YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship

YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship
YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship

YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship

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YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship | An Online National Winter School Program | A Two-Month Online Immersive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship Program | January-March 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning

#IMPRI Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC),  IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online National Winter School Program

A Two Month Online Immersive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship Program

YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship

Learn from the Leading Women Experts in the Field!

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning
Dates: January 6–March 8, 2024
Consecutive Saturdays culminating on March 8th – International Women’s Day
Time: 3 – 5 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom & Essay Writing

Course Fee: INR 11000 (inclusive of GST)
Discounted Fees can be considered for Professionals and Students.
Additionally, bulk discounts can be availed for groups of more than 5 participants.
Partial Scholarships will be awarded to deserving individuals based on the discretion of the course committee.
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In recent years, the global landscape of leadership has witnessed remarkable transformations as women have broken barriers and stepped into positions of influence across various sectors. However, gender disparities persist in leadership roles. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, women occupy only 26.1% of parliamentary seats globally and hold just 23% of ministerial positions. This stark imbalance underscores the need for more concerted efforts to bridge the gap. Studies and experiences from around the world consistently demonstrate that women’s presence in leadership positions contributes to better decision-making, more inclusive policies, and improved outcomes for societies.

Women often bring unique perspectives, empathy, and collaborative approaches to the table, leading to well-rounded solutions that benefit diverse populations. India, with its diverse cultural fabric and complex societal dynamics, has seen a growing emphasis on women’s participation in leadership roles. The reservation of one-third of elected seats for women in the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) has provided over 10 lakh women the opportunity to actively engage in local governance. This significant initiative has not only amplified women’s voices but also catalyzed positive developmental outcomes at the grassroots level.

Despite these advancements, women in leadership roles still face challenges rooted in societal biases, unequal opportunities, and cultural norms. In many cases, the so-called “glass ceiling” limits their upward mobility. In India, while the one-third reservation has led to increased women’s representation, some instances still reveal tokenism, where actual decision-making authority remains with male counterparts.

The importance of women in leadership roles cannot be overstated. Their perspectives, skills, and leadership qualities contribute to more inclusive and equitable societies. As exemplified by global leaders and India’s progress, women in leadership can drive positive change, fostering collaboration and innovative problem-solving. To harness this potential fully, societies must address systemic barriers and actively promote gender equality from local governance to international institutions. Empowering women in leadership positions isn’t just a matter of fairness; it’s a strategic move towards a brighter, more equitable future for all.

The IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute is excited to announce its upcoming online program focused on fostering the development of young women leaders in public policy. The ten weeks/ 10 days fellowship program offers aspiring women leaders with a platform to engage in meaningful discussions, share insights/knowledge, and connect with experts and peers from the field of public policy. One of the program’s highlights is its culmination on International Women’s Day, March 8th. To ensure a comprehensive learning experience, participants are required to submit mandatory essays on relevant policy topics and present their findings. This combination of theoretical learning, practical application, and networking opportunities will empower young women to become effective leaders in shaping developmental efforts for a more inclusive and equitable society.

For Whom

This program is designed to empower a wide spectrum of individuals, equipping them with specialized knowledge and skills crucial for driving progress in gender-sensitive policies and leadership. Our audience includes aspiring Elected Women Representatives, dedicated Researchers, Students and Educators in Social Science Departments and Women’s Studies Centers, Engaged NGOs, CBOs, CSOs, Media Professionals, and Working professionals. Join us in shaping a more inclusive future.


  • Gain in-depth insights into public policy, fostering a better understanding of complex issues.
  • Develop practical skills in policy analysis, critical thinking, and effective communication.
  • Connect with experts and peers in the field for valuable networking opportunities.
  • Saturday sessions accommodate existing commitments, enabling skill and knowledge growth without disruption.
  • Mandatory essays and presentations provide a comprehensive learning experience, merging theory and practice.
  • Empower young women to be effective leaders for a more inclusive society.
  • Develop specialized expertise in public policy, boosting career prospects.
  • Equip graduates to drive positive change in policy decisions for inclusivity and equity.
  • Receive a completion certificate for your dedicated efforts.
  • Showcase your essay on the IMPRI Insights Blog, alongside global thought leaders.

Program Details

Duration: January 06 – March 08, 2024
Consecutive Saturdays culminating on March 8th – International Women’s Day
Time: 3 – 5 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom & Essay Writing

Program Highlights
Embark on a transformative learning journey with our program, where knowledge meets innovation. Our program highlights encompass two key pillars that aim to empower and inspire:

  1. Expert-Led Interactive Sessions: Immerse yourself in a world of knowledge with our engaging online sessions led by subject matter experts. These sessions are designed to deepen your understanding of various topics, providing you with valuable insights and perspectives.
  2. Research Empowerment: Unlock your potential as a researcher with dedicated sessions focused on the art of crafting research articles, refining topic selection, and mastering the art of effective presentations. These sessions will equip you with the skills and tools needed to excel in the world of academia and beyond.

