Welcome to WILL Forum            
About WILL Forum

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 Executives to facilitate networking and collective thinking.
  • Guided 500 WILL Mentees across various industries
  • Published 14 distinguished Reports and Research Surveys on issues impacting women in workplace.

WILL 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
  Rupa Vora
Group Director-CFO Fund Initiatives
Infrastructure Development Finance Co. 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
WILL Mentoring Council
  Sammy Medora
Chairman - Audit Committee Institute
  Sangeeta Singh
Executive Director - Human Resources
  Sumit Chadha
Country Head, MD
Blackrock Services India
  Atul Sharma
Director HR
Monsanto Holdings
  Sandhya Vasudevan
Managing Director
Deutsche Bank
  Phillippa Mathewson,
Head - Training, Learning, Development and Corporate Sustainability,
Barclays Shared Services Pvt. Ltd.
  Sukanya Patwardhan,
Senior Practice Consultant, Tata Management Training Centre
  Aruna Newton
Associate Vice President
Infosys Ltd
  Shobhana P. Ravi
Chief - IT, Innovation & Learning
  Gayatri Ramamurthy
COE-Leadership Development and D&I Lead, India
Participating Companies
  Aditya Birla Group   International Finance Corporation  
  Amazon Development Centre India   International Paper APPM  
  Avantha Group   JSW Steel Limited  
  Axis Bank   KPMG  
  Bank of America   Mahindra & Mahindra  
  Barclays Shared Services Private Limited   Metlife Global Operations Support Center  
  Blackrock Services India   Microsoft India  
  Boehringer Ingelheim India   Monsanto India Limited  
  BP Castrol India   MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.  
  Bristol-Myers Squibb   Nestle India Limited  
  Britannia Industries Limited   Novartis Healthcare  
  Broadridge Financial Solutions Pvt. Ltd.   Pfizer India  
  Capgemini India Private Limited   Robert Bosch Engineering and Business
       Solutions Limited
  Citigroup   Sodexo India On-site Service Solutions  
  Cummins India Limited   Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte. Ltd.  
  Deloitte U.S. Offices in India   TAFE Ltd  
  Deutsche Bank   Tata Capital Limited  
  EATON Technologies   Tata Consultancy Services Limited  
  Eisai Pharmaceuticals India (Private) Limited   Tata Management Training Centre  
  Ernst & Young   Tata Steel  
  Essar Group   Tata Tea  
  GE India   TESCO Holdings  
  Genpact   The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.  
  Harvard Business School   The Tata Power Company Limited  
  HCL Technologies   The World Bank  
  IBM India   Thomson Reuters  
  Indian Oil Corporation   Vodafone India Ltd.  
  Infosys Technologies Limited   Yum! Restauarants  
  Infrastructure Development Finance
  Zensar Technologies Limited  
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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Explore Our Blog
TOI - March 8 2014

Celebrating the Spirit of Women:

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FT - March 7 2014

Senior Women Executives in India find strength in numbers

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Creating Women Business Leaders: Differentiating Styles of Women Executives"

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WILL Handbook

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