LIFE 2018, KMA’s Women's Leadership Conclave, on May 4
Kochi: The Kerala Management Association (KMA) is once again gearing up for the Women's Leadership Conclave – LIFE 2018. This year, the event will be held on May 4 at Centre Hotel, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi. LIFE, which is the acronym for 'Lead, Inspire, Fulfill and Empower', is the general theme that is adopted for the conclave every year.
Without breaking from tradition, this year too the event will see an interesting line-up of speakers. Some of the leading and prominent women leaders of corporate India and all walks of life will address the conclave. Nirupama Rao, former Indian Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to the US and China will be the Chief Guest. Noted Indian film director and scriptwriter Anjali Menon will be the Guest of Honour. Tessy Thomas, who is also known as 'India's Missile Woman', has been invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the inaugural session. Actor Asha Sharath is also being invited as a speaker.
The sessions include two panel discussions. The morning session brings together leading entrepreneurs and professionals and the evening session will comprise young achievers in the age group of 17-35 years.
Sumathi Srinivas, Founder and CEO of Twilight Group, Chennai and Editor of WE Magazine will deliver the special address.
The panel of leading entrepreneurs and professionals will be chaired by Sujatha Madhav Chandran, Global Head, Asset Solutions, TCS. The panellists include Lekha Balachandran, MD of Resitech Electricals; Shalini James, Founder and Lead Designer, Mantra and Thushara James, Leading Advocate, High Court of Kerala.
The panel of young achievers include Diwia Thomas, Founder and CEO of Paper Trail; Neenu Jacob, Sr. Vice President, Start TV; Anubha Sinha, MD, Ray 3D Technologies; Ardra Chandramouli, Founder and MD, Akeka Biochemicals and Anie Ribu Joshy, Anti-Drug Activist, Blogger and Mind Power Trainer.
A fun-filled entertaining session has also been included as part of the conclave. It will have a special performance by Vikram Sridhar, performance story teller and theatre practitioner from Bengaluru.
"The Women Leadership Conclave is an annual event of KMA which is organised every year. It is usually held close to International Women's Day, but we had to push it this time since the diamond jubilee celebration of KMA was held during that time. This is the sixth conclave and the third one which I am heading," said Maria Abraham, Chairperson, Women Managers' Forum.