Join us on this educational journey, where you’ll not only gain knowledge but also the skills to make a meaningful impact.

Program Experts

YWLPPF Young Women LEaders in Public Policy Fellowship

Chair: Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI


Ms Kanta Singh, Deputy Country Representative – UN Women India

Ms. Amarjeet Kaur, General Secretary, All-India Trade Union Congress

Ms Urvashi Prasad, Director, Office of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Prof Roxana Marinescu, Professor, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania; Visiting Professor, IMPRI

Dr Simi Mehta, CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI, New Delhi

Ms Medhavinee Namjoshi, Gender and Development Professional, Mumbai; Lead Gender Initiatives, Ambuja Cements

Dr Purnima Chauhan, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh & Director Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA); Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Ms Seema Kulkarni, Founding Member, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune

Ms Sangeeta RegeCoordinator, Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT), Mumbai

Dr Nivedita P. Haran, Former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala; Visiting Distinguished Fellow, IMPRI

Adv Audrey D’Mello, Director, Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Prof Rukaiya Joshi, Advisor, Mentor to CSR and NGOs, Mumbai; Retired professor- Chairperson, Centre for Education in Social Sector (CEdSS), SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)

Ms. Anna Usha Abraham, Former Director, Mukand Engineers Ltd. and former Chief, Corporate Communication Mukand Ltd.

Mr Yash Agarwal​​, Fo​under​, ​Public Policy India

Adv Dr Albertina Almeida, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Goa; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Prof Tulsi Jayakumar, Executive Director, Centre for Family Business & Entrepreneurship, Professor, Economics at S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research

Ms Anjali Bawa, Founder of Voila Experts

Prof Sanjukta Bhattacharya, Retired Professor, International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Economics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI


Dr Arjun Kumar, Director, IMPRI
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI
Prof Gummadi Sridevi, Visiting Professor, IMPRI
Adv Dr Shalu Nigam, Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Coordinator: Ms Priyanka Negi, Researcher, IMPRI

Program Time Structure

YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship
An Online National Winter School Program
A Two-Month Online Immersive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship Program
January 6 – March 8, 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
Day 1: January 06, 2024 (Saturday)
3-3.20 pmIntroduction & Chair Opening RemarksProf Vibhuti Patel
3:20-4:20 pmInaugural Session- Fostering Women’s Participation in Decision-MakingMs Amarjeet Kaur
4:20-5 pmParticipants Intro & Program DiscussionTeam
Day 2: January 13, 2024 (Saturday)
3-4 pmWomen in India: Exploring Economic, Social, and Political DimensionsProf Vibhuti Patel
4-5 pmCatalysts for Change: Young Women Pioneering a New Era in Public PolicyMs Urvashi Prasad
Day 3: January 20, 2024 (Saturday)
3-3:40 pmEmpowerment and Development Initiatives for Women in India: An OverviewProf Vibhuti Patel
3:40-4:20 pmFeminism and Global Gender Equality: Challenges and ProgressProf Roxana Marinescu
4:20-5 pmResearch Article Writing: From Idea to PublicationDr Simi Mehta
Day 4: January 27, 2024 (Saturday)
3-4 pmYoung Women: Leading with Purpose and Making a DifferenceMs Medhavinee Namjoshi
4-5 pmEmpowering Young Women Leaders in Local GovernanceDr Purnima Chauhan
Day 5: February 03, 2024 (Saturday)
3-3:40 pmYoung Women Leaders and Climate Change ActionMs Seema Kulkarni
3:40-4:20 pmYoung Women Leaders and the Imperative of Women’s HealthMs Sangeeta Rege
4:20-5 pmTopic SelectionTeam
Day 6: February 10, 2024 (Saturday)
3-4 pmYoung Women Leaders in Public ServicesDr Nivedita P Haran
4-5 pmChampioning Safeguards for Young Women in Public PolicyAdv Audrey D’Mello
Day 7: February 17, 2024 (Saturday)
3-3:40 pmLeadership Lessons for Young Women in Public PolicyProf Rukaiya Joshi
3:40-4:20 pmEffective Networking and Personal Development for Young Women LeadersMs Anna Usha Abraham
4:20-5 pmCareer Insights for Young Women Leaders in Public PolicyMr Yash Agarwal
Day 8: February 24, 2024 (Saturday)
3-3:40 pmAdvancing Inclusivity in Society led by Women: Challenges and StrategiesAdv Dr Albertina Almeida
3:40-4:20 pmEmpowering and Enabling Public Action led by Young WomenProf Tulsi Jayakumar
4:20-5 pmEntrepreneurial Journey: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Young WomenMs Anjali Bawa
Day 9: March 02, 2024 (Saturday)
3-3:40 pmDiplomacy, Foreign Policy and Leadership for Young Women in Public PolicyProf Sanjukta Bhattacharya
3:40-4:20 pmNavigating Data and Emerging Tech for Young Women in Public PolicyDr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
4:20-5 pmPresentation by ParticipantsTeam
Day 10: March 08, 2024 (Friday)
3-3:40 pmValedictory Address on the Occasion of International Women’s Day 2024Ms Kanta Singh
3:40-4:20 pmProgram Presentation, Interactive Session, Experience sharing, Discussion & FeedbackTeam
4:20-5 pmChair Closing Remarks & VoTProf Vibhuti Patel


