“Leading with Grit and Grace” International Leadership Conference

5 Nov, 2020

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November 5-6, 2020


Day 1: November 5th, 2020 (1.45PM – 5.30PM) IST

1:45 – 2:00 PM


Welcome Remarks

Ipsita Kathuria (Founder & CEO, TalentNomics India)
Rabea Brauer (Chief Representative, Japan, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Introduction to the Conference by Emcees

Aparna Devikar (Category Head, Dr Reddy’s Ltd.)
Aneesh Patnaik (Consultant, Vahura Talent Management)


2:00 – 2:30 PM

Keynote Address : Know more

Princess Mabel van Oranje (Global Advocate for freedom, justice and development; Social change entrepreneur; Board Chair of Girls Not Brides)
Hosted by Anita George (Executive Vice President & Deputy Head, CDPQ Global)


2:30 – 3:15 PM

Session 1: Leading in Economic Turmoil Know more

Henriette Kolb (Manager, Gender and Economic Inclusion, IFC)
Anu Madgavkar (Partner, McKinsey Global Institute)
Dr. Sanjay Kathuria (Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, India, and former Lead Economist, World Bank)
Moderator: Dr Annurag Batra (Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media Group)


3:15 – 3:40 PM


Exciting polls, session videos & view partner exhibits


3:40 – 4:40 PM

Session 2: Leading with Technology and Innovation for an equal world Know more

Ronja Kemmer (Member of the German Parliament; Member, Committee on the Digital Agenda German Parliament)
Mouna Aouri Langendorf (Founder,Woomentum)
Nina Brandau (Education Policy Officer at Bitkom e.V., Germany’s digital association)
Moderator: Rabea Brauer (Chief Representative, Japan. Director Regional Program ‘Economic Governance in Asia’, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS))


4:40 – 4:45 PM

Closing Notes: Highlights of the day and introduction to Day 2

Emcees: Aparna Devikar, Aneesh Patnaik


4:45 – 5:00 PM

Coping with grit and wit – laugh and learn Know more

Indu Balachandran (Author and satirist)


5:00 – 5:30 PM

One-on-One Meets Know more

TalentNomics India and KAS teams, Leaders and Mentors


Day 2: November 6th, 2020 (1.00PM – 5.35PM) IST

1:00 – 1:30 PM

One on One Meets Know more

TalentNomics India and KAS teams, Leaders and Mentors


1:30 – 2:00 PM

Recap of Day 1
Welcome remarks

Emcees: Aparna Devikar, Aneesh Patnaik


2:00 – 3:00 PM

Session 3:
Leading for a new equilibrium
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Frances Valintine (CNZM- Founder & CEO, The Mind Lab, NZ and Tech Future Lab)
Dr. Rubana Huq (President BGMEA & MD, Mohammadi Group, Bangladesh)
TN Hari (Head HR, BigBasket, Advisor to start-ups)
Shweta Anand Arora (Leadership and executive coach; Founder, The Core Questin)
Moderator Ambika Singh Kahma (Journalist, Social Issues Campaign-NDTV )


3:00 – 3:15 PM


Exciting polls, session videos & view partner exhibits

 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Session 4 : Valedictory Session : Leadership for a new world Know more

Shiv Khera (Author, Educator, Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker)
Hosted by Binoo Wadhwa (COO, TalentNomics India)

4:20 – 5:00 PM

Session 5: Grit and Grace Leadership Framework: From Surviving to Thriving

Ipsita Kathuria (Founder, CEO TalentNomics India)
Binoo Wadhwa (COO, TalentNomics India)
Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha (Founder & Chairman, Harappa Education, Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University, Founding Dean and a member of the Executive Board of ISB)
Leslie Williams (President, LeaderShift Consulting)


5:00 – 5:15 PM

Vote of thanks and Post Conference Engagement


Panelists:TalentNomics India and KAS


5:15 – 5:35 PM

A Road-map for holistic (personal and professional) wellbeing in the current times

Dr. Sheela Nambiar (Founder, Training for Life; Women’s Wellness, Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant)