Karen is your connect the dots coach?connecting YOU to your possibilities! Hello, thank you for taking the time to read about my areas of expertise. I am an Image Consultant, Reiki Master, relationship expert, workshop leader and soon to be author of the book ?Set Your GPS to Love.? I have been a dedicated journaler and meditator for over 20 years. I love working with women 50 years and over, to assist them in reclaiming their love of self, their passion, inner persona and playfulness of life! It starts with dressing to honor oneself through colour, style, dressing for body type and bringing out a message to the world about the person inside. I help women to dress with confidence and ease. I believe self-love is the starting point for all healing and forward movement toward building confidence. I have a background as a teacher for 30 years, including teaching children with learning disabilities and Autism. My combination of teaching, entrepreneurial skills, business and life experiences, has led to designing programs that enrich and empower my clients. Adding my journaling skills, image consulting, Fashion Feng Shui and meditating?makes for unique classes! I am vested in my clients? success and work along side them until they can see their highest potential too.
Not enough commitment, courage and lack of clarity affected Shannon Skinner, until one day a dear friend made a shocking announcement that changed her life forever. He had less than one year to live. This caused Shannon pause and ask herself: If I had one year to live, what would I do? Yes, she had asked herself this quality question before. But this time it was different. This time, she felt a sense of urgency, a need to answer the question and follow up with solid action. Committed to move past all obstacles, naysayers ? and get out of her comfort zone ? Shannon launched her BIG dream. In less than 30 days, she premiered Shannon Skinner?s Extraordinary Women TV?, a first-of-its-kind television series (Rogers TV & web) that inspires the lives of hundreds of thousands through intimate, personal interviews, insights and commentaries. Since Sept. 2010, Shannon has produced 52 episodes of her show for television, and more than 300 webisodes. In June 2015, Shannon launched her new radio show, Shannon Skinner Live on VoiceAmerica Women?s Channel. Through her shows and media channels, regular column in The Huffington Post news site, and personal blog, ShannonSkinner.com, Shannon is reaching millions, and her featured appearances and keynote talks inspire women around the globe. Carrying on from a lineage of broadcasters, Shannon has established herself as a pioneer in Internet broadcast. She is the recipient of the Alumni of Influence Award 2014 by the University of Saskatchewan?s College of Arts & Science. She is an active member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT), the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; and is a media expert with the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. Her signature book, Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity, provides a how-to guidance to discovering and living your dream. Currently in development is the Extraordinary Women book series. Shannon has appeared in several media outlets: LIFE, Good Morning America, Rogers TV Daytime, Global TV, Canadian Living, The Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, Notable.ca, Good News Toronto. Internationally, in India, media includes: ?DD News TV? Delhi, India?s The Telegraph, The Hindu, Assam Times, ?Assam Talks? TV channel, Assam, and The Pioneer. Today, Shannon has found the heart of an extraordinary woman: a woman who listens to her heart and takes inspired action.
Founder of One Woman
Sharla is the Founder of One Woman, a Global Social Enterprise on a mission to help women and girls from Canada to around the globe live their deams and reach their full potential through education and entrepreneauship. She believes that all women are born leaders with incredible gifts to share with the world and make each of our communities a better place. Our goal is to provide the tools, educational opportunities, support and encouragement to empower women to become all that they can be. The world will be a better place when women are united around the world to make a difference, one woman at a time
Chartered Financial Planner
Sonia Dolar is Chartered Financial Planner
Accelr Learning Systems
Pearly Leong?is a Professionally Certified Teacher in British Columbia, Canada, and also the Founder & CEO of Accelr ? Learning Systems. Combining her 20 years of educational coaching success, her training in Singapore Mathematics (World?s Highest Standards) and her Teacher?s Education Training at the University of British Columbia, she created ?Simplicity Counts!?, an innovative Mathematics System to help individuals overcome their anxiety, develop inner confidence, and build Mathematical core foundation. Besides Mathematics, she is also passionate about developing instructional writing systems to facilitate individuals learning English. Geared towards English as Second Language learners, this efficient system enables individuals to write and communicate confidently and effectively within a short period of time. One of the things she enjoys most is bringing out the best in people. She believes when people unlock their inner potential, great things can happen. Her goal is to empower individuals in discovering their gifts, so collectively, we can work harmoniously at our best selves, contributing towards our greater community, world and future.
As an educator, survivor of abusive relationships and a protector of children, the topic on bullying,?abuse and child brides lies very close to her heart. She is also a creator, a visionary and a future philanthropist. She aspires to become an International Advocate for children and women across the world, and to meet Queen Noor of Jordan one day.
Xenia I. Loizidou
Founder- Director ISOTECH ltd,
Xenia I. Loizidou graduated the Civil Engineering Department of National Technical University of Athens (Hydraulics Section, Harbour and Coastal Works Laboratory) and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of London (River, Estuary and Coastal Engineering). Since 1990 she has been working with issues relevant to Blue Growth, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, coastal erosion control, adaptation and risk management, climate changes, decision support systems, stakeholder involvement practices, development strategies, policies and action plans and others. She has been member of several European and international expert groups, consortia and networks and has worked in more than 40 countries. She is co-founder of ISOTECH Ltd Research and Consultancy?(www.isotech.com.cy), and of the NGO AKTI Project and Research Centre?(www.akti.org.cy). She holds several offices in Cyprus and abroad eg since January 2014 she has been appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Since July 2014 she has been the first Cypriot woman to be accepted as member of the Women in Leadership ?Europe Network. She has received several international awards (recent: the Women Economic Forum Award ? New Delhi 2016: ?Iconic woman in leadership who contributes to a better world?). Since 2015, she is the first Greek Cypriot coordinator of the Technical Committee for Gender Equality. She is the author/co-author of more than 200 original technical reports and scientific papers. She is an active citizen with a long history in voluntarism and activism. She is married to Panagiotis Thanassas and she is the mother of two daughters.
Besides Mathematics, she is also passionate about developing instructional writing systems to facilitate individuals learning English. Geared towards English as Second Language learners, this efficient system enables individuals to write and communicate confidently and effectively within a short period of time.
One of the things she enjoys most is bringing out the best in people. She believes when people unlock their inner potential, great things can happen. Her goal is to empower individuals in discovering their gifts, so collectively, we can work harmoniously at our best selves, contributing towards our greater community, world and future.
Artist & Actress
Henriett TUNYOGI, ballerina, actor, director and choreographer born in Tata, Hungary, lives in London and Budapest ? an artist who was awarded one of the highest Hungarian state decoration, the Hungarian Order of Merit, Officer?s Cross for services to Art and Culture ? was the only Hungarian participant of the Woman Economic Forum which was organised in May 2016 New Delhi and where women from more than 90 countries got together. Henriett was also awarded the ?Iconic Woman in connection with people and culture? prize, which was presented to her by Dr. Harbeen Arora, the founder of WEF. Henriett was bestowed an honorary lifetime membership or ALL (All Ladies League).
Co-Founder at Parekh Family Foundation
Zankhna is a mother of three and environmentally conscious fashion designer. She is a designer of apparel for moms who don?t want to lose their style. A former physical therapist, she also has a foundation that takes trips to India each year with a team of surgeons to perform orthopedic surgeries to the underprivileged. After attaining a master?s degree in physical therapy from the University of Northern Florida in Jacksonville, FL and a successful healthcare career for over ten years, she decided to return to her first love of fashion design. Zankhna was born in India but spent her first 17 years in Kenya and has been designing and sewing her own clothes since she was 14. Although she has begun to pursue her first passion, she still scrubs in for the surgeries for the poor in India and is an active member of the recruitment team. Zankhna Designs is a clothing line with an international flair and is influenced by her three different geographical backgrounds and upbringing. Deeply rooted in her culture, she has an eye for pure and raw fabrics that are elegant and sophisticated with eye-catching designs and embroidery. She appreciates clean lines and minimalistic silhouettes. Her sense of style was recognized when she served as a Glambassador and a Style Council member for Glamour magazine from 2008 to 2010. . Zankhna caters to on-the-go mothers who want to be effortlessly stylish and on trend. She is socially conscious and does not use animal products and ensures all employees receive a fair wage. With her designer?s eye, she can help accentuate and flatter curves and hide problem areas that as moms, we all seem to have. She also designs custom couture pieces, and hopes to grow her custom business as well.
Ridhi Bahl is Astrologer
Jainee Gandhi founder Image ReDefine is a senior alumni of ICBI and one of only 4 Internationally Certified Image Consultant in India. She is also a Co-Founder of ?The Indie Attire? a unique clothing label for Indian wear at work. Currently appointed as National Vice President-Marketing with IMPA, and a Working Committee Member ? SWAYAM, FICCI FLO Mumbai Chapter.
Trishna Savai Designs is a fresh, young brand that designs outfits with innovative styles with a traditional as well as modern element to it.
Designer & Social worker
A designer by Profession from Jammu Kashmir. Designing on the beautiful weaves of Pashminas, silks of heavenly Kashmir, is my forte. My brand is Soulful 2 4. My NGO is currently helping the flood victims of Kashmir, women who need support and guidance and orphaned kids. I also trained young children on personality skills, leadership qualities and confidence building. I love to pen down my thoughts on travel to Hill stations and beautiful destinations in newspapers. Currently working on my book. Shailendra Gulhati who is my brother, is a famous writer. Namroopp, Yogi and the Snake are some of his popular books. As hailing from business family of J&K, hence is also my forte
Central Policy Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
She is Central Policy Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Bhavna B Mukhopadhyay
Chief Executive of Voluntary Health Association
Currently works as the Chief Executive of Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), which is recognized as an institution of national importance by Government of India and one of the largest networks of civil society organizations in the world. She has worked with VHAI over last two decades in various capacities, across different issues of public health. Her areas of specialization are working with legislators for policy intervention and advocacy, implementing sustainable health and development programmes, managing large networks and public-private partnerships in health sector.
Among several Public Health initiatives, she also leads VHAI?s Tobacco Control programme, which focuses on advocacy and campaigns at national and state level. This programme has received WHO Regional Director?s Award for outstanding contribution in Tobacco Control. She is a member of several committees of the Central and State Governments.
Editor, Fashion101.in, Dainik Bhaskar Group
Aekta Kapoor is editor, Fashion101.in, which is part of the Dainik Bhaskar Group. It is India?s first and largest multi-lingual fashion news and celebrity style portal, available in English, Hindi and Gujarati. In the past, she has been part of the launch teams of Marie Claire and Harper?s Bazaar Bride, and was the editor of monthly lifestyle magazines Atelier, Diva and Wedding Vows. She has written for various newspapers, magazines, websites and books on luxury, lifestyle, personal growth, and women?s issues.
Artist & an Art Educator
Shuchi, a Delhi University Graduate and a qualified Commercial Artist, underwent further training in Creative Arts and qualified for the degree of Bachelor of Education too.
She was invited to exhibit her paintings at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (House of the President of India) in January 2006 with other eminent artists. The President of India, who inaugurated the exhibition, along with The Prime Minister of India and other dignitaries present, highly acclaimed her works. One of the works, selected then, adorns the walls of Rashtrapati Bhavan and another painting ‘Leadership’ is a collection of The Prime Minister of India’s Office, New Delhi.
ICCR sponsored Shuchi and her works, held solo show in New Delhi and also sponsored two solo shows in Berlin and London. Some of these works are now a part of the permanent collection of the Nehru Centre, London and The Indian Embassy, Berlin. Her painting titled ‘Women through the Ages’ has been selected and showcased in a book by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and is a part of an Exhibition travelling around the world.
Shuchi was felicitated with SANATAN KALAKRITI PURASKAR 2008 by Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti for her contribution in the field of art. She performed a Jugalbandi by painting live while Shri Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia played his flute in front of an August gathering.
Shuchi also bagged the GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA AWARD 2008 for her painting titled- ‘Conception’ awarded by Bhiku Ram Jain Society.
Shuchi has received LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2009 and a Plaque of Honour by International Congress For Women. In a prestigious event she painted live in 2009.
She also did workshops under Carnegie Wiell Fellowship programme 2009 , New York ,under the banner of government of New York.
The latest feather in her cap is the SADHNA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AWARD 2012 by Sushil Muni Ashram and Health Care Foundation.
In 2010, Shuchi made 21 paintings of the destitute, abandoned women live as she interacted with them in Sudinalay, the destitute women home. These paintings are printed in a coffee table book “IMLI” and were also displayed by the UN in IHC. In 2013 & 2014 DBS Bank, branch of a Singapore Bank invited Shuchi to display paintings which was very well received. International Congress For Women sponsored Shuchi for a graduation programme wherein she participated as a peace ambassador in an International Leadership Seminar on ‘ Peace ,Development and Transformational Leadership for Building Nations of Peace’ held in Bangkok, Thailand in July 2013.
Besides being featured in many other electronic media of excellence, she has also been interviewed by BBC, London. Constant & encouraging reviews have found place in the columns of National and International Dailies too.
She has conducted several workshops, participated in camps with many prominent artists, held several Solo Exhibitions and participated in various Group Shows. Prominent Private Art Collectors, Senior Officials, Art Lovers, the Rich & Famous have her works in their private and official collection.
Presently Shuchi heads the Department of Fine Arts at the prestigious Sanskriti School in New Delhi. The artist lives and works in New Delhi, India. Her works can be viewed at
She was invited to exhibit her paintings at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (House of the President of India) in January 2006 with other eminent artists. The President of India, who inaugurated the exhibition, along with The Prime Minister of India and other dignitaries present, highly acclaimed her works. One of the works, selected then, adorns the walls of Rashtrapati Bhavan and another painting ?Leadership? is a collection of The Prime Minister of India?s Office, New Delhi.
ICCR sponsored Shuchi and her works, held solo show in New Delhi and also sponsored two solo shows in Berlin and London. Some of these works are now a part of the permanent collection of the Nehru Centre, London and The Indian Embassy, Berlin. Her painting titled ?Women through the Ages? has been selected and showcased in a book by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and is a part of an Exhibition travelling around the world.
Shuchi was felicitated with SANATAN KALAKRITI PURASKAR 2008 by Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti for her contribution in the field of art. She performed a Jugalbandi by painting live while Shri Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia played his flute in front of an August gathering.
Shuchi also bagged the GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA AWARD 2008 for her painting titled- ?Conception? awarded by Bhiku Ram Jain Society.
Shailini Vig Wadhwa
Shuchi has received LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2009 and a Plaque of Honour by International Congress For Women. In a prestigious event she painted live in 2009.
She also did workshops under Carnegie Wiell Fellowship programme 2009 , New York ,under the banner of government of New York.
Sucharita has promoted and mentored women entrepreneurs since 2011. She is the Founder of Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship CWE), a comprehensive platform enabling women to start up and scale up their enterprises. In three years, the CWE ecosystem has 2,875 entrepreneurs across 55 cities in India. She is India Ambassador for 50inTech, a program to create 50 successful women led global tech enterprises.
Prior to this, she headed WEConnect International in India – a US based organization that connects women owned businesses to market opportunities with transnational corporations.
Till 2011, as Senior Director at NASSCOM, Sucharita set up and led the Diversity and Inclusion initiative to attract and mentor women leaders in the ICT industry, also and the Mentor Program for SMEs.
She has worked on national task forces for policies on digital access, women’s economic empowerment, women’s health. In 2017, she chaired the W20 Working Group of G20, on Financial Inclusion of Women through entrepreneurship.
Sucharita started her career with communication agency Ogilvy & Mather, creating successful brands and corporate identity for major FMCG and industrial clients. As Founder of two not-for-profit organizations (Madhyam and VOICES) focused on policy advocacy for equitable access to media and telecom, her work led to licensing FM community radio in India and South Asia; and the Telecom Development Fund to accelerate universal access to telecom services.
Sucharita is mother to two daughters and grandmother to three grandsons. She loves travel, theatre and exchanging stories!
Co Founder of foodcloud
Sanjhi Rajgarhia is Co Founder of foodcloud
creative strategy consultant
I graduated in Economics at the University of Nottingham in 2010, and worked as Assistant Manager for CSR department with the Times of India (2010-2012). I, then, became the Co-founder and Director of Little Black Book Delhi (2012-2015), a website which highlights the art, culture, food and lifestyle of New Delhi and Gurgaon. After establishing LBBD for 3 years, I opted out of the company, and now working as a creative strategy consultant for independent projects, including a 227 heritage jewelry label, an online fashion platform and a work in progress event start-up, to name a few.
Co Founder of foodcloud
Vice President & Country Director
Rita Sarin, Country Director of The Hunger Project in India, leads a nationwide alliance of more than 60 organizations implementing strategies to empower women in local democracy. She has committed her life to igniting and sustaining the leadership spirit of elected women at the grassroots level in India.
Under her leadership, our programs are empowering and building the capacity of elected women representatives in village councils called panchayats so that they effectively exercise their socio-economic, political and cultural rights.
Rita has had many successes channeling bilateral and multi-lateral partnerships to strengthen the voice of grassroots women in local government and in society at large. In addition, she has successfully garnered the support of various government officials at all levels to broaden the scope of women?s role in local democracy as well as bridge the gap between the marginalized, poor and their government.
Rita?s journey to stand up for women?s rights began with her work with women prisoners in India and the deep recognition that gender-based violence against women, poverty and inadequate access and control of resources were just some of the causes for the low status of women in the country.
Under her leadership, our programs are empowering and building the capacity of elected women representatives in village councils called panchayats so that they effectively exercise their socio-economic, political and cultural rights.
Shabia Ravi Walia
Rita has had many successes channeling bilateral and multi-lateral partnerships to strengthen the voice of grassroots women in local government and in society at large. In addition, she has successfully garnered the support of various government officials at all levels to broaden the scope of women?s role in local democracy as well as bridge the gap between the marginalized, poor and their government.
Co-Founder, PlushEscapes.com Delhi NCR
Ankita Mittal is Co-Founder, PlushEscapes.com Delhi NCR
Dr. Rajashree Krishnaswamy
CEO at Catalyze Center for Learning
Dr. Rajashree Krishnaswamy is a scientist turned edupreneur. She has an M.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University, U.S.A, and a PhD in Biotechnology from Bharathiar University. Catalyze Center for Learning is her entrepreneurial venture, where she is using the flipped class room approach to personalize online tutoring/edutech. Class room learning cannot cater to the individual needs of a student. In our present education system, the same teacher teaches the same set of students in the same way this method does not cater to the individual pedagogical needs of students and leads to lacunae in learning. Her pioneering efforts in the edutech/online tutoring industry were conceptualized in 2008 with this vision. She is also a writer and an Indian classical music exponent and lives in Chennai with her husband and daughter.
She is a digital women awards 2015 winner and was awarded ?the rising digital star? award for leadership.
Dr. Shikha Suman is a women serial entrepreneur who is working towards revolutionising the healthcare sector with the help of data analytics. She is a PhD from IIT Kanpur. Currently she is Founder & CEO Medimojo. This is her second venture. Prior to this she was Founder & CEO Sampling Research Pvt. Ltd which was one of the top 10 in the country. She was recipient of Axis bank Digital women award in 2015.
Dr. Suman come from a small town in Bihar and the first girl in the family to go to a convent school for an ?English? education, and probably one of the first in my community, to start her own business! When she completed her PhD in Technology Management from IIT Kanpur, she was crystal clear about her future. She wanted to do something on my own. Unlike many of her peers, she knew she wanted to play with numbers and drag out an abstract report from them to help companies grow. This is why she jumped into the gigantic ocean of research industry to provide niche scientific methodology to my clients and not just data collection service that many of the other research companies were doing. Thus came into existence ?Sampling Research?, which she founded single-handedly in 2010 and we are currently among one top ten Market Research companies in India.
Even though Sampling Research grew leaps and bound, I was unsure about its scale and felt, she cant take this to the next level. She wanted to do something in Healthcare space and from consumer side. She started looking at pain points that patients face in India, and founded Medimojo in 2015.
Apart from working on her startups, she love travelling and cooking. She is a homemaker and she proudly calls herself mompreneur.
Chetana Misra started MompreneursIndia with the objective of creating a structured networking platform for mothers in business. MompreneursIndia now functions as a enabler for mothers who want to start a new business and an affordable launch pad for new mompreneur businesses.
CEO, KAARYAH Lifestyle Solutions Pvt Ltd
Nidhi Agarwal is the Founder & CEO of KAARYAH Lifestyle Solutions Pvt. Ltd.. Aside from being promoted by Mr. Badri Agarwal (ex-President, Airtel) KAARYAH has secured investments from Mr. Ratan Tata and has raised its Series A funding from The Saha Fund & Mr. Mohandas Pai.
Nidhi has 15+ years of experience in Strategy Consulting and Auditing. She was the Director, Strategy at Honeywell, India where she helped them develop their Space and Missiles business, enabling component sales for the ?Mangalyaan? mission.
Prior to that, she was the Strategy Consultant at Bain&Co where she drafted market entry strategies for FMCG companies. She has also worked for KPMG and Bharti Airtel before joining Honeywell. Nidhi developed and launched India?s first M-commerce product at Airtel where she discovered her interest in Marketing Analytics and Strategy. She is a Chartered Accountant and has a MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, where she received the prestigious Dean?s Service Award.
Sworn Officer in NZ Police
Mandeep Kaur is the new Ethnic Communities Relations Officer for the Waitemata District, covering Waitakere, Rodney and the North Shore. She made history as the first Indian female police officer to join the New Zealand Police in 2004 and started her career in Henderson before moving to Counties Manukau in 2007. Her childhood dream was to become a police officer but back in India that was not a job encouraged for women. Being able to speak three languages ? English, Punjabi and Hindi ? puts her in good stead to positively engage with the community across Auckland thanks to its growing diversity she believes . There is an under-reporting culture among ethnic communities so she wants to encourage them to have trust and confidence in the police. Having come to New Zealand as an immigrant herself at the age of 26, She says she lived many of the same experiences immigrants face in a new place. She hopes to organise a range of cultural events and meet with different groups across West Auckland.
Co-founder of women?s Networking Initiative
Form the last 16 years, her career has been Business News Anchor. She have delivered live reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for Bloomberg, CNN, ABC, CBS and now NY1. However, she went freelance in 2010, because she recognized that she was more than a talking head. She is a fierce project manager. she took a production crew to India to shoot her first feature length film. Joya was executive director of a film festival with HBO. The years of deadline pressure and level of preparedness needed for television primed her. So today, She helm a robust women?s networking initiative called LadyDrinks, which works to champion the South Asian female professional. The business model is such that she host 2 events a month. With the events,she have created a platform to bring like minded entrepreneurial women together. She is also using my decade plus time in business journalism to connect this demographic with influential women leaders, CEOs and authors. LadyDrinks is three years old. Thursday, June 25th, she hosted a fashion show with 16 South Asian women. All were employed in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).She cast role models versus traditional runway models.She also conveyed, given that some 8 million STEM jobs are due to transpire by the year 2018, that women in STEM jobs is ?cool,? not ?nerdy? to young girls.
Friends of India
Anoli applied Reality TV principles to corporate video storytelling. In 2005, Anoli co-produced her first feature film ?The Hangman? with Om Puri (known for The Hundred-Foot Journey and Gandhi). Anoli has also produced hundreds of commercials, public service announcements and live events since. In 2011, Anoli co-founded Think Reel Films, an innovative production house based in Little Falls, New Jersey. Her small but spirited company has grown exponentially in its three years of operation, assisting with successful ad campaigns throughout the state of NJ.
Anoli also finds time to give back to the community as an active member of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC-NE) Regional Board of Advisory Council, aimed to assist Asian-owned small businesses to flourish in North America. One of Anoli?s favorite ways to spend her free time is on the slopes skiing with her adoring husband and their extremely energetic three teenage boys.
Dr. Vandana Chadha
Founder & Principal Springfields School
Dr. Vandana Chadha have been in the teaching field for 32 years. Received the Innovation Award 2010 in Education from Eduexcellence.org of IIT Delhi for the special techniques which she has made a part of her school?s curriculum to help all children enjoy schooling. Wanting to share her techniques with as many institutions as possible to help children gain confidence and enjoy academics. Specialties: Holding workshops for teachers, Creating worksheets( for simplifying difficult concepts), English Grammar & composition workbooks to teach correct spoken & written English language. Making School an Interesting place to go to daily.Using Art, Craftwork and Music as special tools for learning.
Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar
Vasu Primlani is an internationally celebrated speaker, emcee ,corporate trainer and comic. She is a business school and engineering design professor, somatic therapist, triathlete and environmentalist.
She has received some of the highest honors in the US, UK, and India for her work, including the most prestigious President of India?s award for women: the Nari Shakti award, the highest and most prestigious state of California and US EPA environmental achievement award. She is also an Ashoka fellow, and has taught in universities in the US and India..
In April 2009, Rita was recognized as one of 25 Women of Excellence by the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO).
Meghna Ghai Puri
Deepika Kumar has had a lifelong interest in spirituality and has been teaching Shlokas and Meditation since 1998. Books are another lifelong passion. She has taught children, adults and corporates. In fact lately has done meditation with expectant mothers too. Deepika is a Reiki practitioner and is also learning the Vedas. She is also a life coach, and doing workshops to help people overcome difficulties and release fears and negativity.. She wants to share her interest in wellness, happiness, meditation and spirituality with others as it has helped immensely in her personal growth.
Rita has an M.Phil in Sociology from the University of Chandigarh and a post M.Phil in Development Policies from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Chairperson of ?We for WE?
She is always sophisticated in her manner; her perfect long hair and her big expresive kohl rimmed eyes set off by the occasional bindi, the size of a thumbprint, add to a serene appearance. Ripandeep Kaur?s stall frame commands the place that she is in.
Her voice is measured and her words well paced as she begins to speak about things in general. From society, to kitty parties to saving the girl child; everthing finds a place in her conversation as she tries to balance out every accusation against her for choosing glamour to promote a social cause. She?s an independent woman and believes that those who have the opportunity to obtain financial freedom should do everything in their power to do so.
So there are women who don?t make the best of what they?ve got? There are so many women, who, inspite of being privileged are not able to do what they can?. she rues. I?ve seen so many of my contemporaries who studied with me not doing anything in spite of being educated and talented. The city is full of bright and beautiful women and they spend their time at kitty parties. You?ll see them decked up in the best attire and yet when you speak to them and try to decipher their purpose in life you?re left wanting for so much?
Ripandeep admits that while this ignorance and emptiness may run through the society in strong currents there are some women who are purpose driven and don?t rely on their jewels and their snazzy clothes to be noticed? for the others, she says, they somehow seem content in their golden cages.
Carefully bringing her to the subject of bringing the likes of former Miss Iran and other beauty queens to further the cause of her social endeavor, she ardently gives and example? when there is a child who needs a surgery; you can?t wait for people?s hearts to change! If people feel obliged to help if they see a pretty face then that solves that little child?s purpse so why not go ahead with that plan?
Hypnotherapist at BodyMindSoulCentreIndia
SUREKHA KOTHARI is an Independent Professional of Hypnotherapy and Reiki. She conducts one- to – one sessions with clients with mental, physical or emotional issues at her clinic, BODYMINDSOULCENTRE in Chennai. She is the Country Head of SPIRITUALITY for ALL LADIES LEAGUE in India. Besides this, she conducts workshops on spirituality, improving our inner world through chakra management , cleansing the mind and several connected topics like working with Angels, Dreams and Signs. She has done active organizational work like heading the FICCI Women’s Wing (FICCIFlo), Madras Management Association, and Ladies’ Circle India to name a few. Surekha is a Vocalist of Indian Classical Music and a Bharatnatyam, Manipuri and folk dancer. She has performed in several countries and has solo music albums to her credit.
Managing Partner at Prognosis Global Consulting
Ritu Chawla Mathur is currently the Managing Partner at Prognosis Global Consulting a full service Consulting Asset Management and Business Advisory services company focused on Hospitality and Food Services industry in the South Asia Region In her role she is responsible for Strategic Operational Business Advisory Services that include evaluating lodging markets to determine the potential for new hotel development conversion opportunities franchise management contracts negotiations develop operational strategies to enhance elevate and solidify a hotel asset s ability to drive value for the owner via maximized profit Before this she was GM with the Marriott and Taj Group of Hotels She is also the ALL – India Chair – Hospitality Consultancy In her personal time she enjoys to paint.
Founder & Director, Kaizen Consult, Karnataka,
Ms. Lakshmy Shankar, Founder & Director, Kaizen Consult, Karnataka, has also worked as a counselor and member of various advancement forums related to ‘Women & Child Welfare’ and ‘Gender Diversity’ issues. Ms. Lakshmi Shankar is also an Associate Partner of Billimoria Consultants Pvt. Ltd. – A Leading HR Company. Ms. Shankar exercises reiki healer and uses effective methods like Chakra Meditation in her training & counseling programs for corporate executives. Ms. Lakshmi Shankar outstripped 20 years in Product Management, Consulting, Training and Education in the Corporate & Social sector. Ms. Shankar has worked in Age care, Healthcare and Education Services with NGOs & international organizations. She has also set up & executed skill training for retail sector and for mentoring & start-up support for CSR initiatives across India and in Middle East. Ms. Lakshmi Shankar has also worked as a teacher at Regina Mundi High School, Chicalim, Goa, where she taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths. She continued teaching at Indian School, Muscat, Oman and then became Dy. Director in foreign funding Help Age India and is now working as a Founding Director at Kaizen Consult. Ms. Shankar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Masters in Sociology from University of Madras. She specializes in SAP delivery and project management and is an active member of various public & private initiatives in Women Empowerment, Training of Women Entrepreneurs, Health & Lively hood programs.
Art & Luxury Consultant
As chapter chair and member at ALL, I can say that by simply connecting people or Soul Sisters as we say, in trust and faith, everything starts working like magic and falling into place. Courtesy the positive connections, we have developed incredible networks, locally and globally; so, everyone can have wings to fly.
Founder of Global Awakening Institute
Monika Burwise is an author, speaker, coach and consultant with a transformational leading edge message. Having researched, explored and taught human dynamics, spiritual development and personal empowerment for over 20 years, Monika is uniquely able to share her experience and wisdom with profound clarity and expert precision, allowing you to immediately begin applying inspiring insights in your own life to create powerful shifts in consciousness and positive transformation in all areas of your life.
Monika founded the Global Awakening Institute with her husband Graham and currently run several intensive developmental workshops focused on various aspects of personal growth and spiritual evolution. At the Global Awakening Institute they offer transformational and developmental programs aimed at providing the knowledge, wisdom and practically applicable tools to empower and inspire people to live more successful, fulfilling and meaningful lives. Their focus on understanding the mechanics of consciousness and the fundamental universal laws & principles governing our lives offers an updated paradigm and a radically expanded view of the meaning and purpose of our lives. Their work also includes concepts and processes including Eastern & Western Mysticism, Shamanic traditions, Advanced Yogic Philosophy, Eastern & Western Alchemy, Philosophy, Human Dynamics theory, Trans-personal Psychology, Quantum physics, etc. Their signature programs include ?Master the Art of Relationships, ?Living Inside Out?, ?Access Your Power?, ?Accelerate Your Growth?, ?Gear Yourself For Incredible Success? and Personal Mastery Programs.
Monika is a strong advocate for women?s empowerment in the areas of love & relationships, creativity and business. She is a humanitarian with an inspired vision of improving the lives of people worldwide, by working from the inside out. Monika is also an intuitive energy healer, born with a gift of intuition and healing, and she has worked at expanding her abilities for most of her life.
Monika has a university education and practical background in business, marketing and communication studies. Her business consulting skills have been instrumental in transforming many businesses into successful leading enterprises.
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Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal
Image Scientist & CEO, Krea
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been awarded with esteemed Inspirational Polymath Award? being an Image Scientist, a Pilot, a CEO and Entrepreneur, Creative Director, an Author and an Educationist amongst other hats that she wears. Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal is an ?Asia Book of Records?, ?World Records India?, ?Bharat Book of World Records? and ?India Book of Records? holder for being the First Image Scientist in the World! She has been bestowed with the ?World Innovation Congress Award ? Hall of Fame Honour? 2019 and the ?Innovative Education Leadership Award ? Excellence in Social Innovation & Global Impact? 2019?. She has also been conferred with the esteemed honour of ?The Pride of Maharashtra?. She is also the ALL India Chairperson for Image Management.
Armed with a PhD in Image Management, three Masters Degrees in diverse areas and several other contrasting certifications to her credit, she has nearly three decades of work experience exploring a diverse career path in Aviation Education, Image Management, Information Technology, Advertising and Media. She is an expert on Persona & Image Management, Strategic Self Management, Corporate & Soft Skills, Psychometrics, NLP, Communication Skills, Personality Development, Aviation and Customer Service.
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been felicitated with many prestigious awards and accolades. She has been honoured at the prestigious World Education Awards 2018 with ?Inspirational Educator Award for Innovation?. She has also been bestowed with the ?National Award for Innovative Concept? 2018, ?Naari Udyamita Puraskar? 2018 by the MSME Ministry & WES, ?Exceptional Woman of Excellence? at the Global Women Economic Forum 2018, ?Global Iconic Woman Leader Creating a Better World? Award at WEF 2016, and ?Woman of Substance 2017? Award. She was also awarded the ?Inorbit Woman Achiever Award of Inspiration 2016? for inspiring and making a positive difference to women and the youth of the nation. She has been awarded the Crest of Honour ?Pride 2013? by BVU and IMED for invaluable contribution to the Indian economy. She has also been awarded ?Women Achiever Award 2012? for enterprise and remarkable performance in the world of education, by the JSPM Group of Institutes.
Being well versed with the ISO Standards, she has devised comprehensive Quality Management System integral to work structures at all levels for enhanced output and easy monitoring of projects underway in line with the Quality Policy of the companies she has been associated with. She is a Certified BAT 9 Interpreter and Associate Partner of Oscar Murphy International in Psychometrics; a certified NLP practitioner by ANLP UK; a Mind Mapping expert who has been helping individuals and organisations with enhancement of their human capital.
Style & Performance Guru
Orly Shay -Presentation Mentor fashion designer and image, entrepreneur and consultant in the field of interpersonal communication, a website and a media center and visual and is currently building a start-up style and image. Orly engaged in more than 20 years of experience in consulting and training, as a consultant in style and visibility into leading companies. And specializes in personal branding and business, its customers include journalists, artists and fashion companies local and international. Orly serves corners Fashion, Style and Branding that the Director of Multimedia Design and Styling online and branch managers have no Store (Zara, etc.) Orly Shay -Presentation Mentor fashion designer and image, entrepreneur and consultant in the field of interpersonal communication, a website and a media center and visual and is currently building a start-up style and image. Orly engaged in more than 20 years of experience in consulting and training, as a consultant in style and visibility into leading companies. And specializes in personal branding and business, its customers include journalists, artists and fashion companies local and international. Orly serves corners Fashion, Style and Branding that the Director of Multimedia Design and Styling online and branch managers have no Store (Zara, etc.)
Ayelet Oblass is an graduate of Rubin Academy of music/Jerusalem.
& singer songwriter muscian composer/ 2 solo albums and a Teacher, group facilitator, therapist for past 30 years. .
She is also founded of the music theatre ?The Musical Jungle? and taught in prime Israel?s acting schools, and others as well.
? Developed the method:?Derechakol? (Dare to voice) that combines 3 ancient theories: yoga? chi kong? and voice developing with Eastern awareness of judaism and faith, all with an emphasis on the sheer joy of singing, changing mindset and connection between mind and body, breathing and soul?.
? Teaches this method in tel aviv .
? Offered social services and social rituals to a growing community throughout israel. .
? Ventured to create changes within the system for woman in the past 7 years with Einat Weisburt from ?Derechisha?. .
?I?m a wounded healer, I came to this world to teach what i have to learn. dare to voice, it is a moment of healing. Heal yourself and A few generations back ?and- forth are healed. This is my mission? (Ayelet Oblass) .
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Patricia Graciela Hernandez
Co ? founder and partner in 3xdos? public relations agency ,specializing in coordination of corporate events in the Tijuana-San Diego
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H.E. Melba Pria
Ambassador of Mexico
Reinvention Catalyst & Founder- Gazzelle Academy Vocational Centre
Muna Onuzo is an internationally certified corporate etiquette, cross-cultural communication, international protocol and business image consultant. She is the Principal Consultant at Personnelty Fit Ltd. She obtained her Etiquette and Protocol certification from the only accredited etiquette and protocol training school in the USA – The Protocol School of Washington. She also holds a Masters degree in Media and Communication from the respected School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University.
Muna is a brand and business strategist with over 14 years’ professional experience in media, marketing communication, branding, PR, and client service. She has worked in diverse organizations from television to telecommunications and to advertising agencies. She has also worked with premium clients in the Oil and Gas sector, in stock broking, banking, health, and entertainment and in the hospitality industry as a management/marketing consultant, an Image consultant, a learning and development consultant and as a business etiquette coach and trainer.
She is a young, multi-talented entrepreneur who believes that with wisdom, courage, focus and purpose, anyone can break through his or her personal limits to achieve greatness! A former news broadcaster who, in time, has become a marketing guru, a sterling image consultant and re-branding strategist and a recognized speaker and coach, Muna Onuzo-Iyanam has the ability to motivate the uninspired and to fire up the inspired into living their dreams.
Muna currently writes the Entrepreneuship Drumbeat on Business Day Sunday and the Business Etiquette column for the Sunday Punch Newspaper. She is also the lead Business and Image strategist at Gazzelle Academy – a first-rate skill acquisition center where she has mentored, coached and trained over 400 individuals in the ABC of business ethics and on the importance of Image, Branding and of Etiquette in business.
Muna is the President of the Foundation for Women in Film and Television – an International NGO spread over 40 countries and comprising of over 10,000 members. She is a sitting Board of Trustees member of the Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria – an award winning NGO helping Nigerian youths to live out their dream through dance and the Arts. She is also a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing (NIMN).Muna was recently awarded an honorary fellowship from the Institute of Information Management Africa.
H.E. Ms. Aashna W. R. Kanhai
Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname
Multi Award Winning Coach
Tiffany is the Award Winning Author of The Transformational Truth Series, she has won a series of awards for her work helping people make better life choices both on and off the TV screen .
Tiffany is charismatic, quirky and an out of the box personal and spiritual development catalyst. She believes in the power of engaging the audience in mind blowing exercises there and then for instant and enlightening results. People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel, therefore Tiffany?s makes sure that people come away with mindblowing insights that happened not from her knowledge, but from the knowledge already inside them.
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Director, Global Initiatives at University of Washington
She is Director, Global Initiatives at University of Washington
Multi awarded international Film Maker, Holistic Specialist, Gender and Animal Rights Activist.
