The message is out and clear – to make a difference in the real world, women ought to take charge. And, that is only the way forward. In keeping with the vision to inspire women to take upon the onus of shaping a more harmonious society; Bengaluru plays host to an International Women’s Conference slated to take place between February 23-25 at the Bengaluru Ashram. An initiative by the Art of Living; the concept titled Life: A Mystical Journey will see a convergence of thought leaders from myriad fields, aims to open up new possibilities for the delegates to grow personally towards social commitment and contribution. We speak to women leaders to share the inside track with us.
To discover, unlearn and learn: “Life brims with learning. Girls and women of all ages today have a hunger for development – they seek out formal education, ponder deep topics in close circles and leverage technology to learn continuously. We remember milestones as sparkling moments along the development path: the ‘eureka’ of discovering a vocation, the rich satisfaction of achieving a stretch goal, robust pride at pioneering, and the bliss of enlightenment. I look at this as a journey with 500 extraordinary women from around the globe, illuminating life’s mysteries together!” shares Elizabeth Coffey, founder & MD, Spark Leadership.
While it’s the thirst for development that eggs on a few, treading on an unknown path is what excites Adriana Marais, a theoretical physicist, head of innovation at SAP Africa. “To me, the allure of the unknown has always felt far more powerful then the comfort of the known. Exploring the intersection between science and spirituality, logic and experience, in the context of understanding the wonder of the phenomenon of life, is a journey into the unknown that I am thrilled to be participating in an international conference which is pretty much the need of the hour!”
The conference has many acclaimed speakers such as Arundhati Bhattacharya: former State Bank of India chairman, Rani Mukherjee: actress, Amish Mehta: author, Master Guangpu : founder, Tongxin Foundation, China, Dr. Weibke Koenig: head of Global Leadership Academy, Germany Vivia Ferragamo: fashion designer, Italy and Chetana Gala Sinha: founder and chairman, Manndeshi Foundation.
Get going and growing: Sans an age limit (anyonve above 18 can participate), the idea is to help women to open up new possibilities for the delegates to grow personally towards social commitment and contribution. Concluding on a similiar note, social entrepreneur Trisha Neogi believes the idea is to integrate feminity with all aspects of live. “It gives me immense pleasure to be participating in this conference. It’s about integrating femininity with all aspect of life and also developing and understanding different levels of humanity. I am really looking forward to all the motivational conversations and the inspirational interactions as well as profound aspirations and all these will be connected with a mystical thread of life,” she signs off....