You are invited to attend the Women’s Education Project’s

10th Annual Red Bangle Award & Forum

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 10 a.m. EST/8:30 p.m. IST

The 2023 Red Bangle Award & Forum will be hosted on Zoom by our sponsor, EdWeb, and is open to all at no cost. Donations on behalf of your attendance are welcome and appreciated to support the growth of WEP’s Leadership Academies and to continue to support the needs of our students.

The Red Bangle Award

The Red Bangle Award is presented annually to a woman who “by her life and accomplishment demonstrates the indomitable eloquence of the human spirit.” Inaugurated in 2014, the award recognizes women leaders globally who share WEP’s vision and inspire its students, young Indian women, to higher goals.

Women’s Education Project is pleased to announce our 2023 Red Bangle Awardees Kalyani Subramanyam, CEO, of Maitrayana Charity Foundation, and Meenu Vadera, Founder, of Azad Foundation & Sakha. Read the full press release here.

Kalyani Subramanyam, CEO Maitrayana Charity Foundation

Kayla Subramnyam, CEO of Maitrayana Charity Foundation

“I am humbled to receive the Red Bangle Award which has been previously received by so many amazing and inspiring women across the world. This award is testimony and recognition of the courage and journeys of the young women leaders in my organization, Maitrayana, who are striving to empower girls in their communities.”

Kalyani Subramanyam, Maitrayana Charity Foundation
Meenu Vadera, Founder Azad Foundation & Sakha

Meenu Vadera, Founder, of Azad Foundation & Sakha.

“This award celebrates those who have overcome extreme odds to be able to transform their lives. This work is slow, difficult, and time-consuming; for truly transforming one’s life is never easy. Any of us who has done so with our lives will know that this doesn’t happen overnight, it takes long, deep, sometimes painful, and often reflective work.”

Meenu Vadera, Azad Foundation & Sakha

Forum Sponsors

About the Forum

WEP’s annual Forum gathers international thought leaders working towards gender equality. Past topics have included NGO collaboration, gender lens investing, technology and change, celebrating first generation college women and recently, the pandemic’s disproportionate effects on women and girls, and the importance of supporting leadership and decision making power of women at the grassroots level to truly resolve social and economic problems.

“WEP Beyond Borders was an informative day of listening, learning and play at it’s best with the top female leaders in philanthropy. This forum had a global perspective and opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of collaboration when women come together.”

Jaclynn • Unleashed

“Beyond Borders facilitated essential collaboration and tangible progress to work toward the common goal of women’s empowerment. I enjoyed getting to hear the panelist, and mingle with such amazing, influential, and unstoppable female forces. Truly humbling.”

2017 Forum Guest

“Inspiring, empowering, full of passion!”

2017 Forum Guest

“Coming together with such a diverse group of women, all working towards gender equality, with the goal of collaboration was empowering, inspiring and productive.”

Kendra • DIL

“A [forum] where people were actually interested in supporting each other!”

2017 Forum Guest

“It was such a privilege to attend Beyond Borders. [The filled room with] so many accomplished, inspiring women truly inspired me to work towards empowering girls and women!”

2017 Forum Guest
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Sponsor the 2023 Forum

We are excited to extend a warm invitation to forward-thinking companies and organizations who share our vision to inspire its students, young Indian women, to higher goals. We invite you to explore the various sponsorship levels and benefits outlined below.

$5,000 Gold

Sponsors receive acknowledgment on website & event communications as a Gold sponsor, a special thank you from the podium, invitations to the online forum, and a special Connect event with WEP students in India.

$2,500 Silver

Sponsors receive acknowledgment on website & event communications as a Silver sponsor, invitations to the online forum, and a special thank you from the podium.

$1,000 Bronze

Sponsors acknowledgment on website & event communications as a Bronze sponsor.

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