Think Big: Women in Business Forum is a unique platform for women business owners. The third annual Think Big: Women in Business Forum was held on 9 October 2015 at Hyatt Regency Delhi, where 400 participants, including women entrepreneurs, corporate buyers, industry mentors, investors, and media came together. Notable speakers included Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia, India; Srikant Rao, Managing Director – Procurement, Asia Pacific, Accenture; and Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network. Think Big 2014 brought delegates from 5 countries and 10 cities across India for inspiring experience sessions, business skill training workshops, business meetings, and peer learning.
Think Big 2014 brought delegates from 5 countries and 10 cities across India for inspiring experience sessions, business skill training workshops, business meetings, and peer learning. Scroll down for more infomation about last year’s conference.
|8:00 – 9:30am||IDRC Round Table (By invitation only)|
|9:45 – 9:55 am||Welcome Address||Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO & Co-Founder, WEConnect International|
|10:05 – 10:10am||Introduction of the Special Address Speaker||Srikant Rao, Managing Director – Procurement, Asia Pacific, Accenture and Chair, WEConnect International India Advisory Council
|10:10 – 10:25am||Special Address||Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India|
|10:25 – 10:30am||Introduction of the Keynote Address Speaker||Sucharita Eashwar, Managing Director, WEConnect International in India|
|10:30 – 10:45am||Keynote Address||Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia, India|
|10:45 – 11:45am||Think Big! Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs||Moderator: Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network
Speakers: Namita Banka, CEO, Banka BioLoo; Priyanka Agarwal, CEO, Wishberry; Chayaa Nanjappa, CEO, Nectar Fish
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Enabling an Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurs
|Moderator: Michael Robinson, Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity, IBM
Speakers: Sunil Arora IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Krish Iyer, CEO, Walmart India
|1:00 – 1:15pm||Brief on the IDRC Project||IDRC Representative
|2:15 – 4:30pm||Parallel Tracks||1. Buyer-Seller Meet: A platform for women entreperneurs to explore business opportunities with corporate buyers. Make a quick pitch about your business and learn more about corporate members’ requirements.
Participating Corporate Buyers: Accenture, ExxonMobil, IBM, Intel, Marriott, RBS & Walmart
|2. Ideas to Start-up: An opportunity for you to learn how to make your idea into a business reality. If you are looking to start-up, this workshop gives you an opportunity to validate your idea and bee mentored by thse who have successfully executed theirs.
Presenting Start-ups: Meenu Vadera, Founder, Sakha Consulting Wings; Pallavi Khandelwal, Founder, The Boxer Store; Rukaiya Kanchwala, Founder, Classverse
Mentors: Sairee Chaha, Founder, Sheroes; Kamala Raghunath, Founder, Giftlinks; Sanjay Gupta, Founder, English Helper; Uma Reddy, Founder, Hi-tech Magnetics; Tina Garg, Founder, Pink Lemonade; Aarti Bindra, Managing Director, ACPL Systems; Jennifer Grieser, Sr. Director Women’s Economic Empowerment, Walmart; Sarada Ramani, CEO, CI Global Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
|3. Doing Business with Corporations: Helps you understand challenges in doing business with large corporations. How can you leverage the WEConnect International network to scle your business?
Session led by: Accenture and Anshul Verma Founder, TE infotech
|4:45 – 5:00pm||Launch of the Women Owned Logo|