CNBC-TV18 launches Future. Female. Forward S2
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CNBC-TV18 launches Future. Female. Forward S2

New Delhi, 09-February-2024, By IBW Team


CNBC-TV18, India’s leading English business news channel, is set to unveil the second edition of CNBC-TV18’s Future. Female. Forward – The Women’s Collective, presented by HSBC India.

The launch event, scheduled for February 10, 2024, in New Delhi, is geared towards reinforcing CNBC-TV18’s commitment to championing female empowerment and fostering gender diversity in the business realm, the channel said in a press release.

Building upon the success of the inaugural season, which garnered widespread acclaim from top policymakers, business leaders, and opinion-makers, Season 2 aims to further its mission through a comprehensive campaign comprising events, content, conversations, engagements, and partnerships. The overarching goal is to promote Equitable Gain, Equal Participation, and Infinite Growth.

The launch event promises a compelling leadership panel, inspiring fireside chats, and keynotes, along with the recognition of outstanding achievers known as ‘The FFF ICONS,’ who have shattered glass ceilings and inspired millions. Distinguished attendees include Smriti Irani, Minister of Women & Child Development; Amitabh Kant, Former CEO of NITI Aayog; Roshni Nadar, Chairperson of HCLTech; Hitendra Dave, CEO, HSBC India; Ravi Kumar, CEO, Cognizant; and other luminaries from various sectors.

The evening kicks off with a musical performance by the Delhi Police’s award-winning all-women band, followed by opening remarks from Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18. A keynote address by Smriti Irani will delve into India’s global alliances and efforts to advance gender equity and equality. The unveiling of Season 2’s logo will be a highlight, symbolizing the movement’s vitality.

Insightful fireside chats on topics like ‘Fostering Parity in the New World Order’ and ‘Championing Gender Inclusion’ will feature prominent figures like Jenny Johnson, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton, and Hitendra Dave, CEO, HSBC India. The Leaders’ panel on ‘Bridging the Gender Gap: Strategies for Equality & Inclusion’ will bring together thought leaders to share insights.

Shereen Bhan expressed CNBC-TV18‘s commitment to fostering gender parity, empowering female entrepreneurs, and creating an equal-opportunities workplace. She emphasized that Season 2 aims to ignite conversations leading to concrete actions for a more equitable future and to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional champions.

Hitendra Dave, CEO, HSBC India, highlighted the importance of diversity and gender parity for business growth. He stressed that embracing inclusivity involves creating a culture where all individuals are valued and empowered, and partnerships like this with CNBC-TV18 can play a crucial role in making gender parity a reality.

Smriti Mehra, CEO of Business News, Network18, conveyed that Season 2 is about turning inspiration into action and making the world a more inclusive space. She thanked partners HSBC India, HCLTech, ITC, and FedEx for supporting this meaningful initiative.

The mega launch event will be broadcast live on CNBC-TV18 and on February 10th, starting at 5 PM.

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