Anvay (अन्वय) – A Global Dialogue on Harassment & Discrimination, Towards a Positive Future

Chief Guest

Respected Bhanwari Devi Ji

Indian Social Activist - Driving force behind Vishaka Guidelines

Hon’ble Ms. Justice Hima Kohli

Sitting Judge, Supreme Court and Former Chief Justice (First Woman to be so) of High Court for the State of Telangana

Kanchan Mathur

Indian Social Activist, Petitioner in Vishaka’s case

Pritam Priyo Ji

Indian Social Activist, Petitioner in Vishaka’s case

Mamta Jaitly

Indian Social Activist, Petitioner in Vishaka’s case

Dr. Renuka Pamecha

Indian Social Activist, Petitioner in Vishaka’s case


Indian Social Activist, Petitioner in Vishaka’s case

Our Speakers

Hon’ble Ms. Justice Sujata Manohar

(Retired) Authored the Vishaka judgement in 1997 and laid down the Vishaka Guidelines which became the basis of the POSH Act, 2013

Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. K. Sikri

(Retired) Authored the NALSA judgement in 2014, recognizing the right of transgender persons, which became the basis of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

Ms Rekha Sharma

Chairperson National Commission for Women

Justice Rowan Downing KC

International Jurist, Australian attorney Former Judge, Supreme Court & Court of Appeal in Vanuatu Former Solicitor General, Vanuatu Former Judge, United Nations Dispute Tribunal Part-time President, International Civil Aviation Appeals Board, Montreal

Ms Susan Jane Ferguson

Country Representative, UN Women

Kate Jenkins AO

Chair, Creative Workplaces Council, Former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Rachel DiBella, MSW

Associate Director, Strategic Prevention Initiatives Office for Gender Equity Harvard University

Dr. Vinita Chandra

Ramjas College, Delhi University

Zeinab Farokhi

Assistant Professor (LTA), Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga Concordia University

Mahendra Itkarkar

Executive Director, Human Resources

Poonam Kapoor

Head of Employee Relations at Credit Suisse, India

Nina Jane Patel

Safe, Responsible Innovation + Development of Frontier Technology | Head of Research | Doctoral Researcher Kabuni

Kevin Lee

CEO, Yuvaa

Kapil Dhiman

Award winning CEO - Built the Metaverse Startup of the year and Web3 Advisor

Dr. Anjhula Mya Singh Bais

International Psychologist, Trauma Specialist BA Psych (India), MSc Psychoanalysis (UK), PhD International Psych (Distinction) (USA) Fourth Dimension Consultancy

Palak Jain

Government Affairs | Justice Administration l Law & Policy

Steve Dennis

B.A.Sc., M.A. Recovery Coach & Survivor Advocate

Ashish Aggarwal

Vice President and Head of Public Policy, NASSCOM

Dr. Charlene Doak-Gebauer

Founder/Chair Internet Sense First, Founder and Chair the AICET Council, Global Chair Childcare and Protection, G100

Sujata Nabar

DGM - Ethics & Governance Mahindra Group

Kinjal Maulin Salvi

Founding member World Metaverse Council

Ju’Riese Colon

Denver, Colorado, USA Chief Executive Officer U.S. Center for SafeSport

Kiran Nayak

Disability and Transgender Activist, Karnataka

Luiza Drummond Veado

Human Rights and Gender Specialist, SOGIESC Expert, New York, United States

Matt Skallerud

LGBTQ+ Marketing, Advertising, PR & Social Media, World's Leading LGBTQ+ Global Media Company, Pennsylvania, United States

Scott Sallee

Social Impact & Sustainability at Dentsu UK, Co-Chair: Wellbeing, Steerco: LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent

Eleanor Manley

Co-Founder at Metta Space (Techstars '23)

Dr. Meenu Bhambhani

Vice President- Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (GIDE) Business Consultant State Street

Aniha Brar

Dean, Young India Fellowship and Vice Chancellor’s Office Ashoka University

Arvind Rao

Advocate Supreme Court of India, Legal Counsel in Adigator Media, IPC NEWS NETWORK, Corporate Advocate

Nohid Nooreyezdan

Senior Partner, AZB & Partners

Monika Pareek

Doctoral Student Florida State University

Vindhya Undurti

(Former) Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Kopal Naithani

Founder/ Director - Superfly Films

Alankrita Shrivastava

Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Prerna Wadikar

Weidenfeld, Saïd, Oxford, Hoffmann and Lincoln Scholar

Priyanka Chirimar

Founder at AAPC & Co-Founder at Nanshe

Kiranmayi Addu


Vikas Mahendra

Co-Founder, Technology Enabled Resolution Partner, Keystone Partners Convenor, Indian Arbitration Forum South Asia Representative, ICC Young ADR and Arbitration Forum

Vikram Shroff

Head, HR Laws (Employment & Labor), Nishith Desai Associates

Indu Madhavi Iragavarapu

Professional Development Manager, Nord Anglia Education, The Oakridge International School

Zainab Patel

Inclusion Catalyst, Lead Inclusion & Diversity, Pernod Ricard India

Amar Jain

Corporate Lawyer, Certified Professional on Web Accessibility, Co-Founder, Mission Accessibility

Ms. Rekha Balakrishnan

Lead Editor for HerStory and SocialStory

Isha Sinha

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Sr. Vice President, Medicover Hospitals, India

Chetna M Malaviya

Head Corporate Enterprise Global Bees


Chief Operating Officer, Manupatra

Attreyi Mukherjee

General Counsel, Tata Industries Limited, Co-Chairperson, Legal Affairs & IPR Committee, Bombay Chamber

Tan (They/Them)

Development Professional

Dr. Asha Verma

Ph.D. (Law), M.Phil., LL.M., B.A. LL.B.(Hons.), UGC-NET, Assistant Professor of Law, Gujarat National Law University

Vandarkuzhali (They / Them)

Founder of Kovai Vaanavil Kootamaippu

Stuti Jalan

Founder, Women Inspiring Network (WIN) and Crosshairs Communication

Tazeen Siddiqui

IIM Udaipur, Managing Director, Mansha Educational Society

Anand Kumar

Lawyer, Founder & Managing Partner – Pier Counsel

Sandesha Jaitapkar

COO and CHRO, Artha Group

Tanya Wood

Director, CHS Alliance

Nikita Doshi

Senior Manager People Success, Publicis Sapient

Dr. Gowthavaram Chengala Kavitha

Psychotherapist, Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Speaker

Oshi Saxena

Sub-Editor, SheThePeople

Gauri Poswal

Corporate Communication & Strategy Professional

Noopur Singhal

Social Activist, Local Committee Chair, New Delhi

Mitakshara Goyal

Co-Founder, Svarniti Law Offices

Video Insights Speakers

Akhil Neelam

30 for 2030 Youth Leader at UN Women, Building a Think tank on gender and politics in South Asia Hyderabad, India

Aleena Ahmed

Lawyer, Associate at Ijaz Ahmed & Associates

Bhawana Shrestha, PhD

Co-Founder at My Emotions Matter Team Lead Office of Safe and Respectable Learning (OSRL) King's College Nepal

Colin Druhan

Executive Director at Pride at Work

Dr. Smita Ghosh

Psychologist, Human Rights & Women Empowerment Activist, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Johanna Robinson

Wales National Adviser Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Joy Matheka

Legal Officer at Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children | Expertise in Children rights, Human rights, and Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA)

Naomi Hunter-Epson

Cambridge Politics + IR BA Hons Undergrad Finalist, Events Officer for Cambridge University, Gender Studies Society

Oviana Fathul Jannah

Child Rights Advocate Project Manager ECPAT Indonesia

Siddhantt Shah

Founder at Access for All India

Swechhya Rajbhandary

Educator, Education & Awareness Lead at Office of Safe and Respectable Learning (OSRL) King's College Nepal

Viveka (Paul) Chattopadhyay

Consultant in Autism and Cerebral Palsy Delhi, India

Christine Uyoga

Gender Equality & Social Inclusion, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Safeguarding/ Prevention of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Harassment Nairobi

Zione Ntaba

Judge at Malawi Judiciary

Harshita Singh

Mother caring for a child with Lobar Holoprosencephaly

Dr. Parul

Mother caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy


(Individual) Using Wheelchair