Saira Shah Halim

Saira Shah Halim

Saira Shah Halim is a writer, educator, theatre personality, corporate trainer,poet ,a social and political activist who’s actively involved with causes such as gender equality,safeguarding secularism and democracy and women’s issues. She’s seen daily on national television on prime time debates as a social  and political commentator. She is also an Executive Committee member of West Bengal Federation of United Nations Association.

In the past been a columnist with Femina Bangla on Etiquette and grooming.

Her works have been published in various national and international anthologies. Last year she has been an invited speaker and a delegate of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Fest.Tata Steel Kolkata LiterarMeet,SamparkLiterary Fest,The Edutainment Show-Speaker for Delhi and Kolkata Summit besides other national and International Summits.

Her film ‘Ek Khaas Aadmi’ was premiered on NDTV Talkies and can be viewed  on youtube.

She has fifteen years of experience in the corporate sector in senior roles in leading multinational companieslike Wipro Ltd,Infosys Technology Ltd,Webel Informatics Ltd and corporate houses across the country in the field of training,learning and development and corporate branding and communication.

Saira is known for her work as a gender and civil rights activist and has been invited nationally and internationally at leadership and global programmes as a thought leader and speaker. For the last two years shewas a delegate to the Ananta Godrej Aspen Ideas India 2016 held at Taj Damdama ,New Delhi.

In 2017 she’s been an invited speaker and a delegate at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet  and as a  speaker and a delegate at the prestigious Kalinga Literary Fest at Bhubhaneshwar Odisha.

Recently she was invited as a delegate and  a performing poet at the prestigious ‘’Bangalore Poetry Festival”  2017

She has also been a delegate and a speaker at the Global Leadership Summit hosted by Cochin Herald at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce in December 2016 at Dubai.

She’s a motivatational speaker,a behavioural and leadership trainer as well as a life coach who’s conducted a no of workshops for different organisations across India and abroad.

As a popular culturist she regularly hosts events and launches books and authors across the country.

Saira is passionate about poetry and has a poetry collective that has done pioneering work in the revival of poetry.

Saira has travelled the length and breadth of the country and travelled extensively across the world growing up as an army officers daughter,she now resides in Kolkata with her husband and two young daughters and likes to believe that she is a ‘global citizen’.

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