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AICTE Sponsored National Conference on Catalysing Change and Innovation in Women EntreLeadership - India Perspectives |29th - 30th November 2021

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AICTE Sponsored National Conference on Catalysing Change and Innovation in Women EntreLeadership - India Perspectives |29th - 30th November 2021

29 Nov 2021, Online

About WeSchool

WeSchool, an autonomous institute recognized by the UGC and AICTE , has been successfully imparting management education for last 44 years. It has two campuses, one in Mumbai and the other in Bengaluru. The Post Graduate courses offered are accredited to NBA and SAQS. WeSchool has won many accolades from various apex bodies, the recent being for its innovative pedagogy of "Grassroots Exploration to Business Creation" program in the category of ‘Best Innovation Practice in Academia’ at the National Conference of National HRD Network, 2020.

WeSchool Center of Excellence for Case Development (CECD)

CECD was established in 2012, with the objective to promote case methodology and to develop a repository of India’s best business practices as management teaching case studies for the purpose of international / national publications. CECD has contributed to building knowledge repository by publishing more than 40 case studies on various corporates and NGOs at international platforms such as Richard Ivey, Harvard Business Publishing, Globalens, Michigan University, Emerald, ET Cases etc. The centre also works on developing practitioner oriented qualitative case-based research studies.

About the Conference

In recent times, a significant number of women in India have started their own enterprises offering innovative products and services that address sustainable development goals of this century.

This conference aims to put innovation by women entrepreneurs at the core of inquiry; providing a platform to the practitioners, academicians and students to examine how innovation inspires women to start, spawn and scale their businesses in the marketplace. The objective is to bring forth research insights on the gender analysis of innovation through multiple theoretical lenses.

A distinguished panel of speakers representing different segments of the ecosystem for entrepreneurship, would share their experience through plenary talks and panel discussions. The expected outcomes are multi-fold, for academicians a new knowledge repository, for practising women entrepreneurs future possibilities on venture funding, inputs on talent acquisition challenges (if any), gender and its relation to incremental and radical innovations in entrepreneurial ventures, for students an understanding of the gender based thinking lens in organizational and entrepreneurial settings.

Who Should Attend?

The conference’s theme and its multifold outcomes allows for participation of wide audience from academicians, doctoral scholars, students (all disciplines), industry practitioners, consultants, executives of incubators and accelerators and the start-up entrepreneurs.

Conference Plan

The conference sessions’ design offers an opportunity to learn from domain expert experiences and make contributions to the field of knowledge.

  • Inauguration
  • ‘Change Lab’: A Design Thinking Workshop on EntreLeadership
  • Plenary Sessions & Panel Discussions
  • Research Paper Presentations
  • Teaching/Practitioner Case Study Presentations
  • Student e-Poster Presentations
  • Valedictory & Award Ceremony

The conference will have eminent guest speakers from industry, start-ups, NGOs, apex bodies and publishing houses

Program Takeaways

  • Publication of conference proceedings with ISBN No.
  • Publishing opportunity for select cases at AIMA - ICRC.
  • Publishing opportunity for select research papers at reputed peer reviewed journals.
  • Hands on workshop.
  • Best presenter award in the categories of research paper, teaching cases, practitioner cases & e-posters.
  • Conference participation certificate for all.
  • Networking with established entrepreneurs, organizational leaders and peers.

Conference Topics

We encourage research paper/case studies that focus on one or more of the themes below; but not limited to.

  • New age technology and women entreleaders in india
  • Women entrepreneurs and sustainable development goals
  • Women leadership & company performance
  • Women in technology space
  • Women leaders breaking the glass ceiling
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem for women
  • Institutions and women entrepreneurship
  • Financing of women led enterprises
  • Public policy influence of women entrepreneurship
  • Role of accelerators & incubation centres
  • Rural entrepreneurship
  • Role of women entrepreneurs within family firms
  • Work-life-balance for women in leadership position

Submission Criterion & Important Dates

Abstract Submission (Research Paper/Case Study) 03.09.2021
Intimation of Abstract Acceptance 10.09.2021
Registration Link Opens on 03.09.2021
Full Paper / Extended Abstract / Full Case Study Submission 10.11.2021
Student e-Poster Submission 12.11.2021
Registration Closes on         15.11.2021

Delegates are also welcome to register and attend the conference (without paper submissions)

Manuscripts to be submitted to For submission guidelines use the link /view?usp=sharing

Registration Fee*

Student Academicians Industry Delegates
INR 1500 INR 3000 INR 5000

As per norms, additional 18% GST is applicable on the registration fee *Registration fee does not include accommodation.

Organizing Committee

Chief Patron: Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool

Advisory Members: Prof. Dr. Anil Rao Paila, Sr. Dean & Director, WeSchool And Prof. Dr. Madhavi Lokhande, Dean, WeSchool

Convenors: Prof. Dr. Sonia Mehrotra, Professor & HoD - Centre of Excellence for Case Development, WeSchool and Prof. Dr. Madhumita G Majumder, Professor & Program Head - Research & Business Analytics, WeSchool

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