Guest Speakers : FemmeCon 2019, Day 1 (7th Dec, 2019)

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Alakshi Tomar is the Co-founder of TruCup, working to promote healthier, positive and sustainable menstruation among all menstruators, with the objective of inclusion. TruCup as a social enterprise makes menstrual cups, but aims to do much more than that. With premier, innovative and state of the art range of menstrual products available across the world, their social goals ensure menstruators have the best period experience, are aware of their rights and choices, protect the environment against harmful & toxic menstrual waste and unleash their own potential. Alakshi has previously worked on building capabilities and hiring of talent with Accenture. A crossover from the private sector, she shifted to capability & strategy development in government schools across India, working with communities & government stakeholders to build leadership. Moving into the health space, TruCup was established to scale menstrual solutions across South-east Asia. 


Dr Glossy Sabharwal, MD, is a radiologist specializing in women health with acclaimed credentials from India, the US and the UK. She travels the world speaking to academics as well as general audiences educating them on the latest research and solutions available for women per the age requirements, right from birth through to the post menopausal stage. What makes her a much sought after speaker is her ability to decode women's health issues and deliver them in bite sized, immediately actionable nuggets of information. Dr Glossy Sabharwal is the director of the radiology department at Apollo Spectra Hospital and Jeewanmala Hospital, New Rohtak Road and is the Founder and Chief Radiologist at WISH Diagnostics in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.


Dr Kanchan Kaur is an Director; Senior Consultant, Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at Medanta- The Medicity in Gurgaon, India. She did her undergraduate training from GMC Jammu and went on to do her masters of surgery from the same college. She then went to the UK to train as a breast specialist. She returned to India in 2010 and has helped set up the breast service at Medanta hospital. Dr Kanchan is very passionate about her work and wants Indian women to be aware about the risks that breast cancer poses. She is actively involved in public awareness programmes in Delhi and it’s neighbouring towns. Early detection of breast cancer and counselling and emotional support for patients and their carers is of
special interest to her. She was instrumental in bringing to India , a unique programme where blind girls are trained as breast examiners and is actively involved in training them .


Neha Mishra Mutluru is a Certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula. Founder of and founding member of the Delhi Birth Network. I am passionate about supporting families during childbirth to have a positive & empowering experience. 


Since 2008, Priyanka Bhatia has worked passionately on creating platforms and programs for wealth creation for women. Women on Wealth was created in 2012 to provide skills to women who experienced financial anxiety or suffocation and lacked the skills to take them towards financial freedom. Women who have worked with her and her team have created and reached their financial goals - even those that looked impossible to reach. Priyanka is constantly upskilling in wealth creation tools and techniques such as stock market analysis, behavioral sciences and building better business models. Among her mentors are Mrs. Neeru Tiwari, one of India's earliest and successful stock investors and Mr. Gautam Gupta, an expert in debt funds.



Rashi Vidyasagar is the director of the alternative story. She has a masters degree in Criminology. She has worked within the healthcare sector and criminal justice system providing crisis intervention to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. She runs a support group on WhatsApp for Indian women with PCOS. She loves reading medical journals and is constantly disappointed that her doctors don't. She currently lives in Bangalore with her spouse, Paras, dog, Zoe, PCOS, depression, and anxiety.


Shafali is a 22 year old literature student, digital activist, elementary educator, staunch feminist and sometimes artist. She's currently working two part time jobs as a classroom facilitator whilst completing her Master's in English. Founder of the platform IAwaken, formerly know as That Woke Ladki, she has successfully created a considerable space for online advocacy and activism which she eventually wishes to take offline. A firm believer in power of allyship, dissent and revolutions, she wants to be part of waves of rebellion that would drown down systematic oppressions once and for all.



Shubhrata Prakash is an officer with the Indian Revenue Service, and at present, she is posted as Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi. Born and brought up in Patna, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Honours from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. She has, briefly, worked in the field of advertising with Lintas and Leo Burnett, before joining the Civil Services. She is the author of ‘The D Word: A Survivor’s Guide to Depression’ (Pan Macmillan India, 2016). Her speaking engagements include a talk on ‘Mental Health and Stress in the Workplace’ at UNICEF, Bangkok, at the 8th National Conference of Women in Police in Nov, 2018, and she was a guest speaker at the World Health Day, 2017, event of WHO and Govt of Maharashtra.
She has a blog on The Times of India, titled EleMental, which is mostly centered around issues related to mental health. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous websites including the and She has featured in a video being used for promoting mental health awareness among youth by the portal Youth Ki Awaaz. She is a co-contributor to the book ‘Real Stories of Dealing with Depression’ (Simon & Schuster, 2019). She is also the author of a book of poems titled ‘Ink on Water’.


Sneha Dey Roy is a team member Goonj (a nationwide voluntary organisation, India) since 2014.  Leading Goonj ‘Not Just a Piece of Cloth’ initiative focused on menstrual hygiene and health, breaking the culture of shame and silence around the issue across India. She is working with both urban and rural communities to understand menstrual issues, building strategies and further implementing it along with larger team.  Prior to that she was a part of Gandhi Fellowship, working on self- leadership and leadership development of headmasters at the Tribal schools of Rajasthan. She is an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi where she pursued Communication and Development studies. She has travelled extensively to rural India and had first hand experience about the social issues.


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