Embracing Change
The Future Lies with Us



About 'IWN IGNITE'

IGNITE – IWN ANNUAL WOMEN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT is a two-day confluence of inputs from leaders, skill building sessions and structured networking opportunities for women to learn, upskill and build connects that will enable them professionally

This 2 day Virtual Summit, will have deliberations on how pandemic is transforming FUTURE OF EVERYTHING (Future Of Leadership, Future Of Education, Future Of Work, Future Of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology) and what we have learnt about resilience and how we can lead the way for the new era - By breaking the bias, focusing on inclusion, equity, security, and opportunity for all.

The summit will focus on how change can be used as an opportunity to advance our careers and skills and achieve our professional goals.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

For 125 years, CII has been working on shaping India’s development journey and, this year, more than ever before, it will continue to proactively transform Indian industry’s engagement in national development.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, with about 9100 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 288 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, livelihoods, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and sustainable development, to name a few.

With the Theme for 2020-21 as Building India for a New World: Lives, Livelihood, Growth, CII will work with Government and industry to bring back growth to the economy and mitigate the enormous human cost of the pandemic by protecting jobs and livelihoods. With 68 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

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Women account for 48% of India’s population, but have not been equal beneficiaries of the country’s economic growth. India slipped to the 112th spot (from its 108th position in 2018) in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2020 which covered 153 economies. Only one-quarter of women compared with 82% of men, engage actively in the labour market - one of the lowest participation rates in the world. Women account for 14% of leadership roles and 30% of professional and technical workers. Female political representation remains a concern too: 14.4% of the parliament and 23% of the cabinet.

The ongoing COVID 19 pandemic has also served to accentuate the problem.

In 2013, CII launched the Indian Women Network (IWN) with a vision of co-creatingecosystems that enable women to live up to their full economic potential. Through advocacy, knowledge creation and on-ground interventions, IWN strives to promote equal opportunities for women to participate, grow and flourish in the Indian economy. With presence in 16 States, 8 Zones and 1 Union Territory across India, IWN actively engage its members on leadership, wellbeing, gender diversity, mentorship &networking.

IWN works towards enabling women to become better professionals and achievers in their respective fields through initiatives and activities to facilitate a supportive network; a platform to learn and exchange ideas and an avenue to network and grow. This is supplemented by exposing women to new opportunities presented by the ecosystem with the objective of inclusion and growth of women in the workforce and in enhancing their contribution to the progress of India.

IWN is spread around the country; in the cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Aurangabad, Pune, Kolhapur, Indore, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, Salem and Erode.

With 9 active chapters across Southern States, IWN is actively engaging its members across policy advocacy, leadership, wellbeing, gender diversity, mentorship and networking. IWN works to ensure that women are an intrinsic & equitable partners in the workforce through initiatives that will have an impact on their lives, livelihood and in getting growth back. In line with the CII’s theme for its 125th year, ‘Building India for the New World’, IWN pledges to build an inclusive, sustainable and a balanced nation by instilling gender parity across all forms of economic participation.

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Speakers



Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Women and Child Development,Government of India

Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empoertment and IWN; Founding Chair, ReNew Foundation & Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 2015
CEO, HEDI BOUCHAMAOUI GROUP

Suchitra Ella

Suchitra Ella

Deputy Chairperson,CII Southern Region & Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director,Bharat Biotech International Limited

Jay Mitra

Jay Mitra

Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation &
Director of the Venture Academy at Essex Business School, University of Essex

Wayne L. Anderson, CMC

Wayne L. Anderson, CMC

Senior International Executive Leadership Coach, CEO & Founder of the Leadership Science Institute, LLC

Mr Alok Nanda

Alok Nanda

CEO GE India Technology Centre &
CTO GE South Asia

Nirupama Subramanium

Nirupama Subramanian

Leadership Development Facilitator
Co-Founder Growing Leadership of Women - GLOW
Co-Founder My Daughter is Precious

Chetna Sinha

Chetna Sinha

Founder-Chairperson of Mann Deshi Bank &
Mann Deshi Foundation

Koral Dasgupta

Koral Dasgupta

Indian Author &
Digital Publisher

Chetna Sinha

Mr. R. Mukundan

Managing Director &
CEO of Tata Chemicals Limited

Semira Khaleeli

Semira Khaleeli

Trainer, Facilitator &
Coach : Selling Skills, Communication skills, Personal Brand, Executive Presence

