Women Leadership Summit 2018

‘Redefining Power for a Newer Tomorrow ‘

The 4th Annual Women Leadership Summit will be held on 13th January, 2018. Organised by the student-run Women in Management Club (WIM) of IIM Bangalore, the theme for this year is ‘Redefining Power for a Newer Tomorrow’. Diversity issues prevalent to both men and women will be discussed during the summit.

This edition has a stellar line up of speakers. Vinita Bali, former CEO and MD of Britannia Industries, will be the chief guest for the summit. The other keynote speakers include Nirmala Sankaran, Co-founder of HeyMath!, and Malavika Harita, CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi Focus Network.

The summit includes a panel discussion on ‘Networking and Self-Promotion: Women need to do more’. The panel has a diverse mix, with Sneha Priya, CEO & Co-founder of SP Robotic Works, Wilma Rodrigues, Founder & CEO of Saahas Zero Waste, and Lakshmi Ishwar, Director of Cerebral Consultancy. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dalhia Mani, faculty member at IIM Bangalore’s NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). The panel will discuss the reasons why women are reluctant to put themselves forward. In contrast, that is something men are able to do far more easily. The panel discussion would cover this idea through the panellists’ professional journey.

A workshop on ‘Power and Independence’ will also be conducted by Nandita Sharma, Founder of Zavic India, and Meeta Verma, Founder & CEO of WorkSera.