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Highlights of The Program

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Women are the core of the Indian Society and they can be credible drivers of creating a new social mindset towards entrepreneurship. Women exposed to Entrepreneurship can easily change the social mindset of success, defined today in India by secure and stable jobs.


The “Shakti International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2024” is an annual Conference on the occasion of International Women’s Day being organized by India SME Forum with the support of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India, in association with Women Entrepreneurs Forum, with the purpose of inspiring and promoting the idea of entrepreneurship among women; the conference endeavors to support both existing and aspiring Indian Women Entrepreneurs, through providing a platform wherein the most successful women entrepreneurs share their knowledge, experiences and entrepreneurial journeys with other women; and also the international experts discuss the best practices of doing business as well as innovation in entrepreneurship.

Venue : Shangri - La Eros Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
Date : 1st March 2024

Features of 9th Edition

Workshops & Panel Discussions on Best Practices for Sustainable Business Growth

Success of Women Exporters Program - First Batch & Opening the Second Batch

International Best Practices in Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development

Felicitation of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Networking with Women Entrepreneurs from around the World

Showcasing Selected Innovative Products & Services by Women Entrepreneurs

How to Participate?

Participants can attend the program In-Person or Virtually.

Venue: Shangri - La Eros Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
Date & Time: 1st March 2024, 09:00 AM onwards
The Programme will be telecasted online on Zoom Webinar.
Register HERE to Participate


Shri Narayan Rane

Hon’ble Minister of MSME

Shri S.C.L. Das

Secretary, Ministry of MSME

Ms. Anna Roy

Mission Director, WEP and Principal Economic Adviser, NITI Aayog

Ms. Anuja Bapat

Dy. Director General, Office of DC-MSME, Ministry of MSME

Ms. Mercy Epao

JS – SME, Ministry of MSME

Dr. Ishita Ganguli Tripathy

Additional Development Commissioner, Office of DC-MSME, Ministry of MSME

Ms. Swati Sharma

, Joint Secretary, Rural Livelihoods, Ministry of Rural Development

Dr. V.S. Alagu Varsini

IAS, Director Handlooms & Textiles, MD - Handicrafts Corporation, Govt. of Telangana

Ms. Vineeta Hariharan

Senior - Public Policy Expert

Ms. Kanta Singh

Deputy Country Representative, UN Women India

Dr. Archana Singh

Consultant, Child Protection, UNICEF India

Ms. Barbara Terenzi

President, WUSME

Ms. Persis Khambatta

Director, Walmart, US

Ms. Varda Taneja

Vice President, Invest India

Ms. Nikita Singla

International Trade Specialist

Ms. Khatja Larsen,

CEO & Co-Founder, Silverspoon Consultancy

Ms. Nagina Sawhney

Head SME, CSB Bank Limited

Ms. Radhika Agarwal

Managing Partner, Jagdamba Jewellers & Pearls

Ms. Garima Juneja

Co- Founder & CEO, Praush Beauty

Ms. Anusha Chandrashekar

CEO & Co-founder, Berrylush

Ms. Udita Bansal

Founder, Truebrown Lifestyle pvt. Ltd

Ms. Geetika Malik

Director, Landmark Buildwell Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Aarti Bindra

MD, ACPL Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Nisha Taneja

Professor, ICRIER

Ms. Nirupama Soundarajan

Partner, Policy, Consensus Centre

Ms. Sona Mitra

Director - Policy & Research, IWWAGE

Ms. Kritika Krishnamurty

Founding Partner, AK & Partners

Dr. Aparajita Prasad

India CX Leader, PwC

Ms. Mitali Nikore

Senior Economist, Strategies 2 Scale

Ms. Neha Kant

Founder & Director, Clovia Lingerie

Ms. Charu Malhotra

Co-Founder & MD, Primus Partners

Ms. Raksha Rane


Ms. Padma Yangchan

Founder, Namza

Ms. Jayanti Singh

Regional Head, Transaction Banking, ICICI Bank

Host Organization

Dr. J.S. Juneja

Vice Chairman, India SME Forum

Mr. Vinod Kumar

President, India SME Forum

Ms. Sushma Morthania

Director General, India SME Forum