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

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.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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.
Gauri Sawant
Society told her that she is not a woman; but she became a mother. They told her that she has no rights of her own, that she does not exist in the eyes of the law; yet, she took in an orphaned girl to protect her right to a happy childhood, so that another little girl doesn't get trafficked and disappear into oblivion. Meet Gauri Sawant, a one-woman army and listen, as she talks of her life as a trans person and mother of Gayatri and her continued fight for the rights of the transgender community in India.
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.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

TALK:Building a Unique and Memorable Brand

Speaker: Meeta Malhotra, Angel Investor
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM


2:15 PM - 2:45 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
2:45 PM - 3:00 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
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

PANEL: The Personal Journey of Public Figures

3:30 PM - 3:40 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 and the husband-wife duo who defined the salon industry with their partnership -- in life and in business.

CK Kumaravel, CEO & Co-founder, Naturals Salons & Spa
Veena Kumaravel, Director & Co-founder, Naturals Salons & Spa
3:40 PM - 4:00 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 the women 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.

Revathi Roy - From racing cars to starting a cab service for women by women to gracing the cover of Fortune magazine, Revathi Roy is riding the wheels of change, one woman at a time with HeyDeeDee.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


The Women on A Mission Awards 2019: Part I
4:30 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


The Women on A Mission Awards 2019: Part II
7:00 PM
Closing and thanks