Gulrukh Khan is a multi awarded international film maker, holistic specialist, gender activist, public speaker and high level conference organiser. She has directed, produced and scripted a diverse range of short films, education videos and documentaries over 25 years. 2019 / 2020 will see the release of two documentaries: ‘Spirit2Power’, which won an award at Cannes in 2019 for Best Spiritual Docu Feature, and a documentary on the mystery of the Bosnian Pyramids with Star Wars and Indiana Jones series producer Robert Watts as its Executive Producer. Her TV documentary Blue Velvet in Sinai won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Moondance Film Festival in New York in 2012. Her ‘Mantra for the New Millennium’ documentary was shown at the UN Peace Summit in the presence of Kofi Anan and in the presence of ex Prime Minister Tony Blair and 2000 Business Leaders at Alexandra Palace – for the Hinduja’s Festival of Light. Her other awards include: Lifetime Achievement in Film, Ambassador for Peace, Iconic Women Leaders Creating a Better World, Women Super Achiever Award, Exceptional Female Award, Wintrade Sponsor Award, Stardust Award, Women Awarding Women Award, Women and Girls Empowerment Award. She is a regular speaker at the House of Lords and Women Economic Forums. Gulrukh is also a fully qualified and practicing Holistic Specialist with 20+ years of experience. She is ex Chair of ALL UK and London and launched the London arm of ALL in 2016.
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
President, Divine Shakti Foundation
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD was raised in a traditional American family. After graduating from Stanford University, while completing her PhD in psychology, she journeyed to India on what she thought would only be a short visit. A deep spiritual experience transformed her life and she has been living in Rishikesh, India at Parmarth Niketan for over twenty years. She was initiated into the order of sanyas by her Guru, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan, in 2000, marking her pledge to a life of service, renunciation, purity and deovtion. She is the President of Divine Shakti Foundation, a charitable organization that provides free education, training and empowerment to impoverished women and girls. Sadhviji gives discourses and question-answer sessions, teaches meditation, and oversees a vast array of humanitarian programs being run at the ashram. She also speaks to audiences across the world on spirituality and Indian culture.
Spiritual Tacher , India
Shivani Verma better known as Brahma Kumari Shivani is an Indian spiritual teacher and inspirational speaker and has been a Brahma Kumaris teacher and a member of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University since approximately 1995
Cabinet Liberal de Psychomotricite
With a state degree in psychomotricity, from IFP Lille, France, she started her professional career attending several associations in Morocco. Three years later, she went ahead, on private practice, assisting children with all kinds of disabilities. At the same time, she practice at the Casablanca hospital (centre hospitalier universitaire de Casablanca) and she is general secretary of the Rajae Association, an association dedicated to support children psychiatry service. Also, a teaching professor at the Casablanca International University She strongly believes that women of today is a priority for tomorrow?s development. She is fully engaged with ALL for promoting women engagement worldwide.
Multi Award Winning Coach
Tiffany is the Award Winning Author of The Transformational Truth Series, she has won a series of awards for her work helping people make better life choices both on and off the TV screen .
Tiffany is charismatic, quirky and an out of the box personal and spiritual development catalyst. She believes in the power of engaging the audience in mind blowing exercises there and then for instant and enlightening results. People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel, therefore Tiffany?s makes sure that people come away with mindblowing insights that happened not from her knowledge, but from the knowledge already inside them.
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Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
President, Divine Shakti Foundation
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD was raised in a traditional American family. After graduating from Stanford University, while completing her PhD in psychology, she journeyed to India on what she thought would only be a short visit. A deep spiritual experience transformed her life and she has been living in Rishikesh, India at Parmarth Niketan for over twenty years. She was initiated into the order of sanyas by her Guru, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan, in 2000, marking her pledge to a life of service, renunciation, purity and deovtion. She is the President of Divine Shakti Foundation, a charitable organization that provides free education, training and empowerment to impoverished women and girls. Sadhviji gives discourses and question-answer sessions, teaches meditation, and oversees a vast array of humanitarian programs being run at the ashram. She also speaks to audiences across the world on spirituality and Indian culture.
Spiritual Tacher , India
Shivani Verma better known as Brahma Kumari Shivani is an Indian spiritual teacher and inspirational speaker and has been a Brahma Kumaris teacher and a member of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University since approximately 1995
Benedicta N. Nanyonga
Executive Director at Kinawataka Women Initiatives
Benedicta Nanyonga, 69 old. Widow with six children, 10 grand children and 15 needy children she is caring for. Her education is senior one. She worked with Bank of Uganda for 23 years and left in 2001 due her medical problem.
2005, she started collecting straws and people in her area called crazy as she was working in the bank of Uganda, they said that (Butabika) the hospital for the crazy people is waiting for her, even her children were against6 the project, they said Mummy you are ashaming. I did not listen to any of those. I went ahead mobilizing my fellow women and youths training them in income generating activities using used straws. 794 women and 300 youths have been trained.
2007 she started involving herself in several exhibition, workshop and seminars and people appreciated her initiatives where she gained a very big network up to now nationally and internationally. She encouraged her fellow women not to discriminate any work. And she strongly supports families train their children to be entrepreneurs as they say that charity begins at home.
Founder and Convener of the Global Peace Initiative of Women
Founder and Convener of GPIW. Serves on the boards of the Interfaith Center of New York, AIM for Seva and Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. Former member of the board of Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. Co-Chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit, the first summit held at the United Nations General Assembly for more than 1500 of the world?s religious leaders.
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Mr. Doykov was born on Bulgaria. He arrived in India on 29th April 2014 to take up his assignment as Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of India. On 10th June 2014 he presented his credentials to His Excellency the Honourable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of the Republic of India. Mr. Doykov is accredited also as Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (9th September 2014). He is the first Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria accredited to the Republic of the Maldives (9th November 2014). On 12th January 2015 and 28th May 2015 he presented his credentials as Ambassador of Bulgaria to Bangladesh and Nepal respectively. Prior to his current appointment Mr. Doykov served as Director General for Bilateral Relations (October 2013 – April 2014) and Security Policy Director (June 2012 – September 2013) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. From 2008 to 2012 he was Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Tunisian Republic. In this capacity he worked also as Head of the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Tunis (January 2009 – December 2010) and from 2010 till 2012 he was appointed as Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (non-resident, based in Tunis, Tunisia). Earlier in his career Ambassador Doykov was assigned to the position of Director for Middle East and Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria (2004 – 2008). Prior to this he served as State Expert at the NATO Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003 – 2004), Deputy Political Adviser at the Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels (1999 – 2003) and Expert at the Directorate for NATO, Western European Union and Security Issues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997 – 1999). He started his diplomatic career as Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Arab Republic of Egypt (1993 – 1997) and Expert at the Arab Countries Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992 – 1993).
H.E. Mr. Demetrios Theophylactou
High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to India
High Commissioner Demetrios A. Theophylactou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in May 1958. He was trained in University of Oxford, Harvard University and Washington State University, and possesses a B.A. and a M.A. degrees in Communication, and a Ph.D. in International Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Economy. Mr Theophylactou started his career as an Editor in 1982, and worked for both Cyprus and international media until 1990, including the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and CNN. He joined the Diplomatic Service of Cyprus as the Press Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations in New York from 1994 to 2001. Between 2001 and 2002, he served as Press Counsellor at the High Commission of Cyprus to Australia. In 2004, he moved on to the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the European Union in Brussels. Between 2009 and 2012, he served at the headquarters of the Minitry of Foreign Affairs as Department Head of Development Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance and International Economic Organisations of the Division of European Affairs and Political Affairs respectively. In 2013, he became the Deputy Political and Security Committee Representative of the Civilian Management Committee of the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU. In March 2015, Mr Theophylactou became the High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, accredited to Bangladeshm Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar and Viet Nam. Apart from his diplomatic service, Mr Theophylactou also lectured and published widely on international relations and diplomacy.
H.E. Dembo M. Badjie
Ambassador of Gambia
Dr. Bharat Lal Meena
Retd IAS officer, Founder of Apnadesh
Born into a very poor family as a son of a farmer in a small village called Sundari located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, Bharat Lal Meena met all of his life’s challenges and rose up to be one of the tallest leaders the country has seen. He recently retired as a very successful and respected IAS officer of Karnataka Cadre. He is also the founder of Apna Desh a very powerful International NGO, rooted in Indian values and traditions, which is impacting the future of the world by changing the destiny of the millions, whose dawn of life has actually been eluding them. After finishing his schooling in his home town, Meena went on to do his post-graduation in political science from Rajasthan University. He got another masters in rural development from University of East Anglia in England. He began as a clerk in the Reserve Bank of India in 1980 and four years later passed the civil services exam. The saga of Bharat Lal Meena as an IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, is one of commitment and determination to see each impoverished constituent of India fully empowered to realise one’s fullest potentials. He has worked in administrative services for more than two decades churning out one innovation after another, consecutively. When he was posted at Karnataka, his first task was to learn the Kannada language so that he could understand his work area better. Meena has worked in different districts in Karnataka and has spent 14 years as deputy commissioner of Mangalore. In 1999, he came up with a mission called ‘Apna Desh’, a self-help movement, which encouraged people to take up leadership roles in their villages, becoming their own best motivators.
Founder, Sushi Junction
Tomonaga Tejima is founding CEO of Tomato Pvt. Ltd. Tomonaga Tejima?s big idea is to offer online premium Sushi delivery service in Gurgaon and South Delhi.
Tejima is an alumnus of Yale and has worked across the globe for a blue-chip company. Prior to launching Tomato, he was Operating Officer at Otsuka Pharmaceutical, the second largest Japanese pharmaceutical company, where he served as Asia region head of the pharmaceutical business and as CEO of beverage business company in China before leading M&A deal to acquire Indian infusion company. He started his career in Japan by founding e-commerce start up and then joined McKinsey where he served for consumer brand and healthcare clients.
Tejima with his Yale background and his Japanese eye for detail and precision could be standing at the crest of a giant wave to make out something reasonably high on the exotica scale in a vast market out there
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Naseer
High Commissioner of Maldives
Consulate General of Sweden
International Motivational Speaker
Paresh Rughani is a successful sought after International motivational speaker, and executive corporate trainer in management and soft skill courses, Personal Development and Professional Education.
Despite working against the odds, Paresh has been Empowering, Educating and ?Enter-training? global individuals and corporate clients. With his humorous bubbly personality and unique delivery style, Paresh is a lively, dynamic and amusing public speaker and presenter. He is well known for his boundless enthusiasm and energy, with exceptional passion, which is simply contagious.
HE Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh
Ambassador of Vietnam
Lucky Singh, a multifaceted personality, is a community leader, talented actor, writer and teacher who is one of the most visible members in the Indian Australian community. She migrated to Australia in 2003 and has completed a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. Her passion for interacting with her community and having the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the Australian Indian community provides her with a great sense of fulfillment. Being an immigrant herself she knows what it takes, how it feels to help one in need. From getting someone settled in Australia as a new immigrant, giving them space to live in her own house to helping them get a job, to raising money for Fiji Floods to earthquakes in Nepal and Pakistan to bush fires in Melbourne, to helping an Indian student with funeral expenses whose father passed away to helping an Indian family pay for their hospital expenses after a life threatening accident. Lucky Singh, the former president of a leading not-for-profit charity organization GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin) has helped many in need. She is compassionate about giving back to one in need. In April 2013, The Human Achievers Foundation of India honoured and awarded her with ‘The Human Rights Community Service Award’ for her relentless service to Australian Indians. She was also appointed as the Co-Chairperson of GOPIO International Women Council, Australia to serve the global Indian Diaspora in 2013. GNFKS has also received ‘Special Acknowledgement For Community Services Award’ at the IABCA (Indian Australian Business and Community Awards) Award Ceremony at Sydney Town hall in 2014. She was also a speaker at the panel discussion on – Bollywood Dreams & Branding at the International Conference of Indian Film Festival in Newcastle, 2014. Lucky Singh is the impeccable person who strongly feels her need to continue her passion for acting and serving the community in the future.
Kageni Brenda Njeru
Kageni was born in the foothills of Mount Kenya and moved to Australia when she was 18 to complete a Bachelor of Engineering. On graduating, she worked for Australia?s largest oil and gas company. Kageni always felt a calling to serve and started handing out pencils for children whenever she returned to Kenya. Following the words of Joyce Meyer: ?A pencil and a dream can take you anywhere? she believes a small gesture carries a big impact. After volunteer work in a slum in Kenya, Kageni discovered that the problems were holistic and she began a quest to find a solution that could transcend the mind, body and spirit of human consciousness, beliefs and cultures. She resigned her job and went on to study holistic wellness becoming a certified Soul Coach, master Reiki practitioner and hypnotherapist. Kageni has currently touched the lives of thousands of children in 5 African countries. She calls it leaving light behind. ?I wanted a concept that could touch many lives at once??she says. Kageni is Founder of Healing Africa From Within, a for purpose organization shining light, awakening minds and opening the hearts of people. Her future plans include building a Holistic Healing Centre in Kenya. She lives Byron Bay, Australia and works as a holistic Coach and Healer.
Lucy Jinga Muzungu
Lucy Jinga Muzungu is a mother of two gorgeous children and her children are her life. Lucy Jinga Muzungu says that she lives to be the change she wants to see in the world and tries to do so by ensuring that she instils the precious values she has learnt in her children. She has a Diploma in International Relations, Children Services and Diploma in Management. She runs her family day care business with passion. Lucy believes that the first five years of a child?s mind are blank and her positive influence on children who are our future leaders is very crucial. Helping women, children and men will always be Ms Muzungu?s passion. She accomplishes this by making the world a better place through compassion and empathy for all humanity.
Founder and Director of RebeccaSophia.com
Rebecca Sophia is a life and business success coach for women entrepreneurs globally who want to create an extraordinary life they love and live it to the fullest! She?s lived many lives herself already, having had a successful consulting career, ran 4 businesses, made many millions of dollars, raised 2 teenager daughters, beat cancer, survived a divorce, then found her calling as a coach? and now works with clients all over the world, coaching and mentoring them on how to create extraordinary lives for themselves. She lives in Sydney Australia, but loves to travel so you can meet her in Paris, San Tropez, Santorini, Capri, Florence, London, New York, LA etc. Or, find her first at rebeccasophia.com. Professionally Rebecca holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Sydney University, a Masters degree in Project Management from UTS and is a PMP, Prince 2 and MSP Certified professional. Rebecca believes in constant learning and never ending improvement as a woman, as a coach and as a human being. As such she has worked and studied with mentors such as Tony Robbins and Marianne Williamson, read hundreds of books on personal development, attended many seminars and conferences and continuously strives to live in the light and be of good service in the world.
Joanna Kane Potaka
Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication
ICRISAT ? International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Joanna began her career as an agricultural economist with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (BAE at the time) and later moved into market research in the agribusiness area of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. Since then she has worked in a wide variety of other marketing-related areas including strategic marketing, communications, fundraising, knowledge management, and uptake of scientific research. She has worked for government, private industry (manufacturing and consulting) and with nonprofit organizations (including four CGIAR agricultural research centers). As part of this she has lived and worked in India, Sri Lanka, Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia and has 25 years professional experience. She has a Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma of Management, Professional Post Graduate Diploma of Marketing and a Master of Science (Global Marketing). She is a certified practicing marketer in Australia, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and a fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.
Jill Healy Quintard
Jill Healy-Quintard is a specialist in the Mind/Body connection and the benefit of exercise for all. She offers classes, training and one on one sessions in Pilates, YogaPilates Fusion?, Restorative Pilates and Yoga Nidra, TribuGROOVE, BodyBarre? and STUDIO Pilates and the NEW A50+ Program for Women. Making the lives of children less stressed and more productive with Yoga and Yoga Nidra in Schools is also Jill?s passion. She has over 30 years? experience in schools, plus she is also a volunteer in a Yoga Program for Teenage Girls suffering from Eating Disorders. Jill runs workshops in Stress Management, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Posture and the Workplace and teaches small group and private sessions in Manly, her Manly Vale Studio and in other Sydney locations for people of all ages. Jill has been involved in Fitness/Wellness for 37 years. She is a top 3 Finalist in the Australian Fitness Awards for contribution, dedication and passion.
CEO, Laureate Australia
Since 2014, Linda has been CEO of Laureate Australia and New Zealand and President of Torrens University .the first new University established in Australia in 25 years and one of only 40 self-accrediting Australian universities. Linda has 25 years of senior management experience in Australia.
Director of the Wellness Coaching Collective
Jane Turner is the Director of the Wellness Coaching Collective. She is passionate about helping people to be comfortable in the skin they are in, with a special place in her heart for people with body image issues and eating disorders. In addition to her wellness coaching programs, Jane runs her Power Writing Program for people seeking healing through writing their story down, and others who are looking to build their credibility and authority by becoming a published author Jane holds coaching qualifications through the Behavioural Coaching Institute, counselling qualifications through the Medical Register of Australia, and a Masters Degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Jane is an author, speaker, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner. She is the author of ?Thrive in Midlife?, ?Weight Loss in Midlife?, and ?Mindset for Authors?.
Politician, Lawyer, Writer and Media Expert
Aisha is an accomplished young leader across law, politics, media and international relations. Aisha ran for the State Parliament in 2015, and is the subcontinent adviser to the Federal Opposition Leader of Australia. She has spent more than a decade working as a policy, media and community engagement adviser for various State & Federal Ministers, often acting as an important link between politicians and the local subcontinent communities. She is currently the Director of Community Relations for Federal Senator Sam Dastyari. Aisha is the Chairperson of All Ladies League (NSW Chapter ? Australia), an active member of the NSW Labor Party Women?s Forum, and was the Vice President for Women in Film and Television NSW. She is regularly asked to speak at conferences and panel discussions, as well as MC at community events and concerts including Adnan Sami in Sydney. Aisha has a strong focus on Interfaith Dialogue and Multicultural Affairs, and works passionately on building productive relationships between communities and cultures. Aisha?s work with women from ALL countries is her passion and purpose in life as she believes there is nothing more powerful than women helping women, because when they do with the solidarity of sisterhood, amazing things start to happen. Small ripples become miracles which flow forth, spreading more goodness and lifting others on the way. She was the youngest member invited to a Muslim-Jewish leaders Delegation to Washington DC by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, and has also participated as a delegate of the Australian-American Young Leadership Dialogue. Aisha?s work with Parliamentarians, senior Government officials, Business, Religious and Community leaders has been instrumental in developing effective initiatives and policies. She regularly takes delegations to Parliament House to meet with Ministers and engage in direct dialogue to enable more awareness of community concerns and needs. She has organised, hosted and spoken at numerous cultural and political events as a way of building bridges between and beyond different community groups to create greater cohesion and co-operation, especially amongst women. She was the youngest member on the Federal Government?s Sub-continent Ministerial Consultative Committee, and also a Youth Ambassador at the inaugural India Australia Business and Community Awards. In 2014 and 20145 she accompanied the Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and Citizenship (Michelle Rowland MP) on two separate delegations to India aimed to strengthen business, diplomatic and political relations. This included attending high level meetings with Indian Ministers and CEO?s at Vibrant Gujarat and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Aisha has studied both in Sydney and the U.S.A. She has a BA/LLB (Hons), with a major in Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, and a sub-major in media (completed at The University of Miami). In addition, she has a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (UTS), a Professional Certificate in Arbitration and Mediation (University of Adelaide), and a Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice (UNSW). She has also commenced a Masters in International Law and International Relations at UNSW. Aisha has written numerous articles for various publications in local and international media on issues she is passionate about including the greater representation of more diverse women in media and politics. Aisha is working hard to make a difference, and believes that true change can be brought about by directly engaging and empowering women and using positive platforms to promote equality and prosperity for ALL.
