Leadership for Sustainable Success : Dare to Care

Event Date: February 20th, 2018 ,Venue: Taj West End Bengaluru, Time: 08:00am-06:00pm

After two successful conferences on leadership, we will push the boundary forward with our third conference. In this conference, along with you and other national and international leaders, we will explore:?

What does “success” mean in the new world?

Till recently success of a leader was being defined based on the norms of an industrial era; contribution to
profitability, ROE, ROI etc. Longer term impact on the employees, community and society was not a major consideration. The world has evolved and is changing at a phenomenal rate. The digitization of manufacturing sector, the supremacy of service sector, connectivity and AI and technology advances etc. have and will further cause many disruptive changes. Large inflexible structures will give way to garage based units anywhere in the world. Ideas and invention will trump resource availability. Collaboration will replace competition. Specialization will become the order of the day. Understanding customer needs will be more important than knowing production constraints. Yet, there has been little change in the definition of “success” for individual leaders and organizations.?

What should then be the leadership traits that would lead to this wholesome success?

Are the current accepted leadership profiles adequate to lead for tomorrow? Women have struggled with the leadership traits that define “success” based on “masculine” behavior. Most of those who are seen as successful have done so against many odds or by cloning men. As more and more women are stepping into the workforce, how are they placed to lead in this new definition of success”? Is the workplace and society ready to give them equal opportunity to leverage their potential??

How do we build a pipeline of tomorrow’s “successful” leaders?

How do we leverage all available talent, especially the under-utilized women talent and the growing pool of Millennials? Millennials have little patience for hierarchy, top down decision making process and the lack of line of sight of their work to the purpose of the organization.They value learning over financial rewards. They have greater loyalty for companies offering solutions to specific social problems. Research shows that millennials want to work for leaders who can communicate how their work is tied to the mission, vision of the organization.
They value honesty, communication, approachability and being supportive, as traits of a good leader.
Since millennials and Gen Z will constitute more than 50% of the working population by 2020, its time we re-evaluate what kinds of leadership will engage the future workforce and be successful.

Conference Speakers

Other eminent speakers:

Ms. K. Ratna Prabha, Chief Secretary, Karnataka, Ram K Mudholkar (President, DuPont South Asia), Farzana Chowdhury (MD & CEO, GreenDelta Insurance, Bangladesh), Reema Nanavathy (Director, SEWA), Anne Carin Mansson (Country HR Manager India, IKEA), Per Hornel (Director, IKEA), Zareen Mahmud Hosien (Founder, ED, HerStory Foundation, Partner, Snehasish Mahmud and Co.), Anita George (Executive Vice President, Growth Markets, CDPQ), Saurabh Srivastava (Serial Entrepreneur and Institution Builder), Ajit George (Director, Shanti Bhavan), Uma Reddy (Founder President, eMERG and Head Hitech Magnetics), Parveen Mahmud (MD, Grameen Telecom Trust, Bangladesh), Neeru Abrol (Ex CMD, National Fertilizer Ltd), Asha Gupta (President, Asia Pacific, Tupperware), Rajat Kathuria (Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER), Jose Antonio Hoyos Castaneda (Project Coordinator, Vincent Ferrer Foundation)

Conference Participants

TalentNomics will bring together 150 + men and women change-drivers who are looking to create a new generation of leaders. Leaders and opinion makers from different generations and sectors, and students who aspire for a different tomorrow, will participate in an open and provocative environment to discuss bold ideas about leadership that can leverage all talent to lead us to sustainable success.
Each participants will leave with:

  • Better understanding of what is “success” in the new world
  • New ideas about key traits for a successful leader of tomorrow
  • Innovative practices and thoughts on how to build a stronger pipeline of successful leaders
  • Wider network of contacts with leaders from different sectors


Time Session
8.00 – 8.45 AM Breakfast and Registration
9.00 – 9.15 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

Ipsita Kathuria (Founder and CEO, TalentNomics India)

9.15 – 10.00 AM Guest of Honor Address

Honorable Minister H.K. Patil (Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Govt of Karnataka)

Inaugural Address: K Ratna Prabha (IAS Chief Secretary, Karnataka)

Key Note Address: Redefine Success or Prepare to Fail: Ambassador Melanne Verveer (Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Ambassador-at-large of Global Women’s Issues, Author, Professor, ex-Chief of Staff to Hilary Clinton)

10.00 – 11.00 AM Session 1: Tapping the Untapped: The Blackhole of Talent

Ram K Mudholkar(Co-founder of Global BioAg Linkages, Ex-President, DuPontSouthAsia)

Farzana Chowdhury (Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, Bangladesh)

Uma Reddy(Managing Director, HiTech Magnetics & Electronics PvtLtd, Founder President,eMERG-Engineering Manufacturer Entrepreneurs Resource Group)

Jose Antonio Hoyos Castañeda (Project Coordinator, Vicente Ferrer Foundation-RDT)

Moderator : Anita George (Executive VP, Growth Markets, CDPQ, former Sr. Dir, World Bank)

11.00 – 11.30 AM Networking Tea
11.30 12.15 PM Session 2: Success is Beyond Numbers: Lead with Purpose (Case Studies)

Eva Lorge (Country Leadership Development Leader, Ikea)

Asha Gupta (President, Asia Pacific, Tupperware)

Moderator: Lathika Pai ( Managing Partner Tekinroads Consulting LLP )

12.15 – 1.00 PM Session 3: Building the Talent Pipeline: Empowerment is more than Education

Ajit George (Director, Shanti Bhavan)

Reema Nanavathy (Director Self-Employed Women’s Association of India SEWA)

Moderator: Vijayalakshmi Rao(Mentor/Advisor (ANEW, EWIT) )

1.00 – 2.15 PM Networking Lunch
2.15 – 3.00 PM Session 4: Un-Stereotyping Mindsets and Empowering our Girls

Parveen Mahmud (MD, Grameen Telecom Trust, Bangladesh), Zareen Mahmud Hosien (Founder, ED, HerStory Foundation), Prashant Sankaran (Director Interweave & Mentor), Krshna Prashant (Brand and Campaigns Associate, Uber), Nikita Singla (Consultant, The World Bank Group)

Moderator: Neeti Banerjee (Founder & CEO, TalentNomics Inc.)

3.00 – 3.20 PM Session 5: Re-Imagining Leadership: Mentoring. Inspiring. Empowering

Ipsita Kathuria (Founder and CEO, TalentNomics India)

Neeti Banerjee (Founder and CEO, TalentNomics Inc.)

3.20 – 3.45 PM Networking Tea
3.45 – 4:45 PM Session 6: Table Discussion: Building Leaders of Tomorrow: Together We Can!

Women (3 tables) | Millennial & Gen Z (3 tables) | Grass-root leaders (3 tables) | Entrepreneurs (3 tables)

Coordinators: Ritvik Lukose(CEO, Vahura), Juhee Sinha (Founder, Younique), Sashwat Brahma (Organic Farmer, former Head, Risk Reporting, Standard Chartered Bank), Nikita Singla (Consultant, The World Bank Group)

4.45 – 5.30 PM Session 7: Report out Inform to Reform

Innovative Ideas for Expanding Leadership Talent Pool

5.30 – 5.50 PM Session 8: Dare to Care

What is one A-ha moment/big learning/one action you pledge to take from the conference that will make you dare to care?

Ram K Mudholkar (Co-founder of Global BioAg Linkages, Ex-President, DuPont South Asia), Neeta Boochra (Ex-National President, FICCI Ladies Organization), Archana Hingorani (Co-Founder, Siana Capital Management, Ex-CEO, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited)

5.50 – 6.00 PM Closing and Vote of thanks

Neeru Abrol (Sr. Advisor,IL& FS Environment, Ex CMD, National Fertilizer Limited, TalentNomics India Board Member)

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