HCLWomenspire: IMT secures the top spot “Sit at the table, ladies!”

It is one thing to be chosen to represent one’s institute from amongst 1078 women nationwide at HCL Technologies’ annual two-day conclave for women. But, it is another thing altogether to live those two days with some of the finest young women that will lead the new generation of millennials into a new era of unbound success.

Held on 11-12 September, 2014, at the HCL quarters in Noida, Womenspire opened with a humbling visit to VidyaGyan – a secondary school completely free of cost for children from underprivileged homes. Funded by the Shiv Nadar Foundation and located in Uttar Pradesh, VidyaGyan not only imparts education to some of the brightest and most meritorious children, but also houses them with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

The second day of the conclave saw a variety of esteemed women from different professions – all masters in their field, and all firm believers in the power of womanhood – coming to speak to the participants. Hearing them share their stories and pass their wisdom to us was an eye opener. The key learning each of them reinforced in us was to never feel shadowed by the still-male-dominated world, but to try to be a part of this fast-changing revolution.

The conclave ended with a relaxing concert – and the surprise element of the musical band ‘Elephant Sense Sound’ alongside helping all the participants coin their own anthem for the conclave, dubbed ‘She is the fire.’ After a lovely dinner where all the speakers and participants networked and intermingled, it was time to return to our hotel rooms for a night of comfortable sleep, and to depart the next morning, carrying with us joy, encouragement, and learnings that most of us will remember for life.

Ishita Das
IMT Ghaziabad representative at HCL Womenspire 2014
PGDM 2013-15