Womenation: Power of us

29/09/2016 - 30/09/2016, TRIDENT MUMBAI

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‘We wear no mark; we belong to every class; we permeate every class of the community from the highest to the lowest’ - Emmeline Pankhurst Women have made tremendous advancements in the workforce over the years. They are crucial to sustaining businesses, economies and society-at-large and continue to be an integral part of the workforce, across the world. Female leadership is an imperative for economies that want to perform at the highest levels. Women managers bring rich and diverse perspectives to the table. Their complementary working styles often enhance productivity and ensure high levels of collaboration and success. Workplaces that celebrate women naturally benefit as a result of such diversity. This alone is reason enough for every nation to put this topic at the forefront of its business and development agenda. Findings confirm that encouraging female talent is a strategy that is particularly characteristic of developing economies that prioritize future workforce planning, change management and preparing for impending disruptive change. With women making up almost half of the workforce, and over 80 percent of the consumer market, it is no wonder that they impact the bottom-line. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), over the past few decades, has been working towards the inclusion and empowerment of women, both at workplace and at grassroots. Poised on the cusp of transformation, India today needs women to step up and bear the mantle of progress, innovation and change. Through various forums, CII-Indian Women Network (IWN) strives to bring together these harbingers of progress who dared to break conventional barriers, venture into uncharted spaces and progress in varied fields like Academia, Research, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Performing Arts, Culture, Politics, Economic growth and Corporates. The IWN WomeNation Conference is a call to celebrate these signifying stories, triumph over challenges. It seeks to showcase the combined power of women across the nation working towards creating a name for themselves and benchmarks for others to emulate. Join us in celebrating women who have found a voice and encouraged others to do the same. We invite you all to recognize their achievements and become catalysts in empowering women in business. While some of the transformations in corporate practices and public policies will entail adaptation, the subsequent expansion of opportunities for women has the potential to transform the economies, societies and demographics of countries as a whole.

Agenda

TIMINGPROGRAMS
Day 1 :29 September 2016, Thursday
10.00 am – 10.30 am Registration
10.30 am – 11.00 am Inaugural Session

Inaugural Performance
DR. SANGEETA SHANKAR, RAGINI SHANKAR, NANDINI SHANKAR

Indian Classical Violinists


Welcome Remarks
MR SUDHIR MEHTA,

Chairman, CII Western Region
Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries



Introductory Remarks
MS RAJKAMAL VEMPATI

Chairperson, CII Western Region - Indian Women Network
Executive Vice President and Head Human Resource, Axis Bank


Keynote Address by
MS USHA SANGWAN,

Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India

11.00 am – 11.40 am
“Purpose, Passion and Power”
In Conversation with Ms SHIKHA SHARMA

Ms SHIKHA SHARMA
Managing Director & CEO, Axis Bank


Moderator
MS RAJKAMAL VEMPATI

Chairperson, CII Western Region - Indian Women Network
Executive Vice President and Head Human Resource, Axis Bank

11.40 am – 12.15pm
Networking Break
12.15 pm – 01.15 pm
“Women and ‘Diplomacy’ ”
Power Panel – Women Consul Generals

MS ROSIMAR SUZANO
Consul General – Brazil


MS SAROJA SIRISENA
Consul General - Sri Lanka


MS MAROPENE RAMOKGOPA
Consul General - South Africa


Moderator
MS KASHMIRA MEWAWALA

Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network - Maharashtra Chapter
Head Business Development & Chief Ethics Counselor, Tata Capital

01.15 pm – 01.30 pm
“Greetings from Sri Lanka”
Special Address by Ms SULOCHANA SEGERA

MS SULOCHANA SEGERA
Founder & Chairman, Women in Management - Sri Lanka
01.30 pm – 02.30 pm
Lunch & Networking
02.30 pm – 03.00 pm
Breaking Barriers
MS POONAM SHROTI
Founder & Management Consulting, Uddip Social Welfare Society


Moderator
MS DIPA PRAKASH

Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network - Madhya Pradesh Chapter
Director, Omega Renk Bearings Pvt. Ltd.

