Here’s our pick of 5 leading ladies who inspire with their stories and offer riveting perspectives on women leading by example. Bring in these external experts for motivational talks, panels, workshops, podcast and video sessions, and lots more.
1. Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee: CEO, Future Learnings
Astute, passionate and perceptive, Eika, believes in deriving faith from the ‘power of within’. Along with talking about women’s issues and diversity, she brings her unique perspective on Indian history, mythology and yoga to a corporate environment. Her sessions teach that one only needs to turn inwards in any context for the right answers – be it individual, organisational, national or global. She is currently the CEO of Future Learning, heading three verticals – Corporate Capability, Skilling, Employability & Livelihoods, and Education.
2. Captain Shalini Singh: Army Veteran, Mrs. India 2017, Trainer & Motivational Speaker
A true definition of woman of substance, Capt. Shalini Singh is a story of grit and strength. After losing her husband at the tender age of 23, Shalini decided to join the army despite her lack of experience or prior exposure to such a physically grueling environment. In 2017, she was crowned Mrs. India Queen of Substance. She is also the first Indian to represent the country in a beauty pageant (Ms Earth in USA) in the single parent category. Other than being a soft skills and pageant trainer, she is a regular and sought-after speaker at various platforms in schools and companies like GD Goenka, Yum Foods, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Lions Club, Revlon India, Mukta Foundation Chennai and many more.
3. Arunima Sinha: First Female Amputee to Climb Mt Everest and Padma Shri Awardee
Arunima, a national level volleyball player lost her left leg in a tragic accident. Determined and strong-willed, she went on to conquer the Everest in 2013, becoming the first female amputee and the first Indian amputee to have achieved this feat. She is also the first female amputee to have climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (South Africa), Mt Elbrus (Russia) and Mt Kosciusko (Australia). Arunima has also received several prestigious awards. Her autobiography – Born Again on the Mountain – has been published in several languages. Her talks inspire people to believe that they can go beyond any disability to fulfill their dreams.
4. Laxmi Agarwal: Acid Attack Survivor and Motivational Speaker
Laxmi, once known as the acid attack survivor, is now just Laxmi – a mother, a symbol of courage, hope and love for life. One of the top Indian motivational speakers and messenger for millions of social voices, she has inspired people and emphasized on the strength of inner beauty. Laxmi received the 2014 International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama and was also awarded the prestigious Mother Teresa Award in 2018. In 2020, her story was turned into a Bollywood movie, Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone. Laxmi it also the face of several brands today including a fashion brand, challenging beauty stereotypes.
5. Shubhra Mohanty: Mother, Motivational Speaker, Influencer and Reformist
Shubhra Mohanty is a mother, global motivational speaker, reformist and a transformation partner, who has been successfully inspiring and transforming many lives through her positive philosophy backed by logical reasoning and science. She offers insights on a range of topics focused on personal transformation, including belief morphosis, women as leaders and optimum living as well as organisational transformation including humanizing leadership in organizations, diversity & inclusion, building a gender equal organization, women and work, women empowerment and women entrepreneurship.
Talk to our team of experts to discuss these and other interesting ways to celebrate IWD 2022. We can help you identify the right voices as well as formats to build engaging and meaningful discussions on women and gender in the workplace. Write to us at [email protected].