herSTART Summit

herSTART Summit is an international confluence of women entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders from various walks of life. The day-long Summit is scheduled to have keynotes, panels, roundtables and interactions.

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Session 1: Inaugural of herSTART Summit

The herSTART Summit was inaugurated was graced by the Hon’ble Education Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, UNICEF India Representative Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, NSTEDB Head Anita Gupta, Asha Jadeja Motwani, Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor Himanshu Pandya & Pro-Vice-Chancellor Jagdish Bhavsar.

Session 2: Keynote Address on Promotion of Women in Technology Entrepreneurship

Watch Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, deliver a spellbinding keynote address on Women in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Session 3: herSTART Helpdesk: Getting Started with Entrepreneurship for Women

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Session4: India-Israel Partnership Program: Women Entrepreneurship Story

An India-Israel Partnership Programme, the session featured Mr Ya’akov Finkelstein, Israel Consul General in Mumbai giving the audience a primer about leading women in Israeli history and Ms Chedva Kleinhandler, founder of Rooms and Words shared the challenges she faced in her entrepreneurial journey.

Session 5: Social Impact through Women Entrepreneurship

Watch Peter Cook, British Deputy High Commissioner, Anshu Bhartia, CEO, UnLtd India, and Shikha Shah, founder of AltMat, exchange their views on how women entrepreneurship can drive social impact.

Session 6: Nurturing Women Entrepreneurship for SDGs with UNICEF

Watch a panel of experts consisting of Pallavi Tyagi, EVP & CHRO, Capgemini; Sunita Sanghi, Principal Advisor, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Govt. of India; Vandana Bhatnagar, Chief Program Officer, NSDC; Sudheshna Mukherji, Operations Director, HamaraGrid; and Dhuwarakha Sriram, Chief Generation Unlimited, Youth Development and Partnerships discuss barriers women entrepreneurs face in their journeys and how to combine gender equity and skill development for achieving SDGs