Harvard Business School’s India Research Center, as part of the “Best of Harvard in South Asia” platform, conducts lectures, roundtables, panel discussions and debates around substantive topics that are relevant from an India perspective and provide business leaders an opportunity to access some of the latest research taking place at Harvard Business School.
They will be launching their Gender Series later this month and the first conversation in the series is with HBS Professor Geoffrey G. Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History & Faculty Chair of the Business History Initiative, on the topic “Beauty : Limiting or Liberating”. The acclaimed institution has invited Sonam Kapoor, India’s poster girl for fashion, to join the esteemed panel. Sonam will share insights and participate in the interesting debate that promises to be an eye-opener. The National award winning actress, who put Indian fashion back on the international map will talk about the pitfalls and challenges associated with both notions of beauty and the aspiration to look “beautiful”. Sonam made for the ideal personality to join the panel, especially since the actress broke the internet earlier last year, with her open letter titled “ I Didn’t Wake Up Like This” , busting the myth of flawlessness. The star has also been very vocal about condemning body shaming and embracing individual beauty.
Says sonam kapoor, “I look forward to joining the conversation conducted by the HBS .I think the subject is very relevant to our time.”
The event will be curated at a luxury hotel in South Mumbai later this week.