Trailblazing Women: Charting Paths to Empowerment and Inclusion

Lexicon Institute of Media & Animation (Lexicon IMA), a premier institute dedicated to cultivating professional media talent in Animation, Advertising, and Journalism, proudly hosted a powerful and inspiring event ‘Charting Paths – Insights from Trailblazers’ a tribute to International Women’s Day. The event featured a diverse panel of women leaders from various backgrounds who shared their experiences, perspectives, and valuable insights on careers, inclusivity, and the transformative impact of their professional journeys. The session was followed by a Q&A session that enabled students to interact with the speakers.

 Mr. Pankaj Sharma, President, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, Chairman & MD, Pune Times Mirror, Civic Mirror, and MultiFit, remarked, “At Lexicon IMA, we believe in nurturing not just technical skills but also fostering thoughtful leadership and a commitment to social progress. ‘Charting Paths – Insights from Trailblazers’ exemplifies this philosophy by showcasing the journeys of these remarkable women. Their stories not only inspire our students but also equip them with valuable insights and a broader perspective on the media industry. This event emphasizes the importance of continuous upskilling and empowers our students to become the changemakers of tomorrow.”

 The event was graced by the presence of exceptional women who shared their journeys and invaluable advice:

·       Ms. Pratibha Chandran, Multimedia Editor, Navabharat Digital, who is on a mission to train 1,00,000 individuals in mobile journalism (MOJO) and content marketing, urged students to choose mentors wisely and embrace lifelong learning.

·       Ms. Saina Ruzbeh Bharucha, Permanent Trustee, India Vision Foundation, highlighted the importance of celebrating uniqueness, supporting other women, and staying resilient in the face of challenges.

·       Ms. Prachi Dabhal Deb, International Cake Artist, encouraged patience, hard work, and consistency as essential virtues for success.

·       Ms. Sheetal Agarwal, Founder, Clownselors Foundation, remarked that bringing smiles to others faces is a process of self-healing.

·       Ms. Preeti Roongta, Co-Founder & COO, Lex Visas, India, urged individuals to break the mold and dream big.

·       Ms. Leena Saldanha, Founder, The Red Tree Design Studio, emphasized the integral role of communication, stating, “Wanting to Listen is the most important part of communication. Learn why to communicate and how to communicate.” Ms.

Saldanha further elaborated on the 3 R’s of Commercial Communication: Reach, Regard, and Return.

·       Dr. Caroline Audoir de Velter, Founder, Hope for The Children Foundation, emphasized the importance of education for all and working towards making women independent and self-reliant.

 With thought-provoking ideas aimed at inspiring a more diverse and fair future, the speakers left a lasting impact on all attendees.

 Mr. Nasir Shaikh, Group Chief Executive Officer, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, EduCrack, & EasyRecruit+, added, “At The Lexicon Group of Institutes, we cultivate more than just technical skills; we foster thoughtful leadership and a dedication to social progress.
‘Charting Paths – Insights from Trailblazers’ embodies this ethos by showcasing remarkable
women who inspire and equip our students with invaluable insights. This event underscores the significance of continuous upskilling, empowering our students to become tomorrow’s changemakers. We are excited to announce the addition of Media & Animation as an elective subject of our PGDM program at Lexicon MILE. This addition will equip our students with specialized skills highly sought-after in today’s dynamic media industry.”

 The event served as an amalgamation of thoughts, ideas, and inspiration, providing individuals with the tools and motivation to aspire and grow.

 Ms. Dipta Joshi, Principal, Lexicon IMA, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “‘Charting Paths – Insights from Trailblazers’ underscored the vital importance of fostering an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of gender or background, can flourish professionally. The thought-provoking insights from the accomplished women served as a powerful call to action, aiming to inspire and empower the next generation to break down barriers and contribute to a more diverse and equitable media landscape.”

 By cultivating an environment for discussion, inspiration, and the exchange of knowledge, Lexicon IMA is nurturing and upskilling its students with the necessary perspectives to contribute to a more representative and impactful media landscape.