Keeping in their commitment towards empowering women and providing them equal opportunities inclusively in the hospitality domain as well as in general, Crowne Plaza Greater Noida (CPGN) hosted the annual Women Leadership Summit 2022 by SheWings over the weekend at the Tapas, one of the banquets at CPGN.

The conclave was attended by leading female CEOs, decision-makers in different walks of life including; governance, education, civil services, medical professionals among others. The conclave was addressed virtually by Anandiben Patel, Governor, Uttar Pradesh, and Dr Kiran Bedi, former Lt. Governor, Puducherry.

Talking about the association with SheWings for the summit, Sharad K Upadhyay, general manager, CPGN, said, it’s a privilege to have such an august gathering of celebrated women in India under one roof here. We, at Crowne Plaza Greater Noida, are extremely happy to be supporting the efforts of individuals and organisations that are working towards inclusiveness and participation of women in our communities. At IHG we’re proud of our enviable reputation for developing talent worldwide. Our incredible colleagues in every corner of the globe are testament to it. Our Journey to Tomorrow commitments aim to drive gender and ethnicity balance across our leadership teams. And, our global mission is to empower women in hospitality to fulfil their ambition of becoming general managers.

The two panels on Financial Independence to Empower Women, with Medha Roopam, Collector, Hapur; Dr Sharda Sharma, SDRR Medical College; Dr Shobha Tomar, founder and VC, NIMS University; Swati Sharma, entrepreneur from Rajasthan; and Rupamanjari Ghosh, former VC, Shiv Nadar University; and Healthcare for Women with Dr Akanksha Allahabadia, Dr Mohita Sharma, Dr Shobha Tomar and Dr Deepa Gupta, were the highlights of the summit.

Padma Shri Dr Deepa Malik, shared her story of adopting 5 L – Learn, Look, Love, Life & Live, and how it helped her achieving and sailing through tough situations in her life. She insisted on a healthy body for women, as it can help them achieve and unfold the fortunes in their lives.

During the conclave, Patel shared a message for the women change makers to help the women from the marginalised sections and to empower them, urging them to support and uplift the women from underrepresented groups.

Bedi spoke about the value of financial independence for women. According to her, women can only feel empowered when they are financially independent. She urged civil workers to educate women in order to empower them.