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Ms Bhairavi Jani, Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment & IWN & Executive Director, SCA Group

Ms Bhairavi Jani is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, developmental enthusiast and an avid venture philanthropist. She is the Chairperson and Founder of IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and Executive Director of SCA Group of Companies founded in 1896. SCA Group undertakes activities in supply chain and logistics sector.

Ms Bhairavi has been listed as one of the 30 most Powerful Women in India by the India Today publication. She has been profiled as Stree Shakti (Woman Power) person by CNBC Awaaz and featured as a Young Turk by CNBC TV 18. She has been listed as one of the 10 women exemplars by the Hindustan Times and Business Today Magazine has featured her as the Supply Chain Maven.

Ms Bhairavi has been selected to join the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader 2018 Class. She is a KBF Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute and a Responsible Leader of the BMW World Responsible Leaders Forum. She is a Member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, USA and is Past National Chairman, CII's Young Indians. She is a Member of the Trilateral Commission and a trustee of Ananta Centre.

Ms Bhairavi is a firm believer in entrepreneurial ecosystems that create livelihood opportunities. She dedicates a significant amount of her time, expertise and philanthropy for the cause and has been committed to it since the past decade. In 2014 Ms Bhairavi drove 18,181 kms. across India to gather information on peoples’ choices and views for entrepreneurship, livelihood and development. Traveling for 51 days with her team, Ms Bhairavi visited 102 locations and conducted 3000 plus interviews of Indians from all walks of life.


Ms Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Co-Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment and IWN & Chief CSR, Communications and Sustainability Officer ReNew Power

Ms Vaishali Nigam Sinha is the Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer at ReNew Power, which is India’s largest renewable energy IPP (Independent Power Producer). Under the ambit of ReNew India Initiative (RII), Ms Vaishali drives the company’s engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.

A strong advocate of equal participation of women in economic activities, Ms Vaishali is also passionate about Climate Change, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She has been a speaker at international forums like the California Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit, Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations Global Compact Network. She is a President’s invitee to Columbia World Projects – a high-level forum at Columbia University created to tackle major global challenges. She also serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Wellesley College.

Ms Vaishali is deeply engaged with industry bodies, think tanks and educational institutions. She is a member of the Governing Council of the UN Global Compact Network, India (GCNI) and Chairperson of their Gender Committee; Member of the Steering Committee of CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Program; Chairs the CII Northern Region Committee on CSR and Affirmative Action and the CII Task Force on Making NCR Less Polluted and is on the Advisory Council of the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. Ms Vaishali is on the Columbia Global Center’s Mumbai Advisory Board and a member of the Governing Council of the Vedica Scholars Programme For Women. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Ms Vaishali is a recipient of the CSR Leadership Award 2015 at the National Awards for Excellence in CSR and Sustainability; and is a jury member of India Impact CSR – Business Awards (IICBA) 2017 that recognizes and awards grassroots NGOs and innovators. She was also a National Finalist at the NITI Aayog Women Transforming India Awards 2018, amongst top 2% women from across India.

Ms Vaishali has a Masters’ in Public Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she was an American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholar. She is currently pursuing the Owners and Presidents Management Program at Harvard Business School. After a decade on Wall Street and then London as an investment banker, she returned to India, where after several years in banking, she is now a social entrepreneur.

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Contact Details

Ms Seema Arora

       Deputy Director General

       Confederation of Indian Industry

Tel : 91-11-41502301 / 02

Ms Shivani Kumar, IWN National

+91- 0124-4014060-67

Ms Hema James, IWN National


Past Chairperson

Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee, Past Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network (IWN) & Women Empowerment National Committee & Group Managing Director & Head – Human Capital, Feedback Infra Private Limited

Ms Suchitra K. Ella, Past Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network (IWN) & Women Empowerment National Committee & Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd.