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The first edition of The MAKERS Conference, India 2021 will celebrate women

Good morning!

The role of women in society can no longer be ignored if India has to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025. To accelerate the participation of women, workplaces have to be more equal and inclusive. 

But, how does one go about that? 

Marking its first edition, The MAKERS Conference, India 2021 will bring together influential women from all walks of life to discuss and deliberate on policies, initiatives, and efforts that can be taken to not only make spaces more participatory for women, but also help them shine in their respective fields.

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The two-day-long event, which kicks off today, will offer an immersive, all-virtual experience, and feature compelling narratives, conversations, panels, and fireside chats aimed at lending a platform to women’s voices and stories. It will be followed by an award ceremony to recognise the contributions of trailblazing women who are creating positive, lasting impact in their fields and accelerating the women’s movement in India by inspiring a whole generation of aspiring girls/women.

Check out the complete lineup of speakers here.

Sign up for a FREE limited-access experience pass to attend The MAKERS Conference, India 2021 virtually.

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News & Updates

  • Axis Bank launched India’s first contactless wearable payment device to allow customers to make on-the-go transactions more conveniently. Announcing the ‘Wear N Pay’ wearable devices brand, the private lender said it is the first bank in India to offer such a service.

Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Shradha Sharma

Today, women need to ask themselves: “Do I have a circle of women who are my champions, supporters and sponsors?” Ask yourself this. And if you don’t have a circle of women champions, create one. Cultivate your own champions.

— Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory Media

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