Samarthya Samman

Knowledge Partner


State Partner

Tourism & Culture Department, Government Of Uttar Pradesh

Empowerment Partner

Startup Odisha

Skilling Partner

National Skill Development Corporation (Nsdc)

EmpowerHer Partner

Go Glossier By Iram

Supporting Partner

Artificial Intelligence And Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship - Coe (Center Of Excellence)

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Tech Observer Magazine


In a world where diverse perspectives drive innovation and progress, the role of women leaders across all sectors—including technology, media, sports, healthcare, education, and beyond—cannot be overstated. These leaders are not just important; they are essential in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the board. Their contributions are crucial not only in shaping the present but also in creating a more inclusive, equitable, and dynamic future for all industries.

EmpowerFest, presented by Tech Observer Magazine, celebrates these trailblazers, recognising their achievements and inspiring a new generation. The summit aims to recognise and felicitate women leaders who have carved a niche for themselves and set a benchmark for future generations to emulate with the Samarthya Samman.

The summit will feature engaging and informative sessions designed to foster dialogue, share insights, and celebrate achievements and also put spotlight on the groundbreaking contributions of women in the technology and other fields, fostering an ecosystem that supports and amplifies female leadership and innovation.

Join us in this celebration of female pioneers at EmpowerFest, where we not only honour their contributions but also cultivate an environment that amplifies and supports women's leadership at every career stage. Together, let's empower the future with diversity, innovation, and visionary leadership, creating a more inclusive world for everyone.

Sqn Ldr Nupur Jain


Empower Fest 2024

Celebrating Women's Leadership

ESG and DEI Narratives in Tech Sector

AI/ML and Data Science with Women Tech Leaders

Success Stories of Female CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, and CHROs

Cybersecurity & Critical IT Infra

Capacity Building and Skill Development

Women in Public Sector, Government and Defence


Justice B.N. Srikrishna

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India


Dr. Omkar Rai

Executive Chairman, Startup Odisha

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi (IAS-Rtd)

Former MD & CEO, CSC, MeitY, Government of India

Mukesh Kumar Meshram (IAS)

Principal Secretary, Tourism & Culture, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Ashutosh Pandey (IPS)

ADGP, State Special Investigation Team, Uttar Pradesh Police

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal


Dr. Neeta Verma

Director General (IT), Election Commission of India

Deepti Sagar

Partner, Chief Talent and Experience Officer, Deloitte South Asia

Dr. Neena Pahuja

Executive Member, National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), Ministry of Skill Development

Pallavi Srivastava

Co-Founder, Progcap

Pomila Jaspal

Former CFO, ONGC

Anupama Priyadarshini

SVP - Government & Risk Management, ONDC

Lily Prasad

CTO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Dr. Sarita Ahlawat

Co-Founder, Botlab Dynamics

Deepa Kaul

CIO, Sopra Steria India

Annapurna Vishwanathan

CIO, Cummins India

Maj Vashita Mehra (Retd)

Senior Director - Global Security APAC, Marsh McLennan

Kirti Kama

Senior Vice President - Technology, Mastercard

Saloni Vijay

Vice President, CISO - VOIS, Vodafone Intelligent Solutions

Meetali Sharma

Director - Risk, Compliance & Information Security, SDG Corporation

Rishu Sharma

Director & Digital Evangelist, Birlasoft

Neelam Gupta

Vice President, Sustainability CoE, Capgemini

Koyelia Ghosh Roy

Senior AVP - Transformational BI & Generative AI Leader, EXL Service

Kirti Raj

AVP - HR, Greenko

Dr. Charru Malhotra

Professor (ICT & eGov), Indian Institute of Public Administration

Adishri Charla

Head of Marketing - India & South Asia Organisation, UiPath India

Wg Cdr Meenakshi Shrivastava

Wing Commander, Indian Air Force

Dr. Chitij Chauhan

Global Director of Security, Allbound Inc.

Namna Mittal

CEO, The Shri Ram Wonder Years, Ghaziabad

Firdos Khan

Member, Delhi Commission for Women, Govt. of NCT Delhi

Rishikesh Patankar

Vice President, Industry and Academia Collaboration, National Skill Development Corporation

Viral Thakker

Partner and Leader Sustainability and Climate, Deloitte South Asia

Madhumita Mohapatra

Partner, Deloitte India

Payal Agarwal

Partner, Deloitte India

Japneet Kaur

Partner, Deloitte India

Deepa Seshadri

Partner, Deloitte India

Vidya Prabhu

Associate Director, Global Delivery IBM Cloud Technology, Transformation Leader, Women Inclusion Network leader, Kyndryl Solutions


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