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Theme: Breaking Barriers

This event occurred on
March 29, 2019
5:00pm - 9:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Friday, 29th March, 2019 | 5PM onwards | NCPA (Tata Theater), Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

We're shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of the world's most extraordinary women risk-takers and innovators who are breaking barriers and changing the rules of the game.

Celebrating innovators and pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates.

This event is for everyone who wants to take part in in a thought-provoking celebration of women who catalyze ideas towards action.

Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001
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Aditi Prasad

STEM Advocate
Aditi Prasad founded Indian Girls Code to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders in India. She sought to empower underprivileged girls in an orphanage in Trichy using coding and robotics. Aditi is on a mission to inspire and educate young girls and boys to learn to code and develop real-world solutions for real-world challenges. Aditi is harnessing the power of robotics, coding, STEM & Maker Space to make school education more interactive and immersive. Robotix Learning Solutions aims to inspire and equip the next generation of innovators and creators. In 2014, under the aegis of Robotix, they next laid the groundwork for ‘Indian Girls Code’, a free, hands-on coding and robotics education programme for underprivileged girls. The first Indian Girls Code initiative was at an all girls orphanage Annai Ashram in Trichy, Tamil Nadu India, teaching 75 girls coding and robotics.

Ankita Shah

Spoken Poet & Storyteller

Ashweetha Shetty

Rural Social Worker

Jody Williams

Nobel Laureate
Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman – and third American woman – in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Since her protests of the Vietnam War, she has been a life-long advocate of freedom, self-determination and human and civil rights. Like others who have seen the ravages of war, she is an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace – a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Williams believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart. It requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on environmental justice and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet.

Johnathan Rives


M Arunachalam

Inventor & Revolutionary

Vidya Subramanian

Bharatanatyam Artist

Organizing team


Mumbai / Delhi, India