networking
01:30 - 02:30 pm Panel: Thriving in Entrepreneur, Academic or Alternative Careers
02:30 - 03:00 pm Open mike
03:00 pm Closing Remarks

Official Website: http://www.iit2007.org/prog_women.html

Added by santanupal on June 21, 2007



Domestic violence and sexual abuse involving young girls is reported frequently in the country and a 2006 government survey found that 45 percent of girls were married before the legal marriageable age of 18.

India's adult female literacy rate was 47.8 percent, compared to the adult male rate of 73.4 percent in 2004.

The sex ratio in the country is still one of the world's lowest, with an average of 933 females recorded for every 1,000 males in the 2001 census.

"Education of girls even in big cities was dismal and census figures show that the population of the girl child was dropping," said Chakraverti, adding that tough laws and education of parents were needed to force change."

"Most cannot complete primary education."

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