Shelli Brunswick

Shelli Brunswick

COO of Space Foundation

SARITA REDDY

T.SARITA REDDY

Pallavi Tyagi

Pallavi Tyagi

Chief Human Resources Officer - India, Capgemini

Senthamarai Gokulakrishnan

Senthamarai Gokulakrishnan

Co-Founder Betamonks Technology Factory Private Limited

Srimathy Kesan

Srimathy Kesan

Founder & CEO, Space Kidz India

SRIDHAR SUNDARAM

SRIDHAR SUNDARAM

Professor of Finance, Dean, College of Business and Economics California State University, Fullerton

Rajani Seshadri

Rajani Seshadri

Immediate Past Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region & Founder Director Indepenn Connections

Arun Duggal

Arun Duggal

Chairman ICRA

Tarun Nangia

Tarun Nangia

Associate Editor NewsX

Nina Gupta Bhasin

Nina Gupta Bhasin

Senior Partner, Bhasin & Co., Advocates

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

Senior Partner, Bhasin & Co., Advocates

Niraj Parihar

Niraj Parihar

Executive Vice President,Leader - Insights and Data Global Business Line,Business Sponsor for D&I,Capgemini India

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Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks
01.30pm - 02.00pm
Ms Vaishali Nigam Sinha
Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empoertment and IWN

Setting the contest: Gender Gap Study- IIM A
Arun Duggal
Chairman ICRA
CEO Panel Discussion
02.00pm - 03.00pm
Mr. R. Mukundan
Managing Director & CEO of Tata Chemicals Limited
Alok Nanda
CEO GE India Technology Centre
Mr. Niraj Parihar
Executive Vice President Leader - Insights and Data Global Business Line Business Sponsor for D&I Capgemini India
Fireside Chat
03.00pm - 03.30pm
Tarun Nangia
Associate Editor NewsX
Mrs. Nina Gupta Bhasin
Senior Partner, Bhasin & Co., Advocates
Boot camp : Executive Presence and Personal Branding
03.30pm - 04.50pm
Semira Khaleeli
Trainer & Coach, imagenation
Panel Discussion:Breaking the Bias – How women can fill the gap with their unique abilities
05.00pm - 05.45pm
Rajani Seshadri
Immediate Past Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region & Founder Director Indepenn Connections
Koral Dasgupta
Indian author and digital publisher Founder, Tell Me Your Story
Chetna Sinha
Founder-Chairperson Mann Deshi Bank , Mann Deshi Foundation.
Keynote : Harness the Power of Innovation
05.45pm - 06.15pm
Prof Jay Mitra
Professor - Business Enterprise and Innovation Director of Venture Academy at University of Essex, UK
Master class - Essential Building blocks for Leadership
06.15pm - 07.15pm
Wayne L Anderson
senior international Executive Leadership Coach,
CEO and Founder of the Leadership Science Institute, LLC
Fireside chat - Renaissance - Unlocking Emerging Space Economy
07.15pm - 07.45pm
Srimathy Kesan
Founder and CEO Space Kidz India
Shelli Brunswick
Chief Operating Officer, Space Foundation
Ministerial Session
02.30pm - 03.30pm
Ms Smriti Zubin Irani
Minister of Women and Child Development,Government of India
Unlocking your full potential- Harnessing your Feminine Powers
03.45pm - 05.00pm
Nirupama Subramanian
Co-Founder Growing Leadership of Women - GLOW
Fireside chat - Women Entrepreneurship- The importance of innovation in making it big
05.00pm - 05.30pm
Rhea Mazumdar Singhal
Nari Shakti Puruskar Winner and CEO Ecoware
Suchitra Ella
Deputy Chairperson,CII Southern Region & Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director,Bharat Biotech International Limited
Master class - Art and Science of Entrepreneurship
05.30pm - 06.45pm
Dr Sridhar Sundram,
Professor of Finance,Dean, College of Business and Economics California State University, Fullerton
Women and Politics - Breaking the Glass Ceiling
06.45pm - 07.15pm
Dr Senthamarai Gokulakrishnan
Founder Director, Betamonks Technology Factory Private Limited
Ouided Bouchamaoui
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 2015
CEO, HEDI BOUCHAMAOUI GROUP
Closing Remarks
07.15pm - 07.20pm
Ms Sarita Reddy
Co-Chairperson CII Committee on Women Empowerment and IWN

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