Featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions and interviews, the first day of The Greater 50 Conclave and Exhibition, with Her Circle as the Digital Media Partner, connected inspiring leaders over the significant exchange of ideas, driven towards actionable solutions. With modern-day interpretations of diversity and inclusivity taking center stage, the conclave cast a spotlight on the different challenges faced by women, along with result-oriented growth strategies.Gender Intelligence is KeyInaugurating the session, Ms Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India spoke about the need for propagating gender intelligence over diversity. If you want to bring about gender balance, and gender parity, you must recognize that the term gender does not mean only women. It means the inclusion of every gender, she stated. Introducing the conclave to the next crucial step of inclusivity, she affirmed that while gender inclusivity focuses on equal representation of women at workplaces, gender intelligence is about ensuring that women stay at work. How can corporates ensure their policies are driven towards gender intelligence? was the question of the day.For those in attendance, the first half of the day sparked conversations to help empower women both professionally and personally.Ms Rajashree Birla, Chairperson FICCI Aditya Birla Center of Excellence, in the inaugural session, spoke extensively about The Greater 50 mission, and the unerring we can, we will attitude of women the organisation has been empowering through its various initiatives.Access to finance is the biggest challenge faced by womenWomen-led businesses face more challenges as compared to men when it comes to obtaining bank credit. With this harsh reality and some surprising data, the session on financial empowerment moderated by Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Past President FICCI and Chairman, Advent India Advisory Board highlighted the need for a sustainable supply-chain financial model for women entrepreneurs.