Block your dates, Book your tickets for New Delhi: 31 August – 01 September 2018! And yes, there’s a lot for everyone in the fraternity, not limited to women. Register at www.wadeasia.com
With Surfaces Reporter as the knowledge Partner of the event, I welcome all of you to join WADe Asia celebration! WADe Asia was formed to be a common ground for women in architecture, art and design, to meet, network, learn, and to document the work of architects, interior designers, and artists. WADe is the celebration of Women-led Development. Conceptualized in 2013, the platform was realized in 2016 with the inauguration by Dr Kiran Bedi, a woman of substance herself.
“Amidst managing professional commitments, family responsibilities and self, networking sub-consciously takes a backseat. WADe Asia is trying to bridge that gap.”
In our years of experience in the industry, we realised that the women hardly network. It is not because there is scarcity of networking platforms. Something always comes-up that ranks above networking in a women’s priority list. The truth is, amidst managing professional commitments, family responsibilities and self, networking sub-consciously takes a backseat. WADe Asia is working to bridge that gap.
There is a lot of need for women to meet and interact with each other. It is important for young ones to get an opportunity to listen to their Role Models. There is need for assurance that things are possible. There is a need to meet women in flesh & blood who have broken glass ceilings that others thought was impossible.
WADe Asia: Not just an event, but a movement!
WADe Asia is not just a platform of Seminars, Exhibitions and WADe Awards to recognize WADe Women. Each year, Team WADe works hard to design the event in a manner that can have maximum exchange of ideas, experiences, opinions and stories. WADe ASIA 2017 had certain extremely engaging topics, where the audience could connect with their speakers on a deeper level, meeting the person from an entirely new perspective. WADe is committed to bring joy, hope and inspiration to every eye that designs & dreams, by bringing on a common platform unsaid stories of women who made it possible and how they made it possible.
Although the WADe Asia movement has gained immense love and earned precious trust, it has just started and there is a long way to the vision. The appreciation has only raised the bars, and the responsibility is much higher now. With massive participation from India, WADe will also have strong representation from several neighbouring countries. Get ready for a lot of meetings with young and seasoned designers, inspiring artists, vast display of projects, art, listen to stories of top architects & designers, masterclasses for start-ups, media & shoots, with a decent dose of entertainment & fun during WADe Asia 2018.
I am looking forward to listen, learn, hug, unlearn, connect and lead with you in WADe Asia 2018.
Rise and Shine