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IWN Annual Report 2015-16

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IWN Annual Report: Opening up a World of Possibilities 2015-16

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IWN Annual Report 2015-16

  1. 1. ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016 OPENING UP AWORLD OF POSSIBILITIES
  2. 2. CONTENT LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 45 HEALTH &WELL-BEING 52 POLICY &ADVOCACY 53 MEMBERSHIP 53 IWNWESTERN REGION IWN NORTH EAST REGION IWN DELHI STATE 59IWN IN MEDIA 62 67 68 IWN SOUTHERN REGION OFFICE BEARERS IWN OFFICES MESSAGES FROM IWN MEMBERS42 ABOUT CII’S INDIANWOMEN NETWORK (IWN) IWN ORGANOGRAM 4 5 CII SOUTHERN REGION CHAIRPERSON’S MESSAGE 6 IWN SOUTHERN REGION PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS REGIONAL INITIATIVES 10 LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 12 HEALTH &WELL-BEING 22 POLICY &ADVOCACY 30 SPECIAL SESSIONS ON WOMEN SAFETY 35 MEMBERSHIP 38 43IWN COMMUNICATIONS LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 55 HEALTH &WELL-BEING 55 LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 57 POLICY &ADVOCACY 58 MEMBERSHIP 58 ANNUAL REPORT 2015-16 2 3
  3. 3. IWN REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAIRWOMAN DEPUTY CHAIRWOMAN ANDHRA PRADESH & TELANGANA STATE CHAIRWOMAN STATE VICE- CHAIRWOMAN (TELANGANA) KARNATAKA STATE CHAIRWOMAN KERALA STATE CHAIRWOMAN PUDUCHERRY STATE CHAIRWOMAN TAMILNADU STATE CHAIRWOMAN STATE VICE- CHAIRWOMAN (ANDHRA PRADESH) CONVENOR L&D CO-CONVENOR L&D CONVENOR H&W CO-CONVENOR H&W CONVENOR L&D CO-CONVENOR L&D CO-CONVENOR L&D CO-CONVENOR L&D CO-CONVENOR L&D CONVENOR H&W CONVENOR H&W CONVENOR H&W CONVENOR H&W COIMBATORE ZONE CONVENOR & CO-CONVENOR CONVENOR L&D CONVENOR L&D CONVENOR L&D CO-CONVENOR H&W CO-CONVENOR H&W CO-CONVENOR H&W CO-CONVENOR H&W STATE VICE- CHAIRWOMAN STATE VICE- CHAIRWOMAN STATE VICE- CHAIRWOMAN STATE VICE- CHAIRWOMAN ABOUT CII’S INDIANWOMEN NETWORK (IWN) IWN ORGANOGRAM IWN Delhi State IWN Western Region IWN Southern Region IWN North East Region Indian Women Network, an initiative by CII Southern Region was launched in January 2013 after many rounds of intense deliberations by the Steering Committee and a brief survey done among corporates on the key stakeholders and deliverables of an organization for women by women. While constituting IWN, various organizations across the globe were referred to, in order to understand the fields where we can make a difference. IWN is currently having its presence in 12 states and 2 zones nationally with a membership of 1,791 women. IWN’s membership includes career women who are professionals from organisations, entrepreneurs, independent professionals, faculty & students from academic institutions. To deliver value-added and need-based interventions for members, IWN focuses on: a) Learning & Development b) Health & Well-being c) Policy & Advocacy L&D: Learning & Development H&W: Health & Well-being 4 5
  4. 4. CII SOUTHERN REGION CHAIRPERSON’S MESSAGE Dear Member, Greetings! The Confederation of Indian Industry – CII is the only Industry body in India that has a dedicated initiative IWN with a membership of 1525 professional women across the 6 States in the Southern Region, and a growing membership across 12 States in India. CII believes that the time has come where women will play an equal and productive role in nation building, both as contributors to economic growth and to building a healthy and vibrant society. In this context, IWN works actively in Educating, Engaging, Encouraging and Empowering women, as the 4 essential tools in enhancing the competitiveness and growth of industries and economy. Recent findings by one of the leading consulting firms clearly highlights that despite modest improvements created in the ecosystem women still remain under-represented at every level in the corporate structure. In India, although women have emerged significantly in leadership roles in the Service sector, we seem to have only a handful of women CEO’s in other sectors. This trend doesn’t appear to be rising and it is appalling that the share of women in leadership positions is below the world average. I am delighted that IWN is facilitating an active network for creating gender parity to assist women to face their challenges with confidence and self-worth, and encourage a healthy work-life balance! The tangible and intangible impact created by the various initiatives is of immense value not only to women, but also to the society at large. I take this opportunity to applaud the vision of our Past Chairman, CII SR, Mr. G.V. Sanjay Reddy and the Founder Chairwoman Mrs. Suchitra Ella, for their tremendous commitment to building IWN during the initial years, through the active involvement of IWN office bearers of the CII Southern Regional Council and in the CII State Councils to synergise efforts and make it inclusive in the mainstream CII activities. I congratulate Dr. R. Nandini and her team for an eventful year under her leadership and would like to place on record the commendable work done by the Secretariat headed by Mrs. Madhu Vasanthy for the unique initiatives undertaken and consistent dedication resulting in IWN’s phenomenal growth in the Southern Region. I congratulate Ms. Anu Sriram, Chairwoman for 2016-17 and I pray that IWN will become a National CII initiative during the year. Thank you, Rajshree Pathy Chairperson, CII Southern Region & Chairman & Managing Director, Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Ltd. 6 7
  5. 5. out to more women with an aim of inclusive growth and economic parity. I take this opportunity to thank Ms. Rajshree Pathy, Chairperson, CII Southern Region for her unstinted support throughout the year. I thank Ms. Anu Sriram, Deputy Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region for her valuable support all year long. I would also like to thank all the Past Chairs of the Region and the States for their motivation and encouragement by participating in several IWN programmes. A special mention to all IWN State Chairwomen & Vice Chairwomen, Task Force Convenors & Co-Convenors, Zonal Convenor and Co-Convenor who have made my journey at IWN unforgettable. Thank you, R. Nandini Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region & Managing Director, Chandra Textiles Pvt. Ltd. Dear Member, Greetings! The status of women has improved markedly in the last decade. More and more women are entering the workforce, taking up the challenge of multitasking and prioritization, even managing to strike a work-life balance considering their various roles as a wife, a mother, and a professional. The progress achieved indeed is quite significant and worthy to be applauded. However, women continue to be underrepresented in most businesses, especially at the senior levels. We still have a very long way to go. I believe, women need to and must determine their highest expectations from their professional life and work towards setting goals to achieve them. It gives me immense pleasure in stating that CII’s Indian Women Network (IWN) has to a great extent been successful in providing its women members an all-inclusive platform for their professional development. IWN works towards