ASSOCHAM initiated its endeavor of value creation for the Indian industry in 1920, with promoter chambers - Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Mumbai), Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Cochin), Indian Merchants Chamber (Mumbai), The Madras Chamber (MCCI) and PHD Chamber - representing regions from all over India.
We believe in moving ahead with energy, inspiration, vigor and hope, for more progress for women; because that is the way forward for families to become happier, society to become stronger and economies to become buoyant. We are fortunate to have the support of many enlightened men for the same. While proverbially it is said that behind every successful man stands a woman...
"I believe knowledge doesn't have a gender divide. Women can use their instincts, intellects, thoughts and ideas to their advantage. Women are good team players and female bosses often make very democratic leaders. I am proud to be a woman and strongly believe that the world belongs to those who want to make a difference."
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and MD, Biocon

"Despite stereotyping, women play an important role today. With greater global integration and easy exchange of ideas, women participation is now more visible and normal. Women are accepting new challenges. It is important to spread awareness of the huge expanse of possibilities to help each woman grow intellectually and to create a greater sense of equality. Women role models are essential to keep the momentum going."
Dr. Archana Hingorani, CEO-IL&FS Investment Managers

"My dreams, confidence, ability and determination today are gender-agnostic, and that was possible by not letting gender stereotypes or perceived notions of glass ceilings get in the way. Every person, every woman should chart her own course and try and stay on that course with perseverance and determination and I am sure the result will be fulfilling."
Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager & Country Head, HSBC India
India and International Chapters
Sanjukthaa Roy Director of Public Relations Taj Coromandel

Suman Gahlot General Manager Taj Deccan

Rythma Bhatia
Entrepreneur & Fashion Designer

Hyderabad - Chairperson
Seema Kumar Brand Consultant

Usha Agarwala Educationist


Sunita Kanoria

Rinchen Dolma
Registrar, Rai University

Harpreet Soin
Vice President, HSBC

Mumbai – Chapter Co-chairperson
Bela Shah Entrepreneur

Mumbai – Chapter Co-chairperson
Heena Shah Founder & CEO, Arsya

Mansi Mahajan
Entrepreneur & Owner, House of Kapaali

Dr. Sangya Shrivastava

Shekhawati Region (Rajasthan)
Shruti Nada Poddar
Founder, Shruti Foundation

Shilpi Arora
CEO, Garuda Advertising
Alabama, USA
Darlene Moore
Actor & Entrepreneur

Boston, USA
Arundhati Tuli Banerjee
Director, Global Initiatives, MIT

Bucharest, Romania
Cristina Istrati

Chicago, USA
Rita Singh
SR International Inc

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bianca Abeygoonawardane
Sarvodaya, NGO

Islamabad, Pakistan
Mossarat Qadeem
Director, Paiman Trust

Los Angeles, USA
Melissa Biggs
Actor & Entrepreneur

Manila, Philippines
Kathleen S Riguer
Artist and Corporate Consultant

Miami, USA
Amy Shenstone

New York, USA
Trena Keating &
Sally Wofford-Girand
Union Literary

Ottawa, Canada
Sally Arsove

Paris, France
Catherine Cullen
Deputy Mayor for Culture, City of Lille, France President, Culture Committee, United Cities & Local Governments

Port Louis, Mauritius
Lakshmi Jeetah

Toronto, Canada
Meena Chopra
Artist, Poet, Educator & Media Person

Vancouver, Canada
Mannu Sandhu
Actor & Activist

Washington, D.C., USA
Pushmeet K. Bhatia
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