Elsa Post — 20th September 2017

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4th Annual General Meeting

The Association held its 4th Annual General Meeting on September 09, 2017 at the Manju Bharat Ram Conference Room. Dr. Suman Sharma was at the venue from early morning personally supervising the placement of plants for the Meeting. The Association is ever grateful to Dr. Sharma for the keen and personal interest she takes to make the Association Members always feel welcome in the college.

It was good to see the Members turn up for the Meeting with great enthusiasm, sharing their views, giving valuable inputs to make the Association a stronger and effective body.

Since this was the year of elections for the Executive Committee (EC), members of the outgoing and incoming EC were present at the meeting. The report for the activities conducted by the Association through the year was read out to the Members.

Annual Dinner 2016

Since the last AGM, the Association hosted two Annual Dinners, on September 10, 2016 and August 19, 2017. Both the Dinners were a resounding success.

Last year’s Dinner showcased the “ELSA Effect” and was attended by more than 400 ELSAs, each making an impact in her environment – each giving a different meaning to the term “ELSA Effect”. And this is what makes us ELSAs so special – a community of strong, spirited, powerful women, holding on to our own and striving to make a difference.

NGO Mela

Continuing with the theme of “ELSA Effect”, the Association organized the 1st ELSA NGO Mela on February 11, 2017 at the Chinmaya Mission. The concept of a NGO Mela was conceived to further the objectives for which the Association has been created. There were 42 NGOs and social enterprises participating. The venue donned a festive spirit befitting a Mela and the ELSA spirit was dominant.

The Mela was organised with the help of the sponsorship funds that we had raised for the Annual Dinner. It was inaugurated by Mr. Arun Bharat Ram and our other guests of honour were, Mr. Nadir Patel (High Commissioner, Canada), Dr. Suman Sharma (Principal LSR) and Padma Shri Laila Tyabji (Chairperson, Dastkar Society for Crafts & Craftspeople). Shivani Wazir Pasrich was the emcee. There was a fund-raising auction of the creations of Rajesh Pratap Singh, Basic Design, Loom Tree, Rangasutra and Meraki. The funds raised were given to the organizations identified by the successful bidders. All in all it was a day of giving and a satisfying day indeed!


Partnership with Talentedge

The Asociation has already announced its partnership with Talentedge, one of the fastest growing Ed- Tech companies in India, which offers Live and Interactive courses across the Globe. Talentedge partners with World’s leading institutes and corporates to run their courses on their homegrown platform. It holds deep, productive relationships with 50+ blue chip corporates like Nokia, Pepsi, Britannia, Novartis etc. This can be a great opportunity for the alumn.

The partnership offers a unique certification program under the aegis of the Association for the ELSAs at large. The certificate courses are from Ivy league institutions supported and provided to the ELSAs by Talentedge and will offer them

  • Live & Interactive anywhere learning
  • Contemporary domains like Marketing, Advertising, Analytics, Leadership, and Strategy etc.
  • Elite faculty of the institution
  • Payment in easy instalments

Mentorship Programme

Association has also introduced a mentorship platform in partnership with Talentedge. To begin with, this will constitute a knowledge series for us ELSAs by way of live webinar sessions. It is proposed that senior members from the Association and seasoned industry professionals will conduct these sessions. These live webinar sessions are intended to provide insights about the industry and will be another platform for us to engage within this wonderful community of successful women. The first of these series is proposed to be launched in the beginning of October, which will be a three part series on “Leadership and Women”. The dates will be announced shortly.

ELSA App

With increased activities, dissemination of information to our Members is critical. The Association has launched its own app ELSA Connect to stay connected with fellow ELSAs anytime, anywhere and be in the know of all the latest in the Association. This is a multi-featured mobile app will keep all the Members well connected within an engaged community. It will also enable Members to stay updated on all the news and events at the association. Timely newsletters, event schedules and various other activity details will be shared with the Members. The individual passwords for the Members of the Association are being created and the same will be mailed to all the Members.

Memorabilia

An alumni community can never be complete without its memorabilia. The Association has launched its official merchandise in partnership with Evermore Stores. You can visit the ELSA Store at their website directly - www.evermorestores.com or access the same through the Association’s website to order your choice of the memorabilia. The apparels are available in various colours and sizes as is the other merchandise. This is an evolving range and items will keep getting added. You can write in to the Association with your suggestions of what you would like to have in the memorabilia store.

Member Benefits

The Association announced several benefits for the exclusive enjoyment of our Members, including the

  • ELSA Hub
  • Discounts at Max Healthcare against their membership cards.
  • 10% discount on memorabilia
  • Special ELSA Scholarship of 15% for any of the certification programmes being offered by Talentedge
  • Titan Gift Cards worth Rs. 500/-

Annual Dinner 2017

Finally, on August 19th, 2017, the 4th Annual Dinner was organized at the Le Meridien in New Delhi.

The evening was full of fun, laughter and nostalgia. The Association was joined by the sponsors for the evening some of which not only supported us for the Dinner but have also extended continuing support to the Association.

Jaypore, one of our silver sponsors, is offering a Rs. 1000/- worth discount to all ELSAs valid until the end of October.

Elections

The Association thanked Dr. Niloufer Shroff for agreeing to act as the Election Officer.

Procedures & Processes

The EC handed over a printed Procedures and Processes handbook to the incoming EC members for the ease of their functioning.

Accounts for the year 2016 – 2017

The audited Accounts were submitted to the Members for their consideration and approval. It was stated that to ensure that the corpus of the Association grows, the expenses for all activities – whether Annual Dinners or NGO Mela – had been met out of Sponsorships, Advertisements and Donor Passes.

The outgoing EC said their goodbyes to the general body feeling happy to be handing over a robust and vibrant Association to the incoming EC members.

Announcement of the Incoming EC

Dr. Niloufer Shroff announced the names of the elected members of the incoming EC Vinita Sethi, Nelofar Currimbhoy, Anam Hamid, Parool Trehan, Smita Mankad, Gayatri Srivastava, Vandana Sarin, Ritu Sud Mathur, Shivani Wazir Pasrich, Saveera Dugal Bahl, Puneet Sikka, Preeti Lamba,

The members of the incoming EC briefly introduced themselves to the gathering.

Some of the Members made suggestions on further strengthening the functioning of the Association. With this the Annual General Meeting was concluded with a vote of thanks to all the Members. The Members collected to further exchange their views over tea and snacks, including freshly made hot samosas from the College canteen without which no event in the college can be complete.



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