Women need to see themselves as Leaders — and we must embed the Leadership Style of Women in the workplace, for best rewards to business and society.
It is critical to have distinguished programmes like Vedica — where women get to understand the Gender Context of Leadership in business, for their success
Poonam Barua is an accomplished business leader, economist, independent Board Director, CEO of WILL Forum India, and Founder Chairman of the “Forum for Women in Leadership”, based in New Delhi. She is the Author of the pioneering Book “Leadership by Proxy: The Story of Women in Corporate India”.
She has been awarded several Visiting Fellowships at School of International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Henry L. Stimson Center, Salzburg Global Seminar, (Austria), and the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School.
Ms. Barua is also Chairing the “WILL Women on Corporate Boards: Series” which aims to mentor a robust pipeline of women executives — and certifying 500 “board capable and board informed” women executives for corporate board positions in 2015.
She has also leading the Annual “WILL Forum India-USA Conference” on women in leadership in New York, most recently hosted by KPMG, BlackRock, Thomson Reuters, and Merck, and has led several Roundtables as Guest Speaker in Paris, Netherlands, Slovenia, and Austria.
Ms. Barua has been recently awarded “The Inspirational Achievers: 2015″, Global & Emerging Leaders” in New York, Roshni Media — and serves as Independent Director on company boards in India and on Advisory Boards of Government of India regulatory bodies.