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WeAreTheCity India IWD EVENT: ‘Make it Happen’ 16 March 2015

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WATC-India-IWD-Event-Make it happen
WeAreTheCity India is delighted to invite you to celebrate the most important day of the gender calendar,
International Women’s Day!
Key note speaker, Apurva Purohit, CEO of Radio City

Key note speaker, Apurva Purohit, CEO of Radio City

Hosted by event partner, Marriott Hotels, the event will feature inspirational women from across India who will share their secrets of success and give advise on how to get ahead in your career.

The key note speaker of the event will be the unstoppable CEO of Radio City, Apurva Purohit, author of the best selling novel, ‘Lady, You’re Not a Man’.

A lively panel debate will pick up the theme of ‘Make it Happen’, with heavy-weight panelists from the corporate world including:

  • Archana Shiroor – Head of HR, Barclays India
  • Shalini Naagar – Head of Human Resources and Sustainability, India and South Asia, Marks and Spencer
  • Marita Maier – Head of French and German Business Centres India, EY
  • Khushnooma Kapadia – Director of Marketing Communications, Marriott Hotels
  • Roohi Biswas – Head of HR, Jean-Claude Biguine – Paris, India
  • Dr Sahar Bhaloo – Clinical Psychologist for Social Change


The panel debate will be moderated by WeAreTheCity’s very own founder and CEO, Vanessa Vallely.

The talking will be followed by a glittering fashion show courtesy of Marks & Spencer who will present their new business dress collections.  The hair and make up of the models in the show will be styled by Jean-Claude Biguine Paris.

As with all WeAreTheCity events there will be opportunities to network, re-connect and make new contacts. All registered guests will received a free copy of Apurva Purohit’s book, courtesy of Barclays.

Event Format

15:30    Registration
16:00    Welcome from WeAreTheCity Committee
16:15     Key Note Speaker, Apurva Purohit, ‘Accept, adapt and achieve your way to success!’
17:00    Panel debate moderated by Vanessa Vallely
18:00   Tea, coffee, snacks and networking
19:00   ‘Dress for Success’ fashion show from Marks & Spencer on the Terrace
19:45    Networking over cocktails and canapés
21:00   Close
To sign up for the event, click here

The venue for this year’s International Women’s Day event will be the Marriott’s flagship property in the city, JW Marriott Mumbai which has an iconic reputation. Its guest rooms and restaurants are favourite hotspots of business travelers and Bollywood celebrities. Featuring 14,000 square feet of stunning event space, 355 newly renovated rooms and 7 impressive food and beverage outlets, JW Marriott offers some of the most lavish venues for meetings, weddings, events and receptions. For further information on the Marriott’s hotels click here.

Marks & Spencer, the iconic British retailer, opened its first store in India in 2001 and in April 2008 signed a Joint Venture with Reliance Retail to form Marks & Spencer Reliance India Pvt Ltd. Since M&S formed its joint venture partnership with Reliance Retail in 2008, the retailer has built a solid platform to accelerate its growth in India. Marks &Spencer now has 46 stores located across Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Amritsar, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Kochi among other cities. The company aims to build a leadership position in India including in cities such as Mumbai and Delhi by opening a cluster of supporting stores around its flagship store locations along with expanding into attractive secondary cities such as Amritsar, Kanpur and Ludhiana.

In India, Marks & Spencer sells high quality, great value clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Marks & Spencer has also introduced a new standalone concept that is dedicated to bringing the very best of M&S’s exceptional quality, stylish lingerie and edited beauty offer to customers. Marks & Spencer was founded over 129 years ago and currently has 798 stores in UK and over 455 international stores across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

WeAreTheCity India  is an online platform which supports the career development of Indian women through networking, events, thought-leading articles and interviews. The site aims to bring professional women, female entrepreneurs and the charity sector together onto one platform to empower, promote and celebrate the successes of local women in India.

Event details
  • When: 16 March 2015, 16:00 – 21:00
  • Where: JW Marriot Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai


We look forward to seeing you there!
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