Building an Executive Presence

Making the move from middle management to the executive suite requires a healthy dose of confidence-in yourself that you can grow into the leader you aspire to become, in your subordinates that you’re the leader they want to follow, and, most importantly, among senior leaders that you have the potential for great achievements.

Executive presence is a skill, not a trait-that means it’s something you can cultivate and build. Yet women, in particular, struggle with confidence. The "Impostor Syndrome" is real. In this event, we will explore how to build a good executive presence and get rid of imposter syndrome - to start accepting and embracing your capabilities and get what you want.

Uma Kasoji is a management consultant-turned-entrepreneur. After a corporate career spanning 17 years, she decided to pursue her passion for diversity by co-founding 'The star in me', with a vision to bridge the gender gap in the workforce and in leadership.

Aditi Banerjee
Managing Director at Accenture, Cloud & Digital Transformation Leader

Aditi Banerjee is a global business and technology executive driving revenue growth and profitability across multiple industry verticals in Engineering Services, Digital, Cloud and Intelligent Edge. Recognized Transformation and Sales Leader with 20 years of successful track record in providing vision, strategy and leadership to business, new client acquisition, business development and innovation.

She has been leading business in Intelligent Products & Platforms and Digital Manufacturing & Operations using advanced technologies, Cloud and Security across all industries in the South Market of North America. Established business critical global partnerships with major technology platform providers in the IoT, Cloud and PLM Engineering Ecosystem and Industry Advisors. Aditi has built and led high performance global teams for achieving strategic business objectives.

Zeena Fruitwala
Vice President, Medium Business Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan at Dell Technologies

Zeena is a Sales and Service professional with an overall experience of 29 years spanning across IT, Telecom, FMCG, Logistics and the hospitality industry. She has held various positions in the areas of sales operations, strategic planning, driving customer experience and operational excellence.

She has a proven track record of leading large teams, setting up related functions, handling the complexities of the various changes in the industry and being result oriented.

Anandi Shankar
General Manager HR - Talent, Organization and Integration at Unilever

Anandi Shankar is a psychologist by academic qualification and then made a career switch to join the corporate world. In her 17 year career with Hindustan Unilever Limited, she has worked across the value chain on partnering and expertise. She currently heads Talent and Organisation for Unilever South Asia

Kaumudi Goda
C-Suite Advisor & Executive Coach; CEO, International Speaker.

Kaumudi Goda is the Co-Founder of the Inclusive Leaders Institute; Co-Chair for KeyNote Women Speaker's Directory; and Board Member and Director for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Data Visualization Society.

In addition to an MBA from Indian School of Business, Kaumudi has an LLM from the University of Virginia. She practiced as an attorney for seven years in the U.S. She is pursuing doctoral research on the intersection of law, public policy, human capital and business.

Kaumudi speaks on "Bias, Inclusion, Technology and Global Leadership", "Navigating Difficult Conversations" and "Business for Good". She was recognized as the "Business APAC Influential Women Leader of 2020" and featured in Financial Times London, Asian Entrepreneur, The Hindu and Times of India. She is an award- winning international speaker, executive coach, trainer, and facilitator.