AIESEC in collaboration with IEEE RGIT organized the GENLEAD SUMMIT 2.0 which included Inspiring stories, meaningful conversations and leadership grooming to shape the youth of Mumbai and make them aware about the pressing social issues such as equality in education, importance of LGBTQ rights and clear this jargon called feminism. The seminar was conducted on the 28th of November, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on the Zoom Online Platform.
Initially the session started at 5:30 pm. A brief introduction about the event was given by Aditi Kulkarni which was carried on by the key note given by Mr. Harish Iyer (Renowned Equal Rights Activist and co-founder at The Jimme Foundation) on the rights and the problems faced by LGBTQ community, and explained the human values and importance.
The session was then followed by Ms. Shaili Chopra (Renowned Author and Journalist, founder of SheThePeople) who shared her insight on feminism and also explained the real definition of feminism. She stressed on the fact that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.
Then it was followed by Ms. Devangana Mishra (Director of Recruitment, Teach For India) who spoke about equality and education. She emphasized on equality of opportunity in public education where every single person deserves and is entitled to an equal chance to obtain a good education, grow and make positive progress throughout their time in school, and be successful in reaching their full potential later in life. These people should be treated identically, not differently due to their gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
The last link of our session was a vote of thanks to the speakers and our abiding audience from the President of AIESEC, Aditi Kulkarni. It was followed by an interactive question and answer session wherein all the queries of the students were brought into light and also got the chance to express their thoughts, and the session was then wound up at 7:30 pm.