enabling women become ace achievers in their respective fields of expertise. IWN’s prime focus is on Learning & Development, Health & Wellbeing and Policy & Advocacy Initiatives. By providing space to women professionals, students and entrepreneurs to network, IWN opens up doors to great learning across sectors. The year 2015-16, witnessed IWN starting on an extremely optimistic note with a group of very enthusiastic and dynamic members and office bearers. Under the Learning & Development Task Force, several need-based events focusing on women’s professional skill development and enhancement were conducted for the benefit of members across all southern region states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala & Puducherry. Some of the key workshops that we organized were the ‘Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act at the Workplace’ (POSH) in partnership with Kochhar & Co. and Fox Mandal, the Internal Complaints Committee in partnership with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Also, we conducted a Special Safety Session for Women in partnership with Mahindra SSG across the southern states to spread awareness about one of the most relevant issues for women - their safety and security. IWN recognizes the importance of nurturing women’s health and well-being in a holistic manner to bring about a ‘good work-life harmony. Due to this strong focus, I am happy to inform you that we have had some very established hospitals as IWN Wellbeing partners in the southern states. For the year 2015-16, Apollo Hospitals has partnered with IWN Tamil Nadu and KIMS & LOTUS Hospitals have partnered with IWN Telangana. State IWN chapters have organized several health camps, blood donation camps, sessions on women’s health issues for the benefit of women. Besides these, webinars on health topics were also organized in partnership with State Well- being Partners wherein health experts interacted with members on varied themes. In promoting international linkages, IWN office bearers from southern region participated in the International Conference on Gender Equality which was held from 12 to 14 November 2015 and also in the 4th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - India Industrial Forum on the 18th and 19th of November, 2015 at Jeddah. I have had the privilege of participating in the CII Southern Regional Council meetings where I had requested council members to nominate women from their organizations to the IWN membership. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the council members for their support. IWN will continue to make earnest efforts to scale up and reach IWN SOUTHERN REGION 8 9
  6. 6. REGIONAL INITIATIVES CII’s Indian Women Network, Southern Region organized its second annual day on 11th April 2015 at Bangalore on the theme ‘CELEBRATING WOMEN LEADERSHIP’. Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Chairperson, National Commission for Women and Ms. Usha Ananthasubramanian, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharatiya Mahila Bank delivered the ‘Guest of Honour’ address at the inaugural session on Role Models - The Road Map to Success for Women Leadership. 2nd Annual Day of Indian Women Network, Southern Region 11 April 2015, Bangalore 1st IWN Southern Region, Brainstorming Workshop, 29 April 2015, Chennai SOUTHERN region IWN Southern Region organized its first brainstorming session with the participation of IWN office bearers from across the southern states to discuss and plan the focus areas and deliverables for 2015-16. The discussions focused on the below themes: • Membership Growth & Engagement • Learning & Development »» For Corporate: Fresher / Middle Management / Senior Management »» For Entrepreneurs »» For Academic Institutions: Faculty, Students • Policy & Advocacy • Health & Well-being 10 11
  7. 7. SOUTHERN region LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 1312
  8. 8. Initiatives on Learning & Development were designed on new knowledge, enhancing skills, competencies and abilities. Activities are organized on themes focusing on various facets to promote learning and development for the growth of career women. Initiatives were organized for the following categories: • Corporates: Fresher, Middle Management,Senior Management • Entrepreneurs • Educational Institutions: Faculty Students Activity Date Location IWN “THE HINDU” Women’s Day Celebration 8 Mar 2015 Puducherry Session on Secrets of Great Presentations 25 Mar 2015 Coimbatore Star Talk Series: Interactive Session with Mr. Madhupal, Film Director, Screenwriter and Actor 6 Apr 2015 Kerala Business Knowledge Sharing Session at Community College 13 Apr 2015 Puducherry Women Entrepreneurship Conclave 21 Apr 2015 Kerala Session on Work Life Balance 30 May 2015 Puducherry Talk on Recasting India with Mr. Hindol Sengupta, Editor-at-large, Fortune India 23 Jun 2015 Telangana Session on Women’s Rights 26 Jun 2015 Puducherry Session on Negotiation Skills at HSBC 4 Jul 2015 Andhra Pradesh Session on Nutrition for Women Professionals 8 Jul 2015 Telangana Webinar on Bridging the Gap - Moving Towards Gender Equal Workplaces 15 Jul 2015 Puducherry Kindling the Fire in You - The Literary Journey of Ms. Jaishree Misra, Eminent Writer and Author 15 Jul 2015 Kerala Session on Be Inspiring Be Inspired 17 Jul 2015 Tamil Nadu IWN Road Show Session on Building a Strategic Vision for your Career Growth at Siddhartha College 22 Jul 2015 Andhra Pradesh Session on Transition from College to Professional 22 Jul 2015 Puducherry LEARNING DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN region Total Number of Activities 77 8051Total Number of Participants LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES 14 15
  9. 9. Activity Date Location Session on Effective Negotiation Skills 24 Jul 2015 Telangana Session on Essentials of Communication Personal Image Enhancement 27 Jul 2015 Telangana Webinar on Change the Way You Lead 3 Aug 2015 Karnataka Webinar on Smart Health Tips for Today’s Multitasking Woman Professional 4 Aug 2015 Telangana STARTREK Talk with Ms. Rajshree Pathy, Chairperson, CII Southern Region 12 Aug 2015 Telangana Session on The Role of Parents in Sports 14 Aug 2015 Coimbatore Online Session on Non-Violent Communication 17 Aug 2015 Tamil Nadu IWN Road Show and Session on Cyber Security at SCMS College 18 Aug 2015 Kerala Session on Personality Development 18 Aug 2015 Puducherry IWN Road Show and Session on Cyber Security for Doctors Women’s Wing 21 Aug 2015 Kerala Session on Celebrating Indian Entrepreneurship at BVRIT, Narsapur 27 Aug 2015 Telangana Interactive Session on Investment Advice and Money Management for Women 29 Aug 2015 Puducherry IWN Road Show Qualities of a True Woman Entrepreneur at JNTU 3 Sep 2015 Andhra Pradesh Session on Effective Communication Skills for Employability 7 Sep 2015 Karnataka The Young Parent @ Work: Managing Work Life 9 Sep 2015 Kerala Mentorship Session on Finding the Solution Within You 14 Sep 2015 Telangana SOUTHERN region Leadership Development Programme - Leader in Me, 20 Nov 2015, Tamil Nadu Workshop on Winning Strategies using Design Thinking Tools, 29 Sep 2015, Karnataka Kindling the Fire in You - The Literary Journey of Jaishree Misra, 15 Jul 2015, Kerala IWN Roadshow and Session on Cyber Security for Doctors Women’s Wing, 21 Aug 2015, KeralaSession on Organic Terrace Gardening, 9 Oct 2015, Coimbatore LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES... 16 17
