June 19, 2019
Poonam Barua to Return as Keynote Speaker at the Rise and Lead Summit 2019
The second annual Rise and Lead Summit returns to The Hague, Netherlands this September 19-20, 2019. The 2-Day conference includes 20 keynotes lectures, panels and workshops led by women leaders and change-makers from around the world. The theme this year is: “Women: Business Sustainability and Wealth Creation”.
Poonam Barua, co-founder of Rise and Lead Women is returning as a keynote speaker.
Poonam Barua is the Founder Chairman and CEO of WILL Forum India. This organisation brings together regional senior women executives to build equal opportunity and gender balanced leadership in corporate India. Over 6,000 senior female and male professionals, from across 250 companies, and over 750 WILL Mentees participate in the WILL Forum programs.
Ms Barua has also served as a Regional Director – India for The Conference Board, New York, where, for over a decade she has provided expert insight on best business practices for companies in India.
Ms Barua has written several publications including her pioneering book “Leadership by Proxy: The Story of Women in Corporate India” published by Bloomsbury in December 2015. She has also published 15 highly regarded research reports including “50 Best Practices for Women in the Workplace” and “Balanced Boards for Good Governance.”
Ms Barua holds a Master’s Degree from the Delhi School of Economics. She has attended The Wharton School Advanced Management Program. She holds a Ford Fellowship at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, and is a Visiting Fellow at both the Henry L. Stimson Center (Washington D.C.) and the Salzburg Seminar in Austria.
Poonam has also lent her expertise to numerous international institutions including the Eisenhower Fellowships USA, London Business School, and East-West Center.
With her work and experience as a business leader, economist, and champion for gender balanced leadership, Ms. Barua will bring expert knowledge and insight to the Rise and Lead Summit 2019.