India’s Top 100 “Women in Finance” - 2019
India’s Top 100 “Women in Finance” is a campaign designed to identify the most successful and respected women professionals working in the areas of finance, financial services, financial education & financial journalism.
Although the Indian financial services sector has made great strides toward a gender-balanced workforce in the last decade or so, there is still a long way to go. This campaign aims to encourage outstanding women leadership in the industry and groom future leaders.
Women professionals who will feature in this list will be talented, resilient, ethical, strong, and will have grit. They will be the ones who are inspiring their professional network to learn and grow. They are the ones who have faced professional and personal challenges and have come out victorious with a stronger sense of purpose and drive. The relentless pursuit of excellence will be common trait amongst all of them.
These women represent our esteemed Most Powerful Women in Business–a listing that crosses industry, public and private companies, and roles. The impressive credentials of the women on this list place them among some of the most influential executives and entrepreneurs in the country. Despite consistent barriers to entry, these women continue to use their leadership prowess to manage the bottom line but also to shape the direction of future generations of business leaders.
AIWMI will be shortlisting professionals in each of these categories:
Guiding: Retired Women professionals who are playing an active role on various Boards, Committees, Think-tanks & Policy Groups.
Leading: Women professionals working in finance/ financial institutions in a CXO role.
Progressing: Women professionals working in financial institutions who are above the age of 30 and not currently in the CXO role.
Promising: Women professionals working in finance / financial institutions who are under the age of 30.
& last but not the least
Supporting: This special category is for Men in CXO role who are making a significant contribution to gender diversity and to the rise of women to senior business roles.
Selection method: Nominations will be sought from the industry professionals (both men and women).
We are looking for the best and brightest of Women Professionals in the Indian Financial Services. If you know someone who is well-rounded and contributes to his/her industry and community, we would like you to introduce him/her to us.
The nominees will be considered on the following criteria:
- Accomplishment (Success in profession)
- Contribution (Promotion of the profession, thought-leadership, pro-bono work, etc.)
- Leadership (Within a company, industry, etc.)
- Promise (Passion, Enthusiasm, Ideas, etc.)
A person can also nominate himself/herself. The nominee will receive a questionnaire once the nomination period closes. Additionally, though not required nominees in the Progressing category will be encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation and a resume showing why they are deserving of this honor at the time the questionnaire is due.
All honorees will be recognized through a special report to be unveiled during the 2nd annual “Women in Finance” Leadership Summit in Mumbai on March 08, 2019
Contact: If you have any questions, email Ms. Archana Javgal on email@example.com or +91- 86574 87781
Nominations Deadline: February 20, 2019
Chair - Selection Panel
Chair- Selection Panel
Sandip Ghose, till recently, was the Director of the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational initiative of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He provided strategic leadership to NISM’s seven Schools of Excellence engaged in Securities Education, Research, Certification of Market Intermediaries, Corporate Governance, Investor Education and Financial Literacy. He also oversaw the School of Regulatory and Supervisory Studies which acts as a staff college for SEBI officers.
Prior to taking over as Director of NISM, Mr. Ghose was Head of Human Resources in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). A central banker by profession, Mr. Ghose was Chief of Staff and Advisor to three successive RBI Governors – Dr. C. Rangarajan, Dr. Bimal Jalan, and Dr. Y.V. Reddy – over a period of nine years, i.e. 1996-2004. He was also the Principal, Bankers’ Training College, Mumbai , now CAFRAL , between 2004-2007 where he was responsible for grooming and capacity building of the top management of the commercial banks in India. He has also served as Principal of College of Agricultural Banking, Pune and Regional Director of the RBI, Delhi.
His knowledge of the financial sector and the various job markets combined with his experience both within the country and abroad, provide a comprehensive perspective to institutions in formulating policies on the future of work and organisational effectiveness .
During his career, Mr. Ghose has received several prestigious awards including an Honorary Doctoral Degree by the EIILM University , Sikkim.
Mr. Ghose is Member on the boards of national and international , business schools and companies.