  10. 10. SOUTHERN region Activity Date Location Webinar on Can Elephants Dance? 15 Sep 2015 Puducherry Session on Personal Branding 22 Sep 2015 Karnataka A Case Methodology Workshop on Winning Strategies Using Design Thinking Tools 29 Sep 2015 Karnataka Session on Student Psychology The Indian Education Policy 29 Sep 2015 Andhra Pradesh Workshop on Resume Building and Interview Skills 29 Sep 2015 Andhra Pradesh IWN Road Show and Session on Self-Defense for Women, Power Dressing and Women's Health at University of Kerala 30 Sep 2015 Kerala Interactive Session on Goal Post 7 Oct 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Organic Terrace Gardening 9 Oct 2015 Coimbatore Session on Career Management 10 Oct 2015 Kerala Session on Waste Management 12 Oct 2015 Puducherry Session on Career Crossroads Choosing a Career Path 15 Oct 2015 Telangana Workshop on Entrepreneur Accelerator 15 Oct 2015 Telangana Session on Clock is Ticking - Productivity Time Management 16 Oct 2015 Telangana Session on Choosing a Career Path 16 Oct 2015 Telangana Personal Branding Session at TCS 21 Oct 2015 Telangana One day Leadership Development Workshop on Leader in Me 20 Nov 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Entrepreneurship for Women Empowerment 20 Nov 2015 Coimbatore Vryiksha - Women Conference, 15 Dec 2015, Madurai Session on Mentorship, 14 Sep 2015, Telangana STARTREK Session, 12 Aug 2015, Telangana Session on Transition from College to Professional, 22 July 2015, PuducherryQualities of a True Woman Entrepreneur, 3 Sep 2015, Andhra Pradesh LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES... IWN Celebrates Women’s Day - Men for Women, 12 Mar 2016, Puducherry 18 19
  11. 11. Activity Date Location Session on Organic Terrace Gardening 20 Nov 2015 Tamil Nadu “Prathyupakaaram” - A Tribute to the Visionaries Empowering Women to Live Their Dreams 23 Nov 2015 Kerala Session on Organic Gardening - Kitchen Waste to Garden 25 Nov 2015 Kerala Online Session on Conversational Intelligence 26 Nov 2015 Tamil Nadu Breaking the Barriers - Woman in a Man's World 4 Dec 2015 Telangana Session on Women Law Rights 11 Dec 2015 Coimbatore Vryiksha - Women Conference 15 Dec 2015 Tamil Nadu Professional Presence 28-29 Dec 2015 Telangana Session on Handling Stress and Building Effectiveness 12 Jan 2016 Tamil Nadu One Day Workshop on Entrepreneurial DNA Business Simulation 20 Jan 2016 Tamil Nadu Session on Maintaining Work life Balance for Healthy Family Environment 20 Jan 2016 Kerala Session on Developing Marketing Skills 22 Jan 2016 Coimbatore Workshop on Urban Waste Management Organic Living 29 Jan 2016 Kerala Session on Personality Development at Conspi Academy of Management Studies (CAMS) 29 Jan 2016 Kerala Session on Entrepreneur Accelerator at GVP College and Vignan College 11 Feb 2016 Andhra Pradesh Session on How to Plan your Career at GITAM College 11 Feb 2016 Andhra Pradesh Work Shop on Resume Writing and Interviewing Attending 18 Feb 2016 Karnataka Session on Art of Being Financially Smart 18 Feb 2016 Kerala Business Growth via Effective Social Media Marketing 24 Feb 2016 Karnataka SOUTHERN region Activity Date Location Workshop on Effective Tools Techniques for Emotional Stability in Faculty Members 24 Feb 2016 Coimbatore Workshop on Leading Out Loud 26 Feb 2016 Telangana International Women’s Day Celebration: New Possibilities, New Horizons 4 Mar 2016 Telangana Session on Safety Techniques for Women 8 Mar 2016 Coimbatore Session on Lead with Passion, Execute with Purpose on International Women's Day 8 Mar 2016 Telangana Session on Mastering your Emotional Intelligence for Work Life Balance on Women's Day at BAYER 9 Mar 2016 Telangana IWN Celebrates Women’s Day - Men for Women 12 Mar 2016 Puducherry Entrepreneurs Basics Bootcamp 15, 16 17 Mar 2016 Telangana Conference on Leadership to Enable the Change 1 Apr 2016 Karnataka Women’s Leadership Conclave 5 Apr 2016 Telangana LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES...LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES... Workshop on Effective Communication Skills for Employability, 7 Sep 2015, Karnataka 20 21
  12. 12. HEALTH WELL-BEING SOUTHERN region 22 23
  13. 13. IWN’s Health Well-being Initiatives focus on improving women’s health by raising awareness on health issues impacting women, to encourage women to consider the importance of their own health, identify risk and respond to them accordingly. IWN believes that focusing on a woman’s health and well-being is extremely important for her to sustain her professional career. PARTNERS HEALTH WELL-BEING Activity Date Location Session on Impact of Climate Change in Women 11 Mar 2015 Tamil Nadu IWN-TCS Blood Donation Drive 7 Apr 2015 Kerala Eye Screening Camp at Altius Technologies 28 Apr 2015 Coimbatore Session on Holistic Health 23 May 2015 Puducherry Health Talk on Menopause 26 May 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Preventive Healthcare and General Risk Assessment at Updater Services Pvt. Ltd. 29 May 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Eye Care for Computer Professionals 30 May 2015 Puducherry Interactive Session on Cardiac Rehab at TVS Infotech Ltd. 10 Jun 2015 Tamil Nadu Health Screening Camp at TVS Infotech Ltd. 11 Jun 2015 Tamil Nadu Online Session on Stress Heart Disease 15 Jun 2015 Tamil Nadu Online Session on Diabetes and Weight Management 16 Jun 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Yoga for Health Productivity with theme on Stretch Your Way to Bliss 20 Jun 2015 Coimbatore Yoga Wellness Session 21 Jun 2015 Tamil Nadu CII / IWN / Yi Yoga Session 21 Jun 2015 Kerala IWN - ISHA Yoga Workshop 25 Jun 2015 Kerala IWN - SK Hospital Urology Session Camp 26 Jun 2016 Kerala SOUTHERN region HEALTH WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES Total Number of Activities 47 6725Total Number of Participants 24 25
  14. 14. Activity Date Location Session on Nutrition for Women Professionals 8 Jul 2015 Telangana Session on Healthy Lifestyle 17 Jul 2015 Puducherry Diabetes Screening Camp at ELGI Equipments Ltd. 21 Jul 2015 Coimbatore Blood Donation Camp 21 Jul 2015 Puducherry Health Talk on Hormonal Disorders and Period Problems 27 Jul 2015 Tamil Nadu Webinar on Smart Health Tips for Today’s Multitasking Woman Professional 4 Aug 2015 Telangana IWN Road Show and Session on Dealing with Adolescent Problems at Geojit BNP Paribas 18 Aug 2015 Kerala Workshop on Train the Trainers for Healthy Workplace 22 Aug 2015 Puducherry Health Talk on Immune System and Weight Management 24 Aug 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Women Nutrition and Health Care 28 Aug 2015 Tamil Nadu Session on Make Life - A Celebration 1 4 Sep 2015 Puducherry Awareness Session on Organ Donation at Sri Krishna Institutions 16 Sep 2015 Coimbatore IWN Dental Camp 18 Sep 2015 Puducherry IWN- SK Hospital Cardiology Camp on the occasion of World Heart Day 29 Sep 2015 Kerala Session on Work Life Balance - Can Women Have it All? 7 Oct 2015 Telangana Webinar on Stress Fibromyalgia 8 Oct 2015 Kerala Follow the Sun - Session on Emotional Intelligence 14 Oct 2015 Telangana Awareness Session on Bringing up the Children in a healthy Environment 15 Oct 2015 Coimbatore Online Session on Gynaecological Cancer, Screening and Treatment 19 Oct 2015 Tamil Nadu Seminar on Wellness in the Workplace, 9 Mar 2016, Tamil Nadu IWN Blood Donation Camp at Chemin CI Pvt. Ltd., 21 July 2015, Puducherry Session on Headaches in Children and Adults - Causes and Remedies, 9 Nov 2015, Telangana SOUTHERN region Session on Basic Life Support, 28 Oct 2015, Andhra Pradesh Eye screening camp at Altius Technologies, 28 April 2015, Coimbatore HEALTH WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES... 26 27
