New Delhi, 15th October 2019: Whether it’s a conversation around climate change, entrepreneurship or women’s health, world over, we often notice ‘all male’ panels, commonly known as ‘manels’. This trend has given rise to several social media ‘manel watchdogs’, which regularly call out panels lacking in female representation via provocative gifs, tweets and other forms of protest.

TiE Delhi-NCR, one of the most awarded & active chapters of TiE, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship & SHEROES, the women-only social network have joined hands to ensure women representation in event panels. TiE Delhi-NCR regularly hosts panels across the spectrum of entrepreneurship & through this much-needed step wants to flip this trend by partnering with SHEROES. The aim of this partnership is to identity the best women speakers and experts in every field, ensuring representation of women across all events and activities. SHEROES, the women-only social network has a stellar reputation for hosting power-packed all-women panels at the SHEROES Summit, its annual flagship event.

“The world has no dearth of women doing awesome, path-breaking things in business and beyond, and SHEROES platform has most of them engaging very day as champions, mentors and also building their businesses. TiE Delhi-NCR has been leading conversation in the space of entrepreneurship & through this partnership we’ll be able to nominate an eclectic pipeline of women speakers raising the relevance of all conversations,” says Sairee Chahal, Founder, CEO of SHEROES.

Geetika Dayal, Executive Director of TIE-Delhi NCR says,” TIE is committed to more opportunities for women entrepreneurs and ensuring diversity and inclusion across the full spectrum of our events, from awards and panels at start-up events. Through all our endeavours throughout the year, we try to ensure visibility for all stellar women founders & also create a platform for budding women entrepreneurs to learn & get inspired. Our partnership with SHEROES is in an attempt to reach out to their vibrant community of women in the SHEROES Network.”

Rajan Anandan, President of TiE Delhi-NCR says,” I see this partnership as a natural progression, with TiE Delhi-NCR & Sheroes coming together to shift the gender balance to exactly where it should be. The partnership will create more spotlight opportunities for women entrepreneurs doing great work, a space for more voices to participate in larger conversations and all-round development in areas like funding, mentorship and thought leadership.” 

Through its special interest group & annual summit for women entrepreneurs, TiE Delhi-NCR aims to provide an interactive platform to women leaders from diverse genres to guide, empower and accelerate the growth trajectory of the next-gen women entrepreneurs in India. TiE Delhi-NCR’s partnership with BIRAC helps giving impetus to biotech entrepreneurs in India. TiE Delhi- NCR, helped lay the foundation of start-up ecosystem in Delhi nearly 18 years ago enabling a revolution leading to Delhi-NCR becoming the leading start-up city in India. (Link to Turbocharging the Delhi-NCR Startup Ecosystem Report-https://fastq.in/tie_delhi.aspx)

The SHEROES platform has seen a 15x growth in the last year, with an increasing pan-India and global footprint. Launched in 2018, the SHEROES app is the one of the first social networks in the world to be exclusively designed for women Internet users. It offers communities, a chat-based counselling helpline, resources, opportunities, peer-to-peer conversations, a reproductive health tracker and a marketplace. At 16 million women today, SHEROES aims to become a 100 million women network by 2023, making it the definitive platform for women internet users to derive value for their time spent online.

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