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Chairperson

Ms Vaishali Nigam Sinha, 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.

Co-Chairperson

Ms Rekha M. Menon, Co-Chair, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment & IWN & Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India.

Ms Rekha M. Menon is the Chairman and Senior Managing Director at Accenture in India.

She is a leading industry voice on advanced technology led innovation and socio-economic progress. Ms Rekha is the vice-chairman of NASSCOM, and a member of the National Council of CII, the National Executive Board of AMCHAM, and USIBC’s India Advisory Council. She is also on the Board of Governors of her alma-mater, the XLRI School of Business, and two not-for-profits—Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation.

Ms Rekha regularly features on lists of the most powerful women in business in India, and is recognized among the top 10 LGBT Ally Executives globally.

National Secretariat

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Seema Arora

       Deputy Director General

       Confederation of Indian Industry

Tel : 91-11-41502301 / 02

Ms Shivani Kumar, IWN National

shivani.kumar@cii.in

+91- 0124-4014060-67

Ms Hema James, IWN National

hema.james@cii.in

+91-44-42444555

Past Chairperson

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

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.