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Theme: Women Empowerment

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November 6, 2022

An evening to share “Ideas Worth Spreading” by Women achievers from various fields of art, education, law, and social work, TEDxYouth@JPS RanebennurWomen is intended to enthuse and energize the audience to revisit their ideas about the role of each group of people in the society and reflect on the need to work in unison to establish a progressive society. This event will bring together accomplished women to present new knowledge and novel thoughts and motivate young minds and inspire our guests to think deeply about self-awareness, promotion of gender sensitivity, good mental health practices, the role of art and culture to mould a healthy and happy society around us. The audience, a congregation of parents, educators, students, social workers, entrepreneurs, self-made leaders, and others, will have an opportunity to engage in a conversation and discuss the need for encouraging schools in practising these ideas to promote a progressive India. We hope that this event will motivate all our stakeholders and the larger community around us to use this global platform to get exposed to new ideas, share their innovative views with the outside world, and progress in their journey to live fulfilling life!

Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology P.O.Box No. 325
Shamanur Road Davangere
DAVANAGERE, Karnataka, 577004
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Dr.Ashwini N.V

Founder- Director: Muktha Foundation
Dr.Ashwini N.V is the founder-director of Muktha Foundation, an organization committed to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting mental health. She is also the curator of a project called 'Say Yes to Wellness. She is a Gold Medalist in Post Graduate Studies in Psychological Counselling and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. She was earlier a faculty member in the Post Graduate Dept of Psychological Counselling/Psychology at Montfort College & Jain University. She is a counseling psychologist with practice and research interest in the area of intervention & prevention of interpersonal violence. She was recognized as one of the 100 ‘leaders under 30’ from across the globe for her idea titled ‘FOCUS formula to foster mental health in low & middle-income countries at the St.Gallen Symposium, in May 2015. Muktha Foundation was appreciated by Kailash Sathyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner for its collaboration with Young Indians of Confederation of Indian Industries for Project - Masoom.

Mrs.Farzana Dohadwalla

Currently, Executive Chairperson of Crimson Education, helping IB Diploma students wishing to secure admission to Indian Universities and have more than three decades of experience as an Academic specialist. She has driven growth & quality for India’s premier schools. She is a specialist in the Indian & International schooling system (K-12). Her Innovations include “Inquiry Learning, Student Voice & Choice, Student-led classrooms, Local to Global context, Concept driven classrooms” and she has trained 4000+ teachers and guided 33000+ students. When she was the IB Representative for South Asia & the number grew from 2 to 100+ IB Authorised Schools. She has served as a Member of the AISM, Member of the Fee Review Commission established by the Government of Maharashtra, a Member of FICCI Arise, and a Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Maharashtra International Board. She received Life Time Achievement Award from the South Asia IB Schools Association.

Ms.Asma Aziz

Transformation Facilitator | Healer
Asma is on a Mission to transform the Education System Globally and Enable 10 million people to become Successful & Confident, by reinstating their belief in themselves & live their passion. She is driven towards a Vision of a world full of Thought Leaders & Awakened Consciousness, with no fear and guilt. Living fully self-expressed & living their passion, full of Love, Peace, Happiness & Fulfilment. Helping people learn to be the creators of their own life, rather than struggle with it. About 18 years back she started another journey; a quest to identify my place and function in the grand design and scheme of things. She believes whatever we ask for, the Universe always answers and she got her answers from life navigating me into study multiple modalities for self-growth, like, Hypnotherapy, Ontology (metaPhysics), epiGenetics, NLP, Reiki & Law of Attraction. Every milestone felt like the end of the world, but the learning is “whatever does not kill you, only makes you stronger”


Corporate and Real Estate Lawyer
Educated in India and the UK as Solicitor, Ms.Purvi Asher is an integral part of corporate and real estate teams. She advises on dispute resolution, real estate law, intellectual property rights, employment laws & general corporate law. She also has experience in litigation and has represented clients in several contentious cases before various courts including before the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court. She has been acclaimed as a "Noted Lawyer" in the practice area of Real Estate – Chambers & Partners 2016. She was named 'Woman Legal Leader of the year' by Future Woman Leader Digital Summit & Awards 2022 and nominated in 4 categories for ALB Women in Law Awards, 2021. She has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Women in Business Law Awards APAC in the category of Real Estate Lawyer of the Year. Professional Affiliations include: Member of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, Bombay Incorporated Law Society, Mumbai Member of Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Ms.Saraswathy Ramamoorthy

Co-founder : Learning Matters, Bengaluru
Ms.Saraswathy Ramamoorthy is Co-founder at Learning Matters, a Bengaluru-based edtech organization that is transforming the way teachers teach & students learn. An early childhood education (ECCE) expert by heart & passion, she has worked in the education domain as an educator & educationist for more than 20 years. Her core expertise is in designing & developing educational curricula & programs, teaching children, training teachers, as well as creating digital education products & programs. She has two M.S.Degrees from Purdue University, USA - one in Child Development & Family Studies & another in Special Education. She has learned, imbibed & implemented educational perspectives & pedagogical practices from many different philosophies & countries & beautifully blend the best of them all into her approach to & work in education & edtech. Saraswathy is also a proficient, skilled writer & public speaker. She is especially passionate about empowering and enabling women.


Head: Education Initiatives at Aspire For Her
Neeraja Ganesh heads the Education Initiatives at Aspire For Her, an organisation with a vision to impact 1 million+ woman and add 5B$ to India’s GDP through increased participation of women in the workforce by 2025. She switched her career to work in the space of gender diversity after a successful career in the IT industry managing large teams, delivery of IT projects, Operational excellence, and customer delight for large banking captives for 25 years. Neeraja had served as the Director – Relationships at the National Education Society of Karnataka. She has also headed the JobsForHer Foundation. She has also been on the jury panel for many “Innovation” Competitions including the MIT Sloan School of Management, USA’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge. She received the "JobsForHerRising" award for "Women Professionals" in 2019 & "women in Education" in 2020, "Women in Impact Category" in 2021 & "Women’s Web Orange Flower" Award for Writing on Women at Work in 2020.

Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri

Bharatanatyam Artist
Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri is a name associated with art, culture, social work, Bharatiya tradition, samskruta, & Bharatanatyam. An "A" Grade artist from Doordarshan, an Empanelled artist of ICCR, enlisted in FOI cell, Ministry of Culture Govt of India, & also a member of CID UNESCO, CCRT, and Zonal Cultural Centers, Veena has extensively performed on ICCR tour to Columbia, solo performances at Washington DC, USA, Sydney Australia, Mahatma Gandhi Cultural Center & ICC in Mauritius, London, Zurich, Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Germany, ICC Bangkok, Thailand, Doha, Dubai, Stroudsburg- USA, are to name a few that have gained appreciation and applauses for her deep understanding of Indian Philosophy that gets manifestation in her presentations. She has been honored with the title "Laasya Tandava Shivakala Shiromani" by Kailash Ashrama Mahasamsthana Trust "Nrutyashree" by the Ministry of Odisha and Ministry of I &B "Natya Mayuri" in Sadhana International Yoga & Art Festival, China.

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Bengaluru, India