  15. 15. Activity Date Location Webinar on Essentials for Women: Management of Osteoporosis and Menopause 19 Oct 2015 Telangana Session on First Aid and Basic Life Support 28 Oct 2015 Andhra Pradesh Online Session on Arthritis Painful Joints in Women 28 Oct 2015 Tamil Nadu Headaches in Children and Adults - Causes and Remedies 9 Nov 2015 Telangana Webinar on Cancer in Women 17 Nov 2015 Telangana Webinar on Cancer in Women - Symptoms Prevention 9 Jan 2016 Kerala Online Session on Cervical Cancer and Incontinence 27 Jan 2016 Tamil Nadu Webinar on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) 4 Feb 2016 Telangana Online Session on Women’s Health - Take Charge Take Care! 18 Feb 2016 Tamil Nadu Session on Diabetes and Weight Management 19 Feb 2016 Kerala Session on Women’s Health - Wellness Empowerment 8 Mar 2016 Karnataka Session on Wellness in the Workplace 9 Mar 2016 Tamil Nadu SOUTHERN region HEALTH WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES... Session on Diabetes and Weight Management, 19 Feb 2016, Kerala Session on Women’s Health - Wellness Empowerment, 8 Mar 2016, Karnataka 28 29
  16. 16. POLICY ADVOCACY SOUTHERN region 30 31
  17. 17. PARTNERS POLICY ADVOCACY POLICY ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES SOUTHERN region Meeting with Mr. Manoj Parida, I.A.S., Chief Secretary to Government of Puducherry, 28 Aug 2015, Puducherry Total Number of Activities 10 393Total Number of Participants In Policy Advocacy, the focus was on organizing workshops on Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act at Workplace (Prohibitions Redressal) Act 2013 at Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Puducherry in partnership with Kochhar Co. and at Kerala in partnership with Fox Mandal. Sessions on Internal Complaints Committee were held at Chennai and Bangalore in partnership with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Co. The sessions were organized with an objective to help directors and senior management personnel understand and focus on the provisions and requirements under the Act as well as improve knowledge skills for handling issues within the organization. Activity Date Location Workshop on Protecting your Personnel - Companies and their Preparedness under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act 25 Jun 2015 1 Jul 2015 2 Jul 2015 Tamil Nadu Telangana Karnataka Meeting with Mr. Manoj Parida, I.A.S., Chief Secretary to Government of Puducherry 28 Aug 2015 Puducherry Awareness Walk for Climate Justice 20 Nov 2015 Puducherry Release of Survey Report on Favourable Ecosystem that will make a Difference for Women 23 Jan 2016 Puducherry Workshop on Setting up an Internal Complaints Committee under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act 4 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016 Tamil Nadu Karnataka Awareness Session on The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act: Provisions and Compliance 9 Mar 2016 Kerala Workshop on Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act at Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. 15 Mar 2016 Tamil Nadu Workshop on Protecting your Personnel - Companies and their Preparedness under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 1 Jul 2015, Telangana 32 33
  18. 18. Workshop on Protecting your Personnel - Companies and their Preparedness under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 25 Jun 2015, Tamil Nadu Awareness Session on the POSH Act - Provisions Compliance, 9 Mar 2016, Kerala Session on Internal Complaints Committee, 16 Mar 2016, Karnataka IWN in association with the Mahindra SSG (Special Services Group), organized Special Sessions on ‘Women Safety’ at Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Puducherry and Vizag in 2015. The sessions focused on personal safety for women at work place, travel safety, hotel safety, sexual harassment and precautionary measures, use of personal protective equipment and self defence training. A ‘Woman Safety Handbook’ was given to all the participants. PARTNER SPECIAL SESSIONS ON WOMEN SAFETY POLICY ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES... SOUTHERN region Total Number of Activities 07 459Total Number of Participants Release of Survey Report on Favourable Ecosystem that will Make a Difference for Women, 23 Jan 2016, Puducherry Workshop on Setting up an Internal Complaints Committee under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 4 Feb 2016, Tamil Nadu 34 35
  19. 19. Special Session on Women Safety, 4 Aug 2015, Puducherry Special Session on Women Safety, 6 Aug 2015, Kerala Special Session on Women Safety, 5 Aug 2015, Karnataka Workshop on Self Defense Techniques for Women, 9 Jun 2015, Coimbatore SPECIAL SESSIONS ONWOMEN SAFETY Special Session on Women Safety, 31 Jul 2016, Andhra Pradesh Special Session on Women’s Safety, 1 Aug 2015, Tamil Nadu SOUTHERN region Date Location 9 Jun 2015 Coimbatore 30 Jul 2015 Telangana 31 Jul 2015 Andhra Pradesh 1 Aug 2015 Tamil Nadu 4 Aug 2015 Puducherry 5 Aug 2015 Karnataka 6 Aug 2015 Kerala Special Session on Women Safety, 30 Jul 2015, Telangana 36 37
  20. 20. MEMBERSHIP IWN has organized Membership Road Shows in various organizations and academic institutions on the services of IWN. Members Meets were held in the southern states to have a dialogue with membership to understand their expectations for delivering need-based activities and initiatives. Interactive Session on Women’s Health challenges and Opportunities, 8 Mar 2016, Tamil Nadu Membership Road Show at Caterpillar Inc., 8 Oct 2015, Karnataka Membership Road Show at JNC, 9 Feb 2016, Karnataka Membership Road Show at Manappuram Finance Ltd., 17 Sep 2015, Kerala Membership Road Show Session on Diet and Nutrition for Women, 4 August 2015, Coimbatore SOUTHERN region IWN Road Show at Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, 24 Jun 2015, Puducherry Members Meet Session on Negotiation, 24 Jul 2015, Telangana Total Number of Activities 35 2990Total Number of Participants ACTIVITIES UNDER MEMBERSHIP ROAD SHOWS AND MEMBERS MEETS 38 39