Head of the Strategic Development Committee
Ms. Mustafayeva has an extensive management, strategic development, teaching and training experience. She is the Head of the Strategic Development Committee and Advisor to the Rector on International Relations in Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport. Before this position she worked as an Associate Vice Rector at ADA University (ADAU) Azerbaijan. In this capacity she was responsible for faculty recruitment and development, quality assurance, and teaching and research excellence in ADAU. From 2005 to 2008, Shams worked as Training Director for Peace Corps Azerbaijan, and led Peace Corps Azerbaijan staff in planning and delivering all the capacity building trainings designed for the Peace Corps Volunteers and their Azerbaijani counterparts.
Shams holds a Master?s degree in Teaching Methodology from the Azerbaijan University of Languages and a TESOL Certificate from SIT. In 2008 she received the Edmund S. Muskie graduate scholarship to study Public Administration at Maxwell School of Syracuse University (SU). In 2010, Shams graduated with a dual master?s degree in Public Administration and International Relations. She also holds Advanced Certificates from SU in Conflict Resolution and in Managing International NGOs.
Ms. Mustafayeva continues her work as an Adjunct Faculty at ADAU and teaches a number of training courses on leadership development, change management, negotiations, strategic communication, conflict resolution, and training and presentation skills for the Executive Education Program. She is also an active supporter of women?s empowerment and leads various projects, trainings and talks on the topic of ?Women and the Future in Azerbaijan.?
President of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Selima Ahmad, President of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) is the developing world?s personification business woman who was acutely aware of the need for a national body, which represented the interests and supported the initiatives of women entrepreneurs. As a successful businesswomen herself with longstanding experience in the private sector, Ahmad took the initiative to form a Chamber of Commerce devoted exclusively to facilitating the advancement of women entrepreneurs. Drawing on her business experience and involvement with several trade organizations, including the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Bangladesh Automobile Assemblers and Manufacturers Association, Bangladesh Handicraft Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies, Ahmad convinced and mobilized women entrepreneurs, the government and development partners of the need for the creation of BWCCI. Ahmad feels that with the achievements in women empowerment the developing economies will hugely benefit. The contribution of women entrepreneurs will help to achieving MDG goals and the impact will assist in alleviating poverty. She has been working for the private sector development for last 28 years and helped to promote the development of more than 7,000 women entrepreneurs by planning, designing and facilitating different programs. She supports these initiatives by providing training, business counseling, credit linkages, acting as guarantor, and lobbying government and policy makers on behalf of women entrepreneurs across Bangladesh. She developed 600 grassroots women through training and access to information to ensure their active and increased participation in socio-economic and civil life and to broaden the opportunity of women?s social network. Despite her many accolades, Ahmad?s proudest achievements are the changes that are visible in the lives of the members due to the support of BWCCI. She organized the 1st Women?s National Business Agenda (WNBA), 2009 and successfully steered all stakeholders to make the WNBA declaration. Her dynamic advocacy for access to credit for women entrepreneurs has created a separate allocation of 100 crore taka in the national budget as well as a separate allocation of fund by the central bank with low rate of interest and without collateral for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
Dr. Nazneen Akhter
Country Manager, Oxford Policy Management
Dr. Nazneen Akhter, Medical graduate & Public Health Expert with more than 21 years of work experience in NGOs at leading positions, Executive Director & Director. Graduated from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Chittagong University; MPH (NIPSOM) Dhaka University, Graduate Diploma (DLSHTM), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) UK; MSc in Health Policy Planning & Financing, London School of Economics, UK and Fellow Goodenough College, London. Fellow Uppsala University Sweden and Asian Health Institute (AHI), Japan Made recognizable contribution in the area of health & institutional development. Area of expertise : Leadership in organizational development & innovative project management, identifying growth opportunities & change management, Leading strategic process & program planning, innovation and research, teaching & training in Public health and development. Career focus specially on Women & Gender issues, SRHR, poverty and social disparity, Human rights & Bioethics in Global Public Health arena. At present working as Sr. Faculty, Public Health Department, North South University, Bangladesh
Director, European Commission
Androulla Kaminara is Director, European Commission
Director of Cruise , Aquila Tours
Danielle Timmons is Vice President & Director of Cruise at Aquila Tours, an innovative leader in the tourism industry in Saint John, NB, Canada. Her responsibilities include financial management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, and managing the inbound cruise business. Aquila has 2 core areas of focus: Shore Excursions for cruise ships visiting Saint John, and Aquila?s Center for Cruise Excellence. Danielle plays an active day-to-day role in both sides of the Aquila business, acting as one of the Cruise Managers for the ships that call to Saint John each year. Aquila?s Center for Cruise Excellence offers training programs in the areas of Tour Operator Excellence, Tour Guide Excellence, and Port Excellence, all designed for cruise destinations around the world to achieve excellence in their ports, tours, guides and businesses. Aquila is highly respected within the cruise industry and has been named as one of the best tour operators in the world by cruise executives. Danielle has varied roles in the Center for Cruise Excellence, which include program delivery, project management and marketing. She is actively involved in the business community in Saint John. Danielle served on the Board of Directors for Enterprise Saint John from 2010 to 2015, and has been the Administrator for the Board of Directors of the Saint John Hotel Association since 2008. Prior to re-joining Aquila in 2004, Danielle was employed as the Marketing Manager with Toombs KWA, an outplacement firm in Calgary, Alberta. In this role, she had the opportunity to work directly with clients who had been laid off, and taught several workshops including Learned Optimism, Building Resilience, Job Searching on the Internet and others. Danielle is an active volunteer in her community, and has enjoyed helping others in different capacities over the years, including being hospice volunteer, adult literacy tutor, children?s workshop facilitator and more. Danielle currently lives in Grand Bay, New Brunswick and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors with her husband Lance and two children, Ben & Emma.
Cecilia Sithembile Silundika
Professional Life Coach, EurekaUbuntu Coaching
Thembi has worked in the Canadian federal public service for 20 years and is currently serving as Senior Policy Analyst for the ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). Her work focuses on promoting international cooperation and the engagement of indigenous peoples of the arctic. Thembi holds two masters? degrees, in science and international relations. She is fluent in English, Russian and five Southern African languages. Her professional career began in Zimbabwe as assistant Metallurgist at Arcturus Gold Mine. In 1987 Thembi was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study in Canada at Carleton University, Chemistry Department. She later joined the Southern Africa Education Trust Fund as coordinator for a scholarship program involving graduate students from South Africa and Namibia studying in Canada. Thembi?s contributions towards social science research began with the drafting of issue papers for the UN World Conference for Women. She serves on the Board of Initiatives of Change-Canada, (IoC) www.iofc.org and her contributions include a women?s initiative ? Creators of Peace, Youth Trainer in Ethical Leadership and co-founder of the Global Indigenous Dialogue which meets at Caux, Switzerland. Thembi also supports the Board of Newlife Women?s Project www.newlifeprojectinc.org ? an organization which empowers disadvantaged women of Sierra Leon and Ivory Coast. Thembi is a certified Professional Life Coach, a graduate of Erickson International Academy, Vancouver.
Beth Kelly Hatt
Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence
Beth Kelly Hatt established Aquila Tours in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 35 years ago. Beth?s blend of compassion, confidence, pride and vision is shared with her team and all those destinations and companies she mentors. She loves her work and her life, and that is contagious. Beth believes that Aquila?s success is due to her greatest asset, her team, the people she calls her work family and the belief that ?together we can accomplish anything?. Today, Aquila provides shore excursions to cruise lines, and is highly respected within the cruise industry, often being named as one of the best tour operators in the world by cruise executives. An Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence was established in 2007, offering training programs for Tour Operators, Tour Guides and Destinations with training programs reaching over 55 countries worldwide. In addition to her leadership role with Aquila, Beth is a leader in the tourism industry and business community. An active and innovative visionary, Beth is frequently requested to share her strategies for success as a speaker at events within the tourism industry and business commun
Lifestyle Consultant & IBM
Anjli is a Program Manager for IBM Canada, Host/MC and Speaker. She dedicates her time working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well as the Women of Influence Group in Toronto. When Anjli was very young, she unexpectedly lost her father. In her 20?s, she lost her home to a strike of lightning, which left her with nothing but ashes. In her 30?s, her mother suffered a stroke & a heart attack leaving her with no memory. All the sudden tragedies in her life have made her realize the importance of living in the present moment, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. Through these unexpected life events, Anjli has a unique perspective on how to handle tragedy and turn it into empowering lessons for others. Anjli would love to share her story and inspire you to live an exceptional quality of life!
Human Behaviour Consultant
Kim Bourgeois is committed to TRUST, RESPONSIBILITY and VULNERABILITY. As the Founding VP of The Social Boutique, (non-profit social enterprise), Kim?s purpose and passion is in moving women forward. Kim is committed to advancing the education, growth and development of others. After 20 years as a fully bilingual French language teacher, Kim ventured into the business arena as an Executive Business and Clarity Coach. As a life-long learner, she has studied various techniques that have transformed her personal and business life and is dedicated to leading others in whatever direction will serve their highest good. Kim uses her leadership and educational background to improveand enhance working relationships and team building. She provides the skills to facilitate a faster connection to each individual, based on an awareness of their motivation and 'blind-spots'. Kim is action-oriented and holds her clients accountable to ensure they reach (and often?exceed) their full potential. While she is adept at guiding conflict resolution, employee hiring practices, individual coaching, relationship building, leadership and corporate training, it is her unorthodox approach that is her signature value. Kim enjoys spending time with the love of her life, Cricket--(her 6 year old Toy Cockapoo). I provide the skills to facilitate a faster connection with each individual you encounter, based on an awareness of their motivation and ?blind-spots?. My skills allow you to foster a more productive environment where employees realize their full potential. I incorporate training and consulting in the areas of: conflict resolution, employee hiring practices, individual coaching, relationship building and leadership training. Through the various techniques I have studied, I completely transformed my personal and business life. I am very excited to share my experti
The Executive Director of Dress for Success Halifax
Brenda Saunders/Todd is committed to CONNECTION, COMMUNITY and COMPASSION. As the founder of various businesses and non-profits for the past 36 years, her passion lies in transforming the lives of others, including her six children & six grandchildren. Brenda serves as Executive Director of Dress for Success Halifax and Founder of The Social Boutique, a non-profit organization that financially supports Dress for Success. In 2016, she formed the first chapter of ALL (All Ladies League) and WEF (Women?s Economic Forum) in Nova Scotia and serves as the Chairperson for Atlantic Canada. An international award-winning speaker, Brenda graduated with distinction from the Canadian Women?s Foundation Leadership Institute at St. Francis Xavier University. She holds certifications in Corporate Etiquette, Change Management and Life Skills Coaching. Brenda is the only Atlantic Canadian who holds the Certified SpeakersTrainingCamp? Instructor designation and has earned her DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster designation). Active in the community, Brenda is known for her energy, positivity, and ability to move projects forward with ease. Whether serving on a board, business group or non-profit, she is soft on the people?hard on the issues, always keeping the best interest of the organization front of mind. She is happily married to the man of her dreams who supports her in her many endeavors.
Founder and creative director of Timabee
Fatima Babakura, a 21 year old final year student at McMaster University pursuing a major in accounting, is the founder and creative director of Timabee. Timabee is a luxury accessory brand she started out of her passion for sketching designs. Within 3 years of starting the business, Timabee has won best fashion brand of the year award and Fatima has also been listed among 22 women redefining luxury in Africa by the Lionesses of Africa group. Fatima is an ambitious young woman whose passion for women and girls has inspired her to continue to grow Timabee as well as start other businesses that would create job opportunities for women and girls especially in Africa. Fatima is also the co- founder of Signature Boutique in Canada, a multi brand boutique that aims to showcase the works of African based designers to the world. Fatima enjoys cooking, travelling and sharing her success story.
Jenny Gulamani Abdulla
President, BPW Canada
Jenny is President of Gulamani-Abdulla & Co., Immigration Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Calgary, Canada where she was recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award. Jenny received her Juris doctorate from the United States of America, is a member of the International Bar Association, and a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant. With over two decades of professional work experience, Jenny is equipped with the latest information on Canadian immigration law. She leads a team of professionals to diligently respond to the needs of a diverse group of clients worldwide. Named ?One of Canada?s Most Powerful Women? by the Women?s Executive Network, Jenny has made outstanding contributions to advance equality for women and girls. She serves on the legislation committee at the International Federation of Business and Professional Women which holds Consultative One Status at the United Nations and is President of the Canadian Federation.
Pamela Jane Gerrand
Voicing The Divine Feminine
Pamela Jane Gerrand is an ardent and acclaimed, internationally beloved performer and speaker with a passion for empowering and inspiring women. She is a singer/songwriter, sacred sound alchemist, speaker and poet. Her music is intensely personal, and invitingly universal. Pamela?s music has been described as ?uncommonly moving?, and her voice as ? angelic, soothing, electrifying, uplifting.? She is a certified sound practitioner, and leads workshops in sound healing, self care and spiritual attunement. She is also a poet and spoken word performer, weaving music, poetry and stories into her unique, heart-opening performances and talks. Pamela travels widely, performing and delivering workshops and keynote talks at forums and festivals devoted to personal and planetary healing. Pamela has had the honour of performing her original music at keynote talks given by Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, don Miguel Ruiz, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Pam travels widely, performing and delivering workshops and keynote talks at forums and festivals devoted to personal and planetary healing.
Rev. Julia Norris
Coach and Facilitator at Solutions For Life
Julia is a counsellor, educator, and program facilitator whose passion is to help create unity within relationships by facilitating understanding and communication. Julia supports and empowers others, providing a variety of coaching and holistic services, including individual emotional healing and self-destructive pattern repair. Julia?s experience with troubled youth, struggling families, and individuals battling addictions allows her to relate in a non-judgmental way to a wide range of clients. Her services have been accessed through schools, homeless shelters, and detention centres. Julia works with individuals and families of all ages facing a wide range of challenges, including struggles with Children?s Aid Society, addiction and recovery, conflicts with the law, behavioural problems, and more. No matter where someone is in their life journey or what challenges they are facing, Solutions For Life offers Real Solutions for Real Life.
Co-Founder & CEO
Social Communicator and I have a Master?s Degree in Comparative Public Policies. My entire professional career was focused on the promotion and protection of Human Rights. Work in base organizations in internships during my university studies. Later I was press director of the Human Rights Secretariat of the Province of Buenos Aires for almost 5 years. Then I worked as Program Officer in the Young Americas Business Trust, an organization belonging to the OAS that develops youth, leadership and entrepreneurship programs. Two years ago, I gave life to Fundaci?n Comparlante, an organization legally established in Argentina and Washington DC, whose objective is to develop and promote technological products and services that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Ayesha Farha Chowdhury
Chairman, CEM Ready Mix Concrete Limited
Ayesha Farha Chowdhury was born in 1980. She obtained her master?s degree in MBA from National University of Chittagong. In personal life she is married. She is the mother of 1 (One) Child. Her husband Mr. Fahim Ahmed Faruk Chowdhury is a renowned businessman in Bangladesh. She is a self-groomed business women as well as the visualizer of her concern.
She started her initial business from the year 2007. She is a successful business entrepreneur in Chittagong Bangladesh running business with a particular emphasis on dedicated services involved in Importing, Manufacturing, Property Development and Real Estate business.
Her company CEM Ready Mix Concrete Ltd. ? is a well known manufacturer and supplier of ready mix concrete that are mixed in accurate composition for building construction.
She embarked her entrepreneurial carrier in 2009 by starting business successfully. She managed and ran, gaining experience and acclaim as an innovative business women. She also established FAC Holdings Limited, Eastern Enterprise Limited & FAC Electric Manufacturing Company Limited in the year 2009. She continued business being engaged in different important sectors as decision making to expand her family business as the sole owner.
In 2012 She started a new entrepreneurial endeavor of Ready Mix Concrete as the Chairman- of CEM Ready Mix Concrete Limited to fulfill the market gap of infrastructural and construction industry. The total turnover of this business is run by 2250+ management and non-management staffs working at CEM Ready Mix Concrete Limited.
In 2015 She launched another new project as product-UPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) as the Chairman of CEM UPVC Limited for UPVC Window & Doors which is better than Aluminum.
Proprietor, A. S. Technical
Abida Sultana is Proprietor, A. S. Technical
Managing Director, TAVA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Tava Restaurant & Lounge (TRL) is a premium brand name in F&B industry which was incorporated in the year 1993 and today it has become one of the renowned food companies in Bangladesh. The Company?s strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. The existing products grow thorough innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in quality and consumer needs. Long term potential is never sacrificed for short term performance. The company?s priority is to bring the best and most relevant products for people, wherever they are whatever their needs, throughout their lives.
This brand is an initiative to create new dimension in F&B industry through providing extra ordinary privilege to hygienic food. As a part of this initiative, Tava Restaurant ensures business enrichment through sharing of resources and services.
In 1993 Gulshana Ali Managing Director of Tava Restaurant & Lounge (TRL) started her first business with a nominal capital with 250 employees.
Gulshana Ali the promoter and Managing Director of Tava Restaurant & Lounge is an innovative and a successful business woman who has assembled a strong management team at Tava on her own initiative this team is lead under her administration with 15 years of experience.
Rekha Alam Chowdhury
Rekha Alam Chowdhury is Director, CWCCI, President, Rotary Club of Chittagong Rose Garden
Lawyer, She is Foundation
Lawyer with a solid humanistic background, with aptitude for the exercise of law in its various fields, for which I have worked in the public and private sector; I have social, community and environmental sensitivity and skills to interact in the solution of legal problems, under the criteria of transparency, responsibility and proactivity; with willingness and facility for learning new subjects. I have a high degree of commitment, belonging and loyalty, with experience and willingness to work under pressure, I have skills for decision making and problem solving, correct disposition to change, excellent interpersonal relationships, ability to work as a team, skill in communication and in establishing relationships oriented to achievement. Additionally, I have extensive experience in the preparation and review of legal documents, elaboration of concepts on transitional justice, alternative methods of conflict resolution (MASC) and in relation to public and personnel management.
Alejandra Rojas Calderon
Lawyer, Criminal and International Law
She studied law at the University of Costa Rica where she was awarded a degree in Law in 2013. She worked as a litigating lawyer in criminal matters in the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica until 2017. She currently lives in Madrid, where she is a student of the Master in Business Entrepreneurship at the Complutense University of Madrid. She has worked in international development and human rights organizations such as the Latin American Institute of the United Nations for the prevention of crime and the treatment of the offender, the Justice and Gender Foundation and the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Culture and Peace. Chosen and awarded a scholarship by the UN for the ?Women for Peace 2017? program at University for Peace, Costa Rica. She works as a consultant in international law, human rights and gender. She is currently the executive director of She Is in Costa Rica, replicating the model of the non-profit organization founded in Colombia by Nadia S?nchez and adapting its application as a tool for leaving vulnerable situations to Costa Rican women, through entrepreneurship and Strengthening your business education.
Founder, Stree Astitva
Gehna Mehra is Founder, Stree Astitva
CEO/Founder of HelloBeautifulLadies.com
Andrea Swensen is the only Life Map & Success Master who provides proven steps, that result in life and career transformation for women around the world who seek to find their passion & purpose, to enact change, create fulfillment, success and money doing what they love in an era of women?s empowerment.
She holds a MS degree, teaching and coaching certifications is an Author, International Speaker, Certified Coach and is the CEO & Founder of HelloBeautifulLadies.com a website for Women?s Empowerment & Success
Founder & CEO, Wealth Gym
She is the Founder and CEO of Wealth Gym, which conducts financial literacy programs for elderly, women and youth. Her expertise is in moving people to higher consciousness as leaders serving their communities and there by enjoying holistic wealth of self (mind, body and soul), people and financial. Her book is about finding a new freedom, truth and joy in ones relationship with wealth in all areas of life, irrespective of the circumstances
Dr. Shrruti Sahrawat has a teaching experience of approximately 20 years. She did her Graduation from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Masters in Applied Psychology and PhD in Psychology from Delhi University. Her areas of interest are Counseling, Organizational Behavior, Gerontology, Abnormal Psychology and Research.
