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Join The Allies!

Join us at the Women In Corporate Allies 2020 Virtual Conference, to be held on September 10th & 11th, 2020. 

Be a part of India's most comprehensive virtual conference for women with:

  • Sessions around career growth, leadership and navigating career challenges

  • Opportunities to listen to industry stalwarts

  • Workshops around finding a job and returning to work after a break 

  • Virtual mentoring opportunities, and function specific virtual meet-ups for women in tech marketing, finance

  • Discussions on subjects adjacent to work, such as self-care and long-term health

Women In Corporate Allies 2020

WICA 2020 is free to attend for all registered participants. Registration compulsory. If you have already nominated yourself for the Women In Corporate Awards 2020, you are pre-registered and do not need to register again. 

The Women In Corporate Allies virtual conference is a space for Indian women* across domains/ industries and at different stages of their careers, to come together in a positive and thoughtful space. 

Men who would like to be allies to women at work, and better understand the challenges and needs of their female peers and reportees at work will also benefit from attending this conference. 


* We use the term women to include cis-gender as well as trans-gender women, believing firmly in an inclusive space for all women. 

Thank you for registering to attend WICA 2020. Stay tuned for more information (will be sent to your registered email address).

Agenda & Speakers

Day 1, Sept 10th, 2020

12 PM
5 brilliant things women at work
have taught me: Conference
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Aparna Vedapuri Singh

Founder & CEO

Women's Web

12.30-1.15 PM
Women needs mentors at work: How & Where to
look for yours 

Sangeeta Murthy Sahgal

Co Founder

Diversity Dialogs

Shefali Sonpar

Insurance Expert,

Digital Transformation

Evangelist, Thought Leader

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Capt. Sajita Nair (Retd).

Writer &

Former Army Officer

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Ruchi Verma

Manager, Partnerships

Women's Web

1.15-2.00 PM
Tailoring your resume for the job you want at every stage of their career 

Nisha Vora


Avenues Consulting

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Partner & Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India

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Sonali Gupta

Psychologist & Author -

Anxiety: Overcome It

and Live without Fear

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Shikha Gupta, 

Director - HR |

Business Partner

and D&I, Schneider Electric

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Anusha Singh

Corporate Communications Consultant and Columnist |

Former Lawyer

2.15-3.00 PM
"I find it hard to say No!" - Learning the art of saying no and being more strategic at work

Bhavna Toor

Founder & CEO,


3.00-3.45 PM
A Mindful Approach to Building Resilience and Avoiding Burnout at Work
4.00-4.45 PM
Careers in Marketing: Biggest new opportunities that women need to be aware of
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Ruchita Aggarwal

India Head,

New Business Sales

Google India Pvt Ltd

Nisha Sampath


Bright Angles


Anju Jayaram

Co-Founder & CMO

Women's Web

Babita Baruah

Managing Partner,

India, GTB

5.00-5.30 PM
Being the 'woman boss' - unique challenges women face & overcoming them
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Apurva Purohit


Jagran Prakashan Ltd.

Aparna Vedapuri Singh

Founder & CEO

Women's Web

Rashmi Adukoorie

Head - Communications


Jyotishree Mohanty

Digital Marketing Manager

Women's Web

Preeti D'Mello

Head - Diversity & LeaD


Tata Consultancy Services

Anjali Raghuvanshi

Chief People Officer

Randstad India

5.30-6.15 PM
Returning to work after a break: Who's hiring and how to pitch yourself
6:15-6:30 PM Women In Corporate Awards 2020: Felicitation of Growth Champions
6.30-7.15 PM
Careers in Finance: Biggest new opportunities that women need to be aware of