  21. 21. SOUTHERN regionSOUTHERN region ACTIVITIES UNDER MEMBERSHIP ROAD SHOWS AND MEMBERS MEETSACTIVITIES UNDER MEMBERSHIP ROAD SHOWS AND MEMBERS MEETS Activity Date Location Members Meet and Session on Holistic Health 27 Apr 2015 Puducherry Membership Road Show and Session on Successful Business Journey 17 Jun 2015 Coimbatore Membership Road Show and IWN Launch at Sri Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology and Session on Success Frequency 24 Jun 2015 Puducherry Members Meet and Session on Women’s Rights 26 Jun 2015 Puducherry Membership Road Show at HSBC 3 Jul 2015 Andhra Pradesh Membership Road Show at Gayatri Vidya Parishad College for Degree P.G. Courses 4 Jul 2015 Andhra Pradesh Membership Road Show at Sonata Softwares 8 Jul 2015 Telangana Members Meet 10 Jul 2015 Coimbatore Membership Road Show at Conspi Academy of Management Studies (CAMS College) 16 Jul 2015 Kerala Membership Road Show on Building a Strategic Vision for Your Career Growth at Siddhartha College 22 Jul 2015 Andhra Pradesh Membership Road Show and Session on Emerging as a Leader at Assumption College 23 Jul 2015 Kerala Members Meet 24 Jul 2015 Telangana Membership Road Show and Health Talk on Hormonal Disorders and Period Problems 27 Jul 2015 Tamil Nadu Membership Road Show and Session on Diet and Nutrition for Women 4 Aug 2015 Coimbatore Members Meet on I CAN, I WILL 14 Aug 2015 Tamil Nadu Activity Date Location Membership Road Show at Tata Consultancy Services, Technopark 18 Aug 2015 Kerala Membership Road Show and Qualities of a true Woman Entrepreneur at JNTU 3 Sep 2015 Andhra Pradesh Membership Road Show at Surana College 7 Sep 2016 Karnataka Membership Road Show and Session on Emerging as a Leader at Government Polytechnic College 17 Sep 2015 Kerala Membership Road Show at Manappuram Finance Ltd. 17 Sep 2015 Kerala Membership Road Show at Caterpillar India 8 Oct 2015 Karnataka Membership Road Show at Vasavi College 15 Oct 2015 Telangana Members Meet and Awareness Session on 5S 16 Oct 2015 Puducherry Members Meet - Open Forum 16 Oct 2015 Telangana Membership Road Show at Roots College 16 Oct 2015 Telangana Membership Road Show at Guntur 28 Oct 2015 Andhra Pradesh Membership Road Show at Welingkar 30 Oct 2016 Karnataka Members Meet: The 5 min tête-à-tête. 20 Nov 2015 Andhra Pradesh, Telangana IWN Launch Session on Shadow Negotiation at Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College 30 Jan 2016 Puducherry Members Meet and Session on Green Home 5 Feb 2016 Puducherry Membership Road Show at Jyothi Nivas College 9 Feb 2016 Karnataka Membership Road Show at GVP College, Vignan College and GITAM College 11 Feb 2016 Andhra Pradesh Membership Road Show at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management 8 Mar 2016 Telangana Membership Road Show Interactive Session on Women’s Health Challenges and Opportunities at Firstsource Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 8 Mar 2016 Tamil Nadu Membership Road Show at BAYER 9 Mar 2016 Telangana 40 41
  22. 22. PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS IWN COMMUNICATIONS GCC India Industrial Forum, 18 19 Oct 2015, Saudi Arabia SOUTHERN region International Conference on Gender Equality, 12-14 Nov 2015, Kerala International Conference on Gender Equality 12-14 November 2015, Trivandrum IWN was a partner at the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-1) held from 12 to 14 November 2015 at Kerala. The event was one of the key global events organized by Gender Park - Kerala and UN Women on the theme ‘Gender, Governance and Inclusion’. 4th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) India Industrial Forum 18-19 November 2015, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia IWN participated at the GCC – India Industrial Forum at the session on Cooperation between the GCC and Indian Businesswomen Communities held from 18 to 19 November 2015 at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 42 43
  23. 23. IWNWESTERN REGION our ‘100 hours of change’ program has touched over 15,000 young women across the Western Region. The second challenge we face as women is the fact that we often don’t focus enough on ourselves. Balancing work life and home leaves very little room for anything else. To help women and enable them to take the right decisions we have used technology to create different modules of webinars led by different chapters of the IWN Western Region. Our third focus area has been creating a platform for women to gain confidence A step in time This month marks an important milestone for us at the Western Region Chapter of the Indian Women’s Network. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we complete two years of a wonderful journey. In 2014, we came together to lay out the agenda for what we could do to help women in the work place. The answer was a lot! But it was important to identify key focus areas. Given our goal, we decided to focus on three very critical challenges. The first is the fact that the biggest challenge in India is not that there aren’t enough women at the ‘Top’, across companies. Nearly 50% of women fall off the work force between the junior to middle management levels across the board and the reasons are manifold. To address this ‘Leaky Pipeline’ we at IWN decided to use our platform to create a first of its kind mentoring network for students and young professionals where senior corporate members from IWN to explain to students the importance of career planning. We are happy to say that over the course of the last 2 years, and develop themselves as leaders. For this, we have tied with global consulting firm to develop a series of sessions to help women get Board-ready. We have also conducted a series of leadership- focused webinars and discussions to put the spotlight on the challenges women face insights women leaders can share. At a personal level, I must say that I have learnt a lot from IWN’s journey so far. The network has allowed me to meet and learn from some amazing and inspirational women. It has also made me believe that we can do wonders when we come together! It is said that a journey of a 100 miles starts with a single step and while we have taken more than a few - we look forward to the rest. After all India is changing and women are increasingly driving this change! Warm regards, Mini Menon Chairperson, Indian Women Network Western Region Executive Editor, Bloomberg TV India LEARNING DEVELOPMENT Total Number of Activities 55 3618Total Number of Participants LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Activity Date Location Session on Entrepreneurship 21 Apr 2015 Madhya Pradesh Session on Journey from Success to Significance 21 Apr 2015 Madhya Pradesh Session on Personality Development 21 Apr 2015 Madhya Pradesh Session on Skill Development - How to be Self Employed 24 Apr 2015 Goa IWN - Yi Workshop on Women Entrepreneurship 24 Apr 2015 Goa, Madhya Pradesh Webinar on Women at Workplace: Understanding Appreciating 13 May 2015 Pune Webinar on Power Dressing 15 May 2015 Maharashtra Session on How to Set Up a Business 9 Jun 2015 Goa Webinar on Managing Your Personal Brand 11 Jun 2015 Maharashtra First Workshop on Soft Skills at Vision Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. 13 Jun 2015 Madhya Pradesh western region REPORT 100 HOURS OF CHANGE Independence Month Special Mentoring Marathon - 3000 final year students impacted 44 45
