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This event occurred on
December 19, 2020
Pune, Maharashtra

The Event is all The about wonderful ladies from the community, most of them first time TEDx speakers, coming together on a single platform to share some amazing ideas! The Event will be a virtually curated one with a live audience on a virtual platform! An interesting venture into hosting the Event live, during the New Normal.

The Lexicon International School Wagholi Auditorium
Lexicon Estate
Pune Nagar Road
Pune, Maharashtra, 412207
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Dr. Henna Ganjwala

Consultant, The Wildlife Trust of India's Emergency Response Network/ Owner, Critter Care Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Henna has completed her Bachelors in Veterinary Science from Bombay Veterinary College in 2013 and Masters in Conservation Medicine from Murdoch University, Australia in 2015. Apart from this, she has also done a course in wildlife medicine is South Africa and has worked with a plethora of birds, reptiles, large mammals and carnivores. She has worked at Perth Zoo and Kanyana Wildlife Rescue centre where she has treated a wide range of animals and birds. Treating birds, turtles, tortoises, snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and all kinds of Exotic animals and native wildlife is her area of expertise. She runs two branches of her clinic, Critter Care Veterinary Clinic, in Mumbai, which is primarily an exotic and avian pet practice, along with medicine and surgery of urban wildlife. In addition, she is also a consultant and a part of the Wildlife Trust of India's Emergency Response Network. She was part of the Sambar Lake bird rescue in 2019.

Dr.Raji Ajwani Ramchandani

Post Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies at IIT, Mumbai
Dr. Raji is an aspiring entrepreneur, researcher, academic, industry professional, author and grassroots worker having over 25 years of experience working pan India and in the USA. She is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies at IIT Bombay .Her current research lies at the intersection of circular economy, policy and emerging technology like blockchain, IoT and AI. The team is working on developing solutions that can enable valorisation of industrial by products as well as incentivize source level segregation at the household level to close material loops as well as facilitate an inclusive approach by creating livelihood opportunities

Ms. Ananya Sharma

Student and MUN Speaker
She's a twelfth grader and has always shown an inclination towards vocal activities and competitions like elocution, debates, MUNs and speeches. Her interest helped her to get voted as the President of the Rhetoric Society of her school. Along with speaking, her other interests lie in reading books and traveling, and at times, a combination of both of these. Reading books has always helped her widen her imagination, and traveling has always given Ananya loads of memories and stories to look back at and cherish.

Ms. Diksha Vohra

Lawyer, Fun Blogger, Social Media Influencer, Model
Messy hair, Dreamy eyes, Loving heart That makes her -Diksha Vohra. Blessed with an attitude of gratitude, she likes to believe that the Universe holds all the good energies that can drive you to success. She is a determined lawyer by profession and a fun blogger by passion. Born to an army family, her strengths have been self belief, rationality and unconditional love. She is a dreamer and completely believes in living life on the t&c's that she has laid out for herself. She takes pride in the fact that her journey has elements of struggle, confusion, victories and revelations. After proving my mettle academically with a lawyer's degree in a society that still is "judgemental", I managed to hold the reins of my life and take a route towards happiness and a happy me. Today, I interact and strive to inspire over 90,000 young minds through my happy content. I want to be remembered as a fun person who is happy to share her life, her lessons and her journey with her followers.

Ms. Ishani Sasdev

Teach For India Fellow
She's a young 23 year old woman who wants work within the Educational world to make learning easy and more conducive to young minds. She started her education in Florida, studying Astrobiology but due to an illness, she had to restart her education in India. She's a recent graduate and a Teach For India Fellow.

Ms. Ivania Vipin

Student, Grade 2
Ivania is a motivated and organized 7 year old student who demonstrates strong abilities in curricular and extra curricular activities and incredibly curious to learn new concepts .She is deeply focused to improve her proficiency and acquire skills in the field of communication and public speaking. She loves drawing and also is a computer coding enthusiast, keen on solving problems methodically.