Participants List and Details
YWLPPF Young Women Leaders in Public Policy Fellowship
An Online National Winter School Program
A Two-Month Online Immersive Introductory Leadership Certificate Training Fellowship Program
January-March 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
AANCHAL TEJUJAFounderDEI ConsultancyWorking professionalMUMBAI
Aditi ChoudharyStudent (2nd year Masters)/ Civil Services aspirantIGNOUStudentJammu
AmitaFreelance ELT yrainerSelf employedResearcherAhmedabad
Anisha KoshyAssistant ProfessorPW Institute of InnovationTeaching FacultyBengaluru
ANKITA SINGHVIFounderThe Rural BazaarWorking professionalUDAIPUR
Arundati KhajuriaAnalystSomerset Indus Capital PartnersAnalystMumbai
Chinmayee DeshpandeStudentMIT-WPUStudentPune
Deepika SalujaCo-founder & Chair; Program Manager – Ubuntu Initiative, Technical lead-Cervical CancerWomen in Global Health India; The George Institute for Global health; ImmunifyMeResearcherChandigarh
Dr Puja Saxena NigamAssociate ProfessorHindu College, University of DelhiTeaching FacultyNew Delhi
Dr. Neha SinghIndependent ResearcherIndependent ResearcherHomemakerSundargarh
Dr.Megha kumariAssistant professorSKMU DUMKATeaching FacultySahibganj
Dulari ParmarArchitect and Urban DesignerYouth for Unity and Voluntary ActionWorking professionalMumbai
Harshini DStudentNLSIUStudentBengaluru
Jesty SkariahM.A Political scienceBanaras Hindu UniversityStudentHathras
KhushbooDeputy Manager – CSRMedanta FoundationWorking professionalGurugram
KomalStudentCentral University of RajasthanStudentJaipur
Lopamudra GhoshFormer StudentThe University of BurdwanStudentBolpur
Meenakshi RavikrishnaCommunity Engagement Manager(Part time)Catalyst for Women EntrepreneurshipActivistBengaluru
Meenal KatpalliwarStudentBITS Pilani-KK Birla Goa campusStudentBengaluru
NidhiMasters in Political science (DU)DUStudentNew delhi
Nikita DesaiFounderSYAAD Interdisciplinary Learning ForumFounderMumbai
Padma UikeProject ManagerAmhi Amchya ArogyasathiWorking professionalGadchiroli
Pallavi BeriArea Chair – Political ScienceG D Goenka UniversityTeaching FacultyGurugram
POOJAN/AN/AStudentNew Delhi
Prachi MishraCo-founderProject Nilay, Safe Odisha for HerWorking professionalOdisha
PratibhaDirector, Programs and ImpactInvolveWorking professionalChennai
R. PreethaSenior AssociateCitizens for Law and Democracy (CLAD)Working professionalChennai
Prerna SinghProprietorDovLin HealthcareWorking professionalPune
Rashmi Singh KLead – Curriculum Development and TrainingSquare PandaWorking professionalBengaluru
Ravideep KaurStudentStudentNOIDA
Rhea PandeyStudentKalindi College, University of DelhiStudentNew Delhi
Rinku ShekhawatDeputy managerState Bank of IndiaWorking professionalNew delhi
Rishika PatelStudentMithibai CollegeStudentMumbai
Riya YadavStudentUniversity of DelhiStudentUttar Pradesh
Sarah Sunil JosephAnalystSattva ConsultingWorking professionalBangalore
Shalini Rahul TiwariAssociate ProfessorInstitute of Management Technology (IMT) GhaziabadTeaching FacultyGhaziabad
Shrija AryaProgram ManagerRocket LearningWorking professionalMadhya Pradesh
Shriraj TripathiPursuing Ma in public policy law and governanceCentral university of RajasthanStudentAjmer
Shweta ManikshettiHead of Design ResearchHSAWorking professionalMumbai
Shwetma RajPetroleum EngineerTieto IndiaWorking professionalDelhi
Sohela MitraProgram OfficerSRF FoundationWorking professionalGurgaon
Sonal DsouzaFree Lance ConsultantNAWorking professionalMumbai
Sulekha Kumari DasStudentHindu College, University of DelhiStudentNew Delhi
Sunidhi SampigeStudentSt Claret CollegeStudentBangalore
Swati ChandraAssistant ProfessorUniversity of DelhiTeaching FacultyDelhi
Varsha JosKattappana

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Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4E5vnQjDQoHQ

HQ: https://youtu.be/27ITcZtZpbg

FELLOWS PRESENTATION 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUwRr8acJdc

Valedictory Address on the Occasion of International Women’s Day

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwoOsFomyok

HQ Video: https://youtu.be/YYn6Ag7OYFI

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