  24. 24. LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES... Activity Date Location Webinar on Brand You 17 Jun 2015 Pune CII, Yi Goa Chapter and IWN Goa Chapter Celebrate International Yoga Day 21 Jun 2015 Goa Second Workshop on Soft Skills at Impression Furniture Industries 26 Jun 2015 Madhya Pradesh Third Workshop on Soft Skills at Metal Forgers and Fabricators 30 Jun 2015 Madhya Pradesh Sessions on Career Counselling 1 Jul 2015 Gujarat Workshop on Power of Personal Appearance 25 Jul 2015 Gujarat Hackathon 29 Jul 2015 Pune Webinar on Communicate Right with Appropriate Body Language 31 Jul 2015 Maharashtra 100 Hours of Change Independence Month Special Mentoring Marathon at: • The Lakshmi Narain College of Technology 1 Aug 2015 Madhya Pradesh • Sri Balaji Society 11 Aug 2015 Pune • Gujarat Technological University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University 7 11 Aug 2015 Gujarat • SIES Graduate School of Technology 6 Aug 2015 Maharashtra • Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering 7 Aug 2015 Maharashtra Third Edition of Women Independent Director’s Master Class 19 Aug 2015 Maharashtra Folka Fitness Workshop 28 Aug 2015 Maharashtra “Aakaar” NGO Mentoring Meet 10 Sep 2015 Maharashtra Launch of Friday Club 11 Sep 2015 Maharashtra 100 Hours of Change at Lakshmi Narain College, 1 Aug 2015, Madhya Pradesh Women’s Day Celebration - Zumba Fitness Session, 8 Mar 2016, Goa IWN Session on I am the Change, 10 Mar 2015, Gujarat western region CII - Yi Goa Chapter and IWN Goa Chapter Celebrate International Yoga Day, 21 Jun 2015, Goa 46 47
  25. 25. LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES... Activity Date Location Secretariats’ Day Out 12 Sep 2015 Pune Webinar on Importance of People Skill 24 Sep 2015 Gujarat Session on YES I CAN 24 Sep 2015 Madhya Pradesh Webinar on Portfolio Management 1 Oct 2015 Maharashtra Seminar on Conflict Management - Tools and Techniques for Performance Interpersonal Skill 12 Oct 2015 Goa CII - IWN Finishing School at IEHE - (Twelve sessions) 12 - 30 Oct 2015 Madhya Pradesh CII IWN Maharashtra Chapter - “Aakaar” NGO Diwali Mela at: • Tata Capital Financial Services 15 Oct 2015 Maharashra • CII Western Region Headquarters 29 Oct 2015 Maharashra • Ernst Young LLP 4 Nov 2015 Maharashra • DCB Bank 5 Nov 2015 Maharashra • Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd. 9 Nov 2015 Maharashra Workshop on AM to PM - Vanity Styling 23 Oct 2015 Maharashra IWN Food Fest 2015 1 Nov 2015 Gujarat Balaji Symposium 5 Nov 2015 Pune Launch of Knowledge Series 19 Nov 2015 Maharashtra Fourth Edition of Women Independent Director’s Master Class 25 Nov 2015 Maharashtra Webinar on How Leaders create Engagement 3 Dec 2015 Maharashtra Session on It’s a Women’s Marketing World 19 Dec 2015 Gujarat Women’s Day Celebration, 8 March 2016, Madhya Pradesh Third Edition of KPMG Women Independent Director’s Master Class, 19 August 2015, Maharashtra 100 HOC at Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management, 30 Sep 2015, Maharashtra IWN First Anniversary Celebration, 9 Jun 2015, Madhya Pradesh Women’s Day Celebration - Folka Fitness Workshop, 8 Mar 2016, Maharashtra western region 48 49
  26. 26. LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES... Activity Date Location Webinar on Financial Independence - The Status Equalizer 15 Jan 2016 Maharashtra 100 Hours of Change Mentoring Session at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology 21 Jan 2016 Maharashtra IWN - Yi Session on Start Up India 16 Jan 2016 Maharashtra Session on Entrepreneurship - Steps to Start-up 19 Jan 2016 Goa Webinar on Corporate Etiquette 20 Jan 2016 Gujarat Interaction with Dr. Alvin Rohrs, President, Enactus 4 Feb 2016 Maharashtra Workshop on Unleashing Entrepreneurship - Developing your Start Up 4 Feb 2016 Maharashtra International Women’s Day Celebration - Panel Discussion on Engaging to be Empowered 4 Mar 2016 Madhya Pradesh Launch of CII IWN - Dale Carnegie White Paper on Employee Engagement - Are Men and Women Equally Engaged in Workplace 4 Mar 2016 Maharashtra International Women’s Day Celebration - Folka Fitness Workshop - Lets Make it Happen 8 Mar 2016 Maharashtra International Women’s Day Celebration - Interactive Session on Channelling Progress - Changing Rules of the Game 8 Mar 2016 Maharashtra International Women’s Day Celebration - Self Defence Workshop for Women 8 Mar 2016 Maharashtra International Women’s Day Celebration - It’s About Celebrating Health 8 Mar 2016 Maharashtra International Women’s Day Celebration - Fitness Session - Move it or Lose it 8 Mar 2016 Goa International Women’s Day Celebration - Fitness Session 9 Mar 2016 Pune International Women’s Day Celebration - Session on Career Counselling and Goal Setting 11 Mar 2016 Gujarat Interaction with Dr. Alvin Rohrs, President, Enactus, 4 Feb 2016, Maharashtra Hackathon, 29 Jul 2015, Pune Start Up India, Stand Up India Campaign, 16 Jan 2016, Maharashtra Gujarat Food Fest, 30 Oct 2015 1 Nov 2015, Gujarat Interactive Session on Channeling Progress, Changing Rules of the Game, 8 Mar 2016, Maharashtra western region 50 51
  27. 27. HEALTH WELL-BEING Total Number of Activities 07 560Total Number of Participants HEALTH WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES POLICY ADVOCACY Total Number of Activities Total Number of Activities 02 156Total Number of Participants MEMBERSHIP 11 180 Activity Date Location Members Meet 25 Apr 2015 Gujarat Members Meet and Interaction with Mr. Sidharth Kuncalienker, MLA, Panaji Constituency, Government of Goa 16 Jul 2015 Goa Members Meet 2 Jul 2015 15 Jul 2015 1 Aug 2015 24 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 30 Oct 2015 5 Feb 2016 8 Mar 2016 Madhya Pradesh Members Meet and Event on Meet and Greet 2 Dec 2015 Madhya Pradesh Activity Date Location Webinar on Do’s and Don’ts in Boardroom 9 Sep 2015 Maharashtra Session on Understanding Women’s Rights 13 Jan 2016 Pune MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES POLICY ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES western region Total Number of Participants Activity Date Location Webinar on Women and Health Issues, Part 1 28 May 2015 Maharashtra Webinar on Women and Health Issues, Part 2 30 Jun 2015 Maharashtra CII - IWN DRFHE Awareness Session on Diabetes 11 Jul 2015 Madhya Pradesh DRFHE Awareness Session on Hypertension 28 Jul 2015 Madhya Pradesh Webinar on Women and Health Issues, Part 3 5 Aug 2015 Maharashtra DRFHE Awareness Session on Heart diseases 7 Aug 2015 Madhya Pradesh Cancer Awareness Workshop 31 Oct 2015 Madhya Pradesh 52 53
  28. 28. IWN NORTH EAST REGION provide a helping hand to the victims in this hour of crisis, organized the distribution program of relief aid to the flood victims of Mayong circle of Morigaon district, with the help of Circle Officer, Mayong, Morigaon District. 40 water tanks along with other needs were distributed among 34 schools to provide the availability of clean drinking water during such times. I wish the incoming leadership to take forward the Indian Women Network, North East Region to newer heights. Warm regards, Bobbeeta Sharma Chairwoman, Indian Women Network North East Region Managing Director, Sangita Communications Pvt. Ltd. It has been a great pleasure to lead the Indian Woman Network North Eastern Regional Council. I am very happy to say that my journey has been very exhilarating and full of memorable experiences. I had the opportunity of interacting with host of people from diverse fields and this was truly an enriching experience. With humility and pride I pass on the legacy to the incoming Chairwoman. Apart from the regular activities such as Interactive Learning session with Mrs. Monidipa Borkotoki, ACS on Safety of Women Women Empowerment, Indian Women Network was a part of the CII Flood Outreach Program organized by Confederation of Indian Industry in association with Johnson Johnson. CII, in its effort to LEARNING DEVELOPMENT Total Number of Activities 01 15Total Number of Participants Learning session with Mrs. Monidipa Borkotoki, ACS on Safety of Women Women Empowerment north east region HEALTH WELL-BEING Flood Outreach Initiative 01 60 Total Number of Activities Total Number of Participants Activity Date Location Interactive Learning session with Mrs. Monidipa Borkotoki, ACS on Safety of Women Women Empowerment 17 Jul 2015 Guwahati, Assam Activity Date Location Flood Outreach Initiative 26 Sep 2015 Morigaon, Assam 54 55
