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Press Release 5 March 2020

ASW2020 Dedicates A Special Session To Women Leaders In Sourcing

'Breaking stereotypes has never been easy' and the reality of this is best known to the professionals who scale the peak. It is often seen that women hit the glass ceiling professionally after reaching a certain level in the corporate hierarchy. The reasons leading up to this could be diverse, but many entrepreneurial women have been able to fight all odds to reach the heights of success.
Perhaps more than any other industry in the country, International sourcing has a large number of women at the helm, some as regional and country heads of liaison offices and others as owners of sourcing and buying operations working with international retailers/brands.
Apparel Resources salutes these strong and motivated women in apparel sourcing for being the pioneers and for shattering stereotypes with their grit, determination, professionalism and leadership, resulting in the growth of the industry and its players, bringing in business, even in difficult times.
Recognising the power of women leaders, ASW2020 is delighted to present its new initiative # SHERO @ ASW – a platform where women leaders from apparel sourcing industry can meet their peers, share their successes and exchange ideas that are not only related to the industry, but also to their personal growth as an individual in this largely male-dominated profession.
Taking place on 19th June 2020 at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, the session will be hosted by the dynamic Renu Mohindra - Managing Director of Apparel Resources. The specially designed session will be giving women professionals from the industry an opportunity like never before to be acknowledged for their role in enhancing business; to share their professional journey with other industry members, network with like-minded women leaders and exchange thoughts that matter!
Renu Mohindra
Managing Director
Apparel Resources
“In our long journey as media, AR has interacted with countless number of women heading sourcing operations, many of whom have left a strong impression on our minds as fearless torchbearers for the industry. We would like to bring some of these ladies to the forefront at our sourcing show”
The impressive line-up of women SHEROs expected in attendance for this special segment of the show include: Anika Passi of Warehouse; Nivedita Sinha of Superdry; Alpana Razdan of Falabella; Gurminder Matharu of Colveta India; Tanuja Sinha Roy ex JCPenney; Smita Kansal of Tex International; Reena Cheriyan of Mast Lanka; Mridula Lall of Indiska; Nidhi Dutt of Norwest; Suman Tripathi of Lindex; Neelu Mann of Vogueserv, Linda Augustsson of Continuum, Farah Ahmed of Contempo, Deepika Diwan of Carrots, Anu Chadha of 3A Clothing Company, Padma Reddy of Sambatur Sourcing, Harpreet Sandhu of Cornell Overseas, Christine Rai of Indian Inc., among others.
Conceived and organised by Apparel Resources, ASW 2020 is India's premium sourcing show, featuring a selective portfolio of over 80 top apparel and textile manufacturers from Asia; 25 sessions on the future of manufacturing, retail, technology and sourcing; a full cycle of conferences, inspirational spaces and insightful workshops, planned comprehensively by Apparel Resources and ASW teams in association with global leaders like TrendWatching, Technopak, WGSN, etc. The event's primary focus continues to be on sourcing, knowledge, inspiration and networking.
ASW2020 is a 3-day event, scheduled for 18-20 June 2020. To sign up for the same, visit

About Apparel Sourcing Week

Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.

To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.

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