10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Welcome Address & Opening Keynote

Guru Gowrappan, CEO, Verizon Media

10:05 AM - 10:15 AM

MAKERS accelerating the women's movement

Nikhil Rungta, Country Manager India, Verizon Media
Lori Bongiorno, General Manager of Yahoo News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and MAKERS, Verizon Media

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM

#Won’tGiveUp: moving forward with
resilience and agility

Kristiana Carlet Stagno, VP International Sales, Verizon Media

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Ladies who launch: creating diversity
in entrepreneurial India

Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM

Priya Sheth, Senior Anchor, YourStory Media (Moderator)

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Woman championing the untold stories of entrepreneurship in India since 2008

Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory

Nikhil Rungta, Country Manager, Verizon Media (Moderator)

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

A seat at the table: creating a path to the C-Suite

Rathi Murthy, CTO, Verizon Media

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Women in tech: the playbook for greater diversity in tech leadership

Dr. Geetha Manjunath, Founder and CEO, NIRAMAI
Mabel Chacko,
Co-Founder & COO, Open Financial Technology
Sharmin Ali,
Founder & CEO, Instoried
Sonia Parandekar,
Head of Engineering for Commerce, Atlassian
Ramarko Sengupta, Senior Editor, YourStory (Moderator)

11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

Fostering leadership: boosting diversity and inclusion by enabling more women leaders

Swati Bhargawa, Co-Founder, CashKaro & EarnKaro
Malika Sadani,
CEO & Founder, The Moms Co.
Varnika Gupta, Project Lead - Content & Branding, MAKERS India (Moderator)

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

WhatsApp: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Abhijit Bose, Head of  India, WhatsApp

LUNCH BREAK 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Personal branding for success

Suhasini Mehta, Founder & MD, Stellant Communications Pvt Ltd

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The money factor: narrowing the investment disparity and being the enabler in the Indian ecosystem

Hardika Shah, CEO and Founder, Kinara Capital
Aditi Gupta,
Investment professional, Stellaris Venture Partners
Priya Sheth,
Senior Anchor, YourStory (Moderator)

3:10 PM - 3:45 PM

Mind the Gap: Moving the Needle on Gender Parity in the Workplace

Anjali Bansal, Founder, Avaana Capital
Vidit Aatrey,
Founder & CEO, Meesho
Sindhu Kashyap, Associate Editor, YourStory (Moderator)

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM

Entrepren-her-ship: Solving for the
women billions

Archana Vohra, Director, Small and Medium Business, Facebook India
Sheta Mittal,
Co-Founder, &Me
Deep Bajaj,
Founder & CEO, Sirona (PeeBuddy)
Rachana Gupta,
Co-Founder, Gynoveda
Priya Sheth,
Senior Anchor, YourStory Media (Moderator)

4:25 PM - 5:25 PM

Striving for education equality: building an inclusive educational ecosystem to gain diversification and equality at large

Geeta Dharmarajan, Educator, Writer & Founder, Katha
Shaheen Mistri,
Founder & CEO, Teach for India
Khristina Jacob,
Senior Editor, Yahoo Lifestyle India & MAKERS India,
Verizon Media

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome Address: Day Two

Nikhil Rungta, Country Manager, India, Verizon Media

Why inclusion has become more important than ever in today's society and workplace?

Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Verizon Media

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

How tech can enable a more gender equal
world in India?

Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and Vice President, Product Supply Chain, GSC, Intel
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory (Moderator)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrating our differences: building an inclusive society: where are we today and why do we need to ramp up our efforts?

Akkai Padmashali, Activist & Founder, Ondede

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reimagining the role of women in society

Alankrita Shrivastava, Filmmaker & Screenwriter
Rasika Dugal, Actor
Varnika Gupta, Project Lead - Content & Branding, MAKERS India (Moderator)

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

How to be an effective leader in an
ever-changing workplace

Megha Chawla, Partner, Bain & Company
Shweta Bhatia,
Partner & Head of Technology Investments, Eight Roads Ventures India
Usha Srikanth,
Senior Partner, IBM Global Business Services
Priya Sharma,
CFO, COO & Co-Founder, ZestMoney
Zara (Soyirindhi Hore),
Manager, HRBP, Verizon Media (Moderator)

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Dream big. Start small

Nina Lekhi, MD & Chied Design Curator, Baggit

12:35 PM - 1:15 PM

STEM mindset: the key to a better future
for girls in India

Arunima Sen, STEM Designer & Innovator
Tithi G Tewari,
Founder & MD, SmartVizX
Madhurima Agarwal,
Director - Engineering Programs & Leader, NetApp Excellerator
Shivani Muthanna, Associate Program Producer, YourStory (Moderator)

LUNCH BREAK 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Parenting a high growth business

Vineeta Singh, CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM

Striking glory for India on the world
hockey stage

Rani Rampal, Captain, Indian Women's Hockey Team
Varnika Gupta, Project Lead - Content & Branding, MAKERS India (Moderator)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Digitising the traditional Indian pharmaceutical space: the gaps, the challenges and opportunities ahead

Namita Thapar, Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Women leading innovation and driving
impact investments

Vinutha Rallapalli, Director, T-Hub Hyderabad
Geeta Goel,
Country Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India, LLP
Ragini Bajaj Chaudhary,
Director- Busniess & Strategic Initiatives, Caspian Debt
Ramarko Sengupta, Senior Editor, YourStory (Moderator)

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

WhatsApp for Business - Be where your customers are

Chetan Kumar, Strategic Partnerships, WhatsApp India

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

MAKERS India 2021 Conference Awards