Bengaluru, 13th December 2023 – Quest Global, one of the world’s leading engineering services firms, has joined forces with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional association advancing technology for humanity, in India to bring gender equality through advancing women in engineering. The strategic collaboration aims to empower women in engineering through two CSR programs: Engineering Education of the underserved Girl Students and the Returning Women Engineers Program.
Under this collaboration, Quest Global will comprehensively fund both the programs, highlighting the corporate social responsibility commitment to support girls from underserved communities pursuing engineering and women seeking to re-enter the workforce respectively. IEEE India will be responsible for the design and on-ground activations required to make these programs successful.
Commenting on the collaboration, Shelly Latimore, Head of Global Brand for Quest Global, said, “We are excited about our collaboration with IEEE India. With these initiatives, we aim to work toward fostering gender equality in the engineering workforce. These initiatives extend beyond conventional education and training, representing a significant stride to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and aiming to make the world a better place than it is today.”
Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Country Head, IEEE India Operations, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are thankful to Quest Global for their contribution towards empowering women in engineering. We are confident that through this collaboration and our in-depth understanding and expertise, we will be able to create a more inclusive and diverse engineering landscape in India, together.”
Addressing the declining representation of women in the engineering sector, the Engineering Education of Girl Students program is aimed at inspiring and encouraging female students from the underserved communities to pursue courses in engineering whereas the Returning Women Engineers Program is geared towards providing a comprehensive support system to women seeking to re-enter the workforce after a career break. Recognizing the challenges faced by women during this transition, the program will offer skill training, equipping them with the necessary tools, knowledge, and resources for a successful return to professional life.
The joint efforts of Quest Global and IEEE India signify a shared commitment to fostering a more equitable and diverse future in the engineering sector. These initiatives are expected to benefit 475 women across multiple geographies in India including Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, and Pune.
About Quest Global
Founded in 1997, Quest Global is one of the world’s leading engineering research and development (ER&D) services companies. Quest Global believes engineering has the unique opportunity to solve the problems of today that stand in the way of tomorrow. For more than 25 years, we have strived to be the most trusted partner for the world’s hardest engineering problems. As a global organization headquartered in Singapore, the team at Quest Global live and work in 17 countries, with 67 global delivery centers and offices, driven by 17,800+ extraordinary people who make the impossible possible every day. Quest Global delivers world-class end-to-end engineering solutions by leveraging our deep industry knowledge and digital expertise. By bringing together technologies and industries, alongside the contributions of diverse individuals and their areas of expertise, we are able to solve problems better, faster. This multi-dimensional approach enables us to solve the most critical and large-scale challenges across the aerospace & defense, automotive, energy, hi-tech, med-tech & healthcare, rail, communications, and semiconductor industries.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Learn more at https://www.ieee.org.
IEEE India Operations Centre with its focus on standards, technical activities, membership development, support for digital library customers and philanthropy programs, was established in 2010, with its office located in Bengaluru.