  29. 29. IWN DELHI STATE skill development, the more competent will be our youth! There is nothing more powerful than transforming the youth of today, when we come together to share ideas, stories, and hope. Come and join this unique network and contribute as a woman. Let’s make every woman in India COUNT. Warm regards, Radha Bhatia Chairwoman, Indian Women Network, Delhi State Chairperson, Bird Group With the platform of Indian Women Network - a forum created and promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), an exclusive network for career women, entrepreneurs, professionals, faculty and potential career women like students. We wish to bring change in the position of women in the corporate and the society by suitable policy recommendations to the relevant departments and the organizations in order to create an impact of making a better India. We also give equal importance for the skilling of the women, the more we give importance to LEARNING DEVELOPMENT Activity Date Location Meeting with Pakistan Delegation 31 Mar 2015 Delhi Interactive Session with H.E. Mrs. Rula Ghani, Hon’ble First Lady of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 16 Apr 2015 Delhi Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment in India and Third Countries 7 Jul 2015 Delhi Master Class on Women Independent Director 30 Sep 2015 Delhi LEARNING DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Meeting with Pakistan Delegation, 31 Mar 2015 Interactive Session with H.E. Rula Ghani, 16 Apr 2015 Master Class on Women Independent Director, 30 Sep 2015 Total Number of Activities 04 200Total Number of Participants delhi state Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment in India and Third Countries, 7 Jul 2015 56 57
  30. 30. POLICY ADVOCACY Total Number of Activities 02 05Total Number of Participants Activity Date Location Meeting with Ms. Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women 20 Oct 2015 Delhi Meeting with Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi 14 Sep 2015 Delhi POLICY ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES Meeting with Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi, 14 Sep 2015 MEMBERSHIP Activity Date Location Flag Off Event of 1st All Women Trans Continental Road Expedition from Delhi to London 23 Jul 2015 Delhi to London Flag Off Event of 1st All Women Trans Continental Road Expedition, 23 Jul 2015 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES Total Number of Activities 01 55Total Number of Participants IWN IN MEDIA Game for sports 58 59
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  32. 32. IWN SOUTHERN REGION OFFICE BEARERS IWN SOUTHERN REGION Dr. R. Nandini Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region Managing Director, Chandra Textiles Pvt. Ltd Ms. Anu Sriram Deputy Chairwoman, IWN Southern Region Co-Founder Joint Managing Director, Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd. ANDHRA PRADESH TELANGANA HEALTH WELL-BEING Ms. Shubra Sharma Co-Convenor, Learning Development Task Force, IWN Andhra Pradesh Telangana Head – HR, Vizag HSBC Electronic Data Processing (I) Pvt. Ltd. Dr. V. Hema Malini Prasad Convenor, Health Well-being Task Force, IWN Andhra Pradesh Telangana Director-Operation, Lotus Hospital Dr. Uma Aysola Co-Convenor, Health Well-being Task Force, IWN Andhra Pradesh Telangana Director, Bay Park Head, Health CSR, Athena Energy Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Uma Rao Ganduri Convenor, Learning Development Task Force, IWN Andhra Pradesh Telangana Vice President – HR, Hyderabad Industries Ltd. LEARNING DEVELOPMENT Ms. Saroja Vivekanand Chairwoman, IWN Andhra Pradesh Telangana Managing Director, Visaka Group of Companies Dr. V. Nagalakshmi Vice-Chairwoman, IWN Andhra Pradesh Joint Managing Director, IMIS Pharmaceuticals Dr. Tejaswini Yarlagadda Vice-Chairwoman, IWN Telangana Executive Director, Malaxmi Group 62 63
  33. 33. KARNATAKA Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan Chairwoman, IWN Karnataka Chief Executive Officer, LabourNet Services India Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Geetha Panda Vice-Chairwoman, IWN Karnataka Director, Global Centres, Asia Pacific Japan, Mobility Workplace Services Dr. Anju Jain Convenor, Learning Development Task Force HR Manager Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Githa Heggde Co-Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Senior Associate Dean – Marketing, Welingkar Institute of Management LEARNING DEVELOPMENT PUDUCHERRY Ms. Anjali Schiavina Chairwoman, IWN Puducherry Founder MD, Mandala Apparels Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Radhiga Ragu Vice-Chairwoman, IWN Puducherry Associate Director – QMS, Chemin C I Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Daisy Michael Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Vice President, International Operation Quality, Integra Software Services Ms. A. Bharathy Co-Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University Community College LEARNING DEVELOPMENT Ms. Reena Sabin Vice-Chairwoman, IWN Kerala Director, Specialists Hospital Ms. Rina Vivekanandan Chairwoman, IWN Kerala CEO Managing Director, Sinura Health Information Process Solutions LEARNING DEVELOPMENTKERALA HEALTH WELL-BEING Ms. Sandhya Syama Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Senior HR Partner, Oracle India Ms. Maithri Srikant Anand Co-Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Design Creative Head Vedika / SFS Homes Dr. Sandhya K. S. Convenor, Health Well-being Task Force Chief Executive Officer, SK Hospital Dr. Jayalakshmy Convenor, Health Well-being Task Force Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Social Medicine, JIPMER Dr. Vanaja Vaithianathan Co-Convenor, Health Well-being Task Force Reg. Medical Director, Jothi Eye Care Centre, (A Unit of Vasan Healthcare Enterprises) HEALTH WELL-BEING 64 65
