Women bringing about change in business, society
To celebrate the accomplishments of women from all walks of life who are participating in building the ecosystem, TiE Delhi-NCR, the most active and vibrant chapter of the vast TiE global network, hosted New Horizons 2019 on September 6, 2019, Sheraton Hotel in Saket, New Delhi. The conference brought together aspiring entrepreneurs, industry leaders, mentors, investors, and other key stakeholders of the Indian start-up ecosystem under one roof to hold insightful, knowledge-sharing sessions. One such session on Women in Technology was moderated by Aakriti Bhargava, co-founder, Wizikey. Anjali Srivastava, HR director, Codefire Technologies; Radhika Binani, chief product officer, Paisa Bazaar; Niyati Aggarwal, founder, Morph.ai; Namita Gupta, founder, Airveda; Noopur Chaturvedi, country head, PayU were a part of the panel.
Four women leaders including Sairee Chahal, founder and CEO, Sheroes; Dr Anita Gupta, director/ scientist and associate head, NSTEDB, Science and Engineering Department, Government of India; Indra Sood, leadership and HR professional, Sopaan and Anuradha Das Mathur, founder and dean, Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and managing director, CFO Collective were honoured with WomEnabler Awards.
In Women in Tech Panel, the panellists presented their thoughts on the rapidly changing landscape of technology in India. Gender bias is affecting the industry in a drastic manner but there are women who are bringing change in business and society. Namita Gupta, founder, Airveda, said, “People don’t expect women to be tech-savvy. Once while discussing technology with a colleague, I was told this is too technical for you. Women have to work harder to establish credibility.”
“In today’s time, we should not be expecting anything from anyone. We need to do things for ourselves,” shared Radhika Binani, CPO, Paisabazaar. “We need to create awareness that women are tech-savvy and know technology. More women should opt for technology education while choosing their careers,” shared Niyati Aggarwal, founder, Morph.ai.