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Women and Global Leadership

September 25, 2007 — 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Yale Club of New York City


Presented by Yale University and the

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)


Introduction:
LINDA KOCH LORIMER
Vice President and Secretary of Yale University

Moderator:
MARGARET WARNER
Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Panelists:
SHABANA AZMI
Actress and Social Activist

NAINA LAL KIDWAI
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC India

ROHINI NILEKANI
Chairperson, The Arghyam Trust, The Akshara Foundation, & Pratham Books

INDRA NOOYI
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo.

The ascent of India on the world stage over the last two decades has been marked by the rise of women leaders in all facets of India and its diaspora. This panel brings together some of the most highly visible and influential women from India in the corporate world, the arts, and civil society to consider women's leadership in India and globally.

The conversation among the panelists will focus on a range of issues related to the practice of leadership in a global age:

  • from their perspective, what have been the principal social achievements by women in India since the 1990s;
  • how women have figured and contributed to India's advancement over the past two decades;
  • what challenges do women in India continue to face in pursuing social and gender equity;
  • what areas of India's advancement hold the most potential for women to make a lasting impact for the benefit of the country's growth;
  • how can India's women leverage their economic and political strength to advance issues and causes of consequence?

For additional information or to request invitations to the event, please contact George Joseph, Office of International Affairs, Yale University, at india@yale.edu.