  34. 34. TAMILNADU COIMBATORE ZONE Dr. Thangam Meganathan Chairwoman, IWN Tamil Nadu Chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions Ms. Rajani Seshadri Vice-Chairwoman, IWN Tamil Nadu Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services Ms. Rani Muralidharan Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Executive Director, GK Sons Engineering Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Shobana Ravi Co-Convenor, Learning Development Task Force Chief-IT, Innovation Learning Officer, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited LEARNING DEVELOPMENT Dr. Jayashree Gopal Convenor, Health Well-being Task Force Senior Consultant - Diabetes Endocrinology, Apollo Hospitals HEALTH WELL-BEING Ms. Malarvizhi Shanmugam Convenor, IWN Coimbatore Chairperson Managing Trustee, Sri Krishna Institutions Ms. Sujata Krishnan Co-Convenor, IWN Coimbatore Chief Executive Officer, Suvai Foods IWN Southern Region Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) Prof. C K Prahalad Centre 98/1, Velachery Main Road Guindy, Chennai - 600032 Tel: +91 44 42444555 Fax: +91 44 42444510 Email: madhu.vasanthy@cii.in IWN North East Region India Women Network (North East Region) Confederation of Indian Industry Ratnapeeth, M.G. Road, Uzan Bazar Guwahati - 781001 Tel: +91 0361 2731966 Fax: +91 0361 2731966 Email: shanta.sarma@cii.in IWN Western Region Confederation of Indian Industry (Western Region) 105 Kakad Chambers, 132 Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400 018 Tel: +91 22 24931790 Extension 412 +91 22 24945831 (Direct) Fax: +91 22 24939463 Email: sneha.sohaani@cii.in IWN Delhi Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region) Delhi State Office 28, IGSSS Building, 2nd Floor, Institutional Area Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003 Tel: +91 11 45772053 Fax: +91 11 45772051 Email: ankur.chauhan@cii.in IWN OFFICES 66 67
  35. 35. MESSAGES FROM IWN MEMBERS IWN is a great platform for women professionals, executives and entrepreneurs to build relationships, to learn and to grow - through exchange of ideas relevant to business and to the workplace. This network also enables the more experienced professionals to mentor and share their knowledge and experiences with others who could benefit from it. Ms. Kashmira Mewawala Maharashtra My belief that the diverse skills and ideas women bring to corporate boards and executive ranks can play a key role in business success has been strongly demonstrated by IWN throughout the network’s journey since its inception. The various facets that the network is showcasing by tapping into the wisdom of the women community on all topics personal professional are truly appreciable. As they say, a rising tide lifts all boats! IWN provides the opportunity for us to help lift each other – by sharing ideas, experiences, learnings, and building a community of support. Ms. Swapna Sree Medikonda Telangana As a council member of IWN, I have gained immensely in terms of being able to connect and network with prominent personalities, exchange ideas and contribute to the betterment of organization, students, community and society at large. It has been extremely enriching to be part of a dedicated team working with a purpose under the leadership of Dr. R. Nandini. Dr.Githa Heggde Karnataka IWN has been a powerful tool in propelling women to ride faster, stronger and higher. Right from creating policies that enhance the performance of women, to the matters that pertain to their heart and soul (health and well bring), IWN is a strong force in enriching women in building successful careers, happy workplaces, better societies and economies. IWN is sure to build a prosperous India with women power. IWN is like an inspiring acronym by a woman, stating “I Win!” Ms. Maithri Srikanth Kerala Women should acknowledge themselves for the strength they already have. She need not compare and compete with men; she is unique different and right in her own way. Ms. Roopa Vishwanath Kubasad Goa IWN has given me a platform for personal and professional self- actualization. The synergies are tremendous and the possibilities for pro-women advocacy are immense. Here is where I find my voice, my dreams and avenues for development. Thank you IWN! Ms. Nelbymol Raymond Daimari Kerala IWN – I Win in my life excites me »» for the networking it brings »» for exchanging new perspectives »» for a bolder confident me »» for reaching out to the unreached »» for making me understand that being a women is a PRIVILEGE, PRIDE , POWER Let it spread wings to Recognize, Reward and Respect HER. Ms. A. Bharathy Puducherry I have recently joined IWN and have had the privilege of attending some of the programmes it had offered. The last one I was a part of, was the entrepreneurship boot camp which was very impressive and helpful. I got to network with a lot of fellow entrepreneurs and learnt about current trends of entrepreneurship especially start ups. Ms. Satya. B Andhra Pradesh IWN to me is a mission to take forward the message and spread awareness to all the women from all walks of life, that together we can and we will make the difference in every field. Ms. Madhubala Delhi As a member of IWN, I would like to say that IWN is really a breath of fresh air. I have had an opportunity to meet other women colleagues in various positions and walks of life, including the Faculty and I have had opportunities to listen to many other perspectives as well, which enriches my learning. There is professionalism, but would hasten to add, that it should be sustained and be incremental so that there is scope to continuously increase the bench mark. Ms. Florence MacDonald Tamilnadu By virtue of being an IWN member, I have had several benefits such as networking with women from various walks of life and the learnings I have had from various sessions on health, education, laws etc. Ms. Jeyabharathi Tamilnadu Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey, so was mine. However, once I got associated with IWN, the journey became interesting. IWN provided me a platform to network with other women entrepreneurs, interact with them and share views and ideas. Associating with a division of CII, gave more credibility to Blue Caterpillars and we were taken more seriously. Apart from this, it was a humanitarian and philanthropic satisfaction to work for welfare and upliftment of other women. Ms. Sneha Jain Madhya Pradesh Whenever IWN gets together, issues get solutions to make communities better. That’s because it just does not only help women to know their identity but it empowers them in their own communities and around the nation. Ms. Sheenam Chhabra Delhi 68 69
  36. 36. VISIT USAT www.indianwomennetwork.in 70 71
  37. 37. For more information on IWN, please contact: CII’s Indian Women Network (IWN) Southern Region 98/1, Velachery Main Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032, Tamil Nadu, India Phone: +91-44-42 444 555 | Fax: +91-44-42 444 510 www.indianwomennetwork.in About CII The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has around 8000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues. Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists the industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women and water, to name a few. In its 120th year of service to the nation, the CII theme of Build India - Invest in Development: A Shared Responsibility, reiterates Industry’s role and responsibility as a partner in national development. The focus is on four key enablers: Facilitating Growth and Competitiveness, Promoting Infrastructure Investments, Developing Human Capital, and Encouraging Social Development. With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence in India and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

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