The Students’ Alumni Cell (SAC) of IIM Kozhikode celebrated the International Women’s Day at its Campus, recently. Parveen Hafeez, Managing Director at Sunrise Hospitals, Kochi was the Chief Guest while Aditi Chatterjee – Dean, Silver Hills School officiated as the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Hafeez, delivered an inspiring lecture summarising her journey as a successful entrepreneur whilst recounting her experiences and aspirations, kept alive by the struggles and limitless passion to achieve her goal. Mrs Chatterjee graced the event and felicitated the guests with mementos as a token of appreciation for their achievements. This was followed by an energizing panel discussion with the theme- “Internet and Women Empowerment: How digital technologies help in furthering the movement for equal rights?”
IIMK alumni, Sangeetha Devanathan, Liz Thomas and Kanika Goyal with years of abundant experience in various industry domains also shared their experiences on a changing world for women and the resultant challenges. The panel discussion was moderated by first year student Ritu Shukla and students from Providence Women’s College, Government Law College, GVHSS, Nadkavu and IIMK actively participated by asking probing questions to the Panelists. The batch of PGP 2008 alumni felicitated the girls from “Team Gem” (GVHSS, Nadakavu), who had secured first place in the competition organised by TYE (Tie Young Entrepreneurs) 2020 and sponsored an amount of Rs. 1,50,000 for their travel to USA. Two of the best women athletes of IIMK’s Sports league, Sejal Ghuge (best volleyball player) and Ridhima Bora (best basketball player) were also honoured with 301 AED each by the Dubai Chapter of IIMK Alumni Association.
SAC thanked all student attendees from various educational institutions in Kozhikode, teachers, parents and other attendees for the successful celebration of Women’s Day in IIMK campus.
About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women Leadership and MS-Finance, in the year 2019-20. The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme.