ABOUT AWLS

Inspire inclusion in the era of GenAI & Robotics

Launched in 2016, AWLS has emerged as a credible platform that provide leaders- women and men- an opportunity to celebrate the journeys of successful women leaders and exchange ideas on how to develop and nurture women leaders to achieve a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable growth. It also provides leading organizations to showcase their exemplary work in DEI and thus promote their brand, especially for talent. Participants have an excellent opportunity to network, find mentors and make new connections.

OVERVIEW

A recent assessment report by UN Women is titled “The World is failing girls and women” and estimates the need of an additional USD 360 billion in investment per year to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. As for women in corporate leadership, the current situation reflects both progress and persistent challenges. While there has been an increase in women's representation in corporate leadership, disparities persist, with women still underrepresented in top executive positions and boardrooms. The global gender pay gap remains a concern, and women often face challenges in achieving equal pay. Women-led startups are growing, but obstacles in accessing funding persist. With the advent of GenAI, society is at the cusp of a massive transformation. Another big technological change is advances in Robotics. When AI meets robotics, big changes will follow. Established businesses will be transformed. New businesses will emerge. Some say that more than 50% of current jobs may not exist. Which jobs will survive? How would this affect women in workforce? What can leaders do to promote gender parity as they embrace GenAI and Robotics.

AGENDA

    • 14.20 PM- 15.10 PM Gender Pay Gap How are companies finding and fixing this.

      Facilitated session on perspectives and tools for effective professional networking.
      Group activity led by the facilitator to utilise the networking and ice-breaker tools in smaller roundtable groups followed by learnings debrief

    • 15:10 – 15:30 Corporate Presentation

      Moderator:

      Nitin Goil - Senior Advisor - Asia Pacific,NeuroLeadership Institute

      Kaustav Chakhravarthy - CHRO, Hoya Vision Care

      Ryme Dembri – Ex-Head, Leadership, Talent & Culture, ASM

      Soumee De - Workforce Advisory | Partner, People Advisory, EY

      Moderated panel session with HR and D&I Heads on building workforce of the future with a gender-lens approach, followed by Q&A.

      • Upskilling and supporting women to create an inclusive leadership
      • Bringing back women leaders
      • Managing the gender pay-and-opportunity gap
      • Navigating expectations on D&I – quick wins or long-term reforms?
    • 15:30 – 16:00 Networking Coffee Break