CII HAS LAUNCHEDThe Indian Women Network[IWN] for Career Women, Professional, Faculty and Students who are ambitious, dynamic and focused women like you !
“Today, 30% of workforce in organizations comprises women but they still don’t have an appropriate forum to discuss issues that are relevant to them. Through Indian Women Network, we hope to provide a platform for women to discuss issues and opportunities at work places and learn from each other’s experiences. We hope that in time to come IWN will become the voice of Indian women”
– G V Sanjay Reddy, Past Chairman, CII Southern Region and Vice Chairman, GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd
“Let’s come together, build together & achieve together for tomorrow’s India. IWN will reach out to engage & empower women through various initiatives to augment knowledge, skills & equal opportunity to enhance inclusive growth & economic parity for sustainable development of the country.”
– Suchitra K Ella, Past Chairwoman, Indian Women Network (IWN), Southern Region & Joint Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd
“Our endeavor with IWN is to provide career women, potential career women and women engaged at the grass roots - a platform, a space, a community, they can call their own. We hope that with IWN millions of Indian women will fulfill their destinies of being a miracle and a creator for generations to come.”
– Bhairavi Jani, Past Chairperson - Steering Committee, CII Indian Women Network and Director, SCA Group
“I am pleased to applaud the completion of 3 years of IWN! The phenomenal growth of IWN across the Southern Region and its inclusiveness within all CII mainstream activities is a reflection of the leadership and commitment of the IWN Members. The significant interventions from health talks, medical camps, programmes on personal effectiveness, leadership development, mentorship workshops, work career development and policy initiatives have played a large role in the development of women’s empowerment.”
“IWN is a very active network for creating gender parity and to assist women to face challenges with confidence and self-worth and maintain a healthy work life balance! The tangible and intangible impact created by these initiatives is of immense value not only to women, but to the society at large. I would like to congratulate the IWN Leadership for effectively driving the initiatives during these early years and I am confident that IWN will grow in all aspects into a National CII initiative.”
– Ms. Rajshree Pathy, Immediate Past Chairperson, CII Southern Region and Chairman & Managing Director, Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals
“CII’s initiative to create an organisation exclusively focused on career women has paved the way towards creating a focused network to deliver value added services for professionals in corporate, entrepreneurs, students, faculty from academic institutions and independent professionals. It gives me immense pride to say that through IWN’s many diverse initiatives not only has it provided a learning platform but also offered a growing career curve for its members.”
“Personally it has been a pleasure chairing this unique network which is constantly developing to cater to the various issues and provide solutions to the woman professionals of today. I would like to thank our valuable member base that makes us what we are today. I look forward to seeing IWN scale up to greater heights in the years to come with the principle of ‘women matter’ at our very foundation!”
– Dr R Nandini, Immediate Past Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region & Managing Director, Chandra Textiles Pvt Ltd
“There is no doubt that women are seeing greater opportunities and greater development this decade compared to the earlier times. IWN is that enabling platform for today's career women to pursue their dreams and unleash their potential. IWN works with the Government, Companies & Institutions in accelerating the pace of change required to support the development of women at the workplace. IWN also reaches out to the women, increasing their self-confidence and imparting various programs to enhance their skills and competencies.”
“The IWN women members enjoy this unique networking program as they get to meet other career women including women professionals and entrepreneurs and are able to share ideas, challenges and learn from each other in a more open, comfortable atmosphere. I personally enjoy this journey with IWN and it has enriched my life both personally and professionally. I wish more women get to experience this beautiful platform and unleash their potential for their development as well as the development of our nation.”
– Ms Anu Sriram, Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region & Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director, Integra Software Services Pvt.Ltd
“It is definitely an esteemed honour to take up the role of Deputy Chairwoman Southern Region for Indian Women Network, as this initiative under the aegis of CII is very close to my heart. Having being involved right from the birth of this wonderful & important organisation, I have witnessed its evolution over the last 3 years connecting a critical element in our Indian Economy- ‘The Working Women’. While our Country marches ahead in the coming decades to attain its rightful position of becoming a Global Powerhouse, we must acknowledge the contribution of women when included in all sections & spheres of society. I strongly believe that increased participation of women in the workforce creates a stronger & sustainable economic growth for our country.”
“Of course, to reach to that status, the ecosystem will have to create an enabling environment and that is where I feel that Indian Women Network can play an important role in policy advocacy & skill building, so that our nation reaches better global rankings in Gender Parity.”
