"Leadership by Proxy"
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"Leadership by Proxy”
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8th WILL Annual Leadership Conference & Book Launch
"Leadership by Proxy:
The Story of Women in Corporate India"

December 14, 2015, Mumbai




Distinguished Speakers

Rishi Gour - Managing Director, Sodexo India
Dilip Puri - CEO, Starwood Resorts
K.G. Ananthakrishnan - Managing Director, MSD Pharma
Shailesh Haribhakti- Chairman, Haribhakti LLP
Aruna Jayanti- CEO, Capgemini
R.M.Vishakha - Managing Director, IndiaFirst Life Insurance
Raj Raghavan - Director HR, Amazon
Vladislava Rabyota - India Head,International Finance Corporation
Guy Mansfield - Chief Financial Officer, Total Oil

Conference Agenda

  • Conscious Bias in the Workplace
  • Balanced Boards for Good Governance
  • All Male Boards: Is there a “Trust Deficit” for Women Board Directors?
  • Building Gender- Sensitive Leadership
  • What is your company Gender-Quotient Index?
  • Defining New Age Companies — and cultural transition
  • Distinguished CEO Speakers at the Conference, who have contributed to the pioneering Book “Leadership by Proxy”!

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Book Authored by : Poonam Barua, Founder, Forum for Women in Leadership, &
CEO, WILL Forum India


“Leadership by Proxy” by Poonam Barua is a thought-provoking book that paves the way for creating a change in the approach of thinking of corporate India.
NR Narayana Murthy, Founder Infosys Technologies
'Leadership by Proxy - The Story of Women in Corporate India’ is a pioneer in its space and lays the foundation for businesses who believe in balanced leadership and gender inclusive growth.
Richard Rekhy, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG
This is a must read for every business leader that wants to re-look at the way they understand balanced leadership.  Poonam’s hard-hitting personal narrative style helps immensely!
Raj Raghavan, Head of Human Resources – Amazon India.
Poonam Barua has woven this seminal book which will be like a shining light for all engaged in
corporate Boards related work.
Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman, National Pension Trust
A truly extraordinary journey now encapsulated in this book!
T.V.Mohandas PAI, Chairman, Aarin Capital Partners
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Women on Boards Mission!
Business World - Issue #7th September 2015
"Playing Fair in the Boardroom"
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WILL Forum @ BBC

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MasterClass for certifying -
500 "board capable" women

Led by Women Independent Directors
Poonam Barua, Sangeeta Singh, and RM Vishakha

August 20, 2015, Mumbai



WILL India@Paris--hosted by Capgemini            
June 2015            

Distinguished Speakers from Schneider Electric, Renault, TOTAL Oil,
and the most passionate and committed women professionals of France!
All driving women in leadership --
changing the business paradigm for diverse stakeholders



WILL Best Employees for Women Benchmarking: 2015

Building Gender-Sensitive Leadership in companies
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WILL Forum India- Merck Roundtable, USA
Driving Balanced Leadership for New Age Companies

"Totally committed to share best practices and advance
the dialogue into action � for women in leadership


May 25, 2015  New York



Welcome WILL Mentees: Batch of 2015!

50 Bright Women Executives... join the
Club of "600 WILL Mentees"
Raising the Voices of Successor Generation
of women in Corporate India


Annual 7th Cross-Industry Residential Mentoring Program
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WILL Forum India at Bloomberg TV
Women on Board - Deadline Looms, Who Is On Board?

"The Missing Women Board Directors?"


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The Inspirational
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Global and Emerging Leaders
New York - May 2015


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