03.00 pm – 03.45 pm
“Taking start-ups to success”
Power Panel - Women and Entrepreneurship

MS MINI MENON
Immediate Past Chairperson, CII Western Region - Indian Women Network
Co-founder and Editor, Indy Network


ADVOCATE SUSIEBEN SHAH
Past Chairperson, Maharashtra State Commission for Women
Founder – Priyadarshini Taxi


MS KAINAZ MESSMAN
Founder, Theobroma Foods Pvt Ltd


Moderator
MS SANGEETA SINGH
Partner, Sanguine Consultants

03.45 pm – 04.15 pm
Breaking Barriers
MS CHETANA GALA SINHA
Social Entrepreneur and Founder, Mann Deshi Bank

04:15 pm - 04:45 pm
Hi-Tea & Networking
04.45 pm – 06.00 pm
Speed Mentoring
DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING INDIA

06.00 pm – 06.30 pm
Guest Performance
MS JAMIE LEVER
Standup Comedian

06.30 pm
Networking and Cocktails
Day 2 :
30 September 2016, Friday
09.30 am – 10.00 am
Registration
10.00 am – 10.45 am
“Engineering a great relationship”
In Conversation- Mother & daughter

MS ANU AGA,
Director, Thermax Ltd.


MS MEHER PUDUMJEE
Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network – National Committee
Chairperson, Thermax Ltd.


Moderator
MS SUDHA MENON
Author
10.45 am – 11.15 am
Breaking Barriers
MS HEENA SIDHU
National Air Pistol Shooter

11.15 am – 11.45 am
Tea & Networking
11.45 am – 12.15 pm
“Making Headlines”
Power Panel - Women in media

MS SUJATHA ANANDAN,
Political Editor, Hindustan Times


MS SAAGRIKA GHOSE,
Indian Journalist, News Anchor and Author


MS MEENAL BAGHEL,
Editor, Mumbai Mirror


Moderator
MS PALLAVI JHA
Co – Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network - Maharashtra Chapter
Chairman & Managing Director, Dale Carnegie Training India


12.15 am – 12.45 pm
“Durga in the Boardroom”
Power Talk by Ms EIKA BANERJEE

MS EIKA BANERJEE, CEO, Future Group

12.45 pm – 01.30 pm
“Into Outer space”
Launching Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission)

MS RITU KARIDHAL
MS MOUMITA DUTTA
MS NANDINI HARINATH
MS MINAL SAMPAT
Indian Space Research Organization
01.30 pm – 02.30 pm
Lunch & Networking
02.30 pm – 02.50 pm
100 Hours of Change – Reverse Mentoring
02.50 pm – 03.30 pm
CII IWN - AON HEWITT - Survey on Gender Diversity at Work
Report Launch and Findings

Panel Discussion:
MS KRIPA KRISHNAMOORTHY, SVP & Head HR – Citibank
MS SONAL ROYCHOWDHURY, HR Director, Procter & Gamble
MS SONAL JIVANGIKAR, Head HR, Metro Shoes
MS RAKSHA HEDGE, Praxair

Moderator
MS RADHIKA GOPALKRISHNAN
Partner, Aon Hewitt

03.30 pm – 04.15 pm
Valedictory Session
04.15 pm – 04.30 pm
Vote of Thanks

Speakers

Chetna Gala Sinha

Chetna Gala Sinha

Social activist

Social Entrepreneur and Founder, Mann Deshi Bank

Chetna Gala Sinha

Social activist

Sangeetha Shankar

Sangeetha Shankar

Indian Classical Violinists

Indian Classical Violinists

Sangeetha Shankar

Indian Classical Violinists

SUSIEBEN SHAH

SUSIEBEN SHAH

Founder Priyadarshini Taxi

Past Chairperson, Maharashtra State Commission for Women

SUSIEBEN SHAH

Founder Priyadarshini Taxi

MS MINI MENON

MS MINI MENON

Co-founder and Editor, Indy Network

Immediate Past Chairperson, CII Western Region - Indian Women Network

MS MINI MENON

Co-founder and Editor, Indy Network

MS SUJATHA ANANDAN

MS SUJATHA ANANDAN

Political Editor, Hindustan Times

Political Editor, Hindustan Times

MS SUJATHA ANANDAN

Political Editor, Hindustan Times

MS NANDINI HARINATH

MS NANDINI HARINATH

Indian Space Research Organization

Indian Space Research Organization

MS NANDINI HARINATH

Indian Space Research Organization

MS MINAL SAMPAT

MS MINAL SAMPAT

Indian Space Research Organization

Indian Space Research Organization

MS MINAL SAMPAT

Indian Space Research Organization

MS MOUMITA DUTTA

MS MOUMITA DUTTA

Indian Space Research Organization

Indian Space Research Organization

MS MOUMITA DUTTA

Indian Space Research Organization

MS RITU KARIDHAL

MS RITU KARIDHAL

Indian Space Research Organization

Indian Space Research Organization

MS RITU KARIDHAL

Indian Space Research Organization

Partners

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Contact

Sneha Sohaani ,

Confederation of Indian Industry

105, Kakad Chambers

132, Dr A B Road

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Tel: 91 22 24931790

Ext: 412 / 91 22 494 5831

Fax:91 22 24939463 / 24945831

Email: sneha.sohaani@cii.in