India TB2015 collageThink 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.

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Agenda

 Time Session Details
8:00 - 9:30am

IDRC Round Table (By invitation only)

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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

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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

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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

A global recogonition initiative to enable consumers to identify products and services offered by women-owned businesses

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Thank You to Our Lead Sponsor:

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Additional Thanks to:

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Thank You to Our Partners:

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