New Delhi: TiE Delhi-NCR, the most active and vibrant chapter of the vast TiE global network, hosted New Horizons 2019 on September 6, 2019, Sheraton Hotel in Saket, New Delhi. The conference brought together aspiring entrepreneurs, industry leaders, mentors, investors, and other key stakeholders of the Indian start-up ecosystem under one roof to hold insightful, knowledge-sharing sessions. One such session on Women in Technology was moderated by Aakriti Bhargava, Co-founder Wizikey. Anjali Srivastava- Director HR Codefire Technologies, Radhika Binani- Chief Product Officer Paisa Bazaar, Niyati Aggarwal- Founder Morph.ai, Namita Gupta- Founder Airveda, Noopur Chaturvedi- Country Head PayU were present in the panel.
Four women leaders, including Sairee Chahal- founder and CEO of Sheroes, Dr Anita Gupta, Director / Scientist and Associate Head of NSTEDB, Science and Engineering Department, Government of India, Indra Sood – Leadership & HR Professional, Sopaan, and Anuradha Das Mathur- Founder & Dean, Vedica Scholars Program for Women and Managing Director, CFO Collective; Founder & Director, 9.9 Group were honored with WomEnabler Awards.
Speaking at the event Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR said “The idea behind the Women Entrepreneurship Summit is to celebrate the accomplishments of women from all walks of life who are participating in building the ecosystem.”
In Women in Tech Panel, the panelists presented their thoughts on the rapidly changing landscape of technology in India. Gender Bias is affecting the industry in a drastic manner but there are various women who are bringing change in the business and society.
Namita Gupta, Founder, Airveda said “People don’t expect women to be tech-savvy. Once while discussing technology with a colleague, I was told that this is too technical for you. Women have to work harder to establish credibility”
“Today’s time we are not expecting anything from anyone one. I Believe we have to open the door and get a seat for ourselves to make a stand for ourselves. I don’t want the government to do anything. We will do things for ourselves.” shared Radhika Binani, CPO Paisabazaar.
“We need to make awareness that women are tech-savvy and we know technology. More women should opt for technology education while choosing their career and we need to make a change” shared Niyati Aggarwal, Founder Morph.ai which makes chatbots for businesses.
“Once you bring value to the table gender doesn’t matter” shared Noopur Chaturvedi, Country Head SMB PayU.
“The more you learn, the more value you can add to whatever you work on” shared Anjali Srivastava, Director HR, Codefire Technologies.
Panel Moderator and co-founder of Wizkey, Aakriti Bhargava said “ We, women feel guilty about one thing or the other. We need to move out of that guilt. While managing our business and family, we cannot achieve everything with perfection. “