Wednesday, MARCH 6
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Arrivals, Networking, and Registration
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Rhetoric to Reality: Our mission to build an equal world and how?
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO of YourStory, kicks off the first-ever Women on A Mission Summit
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
STORY SPOTLIGHT: Guts and Gumption
There are lessons in courage and hope in the inspirational stories of some intrepid women who’ve remained unfazed in the face of challenges. We spotlight women leaders who’ve looked fear squarely in the eye to create real change by channelising their innate, innermost strengths.
Roopa D. Moudgil
The first lady IPS officer of Karnataka reveals how she hasn't let 41 transfers over 18 years deter her, and how she continues to be fearless in what she does every single day.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
PANEL: Building High-growth, Sustainable Businesses that Matter
Women entrepreneurs navigate myriad challenges in building their businesses. How do the smartest women leaders and entrepreneurs navigate the risks and challenges of building businesses to drive value and growth?
Anjana Sasidharan, Principal, Sequoia India
Neha Singh, Co-founder, Tracxn
Yamini Bhat, Co-founder, Vymo
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
PANEL: Driving the Diversity Charter in your Organisation
Corporate leaders and HR and Diversity Heads from some of the top companies share their companies’ diversity and inclusion agenda, and deliberate on the way forward for creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Rekha Balakrishnan, Editor, HerStory
Vishpala Reddy, Regional HR Director, Uber
Tina Vinod, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, ThoughtWorks India
Krishnamurthy Shankar, Group Head of HR Development, Infosys
Tansushree Mishra, People Director - South Asia, AB InBev
Esha Ganguly Ahuja, Chief Human Resource Officer, Servify
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM
TALK: Stand Out- How to make your personal brand work for you
Speaker: Meeta Malhotra, Angel Investor
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PANEL: Drawing More Women into the Workforce
Women make up only 25 percent of India’s workforce. What would it take to attract more women into the workforce? How can women serve as role models for other women and help them join and thrive in the workforce?
Tanvi Dubey, Editor, HerStory
Vinutha Rallapalli, Investments & Community Development, Innovation Valley, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Kuppulakshmi Krishnamoorthy, Head Evangelist, Zoho for Startups
Humera Iffath, Human Resources Director- India, Truecaller
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
TALK: Government as an Enabler of Change
Talk on the government of Andhra Pradesh’s initiatives to promote education, entrepreneurship, and employment; their takeaways from the same and future plans.
Speaker: Vinutha Rallapalli, Investments & Community Development, Innovation Valley, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Launch of DROR App
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
TALK: The Naturals Story: In the Business of Partnerships
A Rs. 400 Cr company, enabling 400 women entrepreneurs, with 600 outlets and 5,000+ employees. This is the story of Naturals which defined the salon industry with their partnership.
CK Kumaravel, CEO & Co-founder, Naturals Salons & Spa
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
PANEL: Women in power: the road to the top
Tanvi Dubey, Editor, HerStory
Nicole Girard, Consul General, South India
Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM
Exclusive HerStory Report on Women in Workforce
Launch of a special HerStory report that outlines the findings of a survey on women in the workforce. The report explores the revelations and learnings on building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and sketches the way forward for enabling women in the workforce to not just succeed, but thrive.
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM
STORY SPOTLIGHT: Women Power:Breaking Barriers, One Role at a Time
Too often, women have been told some roles are just not meant for them. Here, we spotlight a woman who’ve defied these naysayers and proved them wrong, one role at a time.
Shipra Bhutani - Shipra Sharma Butani set up her first skill centre in Jaipur in 2008. Today, she has more than 40 skill centres across the country and runs the Quantum Career Academy — a training partner with National Skills Development Corporation (Government of India). She also believes every woman deserves a second chance and trains women in prisons in various skills so that they can earn a livelihood.
4:05 PM - 4:35PM
The Women on A Mission Awards 2019: Part I
4:35 PM - 5:10 PM
Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India, & VP Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
In conversation with Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India, and Vice President, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation, on setting your own benchmarks and building your own unique, successful and authentic story in the tech world
5:10 PM - 5:45 PM
Sudha Murty, Philanthropist and Author
In a conversation with Sudha Murty, Philanthropist and Author, on what it takes to be an iconic leader in a world that is constantly changing success benchmarks
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
The Women on A Mission Awards 2019: Part II
7:00 PM - 7:10 PM
Closing remark and vote of thanks
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MICROSOFT AI MASTERCLASS: Envisioning AI for Good
The workshop would outline the opportunity that Artificial Intelligence brings to every developer, entrepreneur and business leader to contribute and accelerate the technology landscape of India in a responsible and ethical manner. It will also highlight the need for diversity of outlook while dealing with data in order to drive inclusion across products and services.
Lathika Pai - Country Head, Microsoft for Startups, MENA & SAARC
Sandeep Alur - Director – Partner Engagements, Microsoft India