Welcome to WILL Forum            
WILL Forum India

The "Forum for Women in Leadership", WILL Forum India-- is a unique and deeply committed mandate that will bring together senior women executives in leadership positions from across corporate India for an open dialogue on their aspirations, opportunities, nurturing mind-sets, mentoring and harnessing the rewards of collective thinking for improving the workplace in the coming years.

The WILL Forum will set the tone and a strong agenda for women executives across industry and lateral segments of Indian business and society including private sector, public sector, and multinational corporations-to make an important case for leveraging the vast talent pool of women in the workplace and creating opportunities for them that will share the rewards of best business practices, and make a contribution to business and society.

Since inception in 2007, WILL Forum has successfully

  • Conducted more than 200 meetings across cities in India.
  • Brought together more than 6000 Women and Men Executives for collective thinking.
  • Produced and certified 500 WILL Mentees across various industries
  • Published 14 distinguished Reports and Research Surveys on issues impacting women in workplace.

WILL Forum Privileges
WILL Distinguished Founding Members

WILL Distinguished Advisory Board
  Dr Mukund G Rajan
Tata Brand Custodian and Chief Ethics Officer
Tata Sons

  Poonam Barua
Founder Chairman,
WILL Forum India
  Richard Rekhy

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Santrupt B. Misra,
CEO, Carbon Black Business & Director, Group H.R.
Aditya Birla Management Corporation

  K.S Kumar,
VP -Human Resources, Castrol India
  Dr. Ritu Anand
Vice President & Deputy Head - Global HR
Tata Consultancy Services
  Dr. Shubhro Sen
Tata Management Training Center
  Guy Nicholas Mansfield
Chief Financial Officer
TOTAL Oil India Pvt Ltd
  Raj Raghavan
Director-Human Resources, India
Amazon India
  Urmil Khurana
Regional Director Finance
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  Jayashree Satagopan
Finance Director & Chief Financial Officer,
International Paper APPM Ltd
  Aruna Newton
Associate Vice President
Infosys Ltd
WILL Mentoring Council
  Sammy Medora
Chairman - Audit Committee Institute
  Sharavani Dang
Head of Corporate Communications
Avantha Group
  Phillippa Mathewson,
Head - Training, Learning, Development and Corporate Sustainability,
Barclays Shared Services Pvt. Ltd.
  Sukanya Patwardhan,
Senior Practice Consultant, Tata Management Training Centre
  Shobhana P. Ravi
Chief - IT, Innovation & Learning
  Gayatri Ramamurthy
COE-Leadership Development and D&I Lead, India
WILL Participating Companies
  Aditya Birla Group   JSW Steel Limited  
  Amazon Development Centre India   KPMG  
  Avantha Group  

Mahindra & Mahindra

  Axis Bank   Metlife Global Operations Support Center  
  Bank of America   Microsoft India  
  Barclays Shared Services Private Limited   Monsanto India Limited  
  Blackrock Services India   MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.  
  Boehringer Ingelheim India   Nestle India Limited  
  BP Castrol India   Novartis Healthcare  
  Bristol-Myers Squibb   Panchshil Group  
  Britannia Industries Limited   Pfizer India  
  Broadridge Financial Solutions Pvt. Ltd.   Robert Bosch Engineering  
  B&Y Mellon   Sodexo India  
  Capgemini India Private Limited   Starwood  
  Cummins India Limited   TAFE Ltd  
  Deloitte U.S. Offices in India   Tata Capital Limited  
  Deutsche Bank   Tata Consultancy Services Limited  
  EATON Technologies   Tata Management Training Centre  
  Eisai Pharmaceuticals India   Tata Steel  
  Ernst & Young   TESCO Holdings  
  Essar Group   The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.  
  GE India   The Tata Power Company Limited  
  Genpact   The World Bank  
  HCL Technologies   Thomson Reuters  
  Indian Oil Corporation  

Total Oil

  Infosys Technologies Limited   Vodafone India Ltd.  
  IDFC   Yum! Restaurants  
  International Paper APPM   Zensar Technologies Limited  
  JDA Software      
Research Reports



In pursuit Of Balance Leadership: Pioneering the Path for
Corporate India


WILL Mentees Learning Manual 2010


WILL User's Guide
WILL User's Guide: Mentoring Women in the Workplace

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WILL White Paper
Remaining on the Ramp


Balanced Boards for
Good Governance