The Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai (GLIM) hosted the first TEDxGLIM Chennai 2021 on the eve of Valentine’s Day. It was the first time since the event was virtually held for the audience. The theme of this year’s event was “Shed the Layers”, showing that vulnerabilities are powerful and let you do yourself. Sarah Kashap (cross-country motorcycle rally racer), Dean de Menzes (Red founder is New Green and NGO activist), Vikram Podar (India’s first corporate stand-up comedian and Board) Well-known speaker Galima Avter (Extreme Rally Driver), including the founder of Room Comedian), graced the event and shared a moving story about being who she really is. They provided perspectives based on years of personal experience and observation. The event was attended by students and faculty members. The 2021 TEDxGLIM Chennai was sponsored by Coca-Cola.