ANSYS Inks CSR Agreement with Lila Poonawalla Foundation
Speaking on the collaboration, Mr. Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President - India and South Asia Pacific, ANSYS, said that ANSYS is committed to the empowerment of women in engineering and such collaborations will help in the long term.
Pennsylvania-headquartered ANSYS Inc, global leader in engineering simulation, and the Lila Poonawalla Foundation signed a CSR agreement on Friday with the main objective of promoting engineering education among women and gender equality as a part of its CSR initiatives. Mr. Preet Inderjeet Singh Walia, Director, APAC Finance, ANSYS and Ms. Priti Khare, Chief Executive Officer, Lila Poonawalla Foundation were present for the inauguration of the initiative. This initiative will support aspiring women engineers from Mechanical and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering streams over the next 4 years.
Speaking on the collaboration, Mr. Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President - India and South Asia Pacific, ANSYS, said that ANSYS is committed to the empowerment of women in engineering and such collaborations will help in the long term as they will provide these girls with the right knowledge and skill that will help them make better decisions in future. They see this as a fundamental necessity that will help overcome some of the barriers that women face in technology, he said.
Mr. Preet Inderjeet Singh Walia Director, APAC Finance, ANSYS said that at ANSYS, they have always prioritized the positive impact that they can create in the lives of people and with this collaboration with the Lila Poonawalla Foundation, they hope to empower these young women in technology. They would like to support women in challenging their traditional roles helping them excel and contribute in this new age of technology, he said.
Ms. Priti Khare, Chief Executive Officer, Lila Poonawalla Foundation said, that partnership with ANSYS will give the meritorious but financially disadvantaged Engineering girls an opportunity to realize their aspirations. Through this partnership, they will be able to transform diffident young girls into strong Women Leaders in Technology, catering to organizations like ANSYS as well as for bringing about societal change at large. They are excited about this new partnership, she said.
The grant provided by ANSYS will be used by the Lila Poonawalla Foundation for reimbursement of college fees of the Engineering students selected from specified streams and also skill development trainings for the duration of the Bachelor of Engineering program.
Founded in 1970, Ansys Inc, through its strategy of Pervasive Engineering Simulation, helps the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. The company helps them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination, by offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software.