Mobility Outlook, the mobility-ecosystem focused platform by CarTrade Tech, offering insightful perspectives on automotive, aviation, railways and maritime sectors, commemorated the spirit of women in the mobility industry last week by hosting the first edition of ‘Women in Mobility’.
With mobility undergoing drastic shifts on a day-to-day basis across social, technological and economic parameters, women are today at the forefront of running hugely successful mobility-based organisations. While the world over, International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March, Mobility Outlook believes that women need to be celebrated every single day and not just on ONE particular day.
The idea of the event was to put women in the centre of the changing needs of mobility as they are considered to have different needs when it comes to transportation. Keeping in mind the contribution of some of the most successful and powerful women in the automobile industry, Mobility Outlook launched a Coffee Table Book capturing the success stories of these triumphant and empowering women.
Through the last one year, Mobility Outlook featured 24 women leaders, including:
Ms Rashmi Urdhwareshe, President, SAEIndia; Ms Pamela Tikku, Chief Business Officer, ICAT; Ms Gowri Kailasam, President, Rane Madras India; Dr Rupali Sharma, Co-founder & Chairperson, Okinawa Autotech; Ms Deepa Sathiaram, Executive Director, En3 Sustainability Solutions; Dr Manaswini Rath, Vice President & Global Head, Autonomous Driving, KPIT; Ms Shakshi Vij, Founder & CEO, Myles; Ms Saritha Iyer, Head of Finance, Visteon India; Ms Ujjwala Karle, Deputy Director, ARAI; Ms Shuba Kumar, Managing Director, Natesan Synchrocones; Ms Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Founder & CEO, Kinetic Green Energy; Ms Ekta Bhardwaj, HR Leader, AMIEO Region, Nissan Motor Corporation; Ms Jyotsna Sharma, CFO & Head Of IT, Bridgestone India; Ms Nirmala Behera, Executive Director – Group HR, RSB Group; Ms Anjali Pandey, Vice President, Cummins India; Dr Ranjana Bansal, Managing Director, Ashok Group of Companies; Ms Suman Mishra, CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility; Ms Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India & SAARC; Ms Anupama Raman, Global Head Software Academy, Continental Automotive; Ms Pooja Bansal, Chief Human Resource Officer, Piaggio Vehicles; Ms Padmaja AR, Senior Vice President & XC Divisional Key Account Manager, Bosch Global Software Technologies; Ms Julie Adkins, Sr Manager – Lean Transformation, Continuous Improvement & Operational Excellence, BorgWarner; Ms Garima Misra, Managing Director, Group Landmark and Ms Roopa Bhokare, Head Of Digital Products, AXIS Bank.
Commenting on the event, Mr Banwari Lal Sharma, CEO, CarTrade Tech, said, “We were exceedingly delighted to host such a wonderful event on the Mobility Outlook platform. This is a great way to felicitate as well as bring together, the women of change in the automobile industry and thank them for their contribution. Understanding women in other fields has just begun and the automobile industry is not far behind. I hope that the Coffee Table Book curated by Mobility Outlook inspires million other women and girls out there to be a part of the automobile industry in the country and across the world because women are the future and we need to celebrate them every day.”
Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “Diversity has always been one of the key pillars for MG right since inception. Mobility Outlooks’s Women in Mobility initiative resonate with our values and culture. As part of our commitment toward gender diversity, MG Motor India has successfully integrated 37% of women employees into its workforce including the factory and aims to achieve 50% by Dec 2023. Some of our key initiatives – Drive Her Back, Genesis, Neem, MG Changemakers, Womentorship, and Worth Waiting For are all testimony to our commitment to gender diversity. We extend our support to Mobility Outlook and wish them luck for the next season of Women in Mobility.”
MG Motor India supported Women in Mobility as the Presenting Partner, while Axis Bank was the Associate Partner and Visteon was the Technology Partner.