WICCI Public Relations & Digital Marketing Council names Members for 2022

After completing a successful year since its launch in October 2020, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Public Relations and Digital Marketing Council, today announced the names of the council members for 2022, along with a leadership change.

The council set up with the objective to enable, equip and empower women to rise to leadership levels within the communications industry, will continue to be led by Kavita Lakhani, National President, WICCI Public Relations & Digital Marketing Council, and Director Operations, Weber Shandwick. Tarunjeet Rattan, Founder, Nucleus PR, has this year stepped in to support as Vice President of the council. They will be joined by a diverse set of highly respected, senior women leaders who come with rich experience in communications, and most importantly an unmatchable passion for creating an inclusive culture. 

Here are some highlights from 2021:

  • The council launched the ‘I Lead’ survey in early 2021, to understand the experiences and challenges for women to reach leadership positions in the field of communications
  • The council launched the ‘HearHer Advisory Service’, an online counselling initiative to support the professional development needs of women in communications
  • Taking a cue from the findings of this survey, that re-emphasized the need for mentorship and upskilling opportunities, the council launched ‘I Lead Mentoring Program 2021’, created exclusively for mid and senior level women professionals, with the               objective to bridge mentoring gaps in the communications industry
  • It also conducted several masterclasses and webinars through the year to upskill professionals. Topics included the ‘Use of digital media for personal brand building’ and ‘Elevating your story’ 

Commenting on the priorities for 2022, Kavita Lakhani, National President, WICCI Public Relations & Digital Marketing Council, and Director Operations, Weber Shandwick, said, “Through this year, the council will lay greater focus on rolling out initiatives that ‘equip’ – viz. mentoring and a series of upskilling masterclasses.  We will also invite some of the inspiring leaders in the industry to mentor and share best practices for balanced leadership.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all the council members for their meaningful contribution and making 2021 a truly impactful year.  I am surely sad to see some council members move on, but at the same time I am excited to welcome some new members who have joined us this year as we work towards creating an inclusive environment for women in the communications industry.”

“The Council has become a strong force to reckon with in the industry. It is focused on not just throwing a spotlight on some very pertinent challenges but is also solution oriented. This year, we will add some experienced and some fresh voices, energies, and ideas from the Council to the conversation. Year 1 has been fantastic. I can’t wait to see the energy Year 2 brings to the discussion.” added Tarunjeet Rattan, Vice President, WICCI Public Relations & Digital Marketing Council and Managing Partner – Nucleus PR.  


The full list of Council Members in 2022 in alphabetical order:


Aruna Balkrishna Singh

Vice President Corporate Communications at Tata AIA Life Insurance

Arunima Singh

Vice President- Health Digital at Havas Life Sorento

Barnali Das

Head of Corporate Communications at Uber India South Asia

Bishnupriya Narayan

AVP Corporate Communications at Dream Sports

Charu Raizada

Communication Consultant

Cheryl Dsouza-Waldiya

Corporate Communications Lead at K Raheja Corp

Divya Narayan

Senior PR Manager at Amazon India

Kavita Lakhani

National President – WICCI PR & Digital Marketing Council

Director - Operations at Weber Shandwick

Manali Pilankar

Vice President Corporate Communications at JM Financial Ltd

Megha Shrimali

Associate Vice President at Pixelated Egg Digital Ventures

Mou Chakravorty

Associate Director Marketing Communications at Deloitte India

Namita Ramani Sharma

Chief Marketing Manager at Tata AIG General Insurance

Neha Mishra

Founder at Neha Talks and Partner at Epinomi Consulting

Neha Singhvi

Director-Communication and Reputation at Games 24x7

Pooja Trehan

Director, Marketing Communications at SugarBox Networks

Preeti Binoy

Head Corporate Communications & Government Affairs at Kimberly-Clark India

Priya Bendre

AGM-Corporate Communications at Fortis Healthcare

Radha Radhakrishnan

Global Head - Corporate Communications at Wipro Enterprises

Tarunjeet Rattan

National Vice President – WICCI PR & Digital Marketing Council

Managing Partner at Nucleus PR



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