Her Publications include:
1. Chapter ? Changing Values among the Indian Young and old, in the book ?Think before Getting grey?, Edited by Professor N.K.Chadha, Printed by Shri Sai Printographers, Delhi India. 2004.
2. Book ? Coedited ?Encyclopedia of Psychology. Edited by Professor N.K.Chadha, Printed by Shri Sai Printographers. 2005
3. Research Paper ?A tryst with Psychological adversity in Old age? Published in Indian Journal of Gerontology ISSN:0971-4189, INDIA.2010
4. Research Paper ?Enhancing Organizational Commitment for Bi-Directional Gains at Work Settings? Published in the HRD Newsletter ISSN:0974-1720, INDIA 2010
Garima Kalra Sachdev
System Engineer, IBM
I am a computer science post graduate and currently working in IBM as a software developer. My total experience in the IT industry is more than 6 years which includes my extensive training program at Infosys, Mysore. Coming from an engineering background, my technical skills are sound and I have applied the same into my career. Working for a banking project (DBS Bank Singapore), I have acquired comprehensive knowledge of the Corporate and Retail Banking Industry. I have received IBM Recognition award for valuable contribution to DBS. Having done my Master?s from King?s College London, I have gained exposure to foreign education system as well. Today businesses are changing the way they work, thus learning new technologies is a must for the professional growth of any individual. My goal is to contribute to the growth of modern society in the field of information and technology and thus the country as a whole.
Co- founder of Happenyng
Co- founder of Happenyng, The future beckoning , a clothesline. . An actor, a T V anchor for eleven years and has dabbled in voice overs, a former Miss Delhi . A multi- faceted person who channelized god?s gifts and made them her strength .A recipient of the Bharat Nirman Award for her creative pursuits and a young entrepreneur. A repository of talent and creativity with a balance of knowledge and acumen. Motivated and enthusiastic freelance English Communication and Soft Skills trainer. Worked as a lecturer and secondary school English teacher for last twenty years. Areas of expertise include: Effective English Communication, Editing and Proofreading, Content Development and providing training in Soft Skills such as Leadership, Interviews and GDs, Public Speaking, Body Language and Power Dressing, Team Building, Time Management, Presentation skills, Stress Management, Business Etiquette, Goal Setting
Dr Vanita Prasad
Founder & CEO of REVY Environmental Solutions
Dr. Vanita Prasad is an Environmental Biotechnologist with more than 20 yrs. of experience in related field. Having graduated in Science from University of Delhi, she completed her Master?s and Ph.D. in Biotechnology under Department of Biotechnology and Central Scientific Industrial Research, Govt. of India fellowships. Dr. Prasad has a long association with the industry as Consultant Scientist while heading R&D functions of various waste management companies. She hold patents for specific innovation in the field of Waste management and Renewable energy.
Chief People Farmer
Rinnku Ganeasha, the Chief People Farmer of Rightwaay Talent Consulting is a unique farmer who helps people grow! She is an expert at helping people become Self-Aware of who they are and why they behave the way they do!
She has been responsible for managing the standardization, design and continuous improvement of HR & L& D processes across clients. She has had the opportunity to dramatically improve HR operations, cost effectiveness, and customer satisfaction levels by reducing manual work and streamlining processes. Rinnku has lead process improvement and design teams, trained and coach HR staff on process design/improvement tools and methodologies. Over the last 20 years she has coached hundreds of individuals, teams and organizations unravel their hidden potential and climb the peaks of personal and professional success! She is adept at helping you set up your people processes that result in dramatic improvements, cost optimization and transcendental results. Her coaching style is simple and effective which gives you a step by step plan to understanding what are the beliefs that hold you back from achieving the things that you want, be it successful relationships, happiness and financial freedom that you deserve. Her articles have been published in the Times of India, Deccan Chronicle and the Hindu. She has many awards including the South India?s 50 Most Talented HR Leaders Award by the Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
CO-OWNER, ASTRO VASTUU KENDRA
Devika Goel- Co-Founder of yanaahappiness.com and Astro Vastuu Kendra- is an ace Astrologer, Life Coach & Healer, Vaastu expert , Physiognomist & Vaastu Consultant , who with her divine guidance is evoking positive energy & holistic living among masses. She is the helping hand to her mother, Mrs. Suman Goel behind the success of Astro Vastuu Kendra (AVK), that came into existence in 2007 with a mission to mentor querents in a holistic manner. Now its a well established consultancy, which they runs in multiple locations across Delhi. Being inquisitive, She always had a quest in knowing about life, why we are born, what is the ultimate path of life. At a very young age when she was just 17, started following her mother?s footsteps by pursuing the path of spiritualism in the form of practicing meditation and various mindfulness techniques. She even found that she gets immense satisfaction when she guides and helps someone emotionally. Finally, after completing her formal education she joined her mother in Astro Vastuu Kendra in 2012. After that she never looked back. She even tried her hands by forming a group named as ?Mission to spread Gratitude & thankfulness Practice? with her mentor among youth and adults on various online platform, which gave her tremendous positive testimonials from her participants. She regularly contributes her services and participates in various social cause events and walks to help these people. She recently got featured in various Reputed Newspapers in Delhi for her epitome presentation in an event to strengthen mother-daughter relationship. With her brave wings she is flying higher and higher. In this profession she has excelled and achieved a good level of success due to her empathetic and sympathetic relationships with her querents. She believes a person can grow when he or she uplifts other. Her irresistible desire of constant learning has gradually connected her with various eminent persons, experts, therapists and mentors across the world and now she is having consultancy not only in India but across the world. She believes, learning is a never ending process and one should learn something new every month to excel in self growth. Devika Goel , now 28, is a flame of divine guidance with her insight clairvoyance, encouraging everyone to be strong and teaches never to lose hope, even in your hardest time. After creating positive souls now she is starting another major project ? Yanna Happiness? with a aim to create happy souls. YANAA- You Are Not Alone Anymore- It is India?s first online happiness program that will give you experience of happiness like never before. It is started with a purpose to live with joy, happiness and confidence. In this course, there are many exercises which will not only bring the best in you but will also help you to be genuinely friendly, Altruistic and kind hearted. This course will keep track of your happiness and will change your mindset and the way you see the world.
Co-Founder, FARMZ TO FAMILIEZ
Partner and Co-founder ? Farmz to Familiez ? A food venture with a vision to restore traditional recipes by making them available in convenient ready to use form. Director ? SAI(Servicing Agro Industries) Agri Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd ? Provides consultancy in the areas of project engineering, project management and operational management to sugarcane industry, including the utilisation of molasses and other by-products .
Am passionate dancer , marathoner and super proud mother of 4 year old angel.
Being MompreneurI?m a proud mother of an adorable Daughter and the Director /Designer at ?Rbhc.India Skill Training Centre? My Daughter is myaspiration to become Mompreneur?.I take both challenges very seriously but on the Career front, I tendto focus on the latter. A professional with cross-functional knowledge in E-commerce /Designing / Marketing & Ex-City Leader / Manager at Denave IndiaPvt Ltd. ( Denave.com) and handle projects like Amazon.in, Zerch.in& FreeCharge.in. Now I?m official Agent for Amazon.in via third-partypayroll (Denave India) and help Merchants/Customers to sell theirproducts online via Amazon.in I?m utilizing my versatile work experience for effective BusinessStrategiesAn Entrepreneur at Heart, I am very passionate about my businessand committed to success. But I?m also an untiring evangelist forEntrepreneurship. I spend a lot of time sharing my expertise, evendownfalls, and trying to help (aspiring) Entrepreneurs turn Ideas intoBusiness.I?m a frequent columnist (find me on LinkedIn Pulse) and officialGovernment Plenary Speaker & Public Speaker at MSME(msme.nic.in) & NSICLTD (nsic.co.in) at other respectedMaharashtra Women Chambers too. Subjecting to E-commerceportal.
Relations Strategist & Director
For over 15 years, Bharti has helped over 50 thousand people in their personal and professional transformation. She believes in inspiring people to learn at every walk of life. She brings new innovative ideas, different methodologies, to relate and connect with today?s generation employees. She is a Director at Inspire Human Potential Pvt Ltd and an Independent Director of Manpasand Beverages Ltd with the brand name ?Mango Sip? and ?Fruits Up.
Bharti Naik is a passionate NLP Coach to many professionals, sports people and students. She is a certified and a verified Trainer of NLP from Association
of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) Her meeting with NLP was like ?Love at first sight?. Since, then she has been exploring and practicing this vast, insightful art and science of excellence. Her passion for NLP took her to The International NLP Conference organized by ANLP, CIC at Heathrow, London, 2017.
She has learnt from many stalwarts of NLP like Frank Pucelik, Michael Hall, David Shepherd, Terry Elston, Lynne Cooper, Wendy Sullivan, Peter Freeth. She has certified many people as Practitioners and Master Practitioners of NLP. She has conducted many workshops, sessions, talks on NLP at various different platforms. With her deeper understanding and practical approach towards NLP, she wants to revolutionize the way NLP is taught in India. Her mission is to apply NLP in the area of education, health & wellness and bring meaningful change in the society at large. Bharti has worked with an extensive range of people including Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, General Managers of the companies, TV stars, IT Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, Teachers and Students. Her approach towards each person is different. Her observations and probing skills makes her class apart. Her mission is to transform the lives of 5,00,000 people over 5 years. Bharti unleashes the unlimited potential within you. Her sessions have impacted thousands of people helping them to realise their true worth and take actions in right direction.
Founder & CEO, SUPERHUMANS ACADEMY
Founder & CEO of SUPERHUMANS ACADEMY, Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Educator, Speaker, NLP Practitioner.
Soumya Dhani is a survivor of many destructive life events. Despite having suffered through relentless physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and psychological abuse all her life, she has fought hard to keep her spirit alive and blazing. She works with children, parents and teachers to shift their mindsets for self-evolution, using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and various other therapeutic approaches.
She worked as the All India Representative for University of Loughborough, Leicester, UK, counseling and helping many students shape their careers abroad. She has transformed many children and families struggling with ongoing issues through her empathetic and keen understanding of Child Psychology and Family Dynamics. She has served as a school counselor, educator as well as an academic counselor with trails of gratitude, affection and love showered by her students and their parents.
She was Editor, Psychology Department, University of Delhi and launched its first Psychology magazine ever across all North Campus, University of Delhi. She was the delegate for Phillipines in her Mock United Natons. She served in the Common Wealth Games as a volunteer. She also holds a Diploma in French language from the French Embassy, Alliance de Francais, New Delhi.
Shagufta Hanaphie is Co-Founder, Launcherz
N K Srilatha
Partner, Farmz to Familiez
N K Srilatha is Partner, Farmz to Familiez
Ellie Rome Reed
F.E.A.R. Strategist, Ellie?s Essentials LLC
Ellie Rome-Reed has spent her life overcoming fear to achieve her goals. From joining the United States Air Force at 17 years old to quitting a six-figure job to stay at home with her autistic son and his three siblings, Ellie has proven that overcoming fears can lead to great rewards. As a F.E.A.R. (Fear Expert and Achievement Reinforcement) Strategist, Ellie helps women stop hiding in fear, make life-changing decisions, bring their inner-truth into the world, and achieve their biggest goals. In 2017, Ellie took on the role of Managing Director of the Washington D.C. Chapter of eWomen Network, as a way to bring women together, foster connection and growth, and provide a community where women can encourage each other to chase their dreams. Ellie enjoys spending time at home with her kids and hugging everyone she meets!
Amanda Jane Lieto
Founder at Elegant Grind
Amanda Jane Lieto is an entrepreneur and is passionate about women?s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. She studied accountancy at the University of Zimbabwe and Masters in Public Policy and Governance at Africa University. She won the global student entrepreneur award and if the founder of Elegant Grind a young women?s economic empowerment organisation with chapters in Harare, Bulawayo, Zambia and Uganda. She is also part of the Graca Machel Trust Women in Finance network working towards advancing women?s financial inclusion in Africa. She has taken part in consultancy work involving participation of women in agricultural value chains in Zimbabwe. She runs a company called Wananchi which provides investment, growth and strategy consultancy services to start ups and corporates. She is developing towards becoming an expert in financial inclusion, entrepreneurship and governance whilst she studies her PHD.
Certified Professional Coach
Kemi Sogunle is a certified professional coach, international speaker and multi-award-winning author. Kemi?s mission in life is to support single men and women who are ready, to find who they are after a broken relationship or divorce, heal from their painful past experiences, learn to love themselves and develop positive and healthier relationship habits that will make their lives become better not bitter.
Kemi is the founder of a (501c3) nonprofit organization, Love Not Hurt, which promotes self-development and building healthier relationships. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, a Dating Expert on Older Dating UK, named one of the top 10 Best Coaches in Maryland by Thumbtack and has been featured in Essence magazine among others.
Aya Liliane Attoungbre
Co-Founder, Attoungbr Consulting & Services
Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Liliane is an accomplished senior executive, with over 18 years of management and leadership experience across multiple industry sectors, both in the public and the private sector, with a proven track record in business development, strategic projects implementation, monitoring and staff management in the context of North and Sub-Saharan Africa. After graduating with an MBA International Management, Liliane spent 6 years in the Banking industry and following 15 great years of experience in the Banking and the Oil & Gas industries, she co-founded Attoungbr? Consulting & Services (Cabinet ACS). ACS focuses on providing consultancy work for development institutions, business introduction and intermediation services to local communities, moderation and facilitation to NPOs and NGOs, training and transfer of knowledge, advisory and representation services for foreign businesses in Cote d?Ivoire. As a consultant, Liliane did missions for the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the German Cooperation (GIZ), the city of Bentol in Liberia and the Gb?k? region in Cote d?Ivoire.
Associate Professor, University of Cyprus
Marina Neophytou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Head of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics EFM Laboratory at the University of Cyprus She also served as the first Director of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design of the School of Engineering 2012-14 During 2014-15 she has been a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH-Zurich jointly hosted at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering and the Department of Architecture - Chair of Building Physics She completed her undergraduate studies BA-Honours and MEng degrees at Cambridge University UK at the Department of Engineering Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics Division on a full-expense Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship 1993-97 During her undergraduate studies she has worked at the Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre Cambridge UK and Schlumberger-Dowell Research and Production Center Paris France for which she has received the European Grant Award Women in Technology She has received her MA and PhD degrees 2002 in the area of Environmental Fluid Dynamics from Cambridge University UK on academic and industrial scholarships while during 2003-2005 she continued at Cambridge University as a post-doctoral research associate under an EPSRC UK grant to design and model a tracer release experiment in London for urban air pollution dispersion studies She joined the University of Cyprus as Lecturer in 2005 and then as an Assistant Professor in 2009 and since then she has attracted more than a million euros of external funding to the EFM lab Following a recently-approved proposal the EFM lab is leading a partnership with Cambridge University UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology US on a Sustainable Built Environment Initiative During the Spring Semester 2009 she has been a UNESCO Visiting Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Los Alamos National Laboratory US Her recent collaborative work Toward designing strategies for Urban Heat Island mitigation based on mutli-scale flow considerations has been awarded the Best Paper Award in the 34th International AIVC Conference Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials 2013 Beyond her scientific research she enjoys playing the piano dancing flamenco reading russian literature and poetry as well as being challenged through a chess game.
Anna Koukkides Procopiou
President of AIPFE Cyprus-Women of Europe
Anna Koukkides-Procopiou is affiliated as Research Associate and member of the Advisory Board, with the Center of European and International Affairs, University of Nicosia and has recently received funding by the State Department and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete a project on Gender and Inclusive Security, within the framework of the Cyprus Problem. Currently working towards the attainment of her PhD in leadership and crisis-management, she holds First Class degrees (B.Sc.) in History and Economics from University College London, with postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) on International Relations. She is also a recipient of the Executive Development Diploma for Professionals (mini-MBA) from the Cyprus Institute of International Management and various other professional business training qualifications, (including the Engel&Volkers Academy in Hamburg, Germany). She has in the past held a number of managerial positions in the Lanitis Group of Companies, one of the largest employers in Cyprus, later on serving as corporate consultant for a number of international and local clients, including the Bank of Cyprus. She has served as Project Manager for two EU-funded pan-European projects, Women Fit4Business and Gender Diversity in Decision-Making Positions and as an Executive Director on the Board of Directors of DIAS Media, a public company and the largest media house in Cyprus. An active member of civil society, she now serves her second term as President of AIPFE Cyprus- Women of Europe, which she also represents on the Board of the Cyprus Women?s Lobby. She is a member of Business Professional Women-Cyprus, a founding member of the Cyprus Literacy Board, as well as the founder and facilitator of two Lean-In Nicosia Circles, affiliated with Sheryl Sandberg?s Lean-In Org. She currently sits on the panel of judges for the Madame Figaro Women Awards, is a member of the Cyprus Advisory Board of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and a mentor for the newly-launched Impossible Pitch project for start-ups, having in the past served as team coach for the Young Entrepreneurs/Junior Achievement Project.
Graphic designer, entrepreneur and change agent for sustainability
Tina is a creative, curios and receiver-oriented entrepreneur within graphic design. She is involved in many new start-ups, and has combined her knowledge on sustainability with visual communication in a broad manner. She seeks to enable new projects and make it easy to choose the clever, long termed and sustainable orientated solutions. She is specialised in strategic and trustworthy visual communication, and she is motivated by both business challenges and social collaboration. Key interests include environmental and sustainability initiatives associated with the involvement of citizens, businesses and organizations. She prefers to work with different brands in a well-balanced combination of green thinking with clear business goals within a systematic approach. Tina aims to be a change agent in all projects, she is involved in.
Hanne Fink Ferdinand
Facilitator, trainer and coach
Hanne, a creative, engaged and experienced facilitator, trainer, coach and course developer, has a set aim to initiate, inspire and help create positive change in persons, groups, organizations or projects. Her dedication to working with people, not for people, is recognized by many and has brought her into a variety of thematic areas. Currently part of building the global start-up: here we are (www.hereweareglobal.com) ? a growing network focused on advancing ?the dual career opportunity? through enabling travelling partners to sustain and develop their skills and competencies. We open opportunities for engaging professionally through connecting, sharing and learning locally as well as globally ? across sectors and geographies. Collaborating with organizations and individuals, we eliminate the waste of talent and optimize conditions for couples to create value and thrive throughout an international assignment.
