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Videos for Women’s Empowerment

Along with the US Consulate Mumbai and Global India Fund, Samhita hosted the Videos for Women’s Empowerment: Storytelling to Inspire Change event on December 18, 2018.
The event was designed to enable social organisations, individual activists and other stakeholders working in women’s empowerment, to craft and disseminate videos for social change. We organised two sessions  – a panel discussion and a purpose networking where small groups of participants had short breakout sessions with various experts and the panelists.
Following was the agenda of the event –
  • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Opening Address  
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Panel discussion – Videos for Storytelling and Women’s Empowerment
    • Jessica Mayberry, Founder & ED, Video Volunteers
    • Ankur Mehra, Head – Media Partnerships, Facebook
    • Samira Kanwar, Head of Content, Vice
    • Leeza Mangaldas,  TV Presenter, and Founder Evoke India
    • Pooja Pande, Senior Manager Partnerships, Khabar Lahariya
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Purpose Networking
    • Ekta Mittal, Co-Founder, Maraa
    • Sharmila Kher, Director, Muskaan
    • Ravi Shekar, Photo Journalist, Photography Promotion Trust
    • Vaibhav Ingole, Filmmaker, Climbing Uphill
    • Aliya Furniturewala, Co-Producer, Filament Pictures
  • 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Open Networking
  • 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Closing Address

You can read more about the panelists and experts here. We will upload a summary document of the discussions soon. In the meantime, if you wish to learn more about the event or share some thoughts and feedback, reach out to us as [email protected]