– Didi Contractor
“Organising a conference focussing on women designers is a courageuos and commendable step in the mainstream profession.”
– Ar Neera Adarkar
“The profession of design & architecture needed a platform like WADe to encourage women architects to pursue the profession in their own right and not as a supportive professional to the male fraternity.”
– Neelam Manjunath
“The WADe Award has made our work visible to larger audience.”
– Ar. Aditi Pai, The Purple Ink Studio, Bangalore
“WADe India changed my life by making me feel that even a single practicing young woman can bring a change in society and it has definitely inspired women in my city.”
– Ar. Amruta Daulatabadkar, Aurangbaade
“Being at WADe Asia was a wonderful experience for me. It was also an opener for me to know that there is so much more to do. I was spellbound by the Maestro Sukanya Ramgopal. Listening to stalwarts Namita Singh, Revati Kamat and Raj Rawal was very inspiring for me.”
– Anita Dake
has given our studio ‘Lovekar Design Associates’ ‘wide visibility thus making me an inspiration to many deserving & aspiring women designers who can contribute towards the betterment of the profession with the help of WADe platform.“
– Ar. Anjali Lovekar, Pune
“Receiving the award from the prestigious WADe not just gave me more recognition and fame but also conveyed the good intent behind this initiative.“
– Jasmine Kaur, Surat
“WADe award has helped me to get more noticed. People want to know more about me and your work.“
– Pallavi Singh
“Doesn’t matter from which corner you are, if you have talent, this platform is for you. WADe has become my source of inspiration to work harder in future. Happy to be a WADe Woman!“
– Yashashree Ramchandra Purohit, Kolhapur
“WADe Asia is a very good organised event executed in such a professional way. Where top of the line architects were there.The deliverables promised were delivered. Happy with the post event promotion and the articles published.“
– SRIRAM NAGPAL, Regional Head-Mumbai, Vista
“I applaud WADe Asia for providing a platform that brings the contribution of women in the field of Design. With a predominantly male workforce and poor attrition rates of women in the field, representation plays a key role in breaking down barriers for women’s success.”
– Pankhuri Goel
“I loved that the event focused on women centric issues and specially loved getting the chance to meet so many different successful women. It’s hard striking a balance between home and work life.”
– Sarah Sham
“The event was for two days which gave energy and positive vibes for life time. Learnt so much from eminent architects about their approach towards design and society. From young designers and students – learnt how to use technology.
– Mitisha Vora
“The amount of exposure and recognition an individual gets in WADe Asia is a lifetime investment”.
-Vandana Druva Kumar
“I really enjoyed the open juries prior to the awards as it is not common to see fellow professionals share their work and have an audience viewing the work. This additionally enabled a very transparent process for all the participants.”
-Swanzal Kak Kapoor, Saka Studio, Gurgaon
I really enjoyed meeting some stellar creatives. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be part of WADe Asia.
– Ar Pallavi Dean
“Your gentleness and ability to move
mountains with your mission are admirable.
I take back lovely learning and memories.
Thank you Mahurima and team! ”
-Ar Annkur Khosla
I would like to thank WADe Asia and the very energetic young lady who is behind this. I think it is very good to have a conference where women can participate in a such a prominent manner. Very happy to see the presentations.
Raj Rewal, Legendary Architect
“What I most liked about WADe Asia is the enthusiasm of people, whether they are the participants, organizers, speakers, hosts, maintenance people, everyone was enjoying at their best!”
– Shikha Prasad, Product Designer, Ahmedabad
I was interacting with so many women peers for the first time in the last 25 years. It was such an enriching experience for me as I have been mostly working in my own silo for years without much interaction with the fraternity. You put together such a fine event with every little detail worked out and coupled with outstanding hospitality. Congrats to Vertica, Madhurima and WADe team.
– PRATIMA JOSHI – Founder Director – Shelter Associates, Pune
Thank you WADe Asia! You made all of us feel proud.
