New Delhi, India, November 19, 2015: Emergence of the Internet as an enabler has presented opportunities that Indian women – confronted by inadequate childcare facilities, relocating families and/or elderly care – have been seeking to continue their careers and “take charge”. A growing number of women professionals, therefore, has the scope of adding to monetizing avenues and boosting overall national development in the current technology-driven times.
Such inferences emerged from the SHEROES Summit 2015 held today, organised by SHEROES.in, the online career destination for women. The Delhi leg is the first edition of the meet this year. With “Women Make Digital India” as the theme, the summit had women from multiple professional backgrounds in attendance. Hereon, SHEROES Summit will go to Mumbai (December 10th) and conclude in Bengaluru (December 16th).
Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO, SHEROES.in, said: “The push towards a Digital India is a watershed moment for all educated, career-oriented women in the country. Digital access is a boon to them, particularly for those who cannot engage in a typical 9-to-5 job yet wish to continue their careers. SHEROES.in commands a unique leadership position; we assist women take charge of their present and future, and contribute to their families and the society. Our goal is to help women stay engaged in businesses in the burgeoning digital landscape. Indeed, the digital OpportunityScape is vast enough for all of us.”
The SHEROES Summit is a platform that connects women professionals to businesses. It deliberates upon potential career paths, transformation, growth opportunities and professional journeys of successful trend makers and women entrepreneurs.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO, Paytm, among the key speakers at the Summit, said: “I am delighted to be associated with the SHEROES Summit. I have seen this organisation go from strength-to-strength, and the tremendous impact they have had on society. SHEROES.in is serving a very important need to help competent, professional women get into the corporate mainstream. Today, they have created a powerful platform for women empowerment and are contributing immensely towards a more balanced gender representation in India’s workforce.”
Others who spoke at the SHEROES summit included Raj Kundra, owner of Hindi-language 24/7 Best Deal TV home shopping channel and an associate of SHEROES.in; veteran consultant and coach Sangeeta Murthi Sahgal; PoolWallet.com founder Smita Mishra; JetSetGO.in CEO Kanika Tekriwal, well-known standup comedian Neeti Palta; Western and Indian music exponent and versatile songwriter Sonam Kalra; and, well-known writer, journalist and columnist Amrita Tripathi.
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