Vibeke Drevsen Bach
Founder , Energy2work
I am Danish by birth Scandinavian by language but global by hearth I am the owner of the company Energy2work dk established in 2007 I am a consciousness raiser energy up lifter and innovator that works for humans to raise hope and human blossoming in the field of dementia - worldwide I work as a public speaker leadership- organizational- and process consultant innovator entrepreneur and educator at all levels in and organisation All my life I have felt a deep and profound longing to live in a world where people of all kind of both genders and in all ages and all cultures do not suffer but help one selv and each other to blossom side by side No matter what Over the years I have worked in several Danish and international Humanitarian Organizations creating and managing awareness- and money raising campaigns towards people in need in developing countries Since 2003 I have worked within the area of dementia and since 2007 on my own but still for the bigger vision of human blossoming Today my heart beats strongly around dementia where there is so much suffering at many levels so huge need so much to do and optimize so much to learn and so much potential to activate Both on a local and global level As an experienced acknowledged and creative pioneer in the field of dementia I have invented a powerful meaningful and pedagogical awareness raising path to raise consciousness open hearts shift mindsets and activate new ways of being in relation to people with dementia It s an easy path to guide humans at all levels into the bigger vision of human blossoming for all I work playful creative and hearth based to disrupt the prevailing views and approach of dementia changing the experience of meaninglessness and hopelessness into meaningfulness and hopefulness by empowering people with dementia families and relatives systems politicians municipalities directors officers caregivers therapists associations volunteers civil society businesses I seek to bring this specific uplifting way of understanding thinking talking and being in to the global world I seek to make people go from EGO to ECO I seek to transform human s way of being and behaving in our common world I seek to see a world blossoming in all ways
Muriel de Saint Sauveur has created her company for women empowerment ?WOMEN MASTERCLASS?. She is an expert in personal and corporate communication (just under 40 years? experience), and a gender diversity specialist, author of a book: ?A women?s World, a better world??, (translated into French, English, Russian and Chinese), and of several surveys about Generations of men and women. She is also an organizer and facilitator of forums and a guest speaker in many international women?s forum. After having travelled in more than 30 countries, she decided to share her experience with other women in order to give them the tools to empower their lives. The training she created will allow women to understand their values, commit to their professional choices, develop increased self-confidence, create networks, respond to discrimination and develop in the workplace by becoming true leaders. She started her trainings in Morocco, Belgium and Benin and has decided that each time she will sell one training she will give one free for an NGO or school working for girl?s education.
Independent Contractor, retired from the French Ministry of Culture
After modern literature studies, Marie-France Cardonna-Dur?ault worked as a French literature teacher. Then she joined the National Institute of Pedagogic Research in Paris in which she was an editor in the ?Revue fran?aise de P?dagogie? and she made investigations on the European Research in Education Sciences for the European Council. Then she made a thesis in Education Sciences on the subject :?Teachers and Innovation? and she became interested in the education of immigrant children of the second generation. She carried on with her career in the ?Chambre R?gionale des Comptes du Nord-Pas-De-Calais? in charge of Documentation Studies. Then she joined the French Ministry of Culture in which for 10 years she ran the Documentation Centre of the French Museums and the Documentation of the International ICOM as well. At present though she has retired she carries on activities for the ICOM. She is particularly interested in new technologies and their implication in the development of a more inclusive society
Global, Virtual Talent Geek
Claire is passionate about creating connections, generating success and goodwill? A multicultural background taught her to appreciate diverse styles and viewpoints, and facilitated her education at Cambridge and INSEAD. An early career in fashion and retail across Asia helped to develop her sensitivity to talent, and everything she has done since is linked to people. From headhunting, through cross-cultural training, to coaching, she helps people to capture the abundant gifts they have inside, and to create their own success. Claire writes articles on talent, and is the author of ?Your First Graduate Programme?, to support recent graduates through their job search. Another book follows, called ?Disrupt Your Career?. She lives in France, with the younger two of her four children, and enjoys skiing in the nearby Pyrenees and scuba diving in tropical waters when she gets the chance! She welcomes the opportunity to use her eight languages, and is available for projects and speaking engagements w
Founder/President of Africa Women?s Forum
Naima Korchi, a Moroccan and French citizen, is an international lawyer. She is a former United Nations staff member and now an international consultant. She is advocating as NGO leader for women?s rights and as such, she is a regular speaker at international conferences all around the world. Among other humanitarian activities, she recently founded the Africa Women?s Forum to enhance the Africa women leadership and promote their visibility internationally. The Forum gather each year key leaders from all field in Africa and beyond. She also advocate for a leadership taking a better consideration of people culture and identity. She also directed workshop for top officials on women capacity in key positions. Then she is among the first one to manage, in North Africa, seminars on women and peace building. As an international strategic Manager, she advices administrations, NGO?s, international firms on legal issues and international development. Naima speaks four languages.
Nutrition and Fitness Coach
Tabitha B?hne, born in 1982, is a writer and blogger as well as a certified nutrition and fitness coach. She has a graduate diploma in ?Media Arts and Production? from the University of Siegen, specialising in screenwriting. While studying she worked for a newspaper, a radiostation and a film production company. She wrote two movies and also worked as an actress and model. After completing her degree she followed her passion for sports. She worked as a store manager for a big running company ? and became their first female online running-expert. She hosted events, spoke at conferences, produced instructional films, published a blog and wrote articles for sports magazines. As a runner she finished more than a dozen marathons, as well as two ?ultra marathons? (100 k and 174k) and an ironman. She currently lives in Delhi with her husband, who is a German TV correspondent. As a writer she is contributing to various German magazines and is working on a non-fictional book. She is also writing and producing audio plays for children.
Founder & CEO, Nomad?s Home Productions
Iman Kamel is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, researcher and creative consultant mentoring young film and art talents. She pursued interdisciplinary studies in art, dance and film at the Berlin University of Arts. She is Founder and CEO of Nomad?s Home Productions. She has produced and directed films that travelled the world. She is a cultural strategist involved in international multi-disciplinary art & society projects. She holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School /Tufts University in International Relations. She is passionately traveling the world lecturing about the artist as a Global Player.
Founder &CEO, ABURY
Andrea Bury is Founder &CEO, ABURY
Founder & CEO, DaWanda
Claudia Helming is founder and CEO of DaWanda, the online marketplace for unique and handmade items. She studied Romance Languages and Tourism at LMU Munich, after which she worked as Head of Operations at lastminute.com. This was followed by a Business Development role at Passado, where she met Michael P?tz. In December 2006 they founded DaWanda together in Berlin. Today, the company has 200 employees from 26 different countries. DaWanda is the leading online marketplace for the creative lifestyle. With unique products, do-it-yourself instructions, and matching materials, DaWanda is an alternative to industrially-produced bulk goods and is a port of call for people who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade items. Since its foundation, more than 360,000 designers and creators have registered at www.dawanda.com, of which many thousands offer handmade items daily. In addition to items from various areas of the handmade world, such as fashion, jewellery, home, and children, there are numerous do-it-yourself instructions and materials on the platform.?DaWanda is the leading online marketplace for the creative lifestyle. With unique products, do-it-yourself instructions, and matching materials, DaWanda is an alternative to industrially-produced bulk goods and is a port of call for people who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade items. Since its foundation, more than 360,000 designers and creators have registered at www.dawanda.com, of which many thousands offer handmade items daily. In addition to items from various areas of the handmade world, such as fashion, jewellery, home, and children, there are numerous do-it-yourself instructions and materials on the platform.?
Director of Operations Eminent Foundation Africa
Esther Beneth is a speaker, coach and lover of innovative ideas and startups. A graduate of the University of Nigeria where she studied English Arts, she became interested in business and social enterprise and decided to pursue that path. Awarded scholarship by The British Council in partnership with the Pan-African University, Nigeria in 2008 to study business management and entrepreneurship, she set up her first company Dear April, a beauty and aesthetics company. Esther is also the co-founder of Stately Heights Consult in Ghana and CommoditeezGh, a food and wellness company and has volunteered for various non-profits in Nigeria and Ghana. Currently, she champions youth entrepreneurship and inclusiveness in sub-Saharan Africa through the role she plays in Eminent Foundation Africa.
Constance Elizabeth Swaniker is a renowned Ghanaian sculptor making strides in the creative and construction industry. She was born on the 30th of August 1973. She obtained her basic and secondary education in The Gambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Ghana from 1980-1993. The diversity in her background strongly influenced her outlook on life, art and business. She graduated with a degree in Sculpture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1999. She studied under a master craftsperson as an apprentice carpenter and is a keen advocate of vocational skills. She established Accents & Art in May 2000. Constance?s work can be found in a wide range of upscale homes, offices and diplomatic missions both home and abroad. With over 22 years? experience in industry, she been privileged to win both locally and internationally recognized awards. Her dream is to use her story to encourage a lot more women enter into vocations traditionally set aside for men.
Dr. Hannah Nyamekye
Experienced Agriculture Extension
Dr. Hannah Nyamekye is a Ghanaian who holds a Doctorate degree in Agriculture Extension, Master of Philosophy in Agriculture Administration and a Bachelor?s degree in Agriculture Education. Dr Nyamekye has 21 years experience in the agriculture and education sector. She has working experience with USAID and CIDA funded projects, UN, International NGOs and Government Institutions. She has worked also worked as a Senior Gender Specialist for the past seven years. Dr. Hannah Nyamekye is married with two children
Founder , BC Training Ltd
Brenda Cuby is the founder of BC Training Ltd, a training company based in Gibraltar. She has spent the last 10 years working with individuals and companies helping them to create and manage their social media and online marketing profiles. She regularly speaks on local radio and tv about the online digital world. She has also for 8 years been a member of the local Women in Business community and mentors other aspiring ladies who are setting up their own business or need specific help in areas of being an entrepreneur. Brenda is also a champion of eco and sustainable living and is the driving force behind the popular green blog The Green Familia.
Mariam Tendou Kamara
Managing Partner & Social Entrepreneur, Founder of WAFRICA (Women of Africa)
MARIAM TENDOU KAMARA, CEO BAANTOU, Founder of Inter?Actes-MadameDigital
?Co-Founder Women of Africa, Advocay Expert UN Women Born to a Guinean father and a mother from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mariam Tendou is a US trained pharmacist who joined the African Women?s movement in 1996 when she was working as a health care professional in California (USA). Ms Kamara holds a B.Sc/B.Pharm degree from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) and her accreditations from the U.S National Board of Pharmacy Licensure Examination and the U.S State of California Board of Pharmacy as registered pharmacist. Upon graduation, she has worked as Pharmacist Manager for Walgreens Co, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in the San Francisco Bay area (California), before returning to her home country in 2006. Mariam Tendou KAMARA is a social entrepreneur who defines herself as an activist and feminist working towards social change and the empowerment of African women and girls. Her focus and work over the past 15 years has focused on building bridges and strengthening access to communications and new media and information technologies in the development sector, to the benefit of programs and policies across the West and Central African region and the Continent. A founding member of WAFRICA (Women of Africa), and board member of FADHAF (Fonds d?Avancement pour les Droits Humains des Femmes d?Afrique francophone), she currently heads BAANTOU, an influencer agency specialized in public relations, digital communications and marketing in Dakar (Senegal), after having spent five years as regional communications officer in charge of the West and Central Africa region portfolio at the UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women?s Empowerment) West and Central Africa regional office in Dakar. In 2016, under her leadership, the initiative ?Inter?Actes -MadameDigital (SheGoesDigital) was initiated and launched to empower women entrepreneurs in the digital economy across Senegal and francophone Africa. Previously, she held several roles in the public and development sector as advisor in communications and external relations and cabinet member of the Ministry of Youth Employment in Guinea, and as Executive Director of WAFRICA (Women of Africa) in the Republic of Guinea for 5 years before her move to Senegal. She also served as member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism for the Global Fund against AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria for the international NGO sector in Guinea.
Katrin Olina Petursdottir
Owner & Creative Director,Primitiva.fi
Katrin Olina Petursdottir is an award winning, Icelandic designer and artist with over 25 years of experience in design. Her work has materialised in the fields of product design, fashion, interiors, furniture, print and animation. She has createdlarge immersive graphic installations at the National Gallery in Oslo and Reykjavik Art Museum and won numerous awards for her work, including Forum Aid, SEGD and the DV Culture Award in Iceland. Possessed of a deep sensibility for visual poetry, ?l?na?s work draws upon science and the humanities such as philosophy and art. Her working methods combine digital technologies from 2D flat work to 3D printing in an effort to give form and material to her meditations on thejourney of humans in the unfolding of the universe. ?l?na?s latest project Primitiva, presents a unique collection of 40 cast bronze talismans that are designed to encapsulate some of humanity?s existential questions as well as helping the wearer find focus in a technically entangled and often disconnected physical world. To navigate the
Aditi Rao Hydari
Indian film actress
Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian film actress who works predominantly in the Hindi and Tamil language films. She was born in the family of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao in Hyderabad. Hydari made her on screen debut in the Tamil film Sringaram in 2006. The film had her play the role of a devadasi and her performance in the film garnered positive reviews from critics. Hydari rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra's 2011 romantic thriller film Yeh Saali Zindagi, a role that won her the Screen Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. She has subsequently starred in several successful Bollywood films including Rockstar (2011), Murder 3 (2013), Khoobsurat (2014), Wazir (2016) and Fitoor (2016). She is also a classical Bharatanatyam dancer and trained under Leela Samson.
Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi
Executive Director-Sales & Marketing DLF Home Developers Ltd
DLF is one of India?s largest real estate Companies. Ananta is amongst the few, women leaders with over 26 years in the Indian real estate industry. She has handled diverse portfolios of residential plots, villas, apartments, luxury holiday homes, SCOs, shopping centers and offices across 16 top Indian cities. As Senior Vice President-Retail, she was responsible for setting up the company?s ?retail leasing division?. Ananta has been instrumental in the Sales, Marketing, Advertising, PR, Dealer Relations and new product launches of Gurgaon?s landmark residential, retail and commercial projects from 1991 to 2002.
Her last assignment was as the Chief Executive-Retail (India) & Corporate Residential Sales, Emaar MGF Land Ltd. Emaar are the creators of the World?s tallest building-?Burj Khalifa? and the World?s Largest mall-?Dubai Mall?, Emaar MGF Sales Portfolio included the Common Wealth Games Village, Delhi & Palm Springs, Emarald Hills etc. Gurgaon.
Ananta is alumnus of Miranda House, Delhi University. She is B.Sc., MBA, MA, B.Ed, PGDCA and a PhD in Marketing Management. She is a Gold Medalist from YWCA of Delhi in Marketing Mgt., PR & Advertising. She?s been on the Advisory Council of the Asia Retail Congress, a technical session Chairperson for seminars, on editorial board of industry magazines, jury of marketing awards, authoring industry trends and on the Area Advisory Board of RICS School of Built Environment. She participated in the projects ?How Star Women Succeed? and ?Managing your Own Human Capital? of Harvard Business School under the guidance of Professor Boris Groysberg. She is a recipient of the following individual awards in addition to the many for projects:
1) Real Estate?s Outstanding Women Professional of the Year, North India Real Estates Award, 2015.
Founder of Perfect Life Spot
Charnita Arora is India's leading Mindfulness Coach. As the founder of Perfect Life Spot, she has trained thousands of professionals in Mindfulness and EI (Emotional Intelligence). Her own training comes from having attended courses with HH Dalai Lama (2013) and Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (2011). Her book Mindfulness for Beginners in Plain English has received worldwide recognition as a succinct manual that merges from her experience of having led Mindfulness Retreats throughout India. Her articles can be relished on Elephant journal, Elite Daily, Yahoo, TheHealthSite, Tinybuddha.co . Her bite on Digital Mindfulness (NDTV) is especially a must watch. In fact, she was awarded as the winner of Science Slam 2014 for her research on 'the Socio-Psychological impact of Facebook on our lives'. She is also a former Assistant Professor of English, a Tedx Speaker, an Erasmus Mundus Scholar (Berlin, Germany), a DU Gold Medalist, etc. Her work in the field of creating mindful classrooms and workspaces has got her nominated for a leadership program developed by the University of Cambridge. Prachi Garg's book Superwomen, profiles her as one of the 20 young inspiring Indian female entrepreneurs in India. She is a celebrated resource person for inter/national audiences & a subject matter expert on well being for various TV channels and newspapers.
An entrepreneur who is a relentless pursuer of hope, positivity and drive ? Ms. Kanika Tekriwal was not only chosen as one of the 100 most inspirational women in the world by BBC but also recognized by Forbes Asia as one of the 30 under 30 leading entrepreneurs in Asia amongst various other accolades.. Her energy is infectious and compels everyone around her strive for even greater success. A marathon runner, a painter, a traveler and more ? she is redefining her life every day. Self Belief ? My Success Mantra ?I have always believed in the power of the mind ? If you believe it, you can do it. The events one face in their lifetime are nothing but a reciprocation of a combination of their thoughts and actions. If you think, you believe and are determined to do something; your actions automatically work towards achieving it.? Journey as an Entrepreneur Ms. Kanika Tekriwal started her journey in the aviation industry at the age of 17. During her tenure, she has seen the industry grow and has grown with it. It is well and truly safe to assume that she has learnt more than a thing or two about the industry in this time. As her career unfolded, she saw the frustration suffered by any customer in regard to chartering planes or helicopters. The industry was clouded by charter brokers and operators who were more interested in their commission than satisfying their customers. The absence of a technology driven platform in the private aviation industry led to a lack of transparency and astronomical prices for the same. The demand for ?something better? was the spark that led her to create ?A professional and comprehensive technology driver charter service providing a variety of aircrafts with a transparent pricing system? JetSetGo is a direct result of the desire to solve this problem. It is a customer-centric venture aimed at revolutionizing the private aviation business in the region by re-defining the experience for private charter customers. Challenges Faced Obstacles build character; this cannot be more true for the life on an entrepreneur. Ms. Tekriwal, like most entrepreneurs faced a plethora of obstacles before she was able to achieve the success she has achieved today. She started the company with a 100 dollars and is now doing over 7 digit turnover every month. At the very beginning, after investing over six months and a considerable amount of resources, she was not able to sell a single plane. She could?ve lost faith in the lackluster economy and given up but instead she chose to ride out the storm and innovate. She looked for ways to create a business model that reduced the price of these planes and made them more feasible for any potential customers. It was this thinking that paved the path to her becoming one of the 100 most prominent and inspirational women in the world. Uniqueness of Business Model Often referred to as the Uber of the skies, JetSetGo provides charter customers with choice, transparency and the flexibility of booking on both web and mobile platforms. JetSetGo prioritizes the needs of its customers by providing exclusive ground services, state of the art planes and helicopters and unmatched service all around. Having India?s largest private jet fleet at its disposal, JetSetGo offers the shortest wait time for an aircraft and, in the rare case of unscheduled maintenance it has the unrivaled ability to provide you with a substitute aircraft in the shortest amount of time. For single leg trips, through its online demand aggregation model it maximizes the chance for the sale of empty travel legs to other customers at attractive price points, thereby giving credit to original customer against the overall cost of the charter. To enable all of this and leveraging technology optimally, JetSetGo provides a cloud based enterprise management tool for aircraft operators which combines scheduling, advanced trip pricing and business intelligence capabilities with an in-built global market place for services and parts that will soon also have transactional capabilities. On the ground through long term strategic alliances and investments JetSetGo has ramped up its capabilities in several Indian airports to put in motion a new JetSetGo customer service standard that will forever re-define the customer experience by providing far superior level of service than that currently exists in the country.
Yogita Bayana quit a successful career at Kingfisher Airlines in 2007 to pursue her passion in social development and justice. After completing a Masters Degree in Disaster Management, she has been working dedicatedly for various causes including social development, women empowerment, gender sensitization, and sexual harassment on women and children. She founded and ran night shelters for 200 people in Delhi and supported many rape survivors successfully launching various innovative social programs. She has been a leading member of various expert panels and bodies including Interviewing Anganwadi Workers Across Delhi & NCR, Expert Committee on Gender and Education National Commission for Women (se received 2012 Award for Contribution to Society), Rogi Kalyan Samiti Govt. of Delhi and Sexual Harassment Board of Delhi. Yogita initiated and spearheaded the protest and campaign to change the juvenile justice law age limit for rapists from 1 to 16 following the Nirbhaya rape and murder. She managed to convince Nirbhaya?s mother and family to join the cause which gave the campaign national prominence and media coverage. The Rajya Sabha passed the bill in 2016. Yogita?s vision is to bring about overall reforms in India for the underprivileged, particularly women and children, which seems to be getting worse from day to day.
