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Prof (Dr) Padmakali Banerjee

FRSA (Fellow of Royal Society of Arts) London, Vice Chancellor, IILM University, Gurugram India

Dr. Padmakali Banerjee is an astute Academic Administrator and a Management Professional, a thought leader, an Institution Builder, a Leadership Coach, a Celebrated Author, and an influencer. A doctorate from University of Delhi, she is the Fellow of the prestigious Somatic Inkblot Society (FSIS–US). She is 2022 WELL Mind Advisor (World Advisory -- International WELL Building Institute PBC, New York, USA). Her concepts and contributions on the Indian Skill development ecosystem have been widely recognized acclaimed on both national and international platforms. She spearheaded many innovative initiatives including the introduction of a flexible credit system, national and international academic accreditations, industry academic integration and internationalization. She has been instrumental in shaping of many organizations of repute as governing body/ editorial board member like Medanta Research Institute (one of the biggest hospital chains in India) Some of her recent awards include Esteemed Jury award 2021-22 by URS Asia One, a Pan Asia Business & News Magazine, Exemplary Leadership award in Education by Credenc & prestigious 2018 Greenbuild Leadership Award from USGBC for her contribution towards sustainability.

Her book “The Power of Positivity - Optimism and the 7th Sense” published by SAGE is a popular choice globally. She is the creator of several psychometric test tools including ‘Optimism index’, a predictive tool for success, used as screening tool for selection and training and LEAPS Wellbeing Scale. As a life coach, she has a diverse network of professionals, from creative artists to corporate leaders and policy makers. She has exhibited a passion for entrepreneurship by empowering youth and developing leaders in different walks of life. She has also established a Foundation for nurturing her keen interest in upliftment and betterment of the lives of the underprivileged. She believes that empowering and educating people, especially women and other marginalized sections of society, has cascading effect in social change, sustainable development, long-term equality, and fairness. Having a strong commitment to social change, her dream is to transform the world into a happier place to live in by instilling hope and optimism in today’s youth.