The Shift Series in association with NITI Aayog and tGELF (The Global Education and Leadership Foundation) is privileged to be part of the “Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)”, an important Indo-US initiative under the Trump administration. As part of the ‘ROAD TO GES’, The Shift Series is organizing a series of events through which we want to highlight the role that women have in changing the world.
The first of these events was held in New Delhi at The Q’la on November 11, 2017. “enGENDERed Dialogues...Women Changing the World” showcased speakers like JAMUNA TUDU, SAPNA MOTY BHAVNANI,
POOJA BEDI who inspired the audience with their grit and gumption in rising above all odds.
Continuing the "enGENDERed Dialogues" conversation, our next event precedes the opening of the GES summit. “enGENDERed Dialogues 2.0... Shuruaat Hoon Main” will be held in Hyderabad at The Trident Hotel on November 28, 2017.
A curated experience, this event will give rise to and stimulate conversations around the central theme of women leading initiatives, going on to actualize their unlimited potential and taking their place in the new world order.
From grassroots warriors, philantropists to media and political personalities, the speakers selected for this event are an eclectic mix. The speakers will draw on their personal and professional life experiences focusing on the theme of women empowerment.
Our engaging line up of speakers includes but is not limited to:
LAXMI NARAYAN TRIPATHI, Transgender and social activist Changing The Third Gender Narrative
A Kinnar/hijra social activist. A dancer. An actress. A celebrity.
Laxmi’s aim is to bring about the recognition of human rights of sexual minorities, especially transgender persons, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
with having given birth to “Hinglish” - a heady, irreverent mix of Hindi (India’s national language) and English (also recognized as one of the Indian languages), that spoke to readers in an entirely new way. Shobhaa De was honoured with her own imprint under the Penguin Random House umbrella. She features at a position of 93 on a 2017 list of 200 of the world’s most influential/ inspirational authors. A list headed by J.K. Rowling.
Ms. De, who is the recipient of several awards for her journalistic contributions, writes prolifically for Indian and international publications, is recognized as an important social commentator and something of an authority on popular culture.
Ms. De is on the Readers’ Digest List of “India’s Most Trusted People” , along with Ratan Tata and Dr. Abdul Kalam, on the list of ‘50 Most Powerful Women in India’ published by the DNA Newspaper, on DNA’s ‘The 50 Influentials’ list’. She was also on the Absolute Power List 2014, featuring just 8 super achievers including Barkha Dutt,Chanda Kochhar and Kiran Majumdar Shaw. Featured on the list of Google’s 20 Most Searched Indian Women of 2014.
SUNDEEP RAO, India’s first visually impaired stand up Mothers, Wives And Daughters: The Women In A Man's Life
Sundeep Rao is India's only blind comic... actually partially blind! He brings his comic foresight, which unlike his sight is rather clear. Influenced by Indians and inspired by the world; Sundeep has been a professional comic since 2012. An improvisational actor and voice over artist, he brings his unique style and dry humour to stages across India!