The Economic Times Women's Forum 2018


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The label that India's first plus-sized transgender model, Mona Varonica Campbell, built into a success story

Before she was known as Mona Varonica Campbell, she was Adapala Mohan Naidu, a young boy born to a father, who worked as a government employee, and a homemaker mother… …more

Companies set up by women execute better, says Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India

Woman-founded companies in my portfolio are able to execute better. They talk less. With men, long before they have even launched their product, they think they have arrived”… …more

From Ekta Kapoor to Shobana Kamineni, power women who've made a mark

“Most women try to be superheroes at home and work and put a lot of pressure on themselves. There is this notion of Supermom, but I’d always say that I’m not a Supermom… …more

Miss World Manushi Chhillar reveals: The women who deserve the highest salaries

Miss World Manushi Chhillar ended her speech at The Economic Times Women’s Forum with a powerful thought: “I pray that in the future, no one knows the meaning of women empowerment because… …more

India Inc believes women themselves have to break the stereotypes that gender creates

“About 4-5 years ago, someone asked me how many women founders I had backed? Then the answer wasn’t terrific. I have always believed that if you focus on something you can get it done… …more

ET Women's Forum: Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar, says women must take risks, and make their own decisions

“Being a Miss World and being an entrepreneur are quite similar,” said Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017, addressing a packed gathering at the ET Women’s Forum on Friday. “The goals are similar… …more

Inheritors too have to overcome gender barriers, say India Inc daughters

How long before we see Mehra & Daughters and Patel & Daughters on every street corner?” was the provocative question with which Naina Lal Kidwai, chairman, Max Financial Services, kicked off a session at… …more

Women bring in more focus, objectivity & their presence on boards makes men perform better: M Damodaran

The law makes it compulsory for listed companies to have at least one woman on board, but that is surely not enough, corporate governance experts and eminent board members said at The Economic Times Women’s Forum… …more

ET Women’s Forum: Cherie Blair urges women to ‘be the change’

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has proposed that to unleash women’s power in India, each woman should “be the change”… …more

More female workers will boost India’s GDP, says World Bank South Asia VP Annette Dixon

India can improve its economic growth rate by at least 1.5 percentage point if 50% of its women join the workforce, said Annette Dixon, World Bank’s vice president for the South Asia region… …more