– SHITAL KAPADE, Hon. Secretary, IIID, Indore
I spent amongst old and new friends at the WADe conference. Everything was so nice, beginning with the hotel and the logistics. Everything was really nice and be proud of yourself and your team for such a wonderful job.
– Christopher Charles Benninger, Founder, CCBA, Pune
The WADe Asia Conference gave me the opportunity to reconnect with many long lost Indian friends through my journey in life. It gave me opportunities and platform to make new friends which was wonderful. I was surprised at the number of person who came had said that that they enjoyed my presentation. Thanks to Madhu & Neha for so skillfully conducting the WADe Conference!
– NELA DE ZOYSA, Sri Lanka
I would like to thank Deepshikha and WADe for the warm welcome & great hospitality extended to my parents. Thanks a ton to WADe team for being so affectionate and caring. Wishing more success and desiring to be a part of them.
– Jasmine Kaur, Artist, Gujarat
Thanks for adding precious and unforgettable memories to my life…it was a superb event and I feel so privileged to have to have been a part of it.
– ANJU MALLA PRADHAN, VICE PRESIDENT, SOCIETY OF NEPALESE ARCHITECTS, Nepal
Dear Vertica and Madhu, it was one of the best conferences I have attended. Love from Bhutan.
– Ar. DORJI YANGKI, PRESIDENT, BHUTAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, Bhutan
For a movement that is just 2 years old, you and your team did a wonderful job!
– Ar. DEAN D’CRUZ, MOZAIC, GOA
WADe Asia event was designed with great skill and handled with immense grace, warmth and professionalism.
– Dr. ANURADHA CHATTERJEE, SYDNEY
Vertica….loved you yesterday…that girl whom I met in 2016 has grown multifold. You spoke from your heart and danced with your soul. Bringing so many of us together…..from the sub-continent is not easy. WELL DONE!!!!
– AR. POOJA KHANNA TYAGI, New Delhi
WADe Asia was an interesting experience with some great speakers . You indeed put in a huge effort!
– BRINDA MILLER, ARTIST, Member, KALA GHODA FOUNDATION
Thanks for all the hospitality and such a wonderful event. It was a grand success!
– Prof (AR). PRASANNA DESAI, PDA, Pune
Team WADe, Hard work did well. I love the way you all conduct yourself. Stay Humble and grounded and you will soar. May you all achieve many more laurels and success.
– PAYAL KAPOOR, VISIONS, New Delhi
I must say it is an incredible amount of work to put such an event together. I am sure the platform will get only bigger and better and with a lot of relevant issues to handle.
– ASHWIN & ANJALI LOVEKAR, LDA Pune
Great times spent at the WADe Asia Conference 2017….Interesting presentations and panel discussions, inspiring keynotes by Didi Contractor and Christopher Benninger, mesmerising cultural performances and wonderful platform for meeting a galaxy of successful women architects and designers from Asia.
– KAVITA MURUGKAR, PUNE
WADe was one of the most memorable event I have attended. In fact felt more like a close family function where you literally feel sad while leaving. Didn’t feel like Architectural event for even a minute. Best part was seeing all Asian women Architects on same stage with superb array of works.
– Neilesh Kenkare, Co-founder, Arch Aid, Mumbai
You girls totally rocked Madhurima, Vertica, Neha and Deepsikha.Thanks for getting together this huge effort! To many more…
Shilpa Jain Balvally, PARTNER, STUDIO OSMOSIS
For a young architect such as me, hearing architects of the like of Didi Contractor and seeing her admirable work was truly inspirational. It’s absolutely commendable to have seen the architects you brought together from such diverse backgrounds and places, and with such a rich body of work.
– Ar. Tanvi Jain, Ahmedabad
Vertica Dvivedi, it’s a beautiful and thoughtful initiative that you are seeing through year after year…wish there were more like you… for women in different spheres.
– Santha Gour Mattoo, Planet 3 Studios, Mumbai
Enjoyed every minute at WADe India. May it keep growing under your stewardship Vertica Dvivedi.
