This page provides a summary of the 1st Women In Leadership Summit, hosted by the
Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on February 23, 2019 at Chennai
The CLD of VIF organized a full day Women In Leadership Summit - WILS 2019 at Green Park Chennai, India.
It is a 1st Meet and was attended by 25 participants those are
employed in the Industries in the capacity of 'CEO, President, Vice President,
Director, General/Senior Manager, Coordinator and Head of Department'.
Objectives of the Meet
Designing impactful programs that support female leadership and work-family culture
- Practical advice for aspiring women leaders in getting “board ready” – and how to master boardroom dynamics
Practical strategies for elevating women in leadership
- Exploring a Leadership Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO
Critical factors in facilitating an increased presence for women at the senior level -
Developing essential skills to manage in complex and stressful environments - Leading and thriving in a high-pressure, competitive environment
Identifying, nurturing and empowering your women leaders to take on leadership roles
- Best practices and strategies in attracting and retaining female millennial talent
This Meet provided a platform for collaborative relationships among
experienced women leaders, aspiring executives, budding
entrepreneurs, and established business women who want to advance their career and learn from influential and
successful women leaders. This Summit brought together the most influential and brightest women
minds from "All The Major Sectors of the Industry" and discussed the challenges, issues, and
opportunities surrounding women in leadership.
In many ways the meet is unique: the traditions of being by
invitation only, have always been intended to promote intense
and positive discussion between the experts in the field. The
intent of the meet is not archival publication, but rather to
provide a forum to build community and to stimulate discussion, new
insight and experimentation.
During the Inaugural session
Mrs. M. S. Sudha (Program Chair/WILS 2019 & Director/VIF),
delivered the presidential address.
Dr. K. Rajeshwari, Novatium Solutions Private Ltd, Chennai, Indiadelivered Special Address.
Dr. Manisha Sahni , Mind The Mind, Panchkula, Haryana delivered Special Address.
The Summit Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:
Dr. K. Rajeshwari ,
Novatium Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, India
Work Life Balance For Corporate Women
Dr. Manisha Sahni ,
Mind The Mind, Panchkula, Haryana, India
Practical Strategies for Elevating Women in Leadership
The Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) scheme was instituted in the year 2018 by the
Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF), are
presented yearly during the Women In Leadership Summit (WILS) that is conducted during
February month of the year. The scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Policy, Application
Form, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.
The WILA 2019 is convened by the CLD of VIF & will be conducted in accordance
with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-VI/2018 held on
November 2, 2018 at VIF Head Quarters.
The WILA 2019 invites nominations vide F. No. VIF/CFN/WLA/2019 opened on
December 6, 2018 from eligible individuals employed in the Industries in
the capacity of 'CEO, President, Vice President, Director, General/Senior Manager, Coordinator and Head of Department'
The nominees are selected based on the Expert Committee report and Apex Committee recommendations.
The Awards are bestowed to the Winners by the Speakers/Guest of Honors of AMS 2018.
Click here to view the WILA 2019 Winners List