About WILL Forum

The "Forum for Women in Leadership", WILL Forum India-- is a unique and deeply committed mandate that will bring together senior women executives in leadership positions from across corporate India for an open dialogue on their aspirations, opportunities, nurturing mind-sets, mentoring and harnessing the rewards of collective thinking for improving the workplace in the coming years.

The WILL Forum will set the tone and a strong agenda for women executives across industry and lateral segments of Indian business and society including private sector, public sector, and multinational corporations-to make an important case for leveraging the vast talent pool of women in the workplace and creating opportunities for them that will share the rewards of best business practices, and make a contribution to business and society.

Since inception in 2007, WILL Forum has successfully

  • Conducted more than 200 meetings across cities in India.
  • Brought together more than 6000 Women and Men Executives for collective thinking.
  • Produced and certified 500 WILL Mentees across various industries
  • Published 14 distinguished Reports and Research Surveys on issues impacting women in workplace.

"Creating high quality programs to drive stakeholders for building balanced leadership, inclusive growth, advancement of women."

Poonam Barua, Founder Chairman, WILL Forum India

WILL Distinguished Advisory Board Members 2023


WILL Distinguished Founding Members

dounder band

WILL Distinguished Advisory Board 2010 to 2020

Dr Mukund G Rajan
Dr Mukund G Rajan

Tata Brand Custodian and Chief Ethics Officer

Tata Sons

poonam barua
Poonam Barua

Founder Chairman,

WILL Forum India

poonam barua
Richard Rekhy


Chief Executive Officer KPMG

poonam barua
Dr. Santrupt B. Misra,

CEO, Carbon Black Business & Director, Group H.R. Aditya Birla Management Corporation

poonam barua
Dr. Ritu Anand

Vice President & Deputy Head - Global HR

Tata Consultancy Services

poonam barua
Dr. Shubhro Sen


Tata Management Training Center

poonam barua
Raj Raghavan

Director-Human Resources, India

Amazon India

poonam barua
Gayathri Ramamurthy

Diversity Lead


Alka Mittal

Director- Human Resources


WILL Participating Companies (Partial Listing)

Johanson and Johanson Sutherland Global Services Western Digital
Aditya Birla Group Amazon India L&T Financial Services
Barclays Shared Services Caprihans India Ltd Firstsource Solutions Limited
BP Castrol India Bain & Co. Capgemini India
Cargill India Deloitte U.S. Offices in India Eaton Technologies
GE India Genpact Indian Oil Corporation
India FirstLife Insurance Co Infosys Technologies Limited Sutherland
Willis Towers Watson Pricewaterhouse Coopers Glaxo-Smith Kline
KPMG Metlife Global Operations Microsoft India
Monsanto India MSD Pharmaceuticals Novartis Ltd
Murugappa Group Robert Bosch Engineering Sodexo India
Ashok Leyland TAFE Ltd Tata Capital
Tata Consultancy Services Tata Management Training Centre Tata Steel
Indian Hotels Company Tata Power IFC- World Bank
Thomson Reuters Total Oil Space Matrix
Zensar Technologies Experian India ONGC Ltd.
Expleo Solutions Mavenir Nivea
Appliead Materials Cognizant Cummins India
VFS Global Goavega Sabre Technologies