The Power of Half A Billion- The Economic Times Women’s Forum

The Economic Times Women's forum

On 8th Feb 2018, got lucky to attend an insightful event by The Economic Times Women’s Forum THE POWER OF HALF A BILLION”. 

On 8th Feb 2018, got lucky to attend an insightful event by The Economic Times Women’s Forum THE POWER OF HALF A BILLION”. 

The Economic Times Women's forum

Check year 2019 is a year of Gender Equality

With so many amazing speakers to take up the full-day event with motivation, inspiring it started with curtain raiser by 6 Pack Band which clearly stated the agenda of the forum ” HOW TO REDUCE GENDER INEQUALITY” 

The Economic Times Women's forum
6 Pack Band- India’s First Transgender Music Band

With a kickstart opening, former PM of Australia Julia Gillard mentioned that ” No country in the world have gender equality”.

The Economic Times Women's forum
27th Prime Minister of Australia(2010-2013)
Julia Gillard

There were speakers who not only motivated whole audience but also some just marked great words which made me to think twice what exactly we are doing to bring women stand equally.

My learning from the Women’s forum

We need to empower yourself as a woman first to empower other women in society. I really loved what Mrs. Rohini Nilekani, founder-chairperson of Arghyam foundation mentioned: ” It’s been a battle to carve out my own identity“. Yes, we need to make our identity to stand with a high head in the room to empower others.

The Economic Times Women's forum
Sheroes of Philanthropy
Kiran Nadar- Founder, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Rohini Nilekani- Founder, chairperson, Arghyam Foundation
Vidya Shah- CEO, EdelGive Foundation

Self pampering is never bad it’s high time you can always think about yourself first and enjoy your decisions. Motherhood is one beautiful phase of life but if you feel to give a time to your next role you can with egg storage.

Diana Hayden Miss World 1997, shared her story how she decided her own time to be a mother. She mentioned and perfectly stated that ” Noone can make you feel inferior without your consent”.

The Economic Times Women's forum
Startups That Won’t Stop:
Sudhir Sethi- Founder and Chairman, Chiratae Ventures
Priyanka Gill- Founder and CEO, POPxo and Plixxo
Anjana Reddy- CEO, Universal Sprtsbiz
Saloni Malhotra- VP, Invest India (ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India)

Priyanka Gill CEO, POPxo and Plixxo, shared that how she offered a post to one of the talented lady but she refused mentioning that this role is big and she don’t feel she fits in the position. She added “Don’t say No work for it and you will be succeed

I feel it’s time that we all should stand up give back to the society what we have and what we have learned so far. If you can empower one women you are surely on a right track.

Chetna Sinha, Founder of Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank inspired me a lot and I shared this with ,my friends and family. She is one who is actually working for the ladies who are not at all small in thoughts and inspiration.

Her journey to open rural cooperative bank is one of the most inspirational story heard so far!!

The Economic Times Women's forum
Chetna Sinha- Founder, Mann Deshi Sahakari Bank

I have learned a lot from this event and took back lifetime experience and learning…

The Economic Times Women's forum
Rashmi Shukla IPS- ADGP, Maharashtra Police
Dr. Sanjukta Parasor IPS- SP, National Investigation Agency
The Economic Times Women's forum
Lt. Col Vartika Joshi- Indian Army
The Economic Times Women's forum
Brenda Trenowden CBE- Global Chair, 30% Club and Head- Financial Institutions Group, Europe, ANZ Bank
The Economic Times Women's forum
The Economic Times Women's forum
I am wearing many capes of my power ..
The Economic Times Women's forum
Coverage in The Economic Times Dated 11 Feb 2019
The Economic Times Women's forum
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The Economic Times Women's forum
Event filled with Knowledge and inspiration

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  1. Lovely initiative. I think such forums should include men too so that they can open their eyes to the new world and instead of us changing them, they change other men.

  2. Initiatives like this must be encouraged. It was a powerhouse, with so many dignitaries on dias. How I wish to see a man talking on the same.

  3. Some brilliant thoughts put forward by these impressive personalities! Truly there’s nothing wrong in putting ourselves first and deciding our own path. Congratulations on being featured!

  4. Something like this happened on 2019 too? Men should also be a part of such stuffs as we will get to know what are they thinking about women and how to clear the negative things they have in their mind

  5. I saw your updates from the event on your social media and I was in awe of it all. To be able to meet and hear from such inspiring women and see what all women are doing in all fields. Reading the post gave me even more insights. Loved it!

  6. Good observations. Especially agree with the thought that don’t say no to an opportunity. Work for it and you will become worth it.

  7. Some great thoughts behind this powerful Inititate. Glad you shared all details here for us to read

  8. These are the kinds of events I absolutely love to enrich myself with,glad you could attend it love. Brilliant initiative it indeed is.

  9. That’s a beautiful initiative, you get to learn so many wonderful things. Love how they have put their thoughts.

  10. What a fabulous forum. Such a relevant topic of gender equality that we are fighting for even today. Loved to see some amazing personalities speaking their views on the same

  11. this event itself looks so empowering. wonderful to read all the thoughts of all women present.

  12. Wooow , really it was an insightful event. So motivational and inspiring women who give a new path for empowering women

  13. Working hard and learning new skills will help us in the long way.Gender equality as you said is nowhere in this world.

  14. This is such a wonderful event and initiative..their is a need to understand how women need to stand up for themselves

  15. You are so lucky that you got a chance to attain such event where such great personalities are representing their thoughts.. Really awesome..

  16. wow.. this is such an amazing event, gender inequality happens still and somehow I feel we, the women are somehow the reason in max cases. You know, maximum negative words I have got from the women only. Self identity is really really imp for everybody. We should be self dependent both financially and mentally. Loving yourself is good, I believe the same too. And doing something unique, creative always gives a special boost, make your inner soul happy.

  17. what a nice initiative is this! impressive personalities and such novel thoughts!

  18. Nice initiative…you are an inspiring women who share more thoughtful information…

    It gives new path to empowering women


  19. What a lovely initiative – it looks like an interesting event to have attended. Definitely we women need to build up ourselves and each other!
    I hope to be able to attend or watch the live coverage of this program this year.

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