About the Event

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”
- Dianne Feinstein

What do womxn Want? Where India of our dreams ought to be by its 75th Year of Independence?

Let’s hear it from the womxn who are the flag bearers of the legal fraternity in India!

Together we have covered quite a distance, overcome many a prejudice and in the last decade womxn have outscored Men on most leadership competencies.

Most certainly it is not a competition. It is not about wins or losses. It is simply about ensuring Diversity, Inclusivity, & Parity.

It was in 1989 that a woman, Justice Fathima Beevi was first appointed as a judge in the Supreme Court of India. Since then, only 7 womxn have been appointed as Judges of the Top Court. Even today only 2 out of the total 33 sitting judges are womxn.

Are we keeping pace with the times? While the legal profession has evolved as a level-playing field for men and womxn with no active discrimination, the statistics leave much to be desired of the fraternity.

According to surveys conducted by leading legal publications, for every 100 senior lawyers at law firms only 15 are womxn. And on average for every 100 Partners at top thirty Indian law firms only 30 are womxn, as of 2019.

Yet, what continues to be appreciable are the winds of change!

womxn are breaking the glass ceiling when it comes to creating and managing successful careers in the legal profession. The archaic notion of giving up careers post marriage and the skepticism around womxn in leadership roles are now relics of the past.

As Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, "Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."

On International womxn’s Day 2021, to bring real and enduring change one conversation at a time, BW Legal World in association with BW Businessworld is excited to bring to you a virtual conference titled Gearing up for India@75: What womxn Want—A BW Legal World Dialogue with womxn Leaders in Law.

The virtual conference will bring leading womxn lawyers in the country on one platform to celebrate the womxn leaders in law and discuss workplace policies that ought to be in place in India@75!

Our Speaker

Justice Gita Mittal
Former chief Justice
Jammu and Kashmir High Court
Zia Mody
Founder and Managing Partner
AZB and Partners
Pinky Anand
Senior Advocate
Former Additional Solicitor General of India
Geeta Luthra
Senior Advocate
Ved Kumari
Vice Chancellor
National Law University, Odisha (NLUO)
Mamta Sundara
General Counsel
Diageo India
Manjaree Chowdhary
Executive Director & General Counsel
Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Nandini Khaitan
Khaitan & Co
Manisha Chaudhary
Managing Partner
UKCA and Partners
Seema Jhingan
Partner & Co-Founder
LexCounsel Law Offices
Pallavi Pratap
Managing Partner
Pratap & Co
Firdouse Qutb Wani
Managing Partner
LCZF - Law Firm
Savitha Jagdeesan
Senior Resident Partner
Kochhar & Co.
Shweta Bharti
Senior Partner
Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
Mini Gautam
Founder & Managing Partner
Arthavat Law
Meghna Mishra
Karanjawala & Co
Kanika Atul Premnarayen
Indian Law Partners
Rachika A. Sahay
HSA Advocates
Fereshte D Sethna
Founder & Managing Partner
Mumbai, DMD Advocates
Amrita Patnaik
AZB & Partners
Pallavi Puri
J. Sagar Associates
Pallavi Bedi
L&L Partners Law Offices
Madhu Chaudhary Gadodia
Naik Naik & Company
Apoorva Bose
Actor & Human Rights Lawyer
Anu Sura
PSL Advocates & Solicitors
Akanksha Bisen
Lawyer and BD and Digital Marketing Specialist
Suruchi Kumar
Head of Legal
Nishtha Sharma
Legal Counsel
Divi’s Laboratories
Pragya Parijat Singh
Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University
Nidhi Mohan Parashar
Supreme Court of India
Manorama Kulkarni
Director Financial Crime and Compliance (FCC Asia) Insights and Data
Capgemini India
Preeti Balwani
General Counsel
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
Sheetal Kapur
Director Legal
Monica S Pirgal
Director & Head—Legal and Company Secretary
Lowe’s India
Pooja Bedi
General Counsel
Prabhjot Kaur Bakshi
Vice President
Employment Counsel at Gartner
Rakhee Biswas
Strategic Consultant
Former General Counsel- ITC Infotech
Shraddha Malhotra
Senior Legal Counsel – Asia Pacific
Avery Dennison
Pooja Sehgal Mehtani
General Counsel
Sun Life India Service Centre Private Limited
Pallavi Pareek
Founder & CEO
Sonal Basu
General Counsel
Mindtree Limited, A Larsen & Toubro Company
Sanjit Kaur Batra
Legal Head (South Asia) and APAC Counsel
International Flavors & Fragrances
Parveen Mahtani
Chief Legal Officer
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited
Monica Sharma
General Manager – Legal
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
Meenal Maheshwari
Lead Legal Counsel
Essar Capital
Esha Shekhar
Independent Legal Counsel
Neha Koshy
In-house Lawyer
Manasi Choudhari
Pink Legal
Garima Mitra
Ashima Ohri
Managing Editor
BW Legal World

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