21st January, 2017 | 11 AM | antiSocial, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi.

What is #FutureOfWork?

From entrepreneurship to women at workforce – what are the Indian millennial’s workplace challenges? Let’s shape the conversation.

#FutureOfWork is an event by ILO India and Youth Ki Awaaz to discuss the rapidly changing workplace and what it means for the working Indian millennial. From industry experts to leading young entrepreneurs, hear the voices that matter and add your own.

Over 780 million Indians are under 35, and millions of these make up the current working force of the country. In the face of these rapid changes, we often fail to address our everyday working lives – our hidden struggles, career aspirations and challenges. By addressing three key aspects: women in the workforce, entrepreneurship and working conditions, #FutureOfWork aims to change this through a day of engaging discussions.

Date: 21st January

Venue: antiSocial, Hauz Khaz Village, New Delhi

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Karuna Nundy: A Supreme Court advocate, Karuna Nundy has fought landmark cases and is a powerful voice in human rights litigation. She fought and won the case for free speech online that resulted in Section 66A of the IT Act being struck down, sought justice for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy and played a pivotal role in the drafting of India’s new anti-rape laws after the December 2012 gang rape in Delhi.

Sarvesh Agrawal: Sarvesh Agrawal is the founder and CEO of Internshala, a premier internship and training website for students in India with 2000+ internships across the fields of engineering, media, law, arts and others. Before starting Internshala, he worked for over a year at Aviva and Barclays Bank respectively. He is a graduate of IIT Madras where he studied Civil Engineering.

Gayatri Buragohain: An electronics engineer by education and a passionate advocate of equal participation of women in technology, Gayatri is the founder and Executive Director of Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT). FAT combines her technological background with her passion for advancing women’s rights. For her dedication towards promoting women in technology, she was awarded the Change Agent Award by Anita Borg Institute in 2010. She has served Executive Director of Foundation for Social Transformation (FST) in North East of India from 2013 to 2016 and also as the ACM-W (Women’s Council of ACM) Ambassador in India in 2010-2011.

Apurv Agrawal: Apurv Agrawal is the founder of Squadrun, a mobile gaming app that simultaneously offers businesses cost-efficient operational solutions. An IT engineer from VIT University, Agrawal was one of the founding members of What’s Up Bharat, where he also served as Vice President of Business Development. Further, he founded ngoFuel.org and was one of the two Indians selected for World Foresight Forum 2011, The Hague.

Ashwaq Masoodi: A Ramnath Goenka awardee for journalistic excellence, Ashwaq Masoodi works as a long-form writer on topics related to gender at Mint. A Fullbright Scholar and graduate from Columbia Journalism School, she began her career as a reporter with the Press Trust of India. During her career, Ashwaq has enjoyed a brief stint as a legal correspondent in the Asian Age, and was the recipient of the Society of Publishers in Asia award for her work on human trafficking.

Nipun Malhotra: Born with a disability and a wheelchair user, Nipun Malhotra co-founded the Nipman Foundation to advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). A Delhi University alumnus and World Economic Forum Global Shaper, he has spearheaded several efforts to advocate for PWDs in India. Additionally, he is a visiting research fellow at World Enabled, a board member at the NGO Vishwas and the executive director of Nipman Fastener Industries. Nipun also founded ‘Wheels for Life’, is an avid Tweeter and writes regularly for several prominent publications.

Saloni Malhotra: Saloni Malhotra is the founder of DesiCrew, an organisation that aims to create knowledge-based livelihood opportunities in small towns and rural areas. An alumnus of Pune University, Saloni began her career with WebChutney, has been a board member with Goonj, a mentor at Traveller Kids, advisor to Start Up! And Devamob and a founding trustee of the Local Community Exchange Empowerment Trust. She recently stepped down as CEO of DesiCrew and is now working to build a new vertical at Paytm.

Geeta: Born and brought up in a family of gardeners in Delhi, Geeta was married into a joint family at the age of 17. Lacking domestic support, she decided to ensure that her children got the best possible education. After training with the Azad foundation, Geeta worked as a driver with a client for two years, before joining Sakha Consulting Wings. Today, she has successfully completed a year as a commercial driver with Sakha, and aspires to buy a Bullet bike for her daughter.

Sher Verick: Sher Verick is the Deputy Director of the ILO Country Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia. An alumnus of Australian National University and University of Bonn, he has previously worked with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and several research institutions in Europe and Australia and has held the position of Senior Employment Specialist with ILO’s Delhi offices. He has also published a range of journals and is currently a Research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). At present, he is researching the changing patterns of female employment in developing nations.

Anshul Tewari: Anshul is an Ashoka Fellow and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz (YKA), which is India’s largest online platform for young people to express themselves on issues of importance. He has worked across new media and online journalism as a media entrepreneur and is a first generation entrepreneur. He also serves as a Director on the Board of Collectively, a World Economic Forum and Unilever collaborative non-profit, to help make the future better. Anshul was named a Young Innovator by the United Nations ITU in 2012.