The Feminist Conference – 17th May 2018

Event coverage

Feminists of the country, unite! Welcome to the second edition of The Feminist Conference  is India’s only concerted effort to engage, empower and elevate conversations on the subject of Feminism. We are looking to expand the conversations beyond the usual circles, to engage young artists, thinkers, creators, young makers and entrepreneurs, actors and writers.

The Feminist Conference, presented by SheThePeople.TV and empowered by UN Women India, will broaden the dialogue on women’s issues, focus on contemporary challenges, and bring you new voices, new ideas. We are looking at opinion leaders who have advocated for gender equality and equal rights beyond their own work, taking the conversations off the page and onto the streets, into the worlds we all navigate.


In this edition of the conference, we will discuss intersectionality and the marginalised voices, feminists at the workplace, how the internet is empowering the rural woman with access, powerhouse talks by women who are stepping out of their comfort zones to reach out to other women and empower them, spoken poetry performances by firebrand young feminist poets, feminism in visual art and film, LGBT voices and much more. Among the confirmed speakers we have so far are Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal, Alankrita Srivastava, Dolly Singh, Aranya Johar, Shruti Seth, Gurprriet Singh, Gauri Sawant, Amena Aziz, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Meghna Pant, Harish Iyer, Sushant Divgikar, Kiran Manral, Shaili Chopra

We are inspired by heroic women, everyday women, those of you going about your lives, challenging the status quo every time you step out on the street. We are inspired by men who bat for gender equality, parents who raise their children in gender-neutral and gender-positive roles. We are excited to meet you — the writers, poets, businesswomen, actors, artists, stand-up comedians, juggling all your identities, thoughts and narratives. Change can happen – it is happening, all around us.

Join us on May 17 evening for what promises to be a scintillating evening from 5-9 pm. Venue: St Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra



5:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Opening note: Shaili Chopra

5.15 pm to 5.30 pm
Keynote address By Gurmehar Kaur

5.30pm to 6 pm
Intergenerational Feminism
Trisha Shetty, Nishtha Satyam, Dr. Syeda Hameed & Shaili Chopra

6.00 pm to 6.30 pm
The Gender Gap at Work: What is impeding change?
Gurprreit Singh, Nirmika Singh,  Apurva Purohit & Elsa D’Silva

6.45 pm to 7.15 pm
Aranya Johar Spoken Word Performance
6.45 pm to 7.15 pm
The Politics of Body Shaming: Why are women constricted to fitting in
Amena Azeez, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Dolly Singh, Meghna Pant & Kiran Manral

7.15 pm to 7.45 pm
All the colors of the rainbow: How we can build inclusiveness into our public discourse
Shobhna Kumar, Sonal Giani, Gauri Sawant, Sushant Divgikar & Harish Iyer

7.45 pm to 8.15 pm
Cinema and Feminism: The need to shift the narrative in popular cinema
Juhi Chaturvedi, Shruti Seth, Alankrita Shrivastava & Priyanka Sinha Jha

8.15 pm to 8.45 pm
Women at the grassroots
Gayatri Jayaraman, Beena Pallical, Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal, Meera Jataw & Aranya Johar

8.45  to 9 pm
Walk the Talk By Sristhi Bakshi.

9 pm – 9.10 pm
Performance by Harnidh Kaur
9.10 pm
 Closing note By Nishtha Satyam

Anchor narrator for the day Rohini Ramanathan


St. Andrew's Auditorium, 55, Saint Domnic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

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