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IWN Organogram

IWN Secretariat Organogram

IWN Leadership

This month marks an important milestone for us at the Western Region Chapter of the Indian Women’s Network. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we complete two years of a wonderful journey. In 2014 we came together to lay out the agenda for what we could do to help women in the work place. The answer was a lot! But it was important to identify key focus areas and look at tangible results that we could achieve. Given our goal, we decided to focus on three very critical challenges.

The first is the fact that the biggest challenge in India is not that there aren’t enough women at the ’Top’ across companies. The real problem is that women stand a very small chance of getting there! Nearly 50% of women fall off the work force between the junior to middle management levels across the board and the reasons are manifold. To address this ‘Leaky Pipeline’ we at IWN decided to use our platform to create a first of its kind mentoring network for students and young professionals where senior corporate members from IWN spent time with students explaining the importance of career planning and a the need to make the right choices. We are happy to say that over the course of the last 2 years our ‘100 hours of change’ program has touched over 15,000 young women across the Western Region.

The second challenge we face as women is the fact that we often don’t focus enough on ourselves. Balancing work life and home leaves very little room for anything else. To help women and enable them to take the right decisions we have used technology to create different modules of webinars covering financial planning and health issues. The programs have been led by different chapters of the IWN Western Region and it has been a wonderful success

Our third focus area has been creating a platform for women to gain confidence & develop themselves as leaders. For this we have tied with global consulting firm KPMG to develop a series of sessions to help women get Board ready. We have also conducted a series of leadership focused webinars and discussions to put the spotlight on the challenges women face & insights women leaders can share.

At a personal level I must say that I have learnt a lot from IWNs journey so far. The network has allowed me to meet and learn from some amazing and inspirational women. It has also made me believe that we can do wonders when we come together!

It is said that a journey of a 100 miles starts with a single step and while we have taken more than a few - we look forward to the rest. After all India is changing and women are increasingly driving this change!
– Ms Mini Menon, Immediate Past Chairwoman, IWN Western Region & Executive Editor, Bloomberg TV


Regional Chairwoman

Ms Madhavi Lall, Chairperson,
CII IWN Western Region &
Managing Director, Head - HR, India, Deutsche Bank

Madhavi Lall has been the Head HR at Deutsche Bank India since May 2015. She has around 30 years of work experience. As a member of Executive Committee at Deutsche Bank, Madhavi is responsible for shaping the people strategy in India and help in building the employment brand for the organization. Prior to this she was Managing Director- HR at Accenture. She has also held roles like several senior leadership positions in Standard Chartered Bank where her last role was Global Head – Employee Relations. Prior to this she was Regional Head of HR India & South Asia. She was also a Director on the Board of Standard Charted Finance Limited since Jan 2007. She has also worked with other companies like ABN Amro bank, Colgate Palmolive and HCL Hewlett- Packard.

She completed her MBA in HR and systems from XLRI Jamshedpur in 1991 and has pursued a Master’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College. She has also completed a Leadership management course from the University of Oxford.

Madhavi was conferred the “Women Leadership Award” by the jury and Council of Board Members of the Institute of Public Enterprises-BFSIin 2010. She was awarded the ‘GNOSIS Excellence Award’ in 2016 by the Finance Association at XLRI for recognition of her contribution to the BFSI sector and the XLRI brand over the years. She is also a founding member of the HR Committee for FICCI. She has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award by XLRI in 2016.

IWN Regional Secretariat

Ms Amrita Gupta, Deputy Director and Head, CII IWN - Western Region

amrita.gupta@cii.in

Tel: 022 2493 1790 | D: 2492 9694

About IWN Madhya Pradesh

CII launched a special initiative for women, Indian Women Network (IWN), in Madhya Pradesh at Bhopal on Saturday, 7th June 2014. Founder Chairperson was Ms Bhavana Banerjee, Director – Human resources, Training and Placements, VNS Group of Institutions. It is a network of women, for women & by women. Women are the flag bearer of our society. They have risen up from kitchens to take the office of multi nationals and are decision makers. IWN has given a platform for all women to drive their ambitions and motivate them to achieve their dreams. It is a network of women, for women & by women. The idea behind IWN is to create a network of women across the spectrum including working women, entrepreneurs, students and second career women and help them achieve their fullest potential.

Team

Ms Sonal Shrivastava

Ms Sonal Shrivastava

Chairperson, IWN Madhya Pradesh

Director, Netlink Software Pvt Ltd

Ms Sonal Shrivastava

Chairperson, IWN Madhya Pradesh

Ms Niti Kuril

Ms Niti Kuril

Vice Chairperson, IWN Madhya Pradesh

Director, NITI - Nurturing Intellect Talent Interest

Ms Niti Kuril

Vice Chairperson, IWN Madhya Pradesh

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Ruchi Shukla, Executive, IWN Madhya Pradesh

ruchi.shukla@cii.in

0755 2425752/3

About IWN Indore

IWN Indore Chapter had launched under IWN Madhya Pradesh.

