MAKERS India's First Ever Annual Conference to be Held in Bengaluru in March

MAKERS India is announcing its first-ever annual conference in India, based on the theme ‘Women Who Make India.’ Slated for March 13th and 14th in at Hotel Conrad, Bengaluru, the two-day conference will bring together the most powerful personalities from India and the US under one roof, and accelerate the women’s movement in our country. 

The theme - Women Who Make India - was inspired by the necessity to acknowledge and encourage Indian women making a mark across sectors. Women have historically remained invisible in India’s rise, despite their valuable contributions and remarkable achievements. But not any more. As India aims to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025, the role of women cannot be ignored any more, and this conference will bring together women who are building a better India.

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Accelerating the Women’s Movement

Launched in the US in 2013, MAKERS is a media brand that exists to ​accelerate the women’s movement ​through stories of real-life experiences that ignite passion and action. Today, features more than ​4,500 original videos ​and more than 400 interviews with well-known figures such as media mogul Oprah Winfrey, ​actress Lena Dunham, YouTube sensation ​Lilly Singh, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, athlete Serena Williams, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Supreme Court Justice ​Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, among others. 

The brand has since been launched in the UK, Canada, and China. Last year, YourStory Media, India’s leading digital story-telling platform, joined hands with Verizon media to launch in India. On October 2019, the MAKERS movement was launched in the country with personalities like IPS Officer Chhaya Sharma; Chairperson of National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma; Managing Editor of CNBC TV18 Shereen Bhan; Founder of Paytm Vijayshekhar Sharma; Actor Radhika Apte; Founder of Stop Sale Acid Laxmi Agarwal, amongst others.

MAKERS India's first-ever annual conference is based on the theme of 'Women Who Make India.'

MAKERS India has interviewed well-known figures such as Actor/Filmmaker Nandita Das; Transgender Rights Activist Akkai Padmashali; Olympic Athlete Dutee Chand; Social activist and founder Hasiru Dala Nalini Sekhar, and Country Head of Intel Nivruti Rai. Besides, the platform has showcased women who have made great impact – like  Poornima Sukumar, the artist working for inclusivity for the LGBTQ community; Pooja Rao, a doctor-turned-techie-turned-healthcare entrepreneur; Licypriya Kangujam, the 8-year-old climate activist; and Rani Rampal, the captain of Indian women’s hockey team, among others. MAKERS India has also covered topics like mental health, women’s role in social protests, and female representation in Indian cinema, among others, along with a campaign to stop violence against women.

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Already an influential movement in the US, MAKERS is excited to continue adding more voices to its platform here in India and create a network of strong female voices. 

MAKERS annual conferences in the US have hosted feminist icon Gloria Steinem, flight attendant activist Dusty Roads, Mars 2020 Project Engineer Lead Diana Trujillo and more. The 2020 MAKERS India conference will see participation from powerful and inspiring voices from business, finance, technology, arts & culture, entertainment, education sectors. The conference aims to inspire change by provoking conversations, through compelling story-telling and workshops to advance change.

In the India edition of the conference, speakers include distinguished philanthropist and author Sudha Murty, corporate leaders like Nivruti Rai, VP Data Centre & Country Head (India), Intel; and Rubeena Singh, CEO, iProspect India; along with activists Akkai Padmashali, founder of Ondede; and Nalini Shekar, founder of Hasiru Dala; as well as young entrepreneurs Kanika Tekriwal, founder of JetSetGo; and Nidhi Agarwal, founder of AKS. The conference will also host actor and activist Nandita Das, filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, screenwriters Atika Chohan and Anuja Chouhan, and more.

You can be a part of the India conference by registering yourself on the conference micro-site. Watch this space for more updates.  

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