Chennai, 3 July 2020:Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for their annual Successful Women in Management (SWIM) series, which will take place online this year.
SWIM showcases and felicitates successful women who have reached the peak of corporate management and serve as inspiration for others. Held every year since 2007, SWIM has hosted reputed leaders, entrepreneurs and academics who have shared their experiences, struggles and advice with the students at Great Lakes.
This year, SWIM will see Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, addressing the students, as a part of Great Lakes’ Founder’s Day celebrations, on Sunday, July 5. This will be followed by a session with Preetha Reddy, ViceChairperson of Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited on July 15. The final session will be held on Wednesday, July 29, and will have Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, as the keynote speaker.
This year’s SWIM is part of Great Lakes’ Term Zero initiative for incoming students, which has seen a number of distinguished speakers and academics conducting sessions on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, among other subjects. SWIM, in particular, aims to felicitate women in management and inspire the female students who make up 35% of the total student population at Great Lakes. The SWIM series also identifies and honours talent among such woman leaders every year.
Term Zero continues until July 30.
About Great Lakes:Great Lakes Institute of Management, founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Bala V Balachandran is one of the premier B-schools in India. Great Lakes has, within a short span of 15 years emerged as a top-ranked business school. Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 150+ visiting faculty including over 25+ international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford and Harvard. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, Hongkong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Missouri, Kansas, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Babson College etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.
Great Lakes, Chennai, was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK in 2014 and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2015, Great Lakes, Chennai also received international SAQS accreditation and in 2017, its two year PGDM program was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). For the years 2018 -2019, Great Lakes was ranked No.1 in India by Analytics India for its Analytics program. Great Lakes, Chennai was ranked 5th by Outlook India among top private MBA institutions, 9th by Business India, 15th by Business Today and 18th by NIRF among top 10 Indian B-Schools. It was also placed in Super League 2 category by Business Standard in the year 2019.
Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has been constantly innovating to stay ahead of the needs of our businesses and community. It is the first B-school in India to offer full time specialization in Analytics and also first to introduce AI and Machine Learning specialization.
Great Lakes has a 30 acre LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Delhi-NCR. In the year 2019, Great Lakes Gurgaon campus received the prestigious AMBA accreditation and was also ranked among the top 5 emerging business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-2019. Great Lakes Gurgaon was also ranked 13th by Business World for its one year program in the year 2019.
Great Lakes offers One Year full time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two year MBA (PGDM), Part Time Executive MBA for senior managers, and Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 8800+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries.