A project that is very dear to my heart has just taken off and I am most delighted to share details about it with you.
Under the aegis of the Taj Colloquium, founded by Sumant Batra and Dr Shivani Chaturvedi, the Women Unlimited Series launched its first initiative #INarrate, yesterday.
Here’s a bit more about the Women Unlimited Series:
The social and economic development of women is deeply intertwined. It is imperative that women participate in debate and plays a pro-active and meaningful role in decision-making processes of issues that impact their quality of life and that of the communities they live in. The private sector should emerge as a key partner in this effort.
Women Unlimited Series Forum is an initiative of NHP Centre, for inclusion of women’s talents, skills and energies in various creative programmes of the NHP Centre and the Taj Colloquium Foundation.
I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with a fabulous steering committee, on this. The steering committee of the Women Unlimited Series includes Nishtha Satyam head Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact and Public Relations for UN Women, Shaili Chopra founder ShethePeople.tv, Atiya Zaidi Publisher Ratna Sagar, Namita Bhandare eminent journalist and consulting editor on gender with Mint, Dr Debotri Dhar Lecturer in Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Jeanne Campbell Visiting Scholar at its Center for the Education of Women and Rakhee Bakshee Director Women ‘s Feature Service on this initiative.
#INarrate is an essay series (blogs) on the shifting narrative of a woman’s journey. Starting this week, popular contemporary women authors will be invited to contribute essays on the issues compelling the modern Indian woman to redefine herself. Contribution to #INarrate is “by invitation” only.
A series of essays from popular contemporary authors on the issues that are compelling Indian women to redefine their journeys, these are available at the #INarrate blog right here.
The first two essays, by Koral Dasgupta and Sujata Parashar are already up.