Dr. Binny Sareen
Regional Director Global Peace Insitative
Dr. Binny Sareen is an enlightened dedicated spiritual trainer, author and relationship adviser. She is a well known expert for spiritual enhancement subjects and Rajyoga meditation at various organizations and countries.
- Dr.Binny Sareen has been AWARDED FIRST DOCTORATE in the subject of 'Spirituality & Universal Values'.
. She received 'APPRECIATION & RECOGNITION' FROM PRESIDENT of India for her Novel Doctorate work.
. Dr. Binny Sareen is honored & appreciated by ARMY, CRPF, BSF, AIRFORCE and NAVY for conducting session on various Stress management subjects for force officers, families and women welfare groups
. She is DIRECTOR GENERAL - INTERNATIONAL PEACE INITIATIVES at Global Board of Executives of All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice (AICHLS)
. Recipient of Prestigious AMBASSDOR FOR PEACE AWARD 2016 for Distinguished Services to Humanity on International Human Rights Day by All India Council of Human Rights at Delhi.
. She addressed as Keynote Speaker at Prestigious gathering of World Parliament on Spirituality 2016 and Parliament of the World Religions 2015 at USA
. Dr. Binny Sareen is RECIPIENT OF PRCI CHANAKYA AWARD 2012 for 'Spiritual Communicator of the year. RECIPIENT OF PRIYADARSHANI LITERARY AWARD 2012 for Outstanding Contribution to Spirituality and Human Services.
- Dr. Binny Sareen is recipient of ?Outstanding Achievement Award? for her Book ?Awakening Spirituality? for Contribution to Social and Human cause in 2012.
- Received Honour and Recognition from Central Reserve Police Force Mount Abu for esteemed and selfless service to the nation. - She is recognized as one of the outstanding expert and faculty in Spiritual Awakening, Motivation, Positive Living and for Stress management at various Prestigious Defense training academies, Army Stations in India and at International Prestigious platforms.
- She is honorary Spiritual Adviser and Speaker for Women and youth empowerment at defense welfare centers of India and also for different professionals.
- Regularly features in various TV Programs.
- She is presently also serving as Doctor of Spirituality and Wellbeing at Global Hospital and Research Centre Mount Abu and Senior Management Consultant at Internal Security Academy Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India.
- She has traveled extensively for promoting Peace, Spirituality and Holistic Wellbeing in India and worldwide - USA, UAE, Canada, UK, Scotland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, China, Middle East, Muscat, Africa & Mexico.
Dr. S. R. Leela
Former MLC, GoK Founder, Abhinayabharati & Satyavalokana
Dr S R Leela, a former Member of the Legislative Council, Government of Karnataka is an accomplished Sanskrit Scholar, a great orator, a passionate film producer, a sought-after columnist, a renowned author, a revered teacher, an able translator and many more things all rolled into one human dynamo. She is a vivacious person of varied interests: Cooking, Gardening, reading, listening to classical music, scripting, writing, acting, direction, social service are some of them which she has been pursuing with passion.
Born into a culturally rich but an economically poor family in a remote village in Karnataka, Sampangere R Leela is one of the most respected 'Thought Leaders' today with a fan following from across the globe. After completing her Masters in Sanskrit, she got her doctorate from Bangalore University and served as a Prof and HOD of Sanskrit Department in a prestigious College in Bangalore. A later on became the Director of RV Institute of Sanskrit Studies.
After taking voluntary retirement from college in 2005, she joined Mahabharata Pratishtana, as Editorial-coordinator of the Encyclopedia of the Mahabharata, at the request of the Institute. She edited many books in Kannada, English and Hindi, during her short stay there for two years, till she was nominated to the upper house of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. She was awarded the prestigious Aryabhatta Award in 2008.
As a MLC, Dr S R Leela took rural development projects seriously working towards the benefit of villages, by laying roads, installing Solar lamps, recovering government properties, rejuvenating lakes and many other social activities that has earned the love and respect of all the villagers of Kolar and surrounding areas.
She has been invited to deliver talks on Indian literature, Philosophy and tradition. She has toured the world extensively and presented papers in the many Conferences. She founded the cultural organisation called Abhinaya Bharati, for propagation of classical arts epitomized in Sanskrit Theatre and has staged plenty of Sanskrit dramas. She has produced 4 films authored 15 books in three languages, Sanskrit, English and Kannada, directed and staged many dramas and is an advisory in the close to 20 premier organisations like Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, Rasthriya Samskrit Samskrthan, The Mythic Society etc.,
The story of her rise in stature is underlined by her mother's support in her pursuits during her childhood days followed by grit, Will, a phenomenal commitment to the right value system and the conviction to give her best in everything she did. Today she stands tall amongst the most respected and elite intellectuals in the country.
Shelly Maheshwari Gupta
Mrs. India North 2017 & Contesting For Mrs India,
Renowned Astrologer, Occult Science Expert, Celebrity Guest, Entrepreneur, Socialist and now beauty queen yes we are talking about none other than Shelly Maheshwari Gupta who was crowned as Mrs North India (classic) bringing pride to Delhiites and her home town state, UP. Brimming with restless energy she said with sparkled eyes ?dreams are dreams until you wake up and make them real. I hope certainly to make my dream come true by using this platform of Mrs India. I aspire to Engage, Inform, Empower society thereby focusing on woman?s education in the country and helping underprivileged especially autistic kids? Winning the most coveted title was not a bed of roses for her. Unstoppable energy, commitment towards the platform and her focused vision lead her to excel in the internationally renowned pageant which celebrates beauty in diversity. Dedication and passion towards smallest of the small task is in her blood.
Self-made , she has been a perfectionist ensuring everything is in a proper place and there is a proper place for everything. Born in Kanpur, raised in Lucknow to a business family shelly has been a bright kid since childhood ,after MA in psychology she has been practicing tarot/astro and other occult sciences since 19 years and mastered this science by straying in Hong kong & Malaysia Proud mother of a law student and doting wife of an industrialist, Shelly manages home and hobbies very well. From fitness to kitchen, from style to social life from spiritual to smart you will always find her active and enthusiastic. Her charisma continues and we wish her all the best for her journey to final of Mrs India 2017?She is confident and has started working on her life changing journey from ?lucknow to kuala lumpur?. Representing the nation globally and making every.
Founder , GlamStudios
Sadiya Naseem is a dynamic entrepreneur with a classic combination of business and technical skills. With over a decade of cross domain online experience across travel, retail, media and education industries, Sadiya?s key expertise lies in increasing profitability and performance for startups. She started her internet journey in 2007 with martjack.com by joining its initial team and was able to build and establish the product as one of the most preferred global E-retailing platform. Post that, she had spent six years at MGH as the leadership member and had managed to list the company as one of the best startups in its domain with its innovative products and excellent customer acquisition rate. Later in December 2014, Sadiya got associated with India's largest chain of branded stays Oyorooms.com and assisted the company to grow its supply by introducing new processes, cost effective methods and making its presence felt in the B2B market.>br> With an established success record in significantly increasing productivity and performance of startups, she decided to follow the entrepreneurial route and go ahead in opening her own venture. She joined hands with Darakhshan Husain, a fashion management graduate from NIFT, and Feeroz, an IIT-Delhi alumnus to conceptualize India?s first chain of branded budget salons- GlamStudios. Sadiya has carved a niche for herself with her company aiming at revolutionizing the way the beauty industry works in India. GlamStudios creates a tech-driven chain of budget salons through aggregation, standardization and brand association. The company aims at catering to the untapped budget segment that has an immense potential to serve aspiring customers with premium services.
A Communication Designer with a holistic approach to design, Seema aspires to seamlessly integrate design thinking tools with business. Seema has over 14 years of hands-on experience in the design industry. In 2010, she setup Studio Sky, her own brand design consultancy. In 2012, Seema co-founded Footsy, a brand of playful socks ? the first of its kind in India
Youngest Leaders and Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Ms. Nupur Sharma is one of the youngest Leaders and Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A litigating lawyer by profession she is often seen extrapolating her party?s views on various TV news channels and also regularly contributes to various publications.
Born and raised in Delhi, Nupur?s political journey started when she won the election of DUSU (Delhi University Students? Union) President in the year 2008 and rose through the ranks of BJYM (BJP?s National Youth Wing) and BJP over the years. She represented her home constituency (New Delhi or N.D.M.C.) when she stood runner-up against Delhi?s incumbent Chief Minister in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. She was recently awarded the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ladies Organisation?s Young Woman Achiever Award (2015-2016) in the field of Politics.
Nupur has a degree in Economics from Hindu College (Delhi University), a degree in Law (LL.B.) from Faculty of Law (Delhi University) and an LL.M. (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Executive Director, Tandavfilms
Savitaraj Hiremath is Executive Director, Tandavfilms
Captain Priti Sidharth Singh
Captain , Spicejet Limited
Captain Priti Sidharth Singh is a commercial pilot flying Boeing 737-700/800/900 ,logged six thousand hours on JET serving as Commander at Spicejet Ltd and also is active in my Social and Development related National Organisation .She was member of Renaissance Youth Leader program-2003 by Govt. of Japan. For Mutual understanding and promotion amongst the youth from all over the world, especially in development of societies. Global youth reunion program U.A.E. -2000. Represented India to participate S.W.O.T. analysis on youth activities. Delegated by (Ministry HRD Govt. of India) as Asst. National Leader, to 15 countries "WORLD YOUTH PROGRAM"- by United Nation University & Govt. of Japan on Ideological presentation & global discussion on international issue.Won Ms. World youth in the program. N.C.C. - Air wing A'?B' & ?C' certificate.Republic Day parade Won Best personality of India-1999.For National Service Scheme (NSS) she won Indira Gandhi National Award,The National Service Scheme Award is presented in recognition of the outstanding voluntary service rendered in the field of national building and community service. Education Background and Experience:- MBA Degree Dept of ManagementScience &Research Nagpur University.B com Honours Dept of Commerce & Economics Nagpur University. She has a good exposure in corporate sector -Bajaj Auto Ltd -Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund And in Education secto Asst Professor -Institue of Marketing Management New Delhi. Evaluator - Indira Ghandhi Open University Guest Lecturer -Ratni Devi Polytechnic for Women. Guest Lecturer-G S management Institution.At Present Professional Association Advisor - Lemon School of Entrepreneurship Consultant-Acquire Management services and solution Her Social Association and Contribution remains as under CII-IWN member IYEO (International Youth Exchange Organisation) - govt of Japan, United Nation University. NARITAAV -a forum formed by her to be a Social Participant for social cause. (NGO) AIR one of the founder member of Airliners immediate Relief - volunteer group of Airliners and network to provide immediate relief material in kind in case of catastrophes.WAI-International Chapter of Women In Aviation ,ICHR- Indian Council of Human Relations
Shruti Nada Poddar
Vibrational Healer, Spiritual Mentor, Tourism Entrpreneur and Founder, Shruti Foundation
Shruti Nada Poddar is the founder of Shruti Foundation and the initiative of thye Nada Vibronics wellness eco-system. She is a renowned musician, a vibrational healer, a poet, a cultural exponent, international scholar and educationist, as well as a leading practitioner and consultant on indigenous knowledge systems. She is internationally recognized as a sound healer and has worked with indigenous knowledge and sonic systems for healing and curing various health conditions. She is the pioneer of the vibrational and sound healing ecosystem called Nada Vibronics. Her audio CDs and healing methods and music are now used for curing various health conditions internationally.She is an entrepreneur of Grassroots tourism and creative and integral hospitality making her based the remote heritage towns of the spectacular region of Shekhawati. A deep dream led her four years ago to rediscover her ancestral village in May 2013. In the deep heat of the summer she realised that this was the land she was looking for in her dreams, the land where a new community with a new consciousness was to be born from the grassroots. Shruti left her home in the United Kingdom and plunged into village life facilitating revival of cultural heritage and skills development in remote areas of Rajasthan, particularly in the artistically spectacular Ramgarh Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan through the ?Ramgarh Village Revival Initiative". The foundation has planted and maintained trees in this region and has commenced women?s skills training courses in apparel and textile design, hospitality, tourism, spoken English, as well as various other forms of skills training, capacity building programs as well as language programs are in the pipeline, which will involvement international and cross-cultural participation. She has been awarded for her work in spiritual healing with music and for fostering international cultural relations by the govt. of India. She founded Shruti Foundation in 2007, a charitable trust that has tirelessly worked towards transformative learning and education paradigms, teacher training and the importance of indigenous and traditional knowledge systems for the resurgence and evolution of a value- based world. Her village revival initiative with a special focus on youth and women and works with restoration of heritage sites with indigenous systems as well as mentoring, skills training and holistic development at the grassroots where she is creating and internationally spiritually led community of wellness and creative manifestation. She is the Founder of ?SHE (SALUTING HER ENDEAVOUR) WORLDWIDE, a Global initiative by Women of South Asia and their Diaspora worldwide. In India. Shruti pioneered the WE-ASC World ?Education Culture movement for revisiting the ?culture of education" and establish holistic paradigms for education, teacher-training, skills training and curriculum development and has organized three WE-ASC Education Culture Congresses annually since 2011 for re-visiting ?education culture" in areas of formal and non-formal learning, pedagogy, assessment, training and curriculum development. Shruti has been involved with the empowerment of women and youth from villages as well as other disadvantaged and NON AFFLUENT BACKGROUNDS with INTEGRAL education, skills training and use of Indian cultural forms in education and theatre for advocating social, human rights issues. She recently wrote, produced and directed a musical play ?SWAYAM KA SAFAR" based on the issue of gender bias in Indian society. In Northern Ireland UK, Shruti has been facilitating international cultural events, cross-cultural exchange and global student exchange programs between Northern Ireland and India. She founded a multicultural Choir in 2012 and has promoted Inter Faith and Inter-cultural harmony through multiple forums. She has been Visting research fellow in Anthropology to Queens University, Belfast since 2009 and is Patron of the Inter-faith Forum in Nothern Ireland and has given various talks on Culture. She has been involved with the Indian Community Centre Belfast and has organized many cultural and intercultural events for the Northern Irland Community. She has facilitated famous Indian Artists, Schollars and Film-makers to come from india and deliver the Shruti Foundation lectures in UK and Northern Ireland.
Dr. Monika Singh
Founder, Prakhar Manav, The enlightened human, Foundation
Dr. Monika is on a mission to fuse ancient Spiritual Birthing techniques with modern Scientific methods. Obstetrician, Gynecologist, Speaker & an internationally published Author of the anthology book ?Struggles to Success?. Monika is on a mission to fuse ancient Spiritual Birthing techniques with modern Scientific methods. Dr.Monika Singh?s Personal Goal: To be a Catalyst and help start 100 Spiritual Birthing Centres by 2025.
Editor in Chief at Heartfulness Magazine
Elizabeth Denley is Editor in Chief at Heartfulness Magazine
Head HR and Administration , BMW Group
Aparna Dhingra is Head HR and Administration , BMW Group
Managing Director Montage Films, India
Rama Pandey ? Rama Pandey is a film and theater personality, a well-known author, a cultural persona and activist. She owns the company named Montage Films. Montage Films is a company that makes contemporary films apart from being attached to literary works be it books, poems, events, films, television etc. Born in Jodhpur, raised & educated in Jaipur, the small town girl rose to international heights who bought laurels to the country by becoming the roaming cultural ambassador of India in 1971 at a very early age. She has been a woman crusader who has been trying to preserve India?s rich heritage & culture. The serial ? Jane Apna Desh? (Know Your Country) is based on this philosophy which is running for the last 15 yrs on Doordarshan Rajasthan having completed more than 250 episodes. She is a champion in making serials & films on issues related to youth & women which specially helps the masses to get solutions on social causes. Early experience in film includes acting in 8 art films and 3 TV films and directing 4 films including a 35mm Full length feature film for the Films Division which won an award from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications.
She also came forward to extend her creativity in reality by helping women & youth substantially & financially. Her company had supported projects such as ?Jashne Virasat? where Ms. Rama Pandey left an impact in preserving Jammu & Kashmir?s heritage & culture where thousands of youth from various colleges took part in the event to help her in this noble cause. The two day festival had become a talk of the nation.
Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation India
Meenakshi Batra is a seasoned and widely recognized professional with over 24 years' experience in international development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and not-for-profit sector. Her skills include a wide range of development sector approaches, institutional donor programme management, organizational development, budget and strategic planning. Meenakshi has extensive experience in the area of civil society, child and human rights, poverty and vulnerabilities, equity and social exclusion, gender and masculinities. She has served in various leadership roles with international development and humanitarian agencies in South and South East Asia. Meenakshi has successfully led large country programmes in India, Afghanistan and Indonesia working with leading international development NGOs.
Sarika A Gupta
Co-Founder of Reel on Social
Sarika experiences and shares life through Love, Care, Goodness & Compassion. She possesses Post Graduate degree in Applied Physics and Management degree in Business Administration .She is seasoned professional from last 20 years. She comes from a family of filmmakers, To their credentials is National Award and many International Telly Awards.She is running business by Brand Name - "Reel on Social" which specialises in Making of films /Promotional Videos/Training Videos with complete integrated solution in making these videos viral on various social media & digital platforms .
She being a Natural Healer with inborn Intuitive Instincts and an advisor all her life, she realised her mission to be an Spiritual Consultant. She realised this during Project of making of documentary film on World Pranic Healing . She is multi-faceted personality who uses her all-embracing knowledge to empower people to achieve their full potential in their journey towards Personal & Spiritual growth .She is passionate about sharing the knowledge and ideology of MCKS with community to help make world better place to work .
She is fond of Indian classical Dance and loves listening to music . Sarika is happily married to Ashish Gupta who comes with vast experience from television production . They are blessed with 6 yrs old baby girl Mayana.
Daughter-Disciple of Swami Parthasarathy
Sunandaji is the daughter-disciple of the internationally eminent philosopher Swami Parthasarathy. For four decades, Sunandaji has been studying and researching Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India that helps attain perfection in a human being. She has by now acquired a powerful spiritual status. Sunandaji has dedicated her life to the field of human development. She guides leading Organisations, Corporations and Universities to acquire success and peace in all endeavours. Her forceful presentation of wisdom in contemporary thought has received widespread coverage across the world. Sunandaji is a trustee of the Vedanta Academy in India. The Academy is an institution that serves as a world resource of Vedanta knowledge through its full-time residential courses. The Institute has been accorded the coveted status of a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Government of India. Sunandaji has addressed leading organisations, corporations and universities across the world, including the Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization (YPO-WPO), Ernst and Young, Harvard and Oxford Universities, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Producer, Writer, Actress & Author
Jennifer Jarosik is a rising star in today?s world of multimedia. In addition to being a published poet, a children?s book author, and a documentary producer, Jarosik is noted as the host of the television show Star Spirit for Hulu in America, where she has candid interviews with noted celebrity guests regarding their outlook on life challenges, success and spirituality. Among recent guests on her show was legendary American talent manager, Hollywood film agent and producer Shep Gordon, who was the main subject in the feature documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon directed by Mike Myers. Jarosik is also currently producing the DocuDrama Goddess and the documentary feature Unveiling the Rose. Both stories are ambitious undertakings on overcoming internal and external challenges, which led Jarosik to travel the world to interview international celebrities from Russell Simmons to Marianne Williamson and Nobel Prize nominees and winners. In addition to her poetry books Amuse Yourself and Conversations with Silence is presently being prepared for publication. Jarosik?s series of 70 children?s books entitled Wisdom Teachings of Animals have fun and endearing animal characters, and are filled with humor, heart, and compassion, teaching life lessons to young readers. Her children?s books have received attention from publishers in America, the UK, Australia, and Germany. The first book in the series, Magical Dakota Little Two Dogs, was published in 2016 and is available in retailers worldwide.
