“Embarking on a Transformative Journey: Amity University Gurugram’s International Women’s Week Celebration starts with a week-long Leadership Development Program, aptly named ‘Empowering Women For Leadership: Progressing Together,’ curated by the esteemed Academic Staff College.” from 04-08 March, 2024 

 The celebrations inaugurated with the symbolic lighting of the lamp, ushering in an atmosphere of inspiration and enlightenment. A harmonious invocation of muses followed, resonating with the spirit of the program, a celebration of music and creativity that set the tone for the empowering week ahead.

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 During the Inaugural, Prof PB Sharma, the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Gurugram, shed light on the profound role of women in mythology, emphasizing the timeless importance of honesty and kindness in their narratives. Drawing parallels to ancient wisdom, he underscored the significance of these virtues as timeless guiding principles for leadership. Prof Sharma emphasied on Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Spiritual Quotient (SQ) in effective leadership. He spoke eloquently about the need for leaders, especially women, to navigate with emotional intelligence and spiritual insight, fostering a holistic approach to decision- making. Prof Sharma took a moment to acknowledge the commendable gender ratio within the faculty at Amity University Gurugram, emphasizing a balanced representation. His encouragement for women not to sacrifice their potential resonated deeply, promoting a culture of empowerment and equal opportunities. Prof Sharma address served as a beacon for the empowering journey that lay ahead, leaving a lasting impact on all those fortunate enough to be present during this significant event.

 Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, Chair – G20 Empower India & Past President – FICCI delivered a compelling address on International Women’s Day. With eloquence and authority, she shared insights and perspectives that resonated with the spirit of empowerment and gender equality. Dr. Reddy’s words encapsulated the essence of the occasion, inspiring and motivating everyone present. Her impactful contribution during the International Women’s Day celebration left a lasting impression, further emphasizing the importance of women’s leadership and their invaluable role in shaping a progressive society.

 Ms. Anna Roy, Principal Economic Adviser – NITI Aayog, Government of India, shared a unique perspective on women’s empowerment, highlighting her personal stance on the term. She acknowledged her privilege, emphasizing the scarcity of opportunities for many women. Ms. Roy stressed the importance of supportive mentors and addressed issues in Cyber- Physical Technology, particularly information asymmetry. Advocating collaborative programs for the Women Entrepreneurship Cell, she expressed concerns about excessive funding focus, urging recognition of efforts. Drawing from cultural references, she emphasized the value of hard work and cited Prime Minister Modi’s proactive stance on A.I. Ms. Anna Roy’s insights underscore the need for collective efforts and strategic focus for an empowered future.

 Dr. Meeta Brahma, Director NIIT Ltd, during her engaging address, delved into the remarkable work of NIIT in empowering individuals through technology. She shared insightful perspectives on how technology can be a catalyst for empowerment, transforming lives and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. Dr. Meeta Brahma drew inspiration from management guru Peter Drucker, quoting his wisdom on managing oneself. She emphasized the critical importance of self-awareness, urging the audience to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Dr. Brahma introduced the concept of “Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver.” This framework encapsulated a holistic approach to goal setting and achievement, inspiring the audience to envision their aspirations, strategize a plan, and diligently work towards realizing their dreams.

Prof Dr. Rajita Kulkarni, Hon’ble President, Sri Sri University, Odisha, shared impactful insights on leadership, emphasizing genuine connections, courage, and effective communication. Beyond conventional traits, she highlighted self-discovery, adaptability, and stress relief through practices like meditation. Dr. Kulkarni promoted a problem-solving mindset, advocating resilience and adaptability. Stressing the role of a robust team, she explored diverse leadership styles with a focus on collaboration and empowerment. Her dynamic presentation left a lasting impact, equipping the audience with strategies for navigating evolving leadership landscapes and fostering empowerment and motivation.

 Prof. Sanjana Vij, Prof, Liberal Arts, Director, Academic Staff College, Amity University Haryana delivered a powerful Opening Address on Women’s Day, emphasizing the Leadership Development Program’s role in enhancing faculty growth and fostering essential leadership skills. Her impactful speech set the tone for a transformative journey, highlighting the program’s significance in empowering women within the academic community. Prof Sanjna Vij’s words resonated with a clear vision for personal and professional development, inspiring participants to actively engage in the program for valuable insights and growth opportunities.

 “An inspiring turnout of 95 eager learners, including Heads of Departments, faculty members, and dedicated research scholars, enthusiastically registered and actively engaged in our transformative Leadership Development Program, titled ‘Empowering Women For Leadership: Progressing Together.’

 In a heartfelt Vote of Thanks, Prof. Sanjana Vij extended her gratitude to the esteemed speakers, dignitaries, and participants whose presence and contributions enriched the Leadership Development Program.