History has witnessed the Green Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the likes, but there is a new surge, a surge of Women’s Revolution - It’s time for the Eves to rise! The Feminine gender is taking over many incumbent positions. Their voice, which was heard only by them and faded away within them, is today being heard and acknowledged by the masses. To encourage this new trend, Indian Institute of Management Raipur is going to hold its first ever Women Leadership Confluence on Aug 26, 2014.
The motive of the event is to provide a platform for eminent women leaders to come forward, share their stories and inspire others to follow in their lead. It is an effort by IIM Raipur to pay a tribute to the spirit of womanhood and the leadership, selflessness and sacrifice. The chief speakers for tommorow’s conference are Ms. Smita Nair Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Technology Centre India and Ms. Usha Ananthasubramaniam, Chairman & Managing Director, Bhartiya Mahila Bank.
Ms. Smita Nair Jain, who is the Chief Operating Officer at Barclays Technology Centre, is a prominent figure in the Indian Banking Industry. She has vast experience and is highly regarded in the corporate world for providing accelerated growth in high performance organizations such as Accenture, Barclays, Capita, DHL, MphasiS and Prudential. A patient and highly effective team leader, Ms Smita Jain, is acknowledged for managing large teams, diverse cultures, market leading clients and complex delivery not only in India but across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. .
Ms. Usha Ananthasubramaniam, is another well recognized figure in the industry. She is currently serving as the, Chairman and Managing Director of the Bhartiya Mahila Bank, a bank focused on the banking needs of women and on promoting their economic empowerment. An industry veteran, Ms Usha She started her banking career in February 1982 as a Specialist Officer in the Planning stream of Bank of Baroda, and has not looked back ever since. Over the course of an illustrious career spanning over 29 years, she has worked in various positions and served under different capacities. Prior to joining the Bharatiya Mahila Bank she served as the executive director of Punjab National Bank, another bank that places a lot of emphasis on the financial needs of women. She is a role model for all the young ambitious women in the country.
The day long event will see the guests interact with the faculty as well as the students to discuss the various challenges faced by women who occupy leadership positions in India. In the last few decades the progress of women in leadership positions in India has been inspiring. Discussions like these will help catalyze this trendand encourage more and more women to come forward and assume the managers mantle.