Celebrating Woman Power


Initiated in 2003, the Business Today Most Powerful Women in Business survey recognizes and felicitates women business leaders who have achieved strong results in their respective fields. The event felicitates the most powerful women in Indian business and salutes the spirit of successful business women with a special issue on 'Most Powerful Women' in Indian Business.

They aren't just successful executives, entrepreneurs, or administrators who are admired and respected within their own organizations. They are voices that are heard across the industries in which their companies operate, even across corporate India as a whole

Chief Guest

Maneka Gandhi

Minister of Women and Child Development

Smt Maneka Gandhi, a multi-faceted personality, is the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Apart from being a politician, she is passionate about animal rights and is also an environmentalist. Maneka Gandhi graduated from Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College.It was the sudden death of her husband, Sanjay Gandhi that prompted Maneka Gandhi to enter politics. Maneka who entered the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1989 on a Janata Dal ticket...

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Programme Schedule
04:00 PM
Emcee Welcome Address
04:05 PM
Panel discussion 1 - Gender Pay Disparity
Vandana Chopra Partner, KPMG
Anirban Das Blah MD, KWAN Entertainment and Marketing Solutions
K Sudarshan Managing Partner, EMA-Partners India
Ashish Kaul CEO, Prakash Jha Productions
Somna Singh Head, India Human Resources, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
05:10 PM
Panel Discussion - The Missing Middle
R. Mahalakshmi Director, Human Resources, Mondelez India
Dr Saundarya Rajesh Founder-President, AVTAR Career Creators
Amita Maheswari President & Head, Human Resources, Star India
Falguni Nayar Founder and CEO, Nykaa
Rajkamal Vempati CHRO, Axis Bank
K Sudarshan Managing Partner, EMA-Partners India
06:30 PM
Address by Prosenjit Datta, Editor, Business Today
06:45 PM
Address by Kalli Purie, Group Editorial Director, (Broadcast & New Media), India Today Group
6:56PM - 7:00PM
Address by Raj Chengappa, Group Editorial Director (Publishing), India Today Group
7:05PM -7:20PM
Keynote address by Chief Guest Smt Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women & Child Development
7:20PM - 8:20PM
Awards Ceremony
BT's Most Powerful Women 2017 Issue
Cocktails and Dinner

Venue Details


Event Date - September 21, 2017

Time - 4.00 pm onwards

Venue - ITC Grand Central, Mumbai