(From left) Ruben Banerjee, Outlook Editor-in-Chief; Arti Jaiman, Station Director of Gurgaon Ki Awaz Samudayik Radio; Shefali Shah, national award-winning actress; Dr Priyanjali Datta, founder of Aaroogya that teaches rural women how to self-examine for breast cancer; actress Kirti Kulhari, who stood out in the movie Pink; Shehi Shafi, Dubai-based artist; Deepa Malik, India’s first Paralympic medal winner; behind Deepa is Indranil Roy, CEO, Outlook Group; actress Kubbra Sait, appreciated for playing a transgender in Sacred Games; Anjum Moudgil—Punjab Police sub-inspector, abstract artist, medallist in shooting World Championships; Jagi Mangat Panda, Managing Director of Ortel Communications. They won the Outlook Speakout Awards 2019.
Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani with Elangbam Valentina Devi, 9, Manipur’s Green Ambassador and Outlook Speakout award winner. She was incosolable when two Gulmohars she had planted and tended to for four years were cut to widen a road.
Kubbra with transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.
Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani at Outlook Speakout 2019 on Saturday.
Actress-politician Khushbu Sundar picks a placard of her choice to pose for the camera.
A chat with actresses Shefali Shah, Kubbra Sait and Kirti Kulhari.
Sandeep Pradhan (right), Director General, Sports Authority of India.
Indranil Roy meets T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs, (also in the frame—Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, retired IFS officer, and Outlook foreign affairs editor Pranay Sharma).
Ruben Banerjee, Outlook Editor-in-Chief, speaks at the event.
Advaita Kala, author and screenwriter.
Sinu Joseph, menstrual health activist.
Zakia Soman, women’s rights activist.
Minister Smriti Irani presents the award to Jagi Mangat Panda, founder of Odisha Television Ltd.
Sushmita Dev, president of All India Mahila Congress.
Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Civil Aviation Ministry.
Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee, Director, Country Relations and Business Affairs, ICRISAT.
Indranil Roy, CEO, Outlook Group.
A panel discussion with Arti Jaiman of Gurgaon Ki Awaz Samudayik Radio, transgender activist Laxmi N. Tripathi, retired IPS officer Prakash Singh, retired IFS officer Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women.
Ambassadors of Chile, European Union, Morocco; (also seen) Chilean envoy’s wife, and K.C. Singh, ex-MEA secretary.
Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer, Head HR & CSR, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, speaks at Outlook Speakout 2019.
Ashwajit Singh, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, IPE Global Ltd, with his wife.
Ravi Bhatnagar, Director-External Affairs and Partnerships, RB Health, AMESA–Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt Ltd, at the event.
Gaurav Jain, SVP Health, SA, Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt Ltd, is all attention as wife Sakshi Jain takes a photo.
Frederic Widell, Vice President, Head of South Asia and Managing Director, Oriflame India, speaks at the event.
Naveen Anand, Senior Director, Marketing, Oriflame South Asia, with Frederic Widell.
What do women want? The answers came from 25 women, all of them leading lights in their fields, at the third edition of the annual Outlook Speakout in Delhi on October 19. Consensus congregated under one roof as a glittering evening saw powerful thoughts and contrasting opinions on issues that confront Indian women—each moment of her life divided between contradictory demands and expectations, between aspiration and anxiety, fear and freedom, choice and coercion, prejudice and progress, hope and happiness.
From safety on the roads and home to health and menstrual hygiene, the thought-leaders spoke their mind with candour, giving a glimpse into their collective minds. The evening saw presentation of the Outlook Speakout Award to 10 women, among them a nine-year-old, by Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani, who also addressed the gathering. As a media group concerned with women’s lives at all levels, the Outlook Group proposes to take up a signature campaign, before submitting the charter to the WCD ministry.