Business woman in IndiaGWPR India is the country chapter of the international organization Global Women in PR. GWPR is a network of experienced communicators who work in companies, agencies, consulting firms, associations, at industry service providers or independently.

In India, there are relatively fewer entry barriers for women in communications at the junior levels, however, only a few hold the senior most management positions. We want to change that.

Our goal is to encourage and support women to take leadership in communication roles. We are a platform to exchange ideas, strengthen and support each other and mentor young women on their career paths. We offer regular meetings and events and also the opportunity for personal exchange, learning & cross-company mentoring.

Our Programmes

Mentoring – the opportunity to be mentored by some of India’s most experienced communicators

Workshops – conducted by experts

Peer-to-peer exchange –exchange and dialogue with guests from business, politics and media


Women in PR and Communications with 5+ years of professional experience can become members.

GWPR India founding members

  1. Aanandita Bhatnagar
    Director Corporate Communications at NetApp
  2. Archana Muthappa
    Head, Corporate Communications at Koo India
  3. Bhavna Jagtiani
    Chief Operating Officer at Edelman
  4. Carolina James Bajaj
    Independent Consultant
  5. Deepa Dey
    Head Communication & Sustainability, Nutrition and Special Projects at Hindustan Unilever Limited
  6. Deepshikha Dharmaraj
    Managing Director at Genesis BCW
  7. Ipshita Sen
    Founder, Engendered
  8. Ira Pradhan
    Leader, Internal Communications, Diversity & Inclusion at Freshworks
  1. Madhu Chhibber
    Chief Executive Officer, Madison PR
  2. Melissa Arulappan
    Head, Corporate Communications, IQVIA
  3. Minari Shah
    Director – Public Relations at Amazon India
  4. Nandita Lakshmanan
    Founder & Chairperson at The PRactice
  5. Neha Merhotra
    Executive Vice President at AvianWE
  6. Pooja Sabharwal
    Head Corporate Communications at PayPal
  7. Rachana Panda
    VP & Country Head Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability at Bayer South Asia
  8. Rakhee Lalwani
    Vice President Public Relations and Corporate Communications at IHCL
  1. Sarah Gideon
    Senior Director and Head Corporate Communications at Flipkart
  2. Sarita Bahl
    Director at Bayer Foundation India
  3. Shravani Dang
    Board Member at Charities Aid Foundation
  4. Shruthi Bopaiah
    Head Client Engagement & Communications at Bridgeweave
  5. Swati Bhattacharya
    Chief Communications and Brand Officer at Bajaj Group
  6. Valerie Pinto
    Chief Executive Officer at Weber Shandwick India
  7. Varsha Chainani
    Sr. VP at Group Communications at Mahindra & Mahindra