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TalentNomics – ICRIER Conference

Empowering Women for Sustainable Development

March 14, 2016

Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre,
Lodi Road, New Delhi


08:30-09:00         Registration and High Tea


09:00-10:15         Inaugural Session


Opening Remarks

Ipsita Kathuria, Founder and CEO, TalentNomics India

                             Welcome Address

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson ICRIER


Inaugural Address

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan,

Minister of State
(independent charge), Petroleum and Gas, Government of India


Keynote Address

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, South African Political Activist, Doctor, Business Woman and ex- MD, World Bank


10:15-10:30         Tea/Coffee


10:30-12:00         Session 1: Research & Results: For Sustainable Development- Women Empowerment and Economic Growth- What can government and policy makers do?                         


Moderator: Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER



·     Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, IMF

·     Anu Madgavkar, Co-Author of Power and Parity Report, McKinsey Global Institute

·     Anne Boring, Postdoctoral researcher, OFCE, Sciences Po-Paris

·     Anuradha Das Mathur, Founding Dean, The Vedica Scholars Programme For Women, India


12:00-13:15         Session 2: Gender Balance in Leadership:  Impactful Actions Needed to Change Status Quo


Moderator: Dilip Cherian, Founder and Consulting Partner, Perfect Relations, India




·     Anita George,  Sr. Director (Energy and Extractive Industry), World Bank

·     Farzana Chowdhury, CEO, Green Delta Insurance Company, Bangladesh

·     Linda Solomon, Partner, Deloitte, USA

·     Deepak Hota, Director (Human Resources), BEML

·     Suparno Banerjee, Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)


13.15- 14.15        Lunch


14:15-15:15         Session 3: Creating a Sustainable Global Supply of Women Leaders Across Sectors and a Collaborative Eco System for Change: What can Women, Men and Organizations do?


Moderator: Rhoda Weeks-Brown, Deputy Director, IMF



·     Neeti Banerjee, Founder and CEO, TalentNomics Inc., former Assistant Director, IMF

·     Saurabh Srivastava, Founder and Ex-Chairman NASCOM, Angel Investor, India

·     Neeru Abrol, Director(Fin), IL&FS, former Chairperson, National Fertilizer Limited, India

·     Neeta Boochra, ex-President, FICCI (Flo) and Entrepreneur, India


15:15- 16:15          Session 4: Encouraging and Influencing Young Minds to Dream


Moderator: Kedibone Letlaka-Rennert,HRAdvisor, IMF (TBC)



·     Radhicka Kapoor, Fellow, ICRIER

·     Jyoti Reddy, former Student, Akansha Foundation, India

·     Pramath Sinha, Co-founder and Managing Director, 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt. Ltd. and Founding Dean, Indian School of Business, India

·     Radhika Prabhu, Senior Policy Advisor for South Asia, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. State Department


16:15-16:30         Tea/Coffee


16:30-17:45         Session 5: Role of Media in Breaking Stereotypes


Moderator:  Anil Padmanabhan,Deputy Editor- MINT, India



·     Archana Garodia Gupta, President FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO),India

·     Christine Graeff, Director-General, European Central Bank

·     Asma Shirazi, Journalist, TV Anchor, Pakistan

·     Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund

·     Shereen Bhan, Journalist & TV Anchor,CNBC-TV-18


17:45- 18: 00       Key Takeaways and Vote of Thanks



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