About Us

Our story – In 2013, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched the Indian Women Network (IWN) – with the vision of becoming the largest network for career women. The thought behind the formation of IWN was that career women require a structured network to meet like-minded women to discuss and overcome challenges that they might be facing at the workplace. IWN works towards enabling women to become better professionals and achievers in their respective fields through initiatives and activities.

Vision – To be the largest network of career women for promoting women participation, growth and leadership in the workplace

Mission – To co-create ecosystems that enable women to live up to their full economic potential

Our Reach

Spread of IWN :
North : Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan
North East : Assam
East : West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar,Odisha
West : Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Aurangabad Zone, Pune Zone, Kolhapur Zone, Indore Zone
South : Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore Zone, Salem & Erode Zone

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Smita Agarwal is a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of PTC Industries Limited, a manufacturer of critical and super-critical metal components for aerospace, defence and industrial applications. PTC Industries Limited has been listed as one of 16 Hidden Gems of the country by Forbes India magazine. PTC has also been awarded the Special Award for MSMEs by TIME India magazine and won the CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2018 for the most innovative manufacturing company in the medium segment. Smita is a Chartered Accountant and has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers at their New Delhi and London offices. She has also completed her Diploma in Information Systems Audit from ICAI and attended various management programs both nationally and internationally.
Smita is a founding member of e.Soft Technologies Limited, a software development and business process consultancy company with offices in New York, Mumbai and Lucknow. She is a partner in M/s S Vaish & Co. which has a long and impressive history of accounting and consulting excellence. She was the winner of the 2017 Women Achiever Awards by LMA in the Corporate category. She was also recognised by NITI Aayog as one of the top 60 women entrepreneurs in the country at their Women Transforming India Awards 2018.

Smita Agarwal

Chairperson, CII National Committee for Women Empowerment & Indian Women Network

Director & CFO at PTC Industries

Smita has been associated with CII in many roles and is the Immediate Past National Chairperson of CII Young Indians. During her tenure as National Chairperson, her work was commended by the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for the impact created by CII Young Indians through their programs and community initiatives. She has served as Chairperson for the CII Yi Lucknow Chapter and is also a member of the CII UP State Council.
Smita loves travel and reading. She, and her husband, Sachin are most passionate about two things – their work and their two sons, Satvik and Soham.

National Secretariat


Contact Details


Ms Seema Arora

Deputy Director-General

Confederation of Indian Industry

Tel : 91-11-41502301 / 02


Ms Shivani Kumar

IWN National


+91- 0124-4014060-67

Past Chairperson

Ms Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Past Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment and IWN

Chief CSR, Communications and Sustainability Officer ReNew Power

Ms Bhairavi Jani

Past Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment & IWN

Executive Director, SCA Group

Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee

Past Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network (IWN) & Women Empowerment National Committee

Group Managing Director & Head – Human Capital, Feedback Infra Private Limited

Ms Suchitra K. Ella

Past Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network (IWN) & Women Empowerment National Committee

Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd.