The ISB Executive Education Women Leaders' Forum is a powerful platform for women leaders to come together and ignite transformative change. This year's theme, "Tokenism to True Equity", delves into the crucial measures that must be implemented to catalyse genuine progress and effectuate improvement in women's representation in leadership positions and the workforce in India. The Forum aims to provide a space for attendees to discuss pressing issues of pay parity, tokenism in and the effectiveness of quotas for women leaders in the boardroom and in leadership positions.

Beyond the Forum's primary focus, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the importance of mentorship, sponsorship and allyship in nurturing women business leaders. It's an unparalleled chance to learn from accomplished women leaders and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to not just break but shatter the myth that is the glass ceiling. This is an opportunity to join a community of like-minded women leaders, and to make the road to leadership less stressful and easily accessible and conducive. Join us as we strive to create a more equitable and inclusive business landscape to enable women’s participation in both the leadership and workforce in India.

Who Should Attend

The Women Leaders' Forum 2023 is a must-attend event for ambitious and driven women looking to elevate their professional endeavours. Whether you're a seasoned executive seeking to expand your sphere of influence or an emerging leader eager to gain a deeper understanding of the hurdles and opportunities facing women in leadership positions, this Forum is tailored to your needs. This exclusive gathering of senior women professionals and allies, including C-suite executives, department heads, and leaders across various industries, provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn, connect, and grow. We also extend a warm invitation to individuals who are steadfast in their commitment to advancing gender equality and promoting women in leadership. Join us as we strive to create a more inclusive and equitable business landscape.

Why Attend:
  • Learn from industry experts and peers on the latest strategies and best practices for advancing women in leadership
  • Network with other senior women professionals and allies, fostering valuable connections and collaborations
  • Gain insights and inspiration from personal journeys of accomplished women leaders
  • Exchange ideas and solutions with like-minded individuals to address challenges faced by women in leadership


The forum relies highly on the expertise and insights of these distinguished speakers who come from diverse backgrounds and industries:

Manjari Jaruhar, Chairperson - Committee on Private Security Industry, Advisor – TCS, Retd. Special Director General – CISF

Manjari Jaruhar

Chairperson - Committee on PSI, Advisor - TCS, Retd. SDG- CISF

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Uma Sudhir, Executive Editor (South), NDTV

Uma Sudhir

Executive Editor (South), NDTV

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Deepthi Ravula, CEO, WE Hub

Deepthi Ravula

CEO, WE Hub, Govt of Telangana

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Ramakripa Ananthan, Design Head - Ola Electrics, Founder – Krux Studios

Ramakripa Ananthan

Design Head - Ola Electrics, Founder – Krux Studios

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Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar - Retd General Officer – Indian Army, Vice Chancellor – MUHS, member - Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.

Madhuri Kanitkar

Retd General Officer – Indian Army, VC– MUHS, member - PM-STIAC

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Megha Khatri, Senior Director, Bain & Company

Megha Khatri

Senior Director, Bain & Company

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Sudeepta Veerapaneni, Partner, Deloitte

Sudeepta Veerapaneni

Partner, Deloitte

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Shobha Dixit

Shobha Dixit

Director, ALPLA Group

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Dr Edward Rogers – Chief Knowledge Officer – NASA (retd.), Visiting Faculty – Indian School of Business.

Dr Edward Rogers

Chief Knowledge Officer – NASA (retd.), Visiting Faculty, ISB

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Prachi Deuskar -  Assistant Professor – Finance, Indian School of Business

Prachi Deuskar

Assistant Professor, Finance, ISB

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Vijayasankaran Anand

Vijayasankaran Anand

Assistant Professor - OB ISB

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Time  Details
09:30 AM to 09:50 AM

 Opening and Welcome

10:00 AM to 11:10 AM

 Panel Discussion 1: The Power of Parity

11:00 AM to 11:25 AM  Break

11:30 AM to 12:05 PM

 Eminent Speaker Session

12:15 PM to 01:15 PM

 Thematic Sessions
01:15 PM to 02:15 PM  Lunch

02:15 PM to 03:15 PM

 Thematic Sessions Presentations
03:25 PM to 04:35 PM  Masterclass on Managing Complexities
03:25 PM to 04:35 PM  Break
04:45 pm  Panel discussion: Building and revolutionising the Indian women leadership ecosystem  
07:00 pm  Networking Dinner
03:25 PM to 04:35 PM  Closing remarks
07:00 PM  Networking dinner at EH Mirror


Reaching Campus

  • Radio taxi services are provided by leading service providers Meru / Easy cabs from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and Hyderabad and Secunderabad railway stations. This is an air-conditioned, GPS enabled cab service with the charges payable in cash, on the basis of meter reading at the end of the journey. 
  • Approximate fare will be around Rs.1000 - Rs.2000 (depending on the location you are coming from)
  • Airport drop / Railway Station drop bookings are advised at least 3 hours in advance to ensure availability

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Registration Details

To register for The Women Leaders' Forum 2023, please visit our registration page and fill out the form. The registration fee includes access to all sessions, materials, FnB, and networking events.

Registration fee per person: INR 15000 +18% GST.

Registration fee per person: INR 5000 +18% GST.

Register online and make the payment through Credit Card or Net Banking options.
You may also register by sending Demand Draft / Cheque, drawn in favour of “Indian School of Business”, payable at Hyderabad along with the Registration form

Register by sending Demand Draft / Cheque, drawn in favour of “Indian School of Business”, payable at Hyderabad along with the Registration form.

Terms N Conditions:
Payments made via CitiBank will take minimum 7 working days and Net Banking / ICICI will take 3 - 5 days to be processed.

In case you are unsure of a successful payment, please write in to reena_patil@isb.edu with the registered name and payment transaction number along with the screenshot.

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