We present to you The Global Townhall 2022, the annual flagship event curated by award-winning journalist Barkha Dutt, that celebrates women!
From heart-rending stories to endearing ones to ones that will make you grin to ones that will make you want to celebrate women, there is something for everyone! From social activists to business leaders to sporting heroes to women making an everyday change in the world. Their stories will inspire you and empower you.
This year’s line-up includes powerful and influential businesswomen such as Falguni Nayar, India’s newest self-made billionaire and founder of Nykaa and her daughter Adwaita Nayar, CEO of Nykaa Fashion. Gita Gopinath, an Indian-American economist, serving as the International Monetary Fund’s First Deputy Managing Director and the lady boss behind Covishield vaccines, Natasha Poonawalla, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India, will be on the panel.
Furthermore, Navya Nanda, CEO of Aara Health and the most powerful feminist voice for a new generation, will also be on the panel, along with her mother, Shweta Bachchan, novelist, columnist and fashion designer.
This mashup of achievers will also have the amazing women of Khabar Lahariya, the newspaper founded and run by a collective of rural women. From across the Atlantic, Poorna Jagannathan will speak on busting barriers on and off-screen. From her global perch, Anjula Acharia, philanthropist, angel investor and celebrity creator, will reimagine leardeship.
Our Veer Naaris, Geetika and Aashna Lidder will speak about life after losing Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder in the crash that also took CDS General Bipin Rawat’s life.
There will be important and vulnerable discussions, with B Manjamma Jogathi, the Padmashri transgender folk, speaking about sexual abuse. Along with the lives and powerful voices of strong and resilient women like Avani Lekhara, Bhavinaben Patel and Dr Malvika Iyer.
Did you miss our 2022 Townhall? Watch it now, till you wait for our newest edition!