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TEDxPune - Meera Sanyal - Citizenship in the world of a money god

Meera Sanyal is the Chairperson and Country Executive of RBS N.V., India leading over 12,000 employees across 24 cities in India. Meera has mentored the bank's extensive MicroFinance program that finances over 650,000 women in rural India. She chairs the bank's Foundation overseeing projects dealing with Sustainability, Poverty alleviation and Climate change. In April 2010 Meera stood for elections to the Lok Sabha as an Independent candidate form South Mumbai. She has been awarded the Woman banker of the Year award by the Indian Merchants Chamber in 2006, a Karmaveer Puraskaar, a national people's award instituted by iCongo, a countrywide confederation of NGOs, for her work in social development in 2008 and Woman of Substance Award by the Rotary Club in January 2010. She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi and French, and conversational Russian and German, She has also studied Mandarin and Japanese. About TEDxPune: Inspiring better cities and citizenship Increasing numbers of people live in cities worldwide. The life and lifestyles of cities and its citizens create more and more stress -- both for the environment and the citizens themselves. We experience the growing stress as both local crisis - of health, mobility, access, sufficiency, waste management, breakdown of services, dignity - and global problems - terrorism, pandemics, energy crisis, global warming. The world needs ideas that will inspire better cities and better citizenship. Pune is known for ideas worth spreading - from swaraj, quit India, women's emancipation, swadeshi, super-computing to cell sciences and molecular genetics. Pune has led India - and even the world - and been an ideas capital for centuries. Pune's thinkers and doers have inspired better citizenship and strived to design better cities. TEDxPune will strive to collect together contemporary ideas worth spreading to inspire better cities and citizenship. It will seek out ideas that inspire people to live lives with purposes beyond oneself. It will seek to spread ideas that inspire better cities and citizenship. About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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