Senior Specialist Workers’Activities, International Labour Organization
• Amrita Sietaram is Senior Workers Specialist at the Bureau for Worker’s Activities (ACTRAV) at the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO is the only international tri-partite organization (Governments, Employers- and Workers ‘Organizations) and the oldest member of the UN family. • ACTRAV ensures that the concerns of workers ‘organizations are taken into consideration in the policy development and activities of the International Labour Office. • Amrita is of Indian origin, born in Suriname and raised in The Netherlands. She holds a degree in Social Sciences has a solid trade union background and has been working with the National Christian Trade Union Centre (CNV) before joining the ILO. • Within ACTRAV she has been the focal point for various policy issues, such as Gender and Equality, HIV and AIDS, Violence at the Workplace, Rural Economies, Maternity Protection and Child Labour. • She will represent ACTRAV/ILO at the sixty-second session of the United Nation Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) at the UN Headquaters in New York.
Imen Bahroun Ben Mrad
General Manager, IBComProd
Imen Bahroun Ben Mrad is General Manager, IBComProd
Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi
Global Goodwill Ambassador Chair
Dr. Ruby is an award winning International Motivational Public Speaker, Global Goodwill Ambassador for Switzerland, Chairperson for All Ladies League, Charismatic Educationist, Social Entrepreneur, Leadership & Cultural Trainer. She has received Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award at Women Economic Forum, Lisbon. She has been nominated Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneur of 2017 by Swiss Entrepreneur Magazine. She is a Role Model and Mentor to International students from Business and Hospitality Management Colleges.
She had an interview in Business Insight Series in World Radio Switzerland ? her journey from a Professor to Social Entrepreneur! https://worldradio.ch/article/business-insight-ruby-bakshi-khurdi- 29-october-2018/
International Human Rights Lawyer
Rhiana Spring is an award winning international human rights lawyer, advocating for women?s rights across 4 different continents. Rhiana Spring has defended survivors of domestic violence in the courts of Argentina; coached women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia; and challenged bias and gender inequalities in businesses in the Philippines.
Her most recent role with the United Nations in West Africa has seen her managing and implementing multinational projects and leading trainings on human rights and gender for governments in the region. She served for the Foreign Service in multiple locations and advised on the legal teams at the International Court of Justice and Amnesty International Lawyers.
Originally starting out in tech and founding IT Works! at the age of 17, Rhiana Spring set up the charity Sports for a Better World in 2013. Most recently she co-founded Direct21, ensuring access to information for rural populations and refugees through an effective platform connecting individuals and resources.
Rhiana Spring holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics (LSE); a B.A. (Hons) in Law from Oxford Brookes University; an LLB from BPP London Law School; and is currently fluent in 5 languages. Rhiana Spring is the recipient of the Women Economic Forum Award for Exceptional Women of Excellence 2019.
Founder, Online Cancer Coach
Having a passion for healing, Catherine Schopfer, cancer survivor, life transformer, and mindset coach, speaks from experience. Expert in resilience and using a systemic approach, she helps people around the world to overcome the challenge of cancer and thrive fully ever after.
Catherine is a certified coach from Coach Acad?mie Paris, a certified Reiki Master (Usui Shiki Ryoho System), a certified coach from Inner Game Coaching, Go Pro Coaching, USA and has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn. After more than 10 years as a certified life & business coach, Catherine trained with Chris and Janet Attwood, the NY Times Bestselling Authors of ?The Passion Test ? The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose? as a Certified Passion Test and Self-Love Facilitator.
Catherine believes that a life challenge can also be the springboard to reinvent one?s life. Before finding her true calling, Catherine trained as a food science engineer and worked in the corporate world for organizations such as Henkel and Luxair Group. Catherine lives with her partner, Danilo, in Zug, Switzerland and has two daughters.
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