– Sabeena Khanna, Studio K.I.A, Gurgaon
Way to go Vertica, I think you’ve shown that a determined woman can do anything. Super event!!!
– Seema Puri Mullan, Partner, SEZA, Mumbai
– Sabeena Khanna, Director, Studio KIA
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the speakers and their experiences in setting up Women-led practices. Dr Kiran Bedi enthused a lot of positivity in us women and gave an insight on how bureaucratic sensitivity led to a good design of the new Tihar jail. I look forward to more such shared stories and experiences. More power to women!! Cheers!
– Namrata, Goa
I realised there is enough support available in the industry it’s just the matter of raising the voice, Thanks for being that “Voice”.
– Priyanka Khanna, Partner, 42mm Architecture
– Ar. Sanjay Puri
– Shabnam Gupta
It was an amazing experience to attend WADe. Feeling proud to meet role models of WADe. I want to congratulate all women Architects and Designers, and specially Vertica Ma’m. I’m very thankful. It was just awesome, can’t define my happiness in words.
– Ar. Avitesh Chaudhary, She has studied architecture from GBTU and is in between studies & work
Congrats! You have made it happen!
– Suman Singh, Interior Designer, Hyderabad
Thank you for a Powerful event!
– Prof. Krishnarao Jaisim, Bangalore
Really appreciate the effort behind the event and validation to women designers & architects. All the hard work had a great result!
– Ar. Canna Patel
Great event, rise & shine, many more to come!
– Prabjyot Kaur, MD, Vizion
Heartiest congratulations on putting up such a fabulous event. You deserve all the laurels that come ur way. May I say the show has just begun!
Kudos to ur team! They deserve a standing ovation too. Great show!
– Payal Kapoor, Founder, Vision
It is indeed the right step towards recognising the Indian women designers. They need to be given the due respect for their outstanding creativity and WADe is the perfect platform for recognition …. HATS OFF!
– Ganeshan Mahadevan, Chennai
Stupendously Fantabulous WADE 🙂
It was an wonderful experience at WADe. Women who were the most dormant segment of India population have now become active participants in all walks of life. People have long posed the question: Is talent born or bred? No doubt, there are natural born leaders, and then there are those who make it to the top with an unwavering work ethic. But regardless of how skill, determination and cutting-edge creativity are cultivated, it’s clear that some people pave the way for the rest of us to follow.
When it comes to Interior Design, these qualities translate into influencing how designs are developed, products are created, companies are operated, and even how new stars are born.
– Akansha Bansal
Commendable job done! Cheers!
– Lalita Tharani, Collaborative Architecture
Thanks a ton Vertica Dvivedi for giving all of us women a platform with a purpose!
– Annkur Khosla, Mumbai
Dear Vertica and Neha, We had a wonderful time…
My question to Vertica is……
VERTICA HOW DID YOU DO THIS…?
The well researched panel, Grand Event, Grand Successs…and an amazing tribute to Zaha Hadid…Susanne and Zarine were awesome and the icing on the cake was Vasu Prmlani. Our salute to all of you and WADe team. Food and Desserts …very well selected.
– Pooja Khanna Tyagi
It was a great Pleasure attending this event. Got to know different perspective from eminent woman architects. Got the insights and motivation to balance work life and getting the inspiration for making a niche for myself and give soceity in return as an Architect.
Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to come as a delegate. I hope WADE would continue in future.
– Ar. Swati Bansal, VIVE Interior
CONGRATULATIONS WADe team for making the event a grand success.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions.
It was quite inspiring to see all the lovely ladies who have made a great impact on the built environment.
I wish you all the very best for your all future endevours.
– Parul, Creations Design
WADe India event was good given that it was the first time for this to take place. Over all, it was wonderful to meet so many architects at one place. Really looking forward to more events in the future.