Team

Ms Moomal Sisodia

Ms Moomal Sisodia

Convener, IWN Indore Chapter

Co-Founder, Outcomes Delivered and National Institute for Professional & Career Development

Ms Moomal Sisodia

Convener, IWN Indore Chapter

About IWN GOA

CII IWN- Goa Chapter Launched a special initiative for Women in the corporate and business arena, under the leadership of Ms. Pallavi Srinivas Dempo, Chairperson, IWN Goa Chapter and Executive Director, Dempo Industries Pvt Ltd, on 27 August 2017 in Panaji-Goa. The idea behind the initiative is to create a network of women across the spectrum and help them achieve their fullest potential. Adopting a theme ‘I am the change’, central to the IWN is the idea of Women being facilitator of change in creating an environment conductive for broad participation and advancement of women in communities that they operate in.

Team

Ms Sheetal S Pai Kane

Ms Sheetal S Pai Kane

Chairperson, IWN Goa

Director, Acoustic Components Pvt Ltd

Ms Sheetal S Pai Kane

Chairperson, IWN Goa

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Amrita Gupta, Deputy Director and Head, CII IWN - Western Region

amrita.gupta@cii.in

Tel: 022 2493 1790 | D: 2492 9694

About IWN Gujarat

IWN Gujarat Chapter was launched in June 2014, spreading its wings among career women, entrepreneurs in the growing state of Gujarat. We have a varied member base consisting majorly of working professionals from various corporate and few independent professionals and entrepreneurs. IWN Gujarat is focusing on expanding its impact in terms of increasing its reach to new members in the state. By way of understanding member feedback and need we aim to provide value added services with the mission and vision of seeing more and more women taking up leadership positions in their professional careers.

Team

Ms Asha Pillai

Ms Asha Pillai

Chairperson, IWN Gujarat

CFO, Hazira Group of Companies

Ms Asha Pillai

Chairperson, IWN Gujarat

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Bhavita Shukla, Executive Officer, Gujrat State Office

bhavita.shukla@cii.in

079-40279919

About IWN Maharashtra

Indian Women Network - Western Region was launched on 7 March 2014, Mumbai. Through IWN, we hope to provide a platform to discuss issues, opportunities at their work places and learn from each other’s experiences. This network is also extended to students of final year graduation, post-graduation and PhD, to guide and provide them with an opportunity to be mentored by experienced professionals.

IWN WR actively engages with members through webinars, workshops, seminars and in house sessions on Financial Planning, Legal, self-defence, POSH Session, health and wellbeing and building skills and many more topics.

Nearly 50% of women fall off the work force between the junior to middle management levels across the board and the reasons are manifold. To address this ‘Leaky Pipeline’ CII WR IWN unveiled an ambitious program ‘100 Hours of Change’ – as an attempt to create the biggest pool of women mentors who can help students and other women rise to their full potential in their careers.

Team

Ms Preeti Reddy

Ms Preeti Reddy

Chairperson, IWN Maharashtra

CEO, South Asia Insights Division, Kantar

Ms Preeti Reddy

Chairperson, IWN Maharashtra

Ms Amar Deepika Kashyap

Ms Amar Deepika Kashyap

Vice Chairperson, IWN Maharashtra

Freelance consultant, Human Capital Management and Leadership Coaching

Ms Amar Deepika Kashyap

Vice Chairperson, IWN Maharashtra

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Ricci Keni, Deputy Director, IWN Maharashtra

ricci.keni@cii.in

022 24931790/ Extn - 448

About IWN Pune

IWN Pune Chapter was launched on 20th June 2014.

Team

Ms Rupal Sancheti

Ms Rupal Sancheti

Chairperson, IWN Pune

Director, Sancheti Hospital

Ms Rupal Sancheti

Chairperson, IWN Pune

Adv Divya Chavan Jachak

Adv Divya Chavan Jachak

Co - Chairperson, IWN Pune

Advocate & Co-Founder, GenderSense

Adv Divya Chavan Jachak

Co - Chairperson, IWN Pune

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Bhagyashree Gade, Executive Officer, IWN Pune Chapter

bhagyashree.gade@cii.in

020-66075809

About IWN Aurangabad

IWN Aurangabad Chapter was launched on 16th September 2016.

Team

Ms Pradnya Talekar

Ms Pradnya Talekar

Convener, IWN Aurangabad

Partner, Talekar & Associates

Ms Pradnya Talekar

Convener, IWN Aurangabad

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Ricci Keni, Deputy Director, IWN Maharashtra

ricci.keni@cii.in

022 24931790/ Extn - 448

About IWN Kolhapur

IWN Kolhapur Chapter was launched on 19th November 2017.

Team

Ms Renuka Sapre

Ms Renuka Sapre

Convener, IWN Kolhapur

Partner, Sapre Precision Technology 

Ms Renuka Sapre

Convener, IWN Kolhapur

Ms Gauri Shirgaonkar

Ms Gauri Shirgaonkar

Co-Convenor, IWN Kolhapur

Promoter, S B Reshellers Pvt Ltd

Ms Gauri Shirgaonkar

Co-Convenor, IWN Kolhapur

Secretariat

Contact Details

Ms Ricci Keni, Deputy Director, IWN Maharashtra

ricci.keni@cii.in

022 24931790/ Extn - 448