Oct 14-16Jaipur


[The following programme is subject to change]



10:45 am – 10:50 am | WELCOME ADDRESS
Anuradha Singh

10:50 am – 11:00 am | OPENING ADDRESS
Mita Kapur

11:00 am – 11:40 am | BORN TO WIN
Major Dr Meeta Singh, Nisha Chauhan, Kanta Devi in conversation
Major Dr Meeta Singh, Nisha Chouhan and Kanta Devi have succeeded in the uphill task of setting the proportions right where it’s needed most – tilting the child sex ratio in Rajasthan.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm | TEA

12:00 pm – 12:35 pm | YOU CAN’T SIZE MY SOUL
Dolly Singh in conversation with Kaveri Lalchand
Fitness is a buzzword these days, but being fit doesn’t necessarily equate to being slim. Dolly challenges the idea of a perfectly slim body – one size doesn’t fit all just as one fitness plan doesn’t suit everyone. She is here to tell you how she has dealt with fat shaming and when she chose to say ‘you can’t size my soul’.

12:40 pm – 1:15 pm | HAWKEYE ON STREET
Tejaswani Gautam, Nirmala Kumari, Suman Kumari
Kate Bishop or Hawkeye is a popular character from the shared Marvel Universe, and the 56-member all women patrolling unit in Jaipur are no less than superheroes having made a visible difference. It’s a push back and push forward game as they take charge of the streets.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | SAR-E-RAHGUZAR
Sabika Naqvi
Sar-e-Rahguzar: Poetry on the Streets is a way to confront not just patriarchy but all the other human rights violations as well. Sabika Naqvi weaves words into poetry to pull off the masks and undress the society which is wrapped in misogynistic layers with the lining of patriarchy. She will highlight the importance of reclaiming, redefining and subverting oppressive and misogynist ideas that have existed, while talking about how streets and our bodies are a canvas of this subversion where new margins are formed and old ones reflected.

2:35 pm – 3:10 pm | WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE SUN
Ajaita Shah
In a world where unpredictability is the norm, Ajaita Shah has found the balance between changing trends in economy and clean energy resources. Take notes as the founder and CEO of Frontier Markets shares a model that combines employment for rural women along with sustainable energy resources.

3:15 pm – 3:50 pm | THE EXPLORER: THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Nirupa Rao in conversation with Aakriti Periwal
Women are always expected to make safe choices, the choices which lead to destinations that are close and known. But Nirupa Rao chose to take the road less travelled. From exploring the rainforests of Western Ghats to bringing them alive on paper, hear her talk about this unconventional yet beautiful journey.

3:50 pm – 4:05 pm | TEA

4:05 pm – 4:35 pm | ON TOP OF HER GAME
Shilpa Sharma in conversation with Aditi Goyal
She started Jaypore when e-commerce had just arrived in India and it is now one of the most sought after online portals for all things that scream India. Be bold and take risks to succeed, Shilpa Sharma speaks about the secrets of her success.

4:40 pm – 5:15 pm | STEPPING OUT OF THE FRAME
Divya Dutta in conversation with Poonam Saxena
Divya Dutta is known for her unconventional choices of roles and speaking her own mind. A session replete with humour and her own unique wisdom, Divya in a no-holds-barred conversation with Poonam Saxena on what made her take up acting and her journey so far.


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | MY BODY, MY RULES
A mentoring session by Dolly Singh
An influencer and disrupter, breaking stereotypes of fitness and labelled as the “first big-bodied yogini” from India, Dolly banishes the idea that fitness is a realm of a particular body type. She takes fitness off the pedestal and makes it accessible to every body type.
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A mentoring session by Ajaita Shah
Ajaita started her global career when she was 18-years-old coming from a conservative Jaipur family; learn about her experience in maneuvering culture and interests. An intimate discussion to understand how to maximize opportunities, take on mentors, focus on experiential learning early in your career, and build a platform to help you achieve your dreams to have it all – work, family, and influence.
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12:05 am – 12:35 pm | OWN IT: IT WAS ALWAYS OURS
Aparna Jain
Have you ever been told that you can’t do certain things because you’re a woman? Or been told to sit at home when you wanted to take up a job? Aparna Jain is here to tell you how to shut them up and own it like a boss.

12:40 pm – 1:20 pm | MERA HAUSLA MERI UDAAN
Kalpana Palat, Kalpana Bilwaal in conversation with Radhika Sharma
Radhika Sharma has brought dignity and pride back into the lives of sex workers of Banswara and Dungarpur. Through her organisation, Jeevan Ashram Sansthan, she and her team have helped them to be gainfully employed.

Vani Tripathi in conversation with Mita Kapur
From Mother India, Bandini, Naya Daur to Pink, Padman, Dangal – Indian cinema has seen the rise and fall and subsequent rebirth of women as strong central characters. The narrative and portrayal of women has changed continuously. Join Vani Tripathi as she traverses the decades with previously untold behind-the-scenes stories.

Anindita Chatterjee
How a woman rebuilds her life after having lost her job for giving birth to a child – Anindita tells you how she rose like a phoenix from the ashes to recreate and rise up on the career ladder. If she can do it, you can too!

2:40 pm – 2:55 pm | TEA

2:55 pm – 3:25 pm | HANDLE YOUR OWN BAGGAGE
Manju Devi in conversation with Radhika Sharma
Manju Devi stands tall in her fraternity, being the first woman coolie working for North Western Railway. You can’t miss this story of courage and strength.

3:25 pm – 3:30 pm | GETAWAY GODDESS
Shweta Jaiswal of Cox and Kings

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | THREADS OF STRENGTH
Kaveri Lalchand in conversation with Puja Arya, introduced by Roma Poddar
Drawing essentially from her own personality, Kaveri created her own clothing brand to symbolise a conscious but free-flowing articulation of its maker’s spirit. Brand KAVERI celebrates the importance of comfortable clothes that have the potential to empower women – across all ages, sizes and life contexts – to feel beautiful and loved, everyday.

4:05 pm – 4:35 pm | EYES WHITE OPEN
Aanya Soni in conversation with Noor Enayat
What do 13-year-olds usually do? Plan summer vacations, snapchat their friends what they ate, etc., but Aanya was on an expedition to Antarctica to spread awareness about climate change. Listen to her as she talks about her enthralling experience and what’s next on the table for her.

4:40 pm – 4:50 pm | CLOSING ADDRESS
Mita Kapur


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | NO REST IN THE KINGDOM
Deepika Arwind
No Rest in the Kingdom, produced by the Sandbox Collective is a physical theatre performance that came out of the need to have a conversation about the daily misogynies we are complicit in perpetrating. A comedy with music and movement, No Rest in the Kingdom draws from the lives of urban characters who speak similar languages of consumerism and technology.

Sandbox Collective in an arts services organisation based in Bangalore which curates, produces and tours performances acting as a catalyst facilitating meaningful collaborations between artists, cultural agencies and arts spaces creating an innovative artistic expression.

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