– Vindhya, Space Fiction Studio
“WADe event is a great initiative and such kind of events are needed”
– Ar. Rajendra Kumar, B.Arch, M.S.Arch (Italy)
Anita Dake Vector Designs, Pune
“Thank you for inviting me to the conference. It was a great two day session in which I got to hear from so many women architects. The panel discussions were very interesting. I also got to meet my friends, Jaisim, Nela, Neelam, Sangeet Sharma and many seniors and juniors from my Lucknow College. Thanking you once again and all the best for your future endeavours.”
Mukul Goyal Jaipur
“Thanks Madhu ji, and a big congratulations to you and your team, for such a great event and hospitality. it was my pleasure attending the event. I appreciate your efforts, and wish that soon the event will expand to become a more better one, globally.”
Rekha Nemani Niyojan, Jaipur
“Hats off to the Team WADe! Vertica, you were so warm, welcoming and unassuming. I am amazed with your organizational skills. Thanks a lot. I also thank Deepshikha and her team for the coordination.”
Nivedita Pande N + U Design Studio, New Delhi
“Thanks for putting up such a good event together. I am sure it can only happen with a lot of team work and goodwill as well as good leadership. I hope you will continue your crusade for recognition of women Architects’! Proud to be associated with it.”
Ar Mona Doctor-Pingel Studio NAQSHBANDI, Auroville
“WADe Asia is a great opportunity to make a difference! It opens up avenues for creating awareness. It’s an amazing courageous forum for bringing women from the field of art, architecture; design and related mediums together and give voice and expression to their work and themselves personally too. Great show WADe Asia 2018 Vertica Dvivedi, Madhurima, Neha and the entire team.”
Ar Bhavya Kenkare Arch-Aid, Mumbai
“I want to convey thanks for all the efforts and give WADe Asia 2018 a grand success. Feeling very happy to be part of the event. Thanks a lot again.”
Ar Mitisha Vora Interior Designer, Ahmedabad
” It was a real pleasure to be part of WADe Asia this year which does a wonderful job of supporting and nurturing many talented women in architecture and design, the arts and photography in Asia. It’s quite a platform! Apart from helping to judge the photographic shortlist and meeting the artists (some lovely work) it was inspiring to listen to some of Asia’s leading creative women. A brief trip to Delhi, but so much packed in and a few new wonderful friends. Special thank you to Madhurima Chowdhury”
Janie Airey Airey Spaces, London
“Dear Team WADe, here’s congratulating you for a very well conceptualised, sensitively handled and powerfully delivered event. Shine on!!”
Monali Sisodia Nasik
Having successfully hosted WADe Asia 2018, I let you bask in the well deserved glory of an event rather well done, before I write to you. But its time to express my gratitude to you both for having had me as a part of WADe Asia, from which I took back beautiful friends, great memories and wonderful learnings. More power and strength to both of you. Much love and respect for you girls.
Ar Sabeena Khanna Studio KIA, Gurgaon
“Thank you – Madhurima & Surfaces Reporter team for a fabulous and meaningful event. I take back lovely learnings and memories. Your gentleness and ability to move mountains with your mission are admirable. You have my support always.”
Ar Annkur Khosla Annkur Khosla Design, Mumbai
” Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be part of your initiative. I really enjoyed meeting some stellar creatives.”
Pallavi Dean Interiors, Dubai
“Madhurima, it was a wonderful show organised by you guys and it will really take the profession to new heights. Thanks for your lovely hospitality and wish you all the best for your upcoming events. Convey my gratitude to Vertica as well.”
Ar Tushar Sogani TSDA, Jaipur
“Team WADe deserves accolades and a salute for a well organized, aptly conceived and executed with panache. My sincere gratitude for warm hospitality, care and concern.”
Ar Bankim Dave Ramanlal Dave & Associates, Vadodara
“Let me congratulate you and your team once again for holding such a happening event with a great cause. Mine and Hemanti’s best wishes for its progress and success year after year.”
Ar Prashant Sutaria PSA, Mumbai