– Ms Vanitha Datla, Deputy Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region & Executive Director & CFO, ELICO Ltd
Mrs Aggarwalla is a graduate in Arts from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. She has been one of the youngest women entrepreneurs to pave way into company’s entry into exports. She was one of the twenty & the only female participant to be chosen from amongst many across the globe, for the study programme organized by CBI NETHERLANDS (an agency established to promote industrial products from developing nations). Mrs Aggarwalla was declared the only woman manning a stall at The Eissenwaren Messe Fair. She is also responsible for the entire onus for Product Development keeping in consideration the market requirements. .
The Past two decades has seen her acquiring experience across diverse sectors such as Financial Services, Insurance Services, Cement, Power, Security Printing, Instrumentation & BPO services, with stints in the USA and India .
She Handles the Export Marketing and Public Relations single-handedly. She also undertook an extensive market research and visited Europe, North Africa, Canada, and North & South America for the same.
Mrs Aggarwalla is the:
- Trustee & Joint Secretary of the Governing Board of Apeejay Education Society.
- Trustee of Rajeshwari Sangeet Academy Trust.
- Joint Secretary of Apeejay College, Jalandhar.
- Board Member of Apeejay Institute of Management Jalandhar.
- Board Member of Kanya Maha Vidayalaya, Jalandhar.
- Board Member of Jalandhar Model School, Jalandhar.
- Member of Arya Shiksha Mandal.
IWN Regional Secretariat
Mr Sumanpreet Singh, Director
Ms Jasleen Kaur
About IWN Delhi
CII launched an exclusive platform called Indian Women Network for women across sectors from Corporate, Working Professionals and Colleges/Institutes in Delhi. Network’s vision is to work with industry and civil society to strengthen women’s role and participation in the economic sphere and community affairs
The Delhi Chapter of this Network got successfully launched by Ms Sumitra Mahajan, Hon’ble Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014 and is an initiative that aspires to create a conducive atmosphere for women to make them active in business and provide more opportunities in different fields. Over the last year IWN Delhi has organized numerous learning sessions aimed at empowering, engaging and enabling working women. These sessions have covered a wide range of topics that are of interest to the working woman of today.
Some of them were :
- Interactive Session on Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs.
- Workshop on Sexual Harassment at Workplace - Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal.
- Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Women's Economic Empowerment in India and Third Countries.
- Master Class on Women Independent Director.
- Interaction with International Delegations.
- Workshop on Emotional Intelligence.
- Workshop on Health Awareness etc.
Our endeavour in IWN is to address women’s issues at various stages of their lives. Through this network we provide a platform for women to discuss issues, opportunities, and also learn from each other’s experiences and expert guest speakers. IWN aspires to create diverse activities that will connect women from all around the world. These activities will range from political programs, business conferences, networking events, panel discussions, etc. We invite you to join this unique initiative and contribute collectively to the chapter.
Mrs Divya Chauhan
Chairwoman, IWN Delhi 2017 – 18
Ms Priyanka Nijhawan
Vice Chairwoman, IWN Delhi 2017 – 18
Ms Neha Benwal, Executive
About Chandigarh Tricity
The IWN Chandigarh Tricity Chapter was formally launched on 10th March 2017 by H E Shri V P Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor, Punjab & Administrator, U T Chandigarh.
The IWN Chandigarh Tricity Chapter is led by Dr Reetinder Mohan along with 37 members. We have a varied member base consisting majorly of faculty from educational Institution, corporate and independent professionals and entrepreneurs..
The Chapter has been able to serve its members through its 3 major task forces namely Learning & Development, Health & Wellbeing and Policy & Advocacy. Under Learning & Development regular a session was conducted for the school students, on how to cope up with exam fear and ways for effective communication, following this Ms Monica, from Monica's Puddings & Pies, shared her entrepreneurial journey with the students of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh.
Under Policy & Advocacy a talk was conducted for the IWN members on Child Protections Rights & Law: Policy by Dr Upneet Lalli, Deputy Director, Institute of Correctional Administration Chandigarh.
Adopting the theme for world health day 2017 by WHO IWN Chandigarh Tricity Chapter conducted a session on “Depression –Let’s Talk” at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The Chapter has also organized various sessions on Hygiene, Nutrition and Emotional wellbeing for girl’s students in govt schools. A session on Physiotherapy in Current Scenario (Role in Quality of life) was also organized for the IWN members.
Besides these, the chapter has conducted 2 members meet, 3 panels meeting to discuss the work plan and a conclave “Empowering Women: I am the Change!” featuring Star Talk by a woman entrepreneur on Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership, a session on making life a celebration and awareness on cyber security- the code of hour.
Dr Reetinder Mohan
Chairwoman, IWN Chandigarh Tricity
Mr Pranshu Kaushik, Executive