Get Ready For SHEROES Summit 2018, Here's What We Did In 2017
The Shereos Summit is an opportunity to share new business models and innovations we have worked on throughout the year with various partners and stakeholders. It is a chance to bring out the SHEROES (ordinary women with extraordinary work) from the community, whose stories inspire us and have the power to change the discourse.
Sheroes is also a forum for leaders who inspire us to share their life and business secrets. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to meet the Sheroes Community Members in person and strengthen the #takecharge relationship.
Reinventing the TED-style talks at The SHEROES Summit 2017 #futureofwork
“I want to break the myth that a good business can't be a profitable one."
- Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO, SHEROES, said at the Summit.
Last year, the SHEROES Summit 2017 has examined what the future of work hold for Indian women. The Sheroes Summit 2017 event, that was organised across India, was aimed to connect women professionals and to-be-professionals with opportunities and businesses, with a vision to bring one hundred million women onto the growth roadmap.
Here is a glimpse,
SHEROES Summit 2017 was also aimed at figuring out whether gender gaps will really close or not and whether the businesses will welcome returning moms more willingly.
Spread over 5 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata & Chennai, with the most inspiring speakers on board from across the globe like Cindy Gallop – Founder, MakeLoveNotPorn, Gul Panag, Deepika Tewari – Head of Marketing, Tanishq and many more.
The summit was a pack full of TED-style talks by influential women from different walks of life,
Gul Panag, Actress and Co-founder of Mobiefit
thought-provoking panel discussions around key issues and developing trends,
engagement with leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from diverse fields,
and networking, mixing and mingling with the peers.
Here Is A Timeline Of The Event
The event started with a morning zing with Yogini Jenil Dholakia to centre our energies and get the most out of the sessions lined up throughout the day. It was the perfect way to start the event. The singing bowls did their magic and everyone in the audience was left rejuvenated.
Followed by a keynote speech by the founder and CEO of SHEROES, Sairee Chahal. It set the tone of the conversations which not only deliberated on Artificial Intelligence and robots but also on how women can be The Gamechangers. The #FutureOfWork being much more than what we think it is, although technology was part of the conversation, but not just it.
The #BESTATWORK Panel
The event had best of panel discussions where four women (and a man) talked about ambitious women professionals bringing in their #BestAtWork on stage! The debate revolved around how women don’t need to be treated as “Super-Women”, only regular ones.
Mishi Choudhary (Founder, SFLC) agreed on the importance of DEMANDING while Emilie Moulard (Managing Director, Medela) and Vinati Kastia (Partner, AZB & Partners) explained with their life experiences, how raising our voices can help us get anything we want.
A big and special shoutout to Priya Krishnan, CEO & Founder of Klay Schools, whose life had been like a roller-coaster of self-discovery.
Faisal Farooqui rounded up the rest of this awe-inspiring panel with his take on Power Women balancing logic and emotions hitting the mark!
Cindy Gallop Designed the Future of Workspaces!
"Don't empower me, Pay me",
Cindy Gallop encouraged women to earn 'a shit-ton of money', unapologetically.
With her powerful stage presence and no-holds-barred attitude, Cindy Gallop was that shot of truth that burned down our throats like a fine whiskey.
Fierce and unapologetic of her ideas, she insisted on how we needed to design our own financial ecosystem as the male-dominated one wasn’t working for us. She told us to not just lean in rather redesign everything.
She brought jarring facts to the table and talked about sex as she wasn’t ashamed of it, and neither wanted us to be!
“When we talk about good sexual values, we end rape culture.”
Can't stop quoting Cindy Gallop. She was a true champion on stage.
With a love for narrating stories through her songs, contemporary folk singer/songwriter, Geetu Hinduja shared how her life had been an inspiring network of light and thunder altogether. The summit would have been incomplete without her delightfully soulful music and her fusion genres revolutionizing the music industry at the Mumbai edition.
Aranya Johar, an entrepreneur who has her two poetry startups ‘Throwback Thursday’ and ‘Blind Poetry Sessions’, started her career at the age of 18, shared how we just need to have a little faith in ourselves and what we’re doing, and we can always start from the scratch. How freeing ourselves from the shackles of ‘Log Kya Kahenge’ or what opinion people have about us is how we can actually progress.
