Biz Divas presents the Global Mentoring Walk for Women Leaders at DLF City Club (Opp. Galleria Market), DLF City, Phase IV, Gurgaon > 7am-11am on 16th November 2013

Time : 7:00 am - 11:00 am

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Please note that spaces are limited for mentors and mentees, and selection is done by Biz Divas Panelists.

Place : DLF City Club (Opp. Galleria Market), DLF City, Phase IV, Gurgaon - 122002
Venue Info : | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Huda City Centre(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : Biz Divas organizes the Global Mentoring Walk for Women Leaders to invest in the next generation of rising professionals with the support of Open Forum.

More than 150 women got together for the Global Mentoring Walk 2013 in Gurgaon and Mumbai which was organized by Biz Divas Foundation. Established women leaders were matched with young professionals to serve as mentors, offering career advice, support, and guidance. As they walked through neighborhoods and city streets, they demonstrated the power of women coming together to shape the future of their communities.
The concept for this Global Mentoring Walk is derived from American media icon, founder and former CEO of Oxygen Media, Geraldine Laybourne, who launched mentoring walks to empower young women professionals in New York City and across the United States. 
Each year, dedicated members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network invest in the next generation of women leaders by organizing local mentoring walks. Sarika Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder of Biz Divas Foundation and an alumnus of Vital Voices Network volunteered her organization Biz Divas Foundation to be the flag bearer for this walk.
“The Global Mentoring Walk is a perfect opportunity to bring together Indian women leaders and accelerate their impact through mentoring and make a difference to our community” said Sarika Bhattaryya, Co-Founder of Biz Divas Foundation. 

Biz Divas Foundation is a national forum for empowering women with entrepreneurial, business and financial skills. Biz divas recognizes that mentoring is critical to empower women to succeed and for advancing women’s leadership for the future. 
At this occasion Biz Divas also launched a new Campaign “One Woman in Boardroom (ONE W.I.B)”.
Boardroom here is symbolic to corporate boardrooms, Business Boardroom and Bureaucracy boardroom . This year’s mentoring walk received widespread support and acknowledgement from various partners. The walk is being supported by Open Forum, a Crosshairs Communication initiative and brainchild of the firm’s Founder Ms. Stuti Jalan which is integrated in the ethos of the company. Open Forum is a community of mentors and mentees and believes in mentoring through various channels and bring about an inclusive change. 

Ms. Debjani Ghosh, MD (South Asia), Intel and Ms. Apurva Purohit, CEO, Radio City were the lead speaker in Gurgaon and Mumbai respectively and they talked about their personal journeys as leaders and the importance of mentorship. As they walk, they engage in discussion regarding their professional challenges and successes to establish a mentoring relationship and hence demonstrate the power of women coming together to shape the future of their communities.

The overall goal of this Global Mentoring Walk is to value women’s participation in society, to recognize the importance of “paying it forward” by giving back to others in the community, to promote lasting mentoring relationships between emerging and established women leaders, to demonstrate a belief in the importance of 
women’s leadership & participation in society, to instill the values of mentoring in rising leaders who can give back to future generations and provide aspiring women professionals with the support & guidance they need to fulfill their goals.

Mentoring enables established women leaders to inspire, encourage and help others tackle the challenges in their professional and personal growth. Women who have gone before and succeeded are in a unique position to guide and facilitate others to successfully navigate through similar obstacles in their career paths. 

Alyse Nelson said, “Mentoring is a critical path to leadership because power expands the moment it is shared.” Catalyst’s report “High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay it Forward,” demonstrates just that – 65% of women who had been mentored were paying it forward (Dinolfo, Silva, Carter). Mentoring strengthens a mentee’s motivation and capacity for meeting challenges, exploring new ideas, and making important decisions. It enables emerging women leaders to gain confidence and skills to thrive as leaders. 
Leadership and mentoring programs are the cornerstone of Biz Diva’s programs, which work with more than thousands of women leaders. These leaders, paying it forward every day, have trained and mentored over 1500 women in their own communities.

About BizDivas Foundation : BizDivas is a national network of professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto, “Women Inspire Change”. Founded and headquartered in Delhi NCR, Biz Divas has a growing presence across the country in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Gurgaon. BizDivas’ goal is to provide a platform for women of our region to come together to be educated, inspired and connected. We identify, invest and bring visibility to extraordinary women in business, corporates, public & political leadership. We provide mentoring, training, support networks & visibility via public forums to unleash their true potentialtowards success. The mission of Biz Divas is to increase the participation of women in Indian economy. 
Since its inception in 2011, Biz Divas has mentored, trained & supported more than 1500+ women across India. BizDivas’s Knowledge Partner – Vital Voices is an International, non-profit, non-governmental organization. 
Founded in 1999 by Women leaders: Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Melanne Verveer, Theresa Loar, Donna McLarty, Alyse Nelson.
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Biz Divas presents the Global Mentoring Walk for Women Leaders at DLF City Club (Opp. Galleria Market), DLF City, Phase IV, Gurgaon > 7am-11am on 16th November 2013 Biz Divas presents the Global Mentoring Walk for Women Leaders at DLF City Club (Opp. Galleria Market), DLF City, Phase IV, Gurgaon > 7am-11am on 16th November 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, November 16, 2013 Rating: 5

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