Divya Chandra shares her empowered view of women to help spark conversation, inspire change and advocate for women. She is a speaker, media and panel expert, producer, author, playwright and film & tv critic who uses her platform to keep the day-to-day narrative of women front and center and ensure that the woman’s voice and perspective is not left out of planning, policy, procedure and production.
As the founder of The Women of India Summit she curates a platform that addresses the ways women are kept disempowered and provides guidance, insight and tools that help women take control of their own lives.
As a playwright, she focuses on telling stories that reclaim a woman’s personal narrative and have included The Empty Vessel and Sangam – Where the Three Rivers Meet and she has performed in numerous productions including Thus Spake Shuknah, So Said Shakuni.
She has also been VP Branding and Marketing for The Carpet Cellar and has been handling all copy for company the last twenty years globally.
With all this experience and vast knowledge Divya works as a strategy advisor to help businesses, individuals and groups create compelling narratives; offering unique insights and solutions to business and life logjams. Mentoring and offering advice through each step to navigate challenges and achieve desired potential.
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What People are Saying
Exhilarating is a mild word to use for the way I felt this morning at my Alma Mater, The J.B. Petit High School for Girls. A wonderful exchange between Divya Chandra, a Shero from Delhi who took the students on a thinking spree of what young women should do, feel and act on. Principal, Binaifer Kutar and English teacher, Rashna Desai and the entire staff, need to be commended on how these young girls have been educated to think for themselves and articulate their feelings. Thank you for this opportunity, Ms. Kutaar and Rashna. Kaizaad Kotwal was the moderator and I just sat and enjoyed and relived those beautiful memories in this great institution of learning. Continuing this movement throughout 2018 with other educational institutions. Divya Chandra – an amazing woman, the way she handled the entire event, was mind boggling to say the least – Kaizaad and I thank her for her presence and her highly intense but at the same time casual approach so as not to intimidate her young audience – and they loved her for it!
– Mahabanoo Body Kotwal, Actor & Director Mumbai
You couldn’t ask for a better “Project Alchemist” than Divya Chandra – her sessions, and perspective, truly enable those who engage with her in one on one, and her group sessions, to understand and bring to fruition the concept of finding – and nurturing – an “authentic voice”, a concrete framework with which to build more meaningful relationships, find peace with circumstances that one cannot influence, and cope with the harsh environment in which many of us live. Divya always brings her effervescent best, and makes these unforgettable.
– Karan Khosla , Director, EarthSafe Enterprises Pvt. Ltd
I came to Divya’s workshop to learn and understand the craft the theatre, but what I discovered was much deeper. I connected with myself and allowed expression to flow through from within. The embodiment exercises were fantastic and helped me accept myself more openly. I enjoyed every bit of the body and voice work along with the daily meditation practice. It was a great joy to be a part of her workshop.
– Anchal Kaushal, age 28, Senior Art Editor
Divya’s depth of character makes it very easy for her students to form a connection with her and be fully at ease through every aspect of the workshop, be it meditation or impromptu acting. The connection continues even much after the workshop is over! She makes the experience truly enjoyable, memorable and inspirational and is not just a great actor but a wonderful teacher and friend.
In a short span of time the workshop manages to make one recognize and shed their inhibitions when on stage and beyond. It enabled me to move closer towards a place of sanctity that we all have within us but often fail to touch upon. I find myself using the exercises that were conducted by Divya very often when faced with stress, anxiety and dilemma and that is what makes the workshop special to me. Besides explaining significant tools in theater such as body language, timing, voice modulation and teamwork; it was also an emotionally enriching experience.
The workshop taught me to see the connection between the art of theater and that of being in touch with oneself. While some of the exercises helped me understand what emoting on stage is about, others helped me understand my own conflicting emotions and also how to deal with them. I had enrolled hoping to learn more about acting but it ended up teaching me a few things about life too!
– Shivani Aggarwal, age 27, entrepreneur
The classes are the most amazing thing i could have gone for. You are like my guru and there are very very few gurus or teachers as i would call it , who i have in this world. you are a really good teacher and you are strict and very good with what you do. I would always recommend you and will try and always attend your classes if they are at a good time and it is after work or something. These classes are not just acting classes – they are everything for human development. It makes you more confident on doing anything you want. These classes teach you a lot and it helps in true personality development not like the other so called workshops. Your classes build up confidence. To sum it up, your classes are the best in the world and i have thoroughly enjoyed them and i am willing it to do it again and again. I will do it again next year. You are the best teacher one could have.
– Prashant Nagpal Age 25 Entrepreneur.
I had an amazing experience! I am carrying the inner journey and thank you for defining my meditations and place of sanctity!
– Shabnam Narula, age 50, Jewelery designer.