Designing The Future
Babita Baruah, Managing Partner, GTB India shared a heart-wrenching story of her father who went missing in the 80s and never came back. Hope was the only factor which kept her and the family going. Her session ultimately culminated into a powerful message for working women.
Babita Baruah (right) and event Emcee Avani Parekh (left)
And how Tanishq had been championing the amazing ad narratives around women and jewellery in the Indian market with Deepika Tewari, the #LadyBoss behind Tanishq’s groundbreaking ads was at the centre of this change.
The Summit was not just about the talks, discussions and all things serious, though. It had a perfect blend of cultural programs and amazing energy boosting performances that left our audiences feeling uplifted and ready for the future!
Sabika Abbas Naqvi
Our Iranian connect, Fakhroddin Ghaffari, made the audience stand on their feet for body percussion. The audience tapped their feet to the beats with some prodding by him.
We managed to put the fun in the serious by roping in two slam poets from different genres with different styles, on the SHEROES Summit 2017 stage.
Mamata Sagar, Kannada poet and Navaldeep Singh aka @Thelunaticpoet, left all of us awestruck with their slam poetry and made an imprint on our minds forever.
Pictures of Mamata and Navaldeep
The super-talented Sonam Kalra co-curated the event with an amazing lineup of artists to mesmerise us.
The dance floor was open to the audience and kids had taken over the stage #LikeABoss.. Breaking a leg to end the SHEROES Summit 2017 on a high note!
Sheroes Summit 2017 Partners
We are proud to be sponsored by some very relevant progressive businesses, Mia by Tanishq, KLAY, PAYTM, ZOHO and Medela, and partnered with CNBC, Springboard, FableStreet, Inc 24 and many more, to make it all happen, without the constant support of whom, this event wouldn’t have been a blast.
Did you miss the opportunity of being a part of Asia’s biggest event for women professionals last year?
No worries! This year The SHEROES Summit is back and it’s going to be much bigger and better with the theme #BuildingCommunites.
Women end up being part of multiple communities that form a core part of their day to day lives. With SHEROES Summit 2018, we open doors for such communities to the world.
We are also proud to announce our sponsor UST Global®, a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, using a client-centric Global Engagement Model that combines local, senior, on-site resources with the cost, scale, and quality advantages of offshore operations.
Event details to be out soon. Catch all the updates in SHEROES Summit community.
See you there!
G*****Looking forward to attending it soon. Last 2 years were so much fun to attend.
Y*****Hey ladies, if you want to attend the summit then look out for exciting challenges and contests on Sheroes to win yourself passes. we also have a Summit Community, join that to be updated about all that's happening in summit 2018
S*****Hey Ladies, we'll be updating with all the details including date, venue, place, time, speakers, etc. Keep watching this space. See you all soon!
T*****I'm from Kolkata..I want to be a part of this beautiful event... please let me know what's the procedure
N*****I would like to join that great summit , please let me know exact time ,date N venue,i m very excited about summit
A*****How do I join.. kindly share the procedure
P*****I would like to join this also want to know the procedure
S*****Very interesting one... Like to join
A*****SHEROES indeed is a wonderful platform. Would love to be a part of this summit
N*****That's exciting 😍😍Eagerly waiting for this .
P*****Very exiting news wich date and where
G*****Great please let us know the exact date and venue
N*****If it would held in Hyderabad. It is great and would love to join.pl let us know d venue ,date and timings
S*****Would like to attend summit in coming year
N*****Hi, waiting for the sumnit as it was very informative..... So 2018 summit welcome
P*****I was waiting for this enjoyed n learnt a lot from last year summit ...want to know more about 2018 summit
S*****Great 👍 wud luv to attend please let us know the exact date and venue
S*****It's great. Opportunity to meet honourable personalities face to face.
P*****If it would held in Delhi I would love to join
R*****Looking forward to this summit in Delhi . Will be my first.
R*****What an awesome thing to happen. I missed the last meet at BKC Mumbai as I was out on a vacation in Chennai😪. This time I'll surely try to make it.
S*****What a great opportunity to be LIVE with SHEROES, it's team, women achievers & others. #BuildingCommunities seems to an engaging theme. Looking forward to being a part of its Mumbai chapter.