BRICS CCI WE Organized Annual Women’s Summit – Education in India | Latest Education News | Global Education News


New Delhi : BRICS CCI WE, the women’s vertical of the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry committed to promoting active trade, commerce and entrepreneurship among the BRICS and other friendly nations, celebrated its 2nd Annual Summit on the theme “Achieving the Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) through Women Empowerment” today at a powerful event in the capital. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Honorable Minister of State for Culture, Govt. from India was the main guest of the summit. The Summit was also honored by His Excellency Mrs. Mariana Pacheco Montes, Ambassador of Colombia to India and Mrs. Ria A Sital, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname to India.

The summit also saw the presence of eminent dignitaries such as Dr. Ashok Dalwai, CEO, NRAA, Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare; Garima Bhatnagar, Spl. CP Intelligence (Delhi), Mr. Sahil Seth (IRS), Joint Commissioner – GST, Customs & Narcotics, Smt. Sonal Goel (IAS), Resident Commissioner, Tripura Bhawan, Mr. Abhishek Singh (IAS), Ms. Durga Shakti Nagpal (IAS), Dr. BBL Madhukar, DG, BRICS CCI, Vishwas Tripathi Chairman, BRICS CCI, Mr. AK Singh, Vice Chairman, BRICS CCI and Mr. Ruhail Ranjan, ADG, BRICS CCI and the BRICS WE team of Shabana Nasim, Vertical Head, Ruby Sinha, Convenor , Shormishtha Ghosh, Director- Business Advisory and Ankita Sachdev, Jt. Director.

Delivering the keynote address Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Honorable Minister of State for Culture, Govt. from India said: “I think Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will be incomplete if we don’t know our history, our society and the kind of work our ancestors did. I think it’s time to revive the spirit of women’s empowerment in our society, not women’s empowerment. I think women are already an empowered group and sustainable development goals cannot be achieved without the equal participation of women.”

dr BBL Madhukar, DG, BRICS CCI said: “We must empower women who have not had the opportunity to receive proper education because it is only through education that we can truly empower women.”

Women trailblazers from different walks of life were also congratulated at the all-day summit.

● Empowering Rural Women – Smt. Lajwanti, Phulkari Artist and Padma Shri Recipient (2021)

● Sports – Avani Lekhara, Paralympic Rifle Shooter and Padma Shri Receiver (2021)

● Education – Prof. Najma Akhtar, VC, Jamia Millia Islamia University and Padma Shri recipient (2022)

● Bureaucracy – Ms. Sanjukta Mudgal, Jt. Secy, Ministry of Culture, Govt. from India

● Global Woman Leader – Dr. Marcia Lebambo, Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa)

● Global Woman Leader – Gao Qingqing, CEO, Kingsignal Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. (China)

● Global Woman Leader – Tatiana P. Vorobyova, Deputy Director for Development, National Fund for Development and International Integration (Russia)

● Technology – Rituparna Mandal, Head of GM & R&D, MediaTek India

● Finance – Jagriti Kumar, CFO, NLB Services

● Entrepreneurship – Seema Jindal, Founder, Nourish Organics

● Healthcare – Dr. Kamala Kakamanu, Founder of Kamala Dental Care (Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentist)

● Philanthropy – Dr. Aishwarya Pandit, Founder, Top of the class

● Marketing – Ruchi Kukreja, GM – Copper Marketing, Hindalco Industries Ltd.

● Fashion and Global Influencer – Masoom Minawala, global fashion blogger and entrepreneur

On this occasion, aspiring female leaders from the BRICS network were also congratulated.

● dr Neha Mittal (Consulting Physiotherapist)

● Sunila Yadav (Managing Director – Anil Mantra Aviation P.Ltd.)

● Suchali Jain (Founder, Suchali’s Artisan Bakehouse)

● dr Priyanka Goyat (Founder, REJOVE Clinique)

● Sneha Srivastava (Senior, Project Manager, Central Square Foundation)

● dr Shweta Singh (Founder & CEO, Ennoble IP, SheReal, WIEF & CIIR)

● dr Priyanka Singh (Nutritionist)

The summit also featured interactive and insightful panel discussions on ‘Sustainable Development through Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality’ and ‘Drivers of Gender Equality in the New Normal’. The summit was co-sponsored by Fore School of Management, Power Grid Corporation Ltd., Sheatwork, Hindalco Industries Ltd. and sponsored by NF Infratech.


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