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3rd October was my birthday and I planned this summit as a birthday gift for myself. I am no where exaggerating when I say that its one of the best birthday gifts I have given to myself. The discussions were stupendous for the reason that it was like Victoria's secrets coming out and all the beans spilling at their own. I heard Dr Vatsala saying that even our best of friends shirk to talk about this with us. Congratulations dear ladies Divya Chandra & Mudita Chandra. Your efforts came out with flying colours and my deep gratitude towards all whom I got a chance to listen to and meet as well. Looking forward for future series of the Summit bringing many more narratives to the table and letting cats out of the bag one by one. Oh yes!We all can surely do it together. Cheers;)
Mudita, I'm so glad I could be there yesterday; you guys did an amazing job putting this together
I think it was such a great initiative! SO proud of you both!
CPA, United States
The Women of India Leadership Summit was a unique platform for women in India to open up, explore new ideas, know their rights and be themselves (finally). With me were 8 village girls from Western UP, who literally experienced a deep transformation at the Summit. My personal favorite sessions were the Vagina Monologues, Defend Yourself and Your Money/Prosperity/Life. The spontaneous addition of the Qawwali performance was the icing on the cake! Thank you Divya, Mudita and team for a well organized event and initiating much needed societal reform for women in India.
It was an incredible experiential learning. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hats off to you and Divya Chandra!
IIR Middle East Conference and Training Production Director
My name is Swati and I live in Dubai for over ten years. I happened to come across your event and website. I must start with a note of appreciation to say what a theme you have chosen for an event. Why I say this is because I'm a conference and events production director with the world's largest events company, and even though I have worked very closely with some of the renowned speakers and experts, your initiative has personally touched me. I'm also from Delhi and coming from a events background I know what it takes to put a symposium like this together. Sadly on those dates I will not be in Delhi, but I wish you the very best and all the good luck for a successful show and hope you rock. All the very best!
Hello! I cannot tell you how happy I am to have learnt about this Summit. This is OUR summit- thank you! My question: I will be out of India in October. Would you suggest a way that I can still be involved if I am not able to be physically present? Is online streaming an option? I look forward to hearing from you. Again- THANK YOU! Cheers
The only thing I regret is that I could not make to for the earlier days and sessions. Very well done Divya and Mudita. Congratulations on a successful Summit. As Ashwin pointed out, there was lots of positive intent and energy. I am sure next year will be an even greater success
Was such a pleasure to attend. So glad you guys put this together. Kudos to you all. See you soon and looking forward to the 2nd one
I've never seen so much positive intent gathered in one place. Truly amazing work. Congratulations and gratitude to Divya and you and everyone else who contributed
Amazing conference! Thank you Divya Chandra and Mudita Chandra for all your hard work putting this amazing event together.
A big thank you to all the people who attended, in the audience and on stage xoxo
Thank you for a truly great conference D+M!!! I had my own eureka moment when Poonam Bhagat and Geet Oberoi spoke in y'day's session. Powerful and empowering!!! An amazing group of ladies
Great start to the summit with Vagina Monologues. The play is an experience. Ingeniously put together and enacted, it makes you reflect, brings up emotions, is funny and poignant at the same time. Amazing how under layers of lightness lie profound unspoken stories. Stories that are yearning to be told. It all happens in the spaces between the acts when the lights go out.
Thanks Divya Chandra Mudita and the team of Vagina Monologues for spotlighting yet once more what can no longer remain hidden.
from the USA
I was really moved by the spirit in which Divya and Mudita took in organizing this Women of India Leadership Summit, as well as finding the session topics very interesting, that I was committed to attend. I honestly didn't expect to be so blown away by the back-to-back quality of the sessions. I'm truly impressed and am very much looking forward to Sunday.
Women of India Summit is a platform which encourages and empowers the women. Sensitizes and informs them of their rights. The play Emotional Creatures somehow helped me open my eyes in a way brought in front of me things that I used to ignore. I believe being a man I have become a better person after attending this summit. Kudos to the Chandra sisters for organizing this..!! Bringing in so many people all together is not an easy job and Divya Jee has done it very well. This summit will benefit hundreds of people to become a better individuals.
The Women of India Leadership Summit is excellent platform to highlight the importance of empowerment for women. Not only was it motivating and encouraging, it gave you pointers to self reflect and improvise on leading a meaningful life. It was enriching experience, would recommend it to both men and women. To women, to become more self dependent and men to be able to know 'the other' point of view. All the best Divya! You're doing something which is very close to my heart too!
Women of India leadership summit was a very real experience. Doing comedy here was a real honor. More than speaking it was fascinating to listen to the POV's at each panel and in the audience. The venue was beautiful too!
Aikta Suri Dhillon
There are no words to express how grateful I am to have attended the 2014 Women of India Leadership Summit. The work being done is critical to a shift in consciousness and awareness deeply needed throughout India. This event is not only for women but contributes to the benefit of humanity at large. I am moved not only to sing its praises but to personally be involved next year to keep the momentum of this shift moving forward.
The summit was another great experience this time around. I think the panelists were interesting and well thought out. The content was meaningful and hit home to women in India. Thank you!
The summit topics were very interesting. The audience size was perfect as there was more space interaction. However I would have liked if certain topics could have been focused more on ( eg - Getting closer- Intimacy)But you guys did a great job as usual. I am very interested in attending your workshops. So please keep me posted .Lots of love
Thenny Soraya Mejia
Thank you! It was a lovely and very informative event, too bad I couldn't attend the remaining 2 days....commuting between Delhi and Gurgaon is a nightmare...The context of the event was very relevant to today's India scenario. I thought it was a great idea to have those college student there, it should sensitize them on how to interact with opposite sex, on expectation on the work front, on women becoming financially independent even after marriage, to maintain self respect and be treated as equal partner. You are doing a great job, hope next year sponsor come on board and attendance is higher.I wish you and your team all the best and hope one day you can take the message national.
I walked into a Workshop that Divya was moderating and the energy was warm and soothing - It was contagious. Her goal was simple - lets figure out a way to calm our minds be in tune with ourselves. Let's get truly intimate. A goal that works for both men and women. I smiled through the session.
The next session made me angry and it made me laugh. It was remarkable to be part of an extremely passionate and engaged crowd who came together to discuss the meaning of masculinity. An insightful panel tempered by an honest moderator made for wonderful discussion. The beauty of the summit lies in the fact that it doesn't just appeal to women, but is relevant and exciting to men as well. The only thing I look forward to next year is experiencing the summit with double the amount of people!
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
The summit was a great opportunity to espouse the cause of womanhood through various refreshing sessions that were interactive and informative. The participants drawn from various professions meeting on a common stage created a new ideal of equality between the sexes that I think is critical to bringing about sustainable change.
Indian society defines a women's responsibilities with precision... Divya, along with her team has taken a big initiative in creating awareness and educating women about their rights and privileges, in every sphere of life, right from self-respect to finances... Speaking for myself, the financial part was extremely beneficial, however well educated one may be, listening to mentors in the field of finance was very enlightening... More power to women! Women for women! Kudos To Divya and the entire team!
Excellent Summit, informative, entertaining and timely. Look forward to next year's. Thank you, Divya, Mudita and all the other organizers for putting so much effort into making it happen
Creative Producer & Director at BiDiNG TiME and Associate Director at THE WORLD FAMOUS
Sad I can't attend this event.
Sending love and solidarity.
Pathways to balance the power structures and find space and language for female systems.
Go women of India!