The event emphasized on providing a platform for women professionals to interact, network and to enhance professional development and addressing the challenges of career advancement at all levels.
"Social Media can be a perfect platform for women to create and image.It is important to learn how women can use online world and exploit their ability to connect with the world and build relationship," said Radha Giri, Associate Vice President (Product Marketing) at Harbinger Group, in her Keynote Session. Her session involved many games and puzzles which pointed out the importance of social networking services and how they can help women to empower themselves.
“Adversity is often a leading indicator of calamity - don't deny it,accept it and plan to overcome it to avoid further trouble. Adversity creates conditions that are conducive to change. In normal times people are too comfortable to be open to change”, said Swati Ketkar, Executive Director, Harbinger Group while discussing the topic - Achieving Success: Turning Every Adversity into an Advantage. Eminent guests and speakers for the event were - Radha Giri,Associate Vice President – Marketing, Harbinger Group ,Dr. Vidya Gupta, Scientist-G, National Chemical Laboratories (Moderator), Preeti Malik, Vice President, Aptech's Aviation Initiative, Ratnamala Dam Manna, Sr. Director -Security Technology and Response group, Symantec, Anuja Kale Agarwal, Director-Global Head of Communication at Deutsche Bank Global Business Services (Moderator),Soumi Alphons, Head - Human Resources, SAS Research & Development, Swati Ketkar, Executive Director, Harbinger Group, Krishnapriya Nambudiri, Senior Manager -
Human Resources, BMC Software (Moderator),Prameela Kalive, Head,Talent Management, Zensar, Rekha Garapati, Director, IBM India
Software Labs, Suhasini Kirloskar, Director, British Trade Office,Pune at UK Trade & Investment(Moderator),Sharmila Bhide, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Calsoft, Dr. Uma Ganesh, Founder and CEO,Global Talent Track, Madhuri Datar, Founder, Language Services Bureau.
The event received an overwhelming response and was a great success. As Anita Guha, Manager, Leadership Development Programs, IBM said, "The event was a very good platform provided for women in the technology field to discuss their issues, hope more such events are organized." Silicon India thanked the sponsors of the event which included, Nokia, Harbinger Group, Aegis, Aptech, Capco, The Park, Titan Raga, Sodexo, Steria, and Texas Instruments.