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19th WILL Forum Meeting
"Balanced Leadership for New Age Companies:
Embedding Gender, Culture and Inclusive Governance"

Hosted By: Starwood Resorts
Westin Hotel – Elevate & Energize Conference Room
April 3, 2014, Gurgaon


We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues for attending the WILL Bangalore Roundtable on "Building Gender-Sensitive Leadership" hosted by Thomson Reuters India on July 17, 2014 at their offices in Bangalore


Stars from Starwood

Anjali Mehra

Ritu Singh Verma Urmil Khurana



Dilip Puri,
MD India and Regional
Vice President South Asia

Sanjay Sharma
Complex General Manager



Agenda Sessions on "Balanced Leadership for New Age Companies" focus areas:

• It's not about "balancing" -- its about "blending"!
• Disruption, speed, volatility: Companies must transform for this new age culture of diverse stimulus from diverse stakeholders
• Balanced Leadership is a Social-Good, and has to be blended into the company philosophy of corporate governance and trusteeship
• Balanced Boards are not about being Better — they are about being Different!"
• Moving from Command and Control to "collaborative Strategy" where "each Individual" has an opportunity to contribute to the organization
• Preparing Corporate Culture transition towards being more inclusive of nationalities, geographic, gender, ethnic groups and all minorities
• Celebrating New-Age Role models who walk-the-talk
• Sponsors and Mentors at the highest decision-making levels
Releasing WILL White paper on "What Can Companies do to Stop the "Off-Ramping of Women?" Policy of Zero-tolerance on biases against off-ramping Women Executives;
Building talent connectivity for women who off ramp; Resolve lost in race sentiment, during off ramping— enabled learning to upgrade skills; work life productivity as a policy and performance measure for all employees, rewarding incentivicing managers who bring back off-rampers; understand cost of care to the company;

It is time for corporate India to make the quick moves towards transforming into “New-Age Companies” – that will have visibly new –age cultures, new-age role models, and new-age work ethics embedded in their business and societal formats.

The 19th WILL Forum Meeting, hosted by Starwood Resorts, will open this important dialogue for the key components that companies will need to prioritize in year 2014 – as they commit to becoming more gender inclusive, more resilient to stakeholders diversity, and more enriched to embrace the wide range of cross-cultures and stakeholders are now driving business, governance, profits, and rewards to “affluence.”

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Dilip Puri, MD India and Regional Vice President, Starwood Resorts to Co-Chair the distinguished “19th WILL Forum Meeting” on April 3, at Gurgaon -- and his excellent team of senior leadership from Starwood Ritu Verma,
Urmil Khurana, Anjali Mehra, and Sanjay Sharma to engage with WILL Forum members on this important agenda.We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your colleagues to the “19th WILL Forum Meeting” – and continue to engage in the WILL Forum thought-leadership on equal opportunity, inclusive growth, and good governance!

To confirm your participation, or to nominate your senior colleagues to the meeting,
please contact willforum@pamasiaglobal.com


Please send the completed attached
Attendance Response Form to

Or call: 011-2689 8869

Poonam Barua
Founder Chairman
Forum for Women in Leadership
WILL Forum India


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