Women of Worth
In Association with NDTV

Women of Worth Conclave


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Women of Worth

Women of Worth Conclave

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we hosted the ‘Women of Worth Conclave.’ The conclave had multiple sessions where influencers from various walks of life came together to discuss and deliberate on key issues, moderated by NDTV’s anchors. The aim was to awaken the country to issues of hidden disparities and discuss a range of subjects to highlight the evolving role of women in India.

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L’Oréal Paris in association with NDTV, has launched the Women of Worth Awards 2016, a campaign to scout, recognise and award achievements of brave and driven Indian women who have committed themselves to distinguish their own lives by making a difference in the lives of others.

Here are the best 360 moments from the Women of Worth Conclave.

___ Meet the Panelists ___

  • Priya Dutt


  • Anjum Chopra


  • Naina Lal Kidwai


  • Manashi Guha


  • Harshavardhan Neotia


  • Suhel Seth


  • Anjolie Ela Menon


  • Dr Syeda S Hameed


  • Preeti Malhotra


  • Jayant Krishna


  • Vineet Nayar


  • Farooq Abdullah


  • Leila Seth


  • Nidhi Dubey


  • Arati Devi


  • Raghu Rai


  • Shabana Azmi


  • Vrinda Grover


  • Shiv Visvanathan


  • Kalpana Vishwanath


  • Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo


___ Women of Worth Conclave Sessions ___

  • Opening Remarks:

    Dr Prannoy Roy Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV Group

    Welcome Note:

    Jean Christophe Letellier Managing Director, L’Oréal India

  • Session One

    We, The Unequal

    A woman must excel at work and at home, and maintain an impossible work-life balance, even if the expectation breeds guilt that they are shortchanging both ends. Out in the professional world, another inequality comes into play. Whether in a corporate job or in the world of art, barring a handful, women command lesser remuneration than men, quality of work notwithstanding. How must a modern women battle these inequities?

    Speakers for the session:

    Priya Dutt Politician

    Anjum Chopra Former Cricket Team Captain

    Naina Lal Kidwai Chairman, Max Financial Services

    Manashi Guha VP-Marketing, L’oréal India

    Harshavardhan Neotia President FICCI & Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group

    Moderator for the session:

    Vikram Chandra

  • Keynote

    Harshavardhan Neotia President FICCI & Chairaman, Ambuja Neotia Group

  • Session Two

    Will India’s New Woman Find a Progressive Catalyst for Growth in Our Government & Corporations?

    India’s new women demand their due space. They scale mountains, secure top degrees, bag international sports medals, run businesses and banks, even join the armed forces to fight for the country. Are you willing to walk with her? India requires collective intent. How will we achieve it?

    Speakers for the session:

    Anjolie Ela Menon Artist

    Dr Syeda S Hameed Former Member of the Planning Commission

    Preeti Malhotra Partner, E-Vehicles & Executive Director of the Smart Group & Chairperson for National Council of Corporate Governance, CSR & Corporate Affairs of ASSOCHAM

    Jayant Krishna CEO, National Skill Development Corporation

    Vineet Nayar Founder, Sampark Foundation & Former CEO, HCL Technologies

    Moderator for the session:

    Nidhi Kulpati

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote

    Farooq Abdullah National Conference Leader

  • Session Three

    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    If I was 21 today, things I would do differently; 21 years from now what would I tell my daughter, the lessons I learnt.

    Speakers for the session:

    Raghu Rai Photographer

    Arati Devi Sarpanch, Dhunkapada, Odisha & Former Banker

    Justice Leila Seth

    Nidhi Dubey Country Director, Girl Rising India

    Farooq Abdullah Former Union Minister

    Moderator for the session:

    Natasha Jog

  • Keynote

    Mukul Rohatgi Attorney General of India

  • Session Four

    An Anatomy of the Male Gaze

    The male gaze has suppressed, humiliated and intimidated women for centuries. What creates this gaze? What infuses it with violence? Is it our social order? Do we understand this gaze?

    Speakers for the session:

    Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo Politician

    Shabana Azmi Actor

    Vrinda Grover Lawyer, Researcher, Human Rights & Women’s Rights Activist

    Shiv Visvanathan Social Scientist

    Kalpana Vishwanath Co-founder Safetipin, Former Chief of Jagori

    Moderator for the session:

    Ravish Kumar

  • Closing Remarks:

    Satyaki Ghosh Director, Consumer Products Division, L’oréal India

*Sessions subject to change

___ Anthem ___

To celebrate the spirit of brave Indian Women here’s the campaign anthem - Mujhe Naaz Hai.
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Sung by Harshdeep Kaur
Music by Shantanu Moitra
Click below to play the song

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