Education is, arguably, one of the most potent tools that can ensure the emancipate and empower women across levels and can positively impact the state of their being, their status and position in the society and build a solid foundation for their holistic growth and development. 

UPES is bringing together women thought leaders and visionaries to delve deeper into the issues of gender parity and the need for bold approaches in the realm of higher education through a WEB TALK Series called ‘SHAKTI TALKS’.

The discussions will be centered around creating improved options, opportunities and outcomes for girl students. Eminent women achievers will share their life journeys and inspire young aspirants to make life-enhancing decisions and forge ahead with confidence on their career path.

Speaker Profile: 

Ms. Pavithra YS has been nurturing a strong leadership team for her Impact Sourcing BPO company since 2006. Working with the strategic vision of employing and empowering Persons with Disabilities (PWD), women and people from the rural and disadvantaged sections of the society, she has won several national and international awards for her achievements in the diversity and inclusion space. Ms. Pavithra is a Chevening Scholar from Oxford University and a TEDx speaker. 


Dr Juhi Garg has been leading Project Shakti in UPES. She has previously held the responsibility of Entrepreneurship Evangelist and Coordinator of Women Entrepreneurship Forum (WEF) for UPES Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE), acted as an Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), and represented School of Law at UCIE. She holds the copyright for developing and standardizing a Psychometric tool for management and commerce students, popular by the name of Occupational Interest Schedule for Students, Institutions’ and Businesses (OIS-SIB). She is also an avid researcher and has published articles internationally.

(The session is by invite only for UPES girl students and girl students who have taken admissions in the year 2020.)  

Watch the session here