Event Start Date:
April 28, 2022
Event End Date:
April 28, 2022
Event Venue:

In an attempt to reflect on whe­re India and particularly Kerala stands today and where it is likely to be headed in terms of equal economic opportunities for women, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is organising a webinar jointly with the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). The webinar will host distinguished speakers to deliberate on bringing about gender-just employment opportunities and building an enabling environment for women in the workspace.
Date: 28 April 2022
Time: 5pm to 6pm

Vishishta Sam, National Project Coordinator, Care Economy at International Labour Organisation, Delhi

Sheela Kochouseph, Managing Director, V Star Creations Pvt Ltd, Kerala


Anu Maria Francis, Associate Research, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kerala



Vishishta Sam is a development sector professional with an expertise in policy analysis, programme design and research. She has been associated with various national and international organizations and has a keen interest in issues linked to gender and labour rights. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Kerala and a Master’s in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Vishishta is currently leading a project on Care Economy at the ILO Country Office in India.



Mrs. Sheela Kochouseph is one such person who has always pushed through the boundaries of excellence to cement her name in the minds of people with her enterprising nature. She started a lifestyle and Innerwear brand called VStar Creations in 1995. As the Founding Chairperson and Managing Director, she grew the Company as one of the leading innerwear and lifestyle garment brands in South India and Middle East with a wide range of quality, trendy innerwear and lifestyle products for men, women and kids. Her journey as an entrepreneur, started with a collection of readymade and ready-to-stitch ethnic wear. These products were quite the trendsetters, as they created an iconic brand for the quality conscious women in Kerala.