Artist Krishnan returns with Powerful Connections

September 8, 2010

This week, in his fifth visit to Mary Baldwin as one of the college’s artists-in-residence, Srinivas Krishnan is connecting powerful ideas and powerful people.

At 8 p.m. in Miller Chapel, he will lead Priyanka Chandrasekaran, Sunaina Premkumar, and Archana Balasubramanian — three young businesswomen from India — in a discussion about the emerging role of the female executive in India. The women are part of an ever-growing worldwide movement of women in a traditionally male-driven executive world. .

“These women are the global citizens who dominate business today: born in India, educated in the U.S., multiculturally fluent and migratory,” said Heather Ward, director of international programs. “In India and many other developing economies, the full potential of women’s economic, intellectual, and political power is only now being discovered.”

Students interested in learning more about an upcoming May Term trip to India may attend an information session at 4 p.m. Friday in the Spencer Center.

Krishnan’s residency culminates when Mary Baldwin students join him in a celebration of global music and dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Global Rhythms performance will celebrate Indian and Latin American music and will feature Baldwin Charm, Performing Dance Group, VWIL Band, and special guests. The concert is free and open to the public.