Honourable Guest from India, an accomplished Global business leader Ms. Poonam Barua at UP FM

10/27/2022 4:30 PM | Fakulteta za management, Koper, P6

Guest lecturer 




An Honourable Guest, an accomplished Global business leader, Economist, Independent Board Director, 

CEO of WILL Forum India, and Founder Chairman of the "Forum for #Women in Leadership",

will present at the second cycle Master's degree programme within the course "Brand Management"

Branding with authenticity: Making the WILL Forum a Global business brand

Lecture room P6 | October 27, 2022 | at 4.30 PM (CET)

UP Faculty of management 




Poonam Barua is an accomplished Global business leader, Economist, Independent Board Director, CEO of WILL Forum India, and Founder Chairman of the "Forum for #Women in Leadership" - based in New Delhi. She is the Author of the pioneering Book "Leadership by Proxy: The Story of Women in Corporate India" published in December 2015.

Presently, the WILL Forum India she founded 14 years ago with the mission of advancing women in leadership -- has over 6000 women (and men) participating from 250 leading companies and multinationals, and 1000 WILL Mentees. She has authored 15 Research Reports including the best-selling "50 Best Practices for Women in the Workplace" and "Balanced Boards for Good Governance" -- and benchmarked several companies as "Best Employers for Women" for closing the Gender Leadership Gap.

Ms. Barua is presently leading #ESG and the critical role of women on corporate boards. She has Chaired the "WILL Women on Corporate Boards: Series" -- for mentoring a robust pipeline of women executives, and certified more than 500 "board capable and board informed" women for Board Director positions -- for embedding Diversity on Boards.

Ms. Barua is a Global Influencer on Women in Leadership -- and has been leading a series of Online robust #WILLMeetUP! Roundtables on Women in Leadership, worldwide -- including Europe, Amsterdam, Paris, Austria, Slovenia, Vancouver, and the USA. She has also been leading the Annual "WILL Forum India-USA Conference" on women in leadership in New York --hosted by KPMG, BlackRock, Thomson Reuters, and Merck.

She is the Co-Founder of "Rise and Lead Women Summit" in the Hague, Netherlands, and on the Advisory Board of "Global Women Connect" Hong Kong. She is also on the Governing Board of the "Vedica Scholars Program for Women" in India -- and has received several awards including "The Inspirational Achievers: 2015", Global & Emerging Leaders" from Roshni Media in New York.

Ms. Barua has been Regional Director- India at the Conference Board, New York for over a decade, and worked at the U.S. Information Service, and Lecturer at Delhi University. She has been awarded Ford Fellowship for Women in Security Studies, at SAIS Johns Hopkins University (Wash DC); Visiting Fellowship at Henry L. Stimson Center; a Fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar, (Austria), and Advanced Management Program Scholarship at Wharton School.

You are kindly invited to join us on October 27, at 4.30 pm (CET), lecture room P6 at UP FM, Izolska vrata 2, 6000 Koper.

Please confirm your attendance by Monday, 24 October 2022, noon at e-mail: pr@fm-kp.si.



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