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Theme: The 'Next Big Idea' for Women Empowerment in India

This event occurred on
November 29, 2015
1:00pm - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Raipur, Chhattisgarh

The concept : Where the ideas are bigger than the people. A stage for mavericks to enlighten the community about what is going to be the next big thing in the years to come.

This year we dedicate the event to those women who have managed to break the glass ceiling despite the odds being stacked against them. Our event this year will feature such women who have gone against convention to achieve success, as they share “The Next BIG Idea” for women empowerment in India.

Featuring all women speakers, TEDx IIM Raipur 2015 will raise pertinent questions about women-centric issues by leading personalities from the fields of Education, Entrepreneurship, Social Activism, Media & Entertainment etc.

IIM Raipur
GEC Campus, Sejbahar
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492015
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Archana Sardana

India’s first woman Building Aerial Span Earth (BASE) jumper. She is also askydiver, a scuba diving instructor, and a mountaineer
India’s first woman Building Aerial Span Earth (BASE) jumper. She is also a skydiver, a scuba diving instructor, and a mountaineer.

Dr. Rachna Jain

Founding member, Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS)
A gynaecologist and founding member of Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), an organisation of health care professionals that provides low-cost community health services in the tribal and rural regions of Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh.

Hema Balakrishnan

Founder - Color D Earth, An Eco Socio Enterprise
Founder of Color D Earth, an Eco-Socio Enterprise that empowers a modern woman with its very own Jewellery made from clay.

Manisha Gulyani

ICCR Kathak Artiste & teacher-cum-performer for ICC centres.
Manisha holds the National research fellowship, National scholarship both junior and senior from Government of India. She is also titled for merit scholarship from Jaipur Kathak Kendra. She was honoured OMI International Dance Residency award, USA in 2007, ISFI Gold Award by International Sufi Festival Ajmer in 2012 and Youth Icon Award 2014 in Arts at Jaipur, India. She is also a potential Kathak Artiste for Cirque De Soleil's upcoming productions, Toronto and a graded artiste from Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently she is a research fellow under Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Nilima Achwal

An entrepreneur working toward a gender-equal India through high-impact, scalable approaches. Founder of 'Iesha' & 'Badal Ja!'
Founder of *Iesha* and *Badal Ja*. An Entrepreneur working toward a gender equal India through impact scalable approaches.

Seema Azharuddin

Senior Consultant in Management Leadership and Communication Skills, Producer/ Actor/ Activist/ Journalist
Senior Consultant in Management Leadership and Communication Skills Producer/ Actor/ Activist/ Journalist

Smita Nair Jain

COO, Member of Leadership Team, Barclays Technology Centre India
She is one of the new generation management gurus who throws new light on corporate behavior and particularly its global aspect. She is also one of the best keynote speakers of all times. Presently, she is the COO at Barclays Technology Center India - Barclays India.

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Raipur, India