Veena Rao

VP & Business Head - Connected Corporate Banking & Corporate Channels, Finastra

Sushma Kaushik


Aavishkaar Capital

Kaushiki Sinha Ray

Senior Assistant Director – Economic Research & Policy Planning, FIPI

Sonia Verma


Royal Bank of Scotland

Day 2, Sept 11th, 2020

12 -12.30 PM
Managing your health when work & home boundaries dissolve

Sucheta Pal

Ambassador, Zumba® Fitness

& President's Awardee

12.30 -1 PM
Challenging Assumptions: Finding & Renewing your passion at work
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Ira Gilani,

Director, Goldratt India

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Sumathi Chari

Public Relations & Communication Specialist, Director & Sr. Partner at PRHUB

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Pragya Prasun


Atijeevan Foundation

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Malini Gowrishankar

Freelance Voice Over Artist & Founder, F5 Escapes

1 -1.30 PM
What working for a cause taught me about leadership

Shuchi Singla

CEO, BaffleSol Technologies,

Co-Founder OutFluence App

Shilpi Singh


The Unhotel Co

& Studio 4

1.45 -2.15 PM
कैसे ढूंढें ऐसा काम जो रखे ख्याल आपके कौशल और सपनों का?

Pragati Adhikari

Associate Editor,

Women's Web (Hindi)

Rohia Munavar Shaikh

Marketing Manager,


Priyanka Bhatia


Women on Wealth

2.15 -3.00 PM
Ask A Coach: Managing your Financial Success in a Tough Year
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Suresh Ramdas

HP Global Training Lead &

India Pride BIN Chair, HP

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Pooja Shahani

Founder & CEO,

Kintsugi Consulting

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Zainab Patel,

Director HR (Inclusion and Diversity), KPMG

3.00 -3.45 PM
What it means to be an inclusive colleague - internalising inclusion in ourselves
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Rashmi Mandloi

Managing Partner, Head – D&I & OD Practice & Research


4 -4.45 PM
Careers in HR: Meeting the challenges of the 'new normal' workplace
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Megha Gupta

Director - HR


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Ruchi Verma

Manager, Partnerships

Women's Web

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Shuchita Basu,

Human Resources

(Head - Talent Management CoE), Atos Syntel


Shambhavi Solanki,

Head- Corporate HR,


Alankrita Shrivastava

Director & Screenwriter

Anupama Dalmia

Award Winning Blogger,

Author & Serial Entrepreneur

4.45 -5.15 PM
"It's not easy, but it's doable!" - Women against the odds
5.15-5:30 PM Women In Corporate Awards 2020: Felicitation of Diversity Champions

Meenakshi Patil

IGNITE Practice & Sales

Leader-Latin America

IBM Brazil

5.30 -6.15 PM
Careers in Tech: How to keep your learners hat on through your career

Shikha Munjal,

Sr Product Manager,

Fidelity International

Ramya Nirmal,

Director - Services,

CI Global Technologies

Asha Poulose Johnson

VP & CIO – Data & Analytics

GE Healthcare

Digital Technology

6.15 -6.45 PM
Want to work in the non-profit sector? What to expect when entering this world

Sonal Kapoor

Founder Director,

Protsahan India

Anjali Sharma

North India Lead - Education

Charter for Compassion

6:45-7 PM Women In Corporate Awards 2020: Felicitation of Innovation Champions
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Devapriya Khanna

Brand and Business


Founder, 212 Degrees

Rubina Khan

Marketing Manager -

Hematoglogy (APAC)


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Sneha Banerjee

Content Partnerships,

Dailyhunt &

Student Mentor

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Kala Anand

Director - Communications, Partnerships and 

Career Services

Krea University

7 - 7.30 PM
Girls' Guide to entering the workplace with your best foot forward

Conference Highlights

Sessions around career growth, leadership and navigating career challenges, led by top industry leaders

 Workshops around finding a job, returning to work after a break, led by expert coaches and consultants

Virtual mentoring opportunities with industry leaders

Function-specific virtual meet-up opportunities (Women in Marketing, Women in Finance etc)

Beyond Work: Discussions around managing health & finances in a turbulent year

Awards to celebrate Women in Corporate, across different levels of work experience