Ms. Jaspriya Kaur Gandhok

Life Coach and Facilitator
Jaspriya Gandhok, an exhausted but extremely proud, single mother of two amazing teenagers, a life coach and facilitator by profession and a poetess by passion. In short, I am a juggler of many hats, as is the case with most of the women around her Recent events in her life and the lockdown had a huge impact on her worldview. In a very short period, life, as she knew it, and her identity was lost. However, these events transformed her in ways that have resulted in a better version of her. She feels that she is reinventing herself as a person.

Ms. Laleh Busheri

CEO, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM)
PCCM began because there were patients who quit treatment midway Irony of the fact was that a number of these patients could have been successfully treated. Prashanti was born due to the unfulfilled needs of departed Cancer patients, care givers, survivors, volunteers and doctors touched by cancer! Her educational background includes a Bachelor in Law (L.L.B) followed by a Master’s degree (L.L.M) at University of Mumbai for which she was awarded a training fellowship. To pursue her true passion and acumen for social work, Laleh started counselling and helping needy cancer patients and families at PCCM. Today, Laleh is friend-in-chief of this well-established and reputed NGO that provides free or affordable diagnosis, medical treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy), patient support and rehabilitation to cancer patients PCCM touches the lives of over 30,000 cancer affected families.

Ms. Mayara Sharma

Student, Professional Golfer
A hardworking compassionate and proven Champion in the Golf Circuit and a prominent MUN Speaker with excellent Leadership and Communication skills. A true sports person possessing values, like fighting spirit, hard work, diligent, focused are a few to mention, possessed by Mayara. She is a perfect balance of a fantastic heart and a brilliant mind, a balance of the two needed to reach the zenith of success. She has been a Multiple time winner on the National golfing feeder tour. She’s been a part of quite a few MUNs and also held the position of the Director general of the LEXIMUN 2020.She’s been an extensive part of the school student council, holding the post of Cultural captain of TLISW 2020-21 And has been a Prefect for 3 consecutive years She is also an Orator/ elocutionist who has hosted and has been a part of several projects and events over the years.

Ms. Pooja Misal

Founder of SMEF'sBrick Group
The Founder of SMEF's Brick Group, with a desire to transform the learning industry in India. She has earned her MBA from Cardiff University and is currently pursuing her PhD in education. She has also completed a course in Financial Management for non-profit from Harvard University. One of the youngest educators, she took on the task of starting up an institute designed for the progressive India at 24. She continues to strive for excellence at the institute to match global standards and creating an encouraging learning atmosphere. Pooja is passionate about Education and plans to set-up a private university.

Ms. Ria Vardhan

Ex Professional Tennis Player, 7th in Asia
Ria is an ex-professional tennis player ranked 7th in Asia who graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with BSc Banking and Finance degree. Currently working at JSW Sports to create an ecosystem for aspiring Olympic athletes by providing strategic direction for building the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) brand & managing CSR partnerships. She also aids in the development of world class sports infrastructure in India through sports consultancy. An outdoor enthusiast, Ria has been on multiple expeditions including cycling from Manali to Leh on the highest motorable road in the world to promote organ donation and trekking to the Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Ms. Seema Ghiya

Professional Artist
Seema is a professional Artist, creating art work of paintings for last 20 years. Drawing & painting was always her passion and now her profession. In addition to being a Home maker, she has exhibited her paintings in 15 solo shows and 30 group shows in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi & London. She travelled extensively in rural India to capture our culture & heritage on canvas in its real form. She does paintings in water color, nib scribbling , oil & acrylic.

Ms. Yogini Bagade

Information Technology Trainer ( Microsoft
Yogini is an Information Technology Trainer (Microsoft) by Profession. An avid dancer, currently pursuing her Kathak and Bollywood with her dance gurus. She has done many stage shows and hosted many musical shows and interviews. She has her own YouTube channel for technical knowledge sharing. She feels that family is the most important part of one's life. She always follow the rule Whatever will be, will be. She is a believer in the Grand Overall Design ( GOD ) for my highest good.

Organizing team

Lexicon Wagholi
Vice Principal

Pune, India
  • Malita James
    Team member
  • Patricia Dcunha
    Post production
  • Soban Reddy