Director,Pijikay Group of Companies
Mrs. Sheila Kripalani is the Director of Pijikay Group of Companies. Chair, Board of Trustees, Habitat for Humanity, India. Managing Trustee of Grace International. Board Member of Terry Fox (India) Committee. Vice Chair and Hon. Treasurer of Bombay Teen Challenge, an NGO that prevents trafficking and rescues sex workers and their children. Past President of Indian Merchants? Chamber (Ladies Wing). Recipient of the Asia Pacific Nehemiah Award for volunteer service towards eradication of poverty housing. Sheila is an Honours Graduate with a major in English Literature.
Owner , Petals Crafts
The story of Usha Jha is a story of many women of India yet so very different. The owner of Petals Crafts which she established in 1991, she had to overcome a lot of adversaries to march towards her dream of becoming a self reliant and empowered women in a patriarchal society. Born on 28th November 1957, in a small village called Bhadreshwar in the erstwhile Purnia district of Bihar. Her father, under the influence of socialist leaders of independent India tried to impart education to all his eight children including his four daughters. Women?s education was not at all a reality during those times. However, her father could not fight the society regarding the child marriage and she was married off at the age of 14. A bright students from the beginning, she did not accept her marriage as the end of academic life, and obtained a Master?s degree in Political Science from Mithila University along with managing her family with two of her children. However, she was not just satisfied with her educational achievements but wanted to achieve a greater heights in her professional life. But as Indra Nooyi said ?Women cannot have it all,? she had to wait till her children became old enough to manage themselves. In 1991 she established Petals Crafts and then there was no looking back. Petal Crafts has travelled a long mile since its inception and have its international presence now. It is registered under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) program of the Government of Inia (GOI). As a member of MSMEs, Usha Jha presented the Petals Crafts in two international stages such as ?India Show? St. Petersburg, Russia in 2009; and ?World Indian Festival? in Singapore in 2014. Though directly into the export, the products of Petals Crafts are in demand in many nations through NRIs and her stint aboard. Petals craft has a client base in all over India and other countries like the United States and Dubai. Within India, some of the largest buyers of her products are Indian Railways, Banks such as State Bank of India and Government of Bihar. The famous Mithila paintings of Petals crafts find its space in trains like Gareeb Rath and Sampoorna Kranti etc.
Indian cinema?s love affair with piano dates back to the English Raj era. The first time I touched the keys of a piano it touched my heart and I fell in love with the instrument. I was fortunate that my mother and others inspired me to explore the keys with an open heart. Instinctively, I understood the right notes and I could play a song without learning the theory of music. It?s uncanny but this instinctive understanding of notes made me an accomplished piano player. At the age of 13 I was dubbed as the ?Piano Miracle? by the music company T-Series, that subsequently released six albums of mine, which were appreciated all over the Indian subcontinent. My instincts grew sharper and stronger with time as I felt in sync with peculiar styles of great music directors of yesteryears such as O.P. Nayyar, S.D. & R.D. Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Madan Mohan and music directors of today of the likes of Jatin Lalit, A.R. Rehman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Yashraj. As a Pianist, I love to charm my audience with my fingers dancing on the keys. Recently I was nominated in the ?Best Instrumental Act? for LQ Awards sponsored by Zoom TV. My recent performance with Jaya Prada in Hyderabad was honored by Shri Amar Singh and well known names from the Tollywood industry. My performance at the Inauguration of Showsha theatre at the Kingdom Of Dreams also brought me much acclaim. My live performance with Pritam and Mohit Chauhan on stage in Mumbai was appreciated by several Bollywood celebrities. One of the most proud moments for me was winning the award of the ?Best Female Pianist? by Usha Uthup. I have also been awarded the ?Best pianist? acclaim multiple times, by Kala Darpan and Bhartiya Kala Samriti. I have promoted and performed piano recitals at both national and international levels including for NGO?s like Tammana, for special children, and Delhi Cheshire Home for the mentally and physically challenged. I believe that music is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents that God has bestowed upon us. Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Music is indeed entwined with our culture and times and there is no better way to preserve it than passing on the heritage for the future of humanity. Indeed, music has brought us together and it is woven in the tapestry of our emotions, culture and life. Music is the only means whereby we can feel a range of human feelings such as sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope and love. Music does bring people together and it allows us to experience the same emotions.
Award-winning Indian architect
Kohelika Kohli is a young and award-winning Indian architect, interior designer & furniture manufacturer. She received her formal education as an architect from the ?Pratt Institute of Design? in New York and graduated in 2004. In 2003, she also studied architecture in a ?Study Abroad Programme? in Rome. She travelled extensively through Italy- primarily studying the works of Palladio and Michelangelo and also the works of one of her favourite designers, Carlo Scarpa. On her return to New York, along with architectural school, she began to work for a very reputed architectural and design firm, ?Oliver Cope Architects?. They specialize in high-end town houses in New York and the Hamptons. During her second year at Pratt, she interned in England with Sir Norman Foster. There she worked on projects in London and in the USA, notably on the Foster Extension to the Boston Fine Arts Museum, originally designed by IM Pei. After graduation, she went on a road trip across America, to look at and study great urban design.
After graduation she returned to India, and in October 2004, started her own architectural practice, ?Kohelika Kohli Architects?. In 2010 she established ?K2India? with her mother, Sunita Kohli, an award-winning interior designer, conservationist and furniture manufacturer. Kohelika Kohli is the CEO and Creative Director of K2India. She is a Trustee of the ?Museum of Women in the Arts, India?
Jane R. Ralte
State Nodal Officer (National Tobacco Control Programe)
She has worked with the Government of Mizoram for the last 25 years, with experiences in different settings from Community Health Centre, Rural Hospital, District Hospital, Civil Hospital Aizawl to Health Directorate and Secretariat. She has been instrumental in setting up and implementing the Tobacco Control Programme in the state since 2009 with funding from international funding agency (Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use) and Government of India (National Tobacco Control Programme). The Bloomberg Initiative funding is very limited which is granted to project proposals evaluated on a globally competitive level. This funding was received based on the project proposal Dr. Jane prepared and was one out of 15 proposals funded by Bloomberg Initiative globally in 2009, where over 200 proposals had been received by the funding agency. Further, due to excellent implementation of the project, the funding was extended for 2 other project periods which is a very rare occurrence. She continues looking after the Tobacco Control Programme in the state. Dr. Jane, as Deputy Medical Superintendent, is also looking after the State Referral Hospital at Falkawn. She has been designated as the State Nodal Officer for the Medical College proposed to be set up in Mizoram. Dr. Jane has had the privilege to visit the following places and countries in official capacity attending workshops and trainings as well as presenting scientific papers- Baltimore (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Rome (Italy) and Paris (France).
Rashmi Aiyappa is a world renowned spiritual scientist, entrepreneur, inventor & social innovator. She is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Aashwasan Group of Companies and Founder & Managing Trustee of Aashwasan Foundation. Various sciences have resulted from a deep search for knowing the world and have risen out of a man?s need to know oneself and get clarity and knowledge about one's own existence. The more we understand our world, the more we are unaware of our presence in the world and its consequence to it. She has discovered a unique science - Aashwasan ScienceTM which is a science of life?s mechanisms and its manifestations. Tools & techniques she has invented and continues to invent have brought unprecedented breakthroughs in 29 areas of health at a preventive, curative, coping and palliative level thus transforming thousands of lives. Her inborn knowledge of the human mechanism and the understanding of cause and effect in nature give her a holistic & accurate understanding of all life?s happenings. According to her, evolution has altered natural mechanisms in life forms and nature itself against the way it was originally created. Aashwasan ScienceTM is a spiritual technology that can restore nature to its original format. It is spiritual in origin, scientific in approach and experiential in nature. She offers her inventions to the world through Aashwasan to connect people to their infinite potential. As an individual, she stands as an example for the possibilities of the infinite potential of human life. Her unconditional love for humanity makes her stand for people with purpose & compassion. Her vision is to restore the original creation of humanity so that it takes the direction of preservation of nature. Her mission is to lead individuals to explore and experience their infinite self.
Sujata is an alumni of the Maharani Gayatri Devi School ( MGD), Jaipur, India and a Graduate in Science from the Punjab University, India. She has a Bachelor of Education degree from the Rajasthan University in India and has several years of teaching experience. She helped found a modern CBSE stream school in the State of Uttarakhand in India and was its first Principal for five years from 2002 to 2007. She was part of the implementation of the Value Based Spiritual Education program for schools in India designed by the Sahaj Marg Reasearch and Training Institute, a not-for-profit organisation. The program was based on a pedagogy involving a combination of Values education with regular subjects taught in schools. The teachers were given resource material and were enabled to use it during their routine class room sessions to help discovery of universal human values in school going children. Sujata joined the Heartfulness movement ( www.heartfulness.org ) as a seeker in 1994 and became a Trainer in 2000. She has been working on the Conscious Living Program of the Heartfulness Institute. The program is based on a strategy of enabling teachers in schools to impart experiential and activity based learning. She has also been been a home maker bringing up two boys while devoting all her spare time to the spread of the Heartfulness movement.
Suchitra Kaul Misra
President - Community Services of Bangalore
Dr Suchitra Kaul Misra is a Doctor of Philosophy from Mysore University. She did her Bachelor of Arts with English Honors from Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune. She was elected as the Students' Representative of Council from Pune University and later awarded the National Merit Scholarship for post graduation. She topped her Masters of Arts with 2 gold medals from Lucknow University. Since 2000, she has been active in the Corporate and Social Service sectors. A self motivated enterpreneur, she is the founder director and promoter of a NBFC called Shabri Investments Pvt Ltd. and partner in TTT Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd. She is President of Bangalore Community Services which supports 8 charities in Bangalore. She is on the board of a listed leading real-estate company and 2 listed Healthcare companies. She is also the founder trustee of ?Svavlamban Trust? which is engaged since 2005 in providing educational aids to poor students to make them self reliant. Dr Suchitra Kaul Misra is a certified trainer of Laughter Yoga, accredited by Laughter Yoga International, and also trained in Neuro linguistic programming and quantum hypnotherapy. She offers creative wellness services to a spectrum of groups ranging from corporates, educational institutions and NGO?s to community clubs, orphanages and senior citizen homes.
President-of Surya Uday
PRESIDENT of Surya uday organization which is working for underprivileged women and girl child since par 12yrs in the areas of health and education sector in Madhya Pradesh and now in Rajasthan. Successfully doing medical camps, sponsoring education for girl child , we are currently running Anganwadi project of 30 centres to make it our model project
The founder and director Mrs. Monica Garg, is a Certified Master Image Expert (Newyork), has a great vision and knows the importance of Image, Style, Fashion and Etiquette.
She is awarded by Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dikshit as ?SAMAJ RATAN? for the cause of good work for the society.
? She is trained in image, style, fashion, color and etiquette by several certified image masters of the world.
? She is formally trained in fashion, style and color from sterling style academy, NewYork .
? She is also trained in fashion style from Dublin.
? She is a certified trainer from Etiquette School of Manhattan ( New York) .
? She also posseses certification from Villa Perrifeu Montreaux Switzerland specializing in image enhancement for women.
? She has attended various workshops in London & Paris therefore has great awareness and vision on the entire subject.
? Being a widely travelled and learned person , she has great knowledge about various cultures, countries and international savoir vivre.
? She is a certified diamond grading specialist and offers great depth to the subject of diamond trading.
? Upon offering various workshops across , she now brings the International School of Etiquette to India & offers variety of courses to suit all age groups.
Head ? Finance & Corporate Affairs
Primary aim is to provide medical help to people suffering from incurable disorders through Stem Cell therapy Key Accomplishments Workshop on ?Care, Management & Treatment for Autism? Publish of guidebooks on care and management of different diseases such as muscular dystrophy, autism, etc. Documentary Films Research & development to find cures & other treatments Contribute funds for new or ongoing research & clinical trials.Set up technology partnerships for research
Gurinder K. Powar
ocial worker from Mumbai, who has actively worked for women empowerment and women upliftment since last 20 years. Her work has been recognized by many state government leaders, political parties and also other NGOs across Maharashtra State. Recently she was awarded with Grand Prize of a Joint Campaign by HDFC Bank, MasterCard & Flipkart for Women Empowerment ?CelebrateTheHeroes Campaign? and Brand Ambassador was none other than Mr. Anil Kapoor. She actively works for the uneducated and unemployed women giving them a source of income, guiding them through their development & providing them a sustainable source of income which helps them being self independent in the society. She also helps them to develop Women Self Help Group and guiding them through everything from setting up of SHG, importance of saving, acquiring loans from banks, starting with a small scale business, and sustaining with smooth working, not just starting the SHG but also helping it grow by providing a platform for the SHG to sell their Unique Selling Item in the market and helping them to convert it into a successful business. She has more than 5000 SHG under her guidance currently spread across Maharashtra State.
Wellologist, Inspirational Speaker
For Wellologist Candice Camille, wellness is who she is! When you experience Candice Camille, you get a strong sense that everything about you is about to change. With a very engaging, but very direct approach to life, one is left with a sense of urgency to do something NOW, once you depart her presence. With her boundless energy, infectious laughter, genuine enthusiasm for life and a body that epitomizes ?t and healthy, one cannot help but be convinced that 50+ can indeed be the new 30. For Candice Camille, wellness has to permeate the thought process of how you breathe, how you eat, how you move and how you engage the elements around you. Her strategic approach to wellness is to work with clients to help them to create synchronicity in each aspect of their lives with a goal of achieving their own ultimate state of wellness. As a cancer survivor, Candice knows the process and the power of thinking and being well. Her approach of operating from a space of relativity and understanding what it takes to be well is key to being able to effectively lead clients on the path to living a life of complete and balanced wellness. The owner and operator of Pure Nuphoria Wellness Space, Candice spends her days working one-on-one with individual clients and as a practitioner for corporate clients. In addition to speaking and ?tness training, she also consults on meal planning and altering lifestyle behaviors. She is also a National Persuasive (Transformation) Speaker for corporations, youth groups and women?s organizations. ?After tremendous research and self-reflection, I discovered that my healing must come from within. I found that physical fitness combined with good nutrition is the only way to optimize the body from the inside out,? said Candice. Candice began her journey to wellness and literally ?went to work? and not only became cancer-free, but also became an advocate of physical fitness and wellness overall. Her passion for wellness and an entrepreneurial spirit led her to start Fling with Fitness, a personal training business focused on having fun with fitness. The learning of self-love and the desire to share it with others, fed her quest to create a place of peace and wellness; thus Pure Nuphoria Wellness Space was reborn. Candice obtained her Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She went on to work as a respiratory therapist and pulmonary functions technologist for UMDNJ and later transferred her skills to Saint Michael?s Medical Center and Children?s Specialized Hospital both in New Jersey, in the same capacity. In her role, she was responsible for maintaining adult and pediatric patients? optimal lung function. As a committed community leader,Candice is Co-Founder of Girls Run Gorgeous Prince Georges, where she serves as a running and mentoring coach for young girls between the ages of 7-13.Giving them permission to win and teaching the ingredients of self-worth. Candice held the position of Vice President and President of BNI in Greenbelt, MD 2010-2012. She also serves as Co-Director for Membership for Women Business Owners (WBO) of Prince Georges County and serves on the advisory board for Women of Prince Georges.
CEO, Compare Munafa
Kanchan Sukhija is self-learner and highly determined young woman entrepreneur who has made her mark in the Indian business industry with her e-commerce venture CompareMunafa.com. She is the Co-founder and CEO of Compare Munafa and is responsible for the smooth functioning and execution of strategic goals of the Company. She believes that there is no end of learning, thus takes inspiration from everyone and everything around her. She has bagged Young women Entrepreneur of the year 2015 award from Youth Pathsala. Unlike many other shopping portals in the online space, CompareMunafa.com lists products from all online portals and deploys analytics to display meaningful information such as price trends graphs and detailing. It allows customers to save time, effort and money by screening through an array of shopping websites and offering the best options available to a customer. CompareMunafa.com also offers a unique proposition through which customers can earn Munafa points which is similar to cashback while making purchases through CompareMunafa.com. She believes in being the consumer herself before being the face of the brands. According to her ?If we can convince ourselves to an action then convincing what we believe in follows quite naturally. That?s we follow the Mantra: Na Sirf Bachao Munafa Bhi Kamao? Kanchan also believes in being socially responsible and apart from managing CompareMunafa.com, she is associated with SUIT (Societal Upliftment Initiative Trust) as a Treasurer, which works towards upliftment of Underprivileged Children. She completed her bachelor in business management from Nottingham University Business School and earned her Masters in finance from the University of Southampton for Actuarial Science. Kanchan began her career as an executive in Jardian Lolyds Thompson India where she was recognized for her work and received a spot award within 6 months of joining the company. Learning her way through the curve, Kanchan was instrumental in rolling out CompareMunafa.com to address the need gap prevailing in the industry. Her greatest inspiration is her father. She has learnt the basics of business from her father and his rich value system have made her the person she is today. He once told her a famous quote ?If you can?t fly then run, if you can?t run then walk, if you can?t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.? He has taught her nothing is impossible and we should never give up in life. He is not only an inspiration but also a mentor and her biggest strength.
Kriti Baveja is the co-founder of WWW MOMZJOY COM- India s most fashionable maternity nursing wear brand with a mission to empower mothers and make them feel beautiful confident happy Kriti a computer science engineer and a self-taught professional photographer before co-founding Momzjoy com with Divya Gupta in 2015 worked for 4 years as an analyst in Accenture and S P Capital IQ Her experiences as an analyst engineer and photographer have shaped her strong creative technical management marketing and analytical skills Momzjoy was recently awarded the Best Maternity Wear Brand in India 2016 through popular vote by award winning parenting blog Kidsstopress and has received great reviews not only from its customers but also from several publications like TOI Hindu Businessworld Entrepreneur magazine Yourstory Hindustan Times etc Kriti was also invited to share her entrepreneurial journey at the Google Startup Summit in Hyderabad alongside several experienced entrepreneurs In a short span Momzjoy has made several thousands of of pregnant and new mothers happy across all states in India through its fashionable yet functional clothing which promotes easy breastfeeding Kriti finds great satisfaction in the fact that Momzjoy is a complete Make in India brand - from the raw materials to it s in-house manufacturing everything is indigenous Through Momzjoy com Kriti aims at empowering millions of expecting and new mothers in India
Co-Founder and CO at Mattsen Kumar
Aarati a pioneer in the Business Process Outsourcing area, being one the early managers in this industry. I have assisted start up organizations plan and execute strategies to build and establish business in the NC region. .. joining as one of the founder management employees. I have ten years of in depth experience of the BPO and Customer Experience industry, having gathered wide domain knowledge including Operations, Transition, Quality (COPC registered coordinator), Human Resources
Laision, Secretary, Green Earth Patron Foundation
Vineet Siwal is a Clay Artist, Candle Designer, Art Lover, Entrepreneur, Social Worker, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker, Business Coach, Political Advisor & Consultant for Indian political system. Under her name, she is assigned as following responsibilities: Founder & Secretary, Green Earth Patron Foundation Director, Sajjaa Home D?cor, Singapore Director, India Kids Talent Founder, Social Achievers Award Esteemed Member, Ch. Sonpal Singh Memorial Trust Board Of Member, Vistaar Ecosys Pvt. Ltd.
Deepa Khanna, has spent over 20 years in IT industry working with large IT Companies. Prior to her Entrepreneur Journey she has worked with Intel Technology Pvt. Ltd. ? responsible for Sales & Marketing in Western India. Deepa was first few women Channel Sales Managers in India at Intel in mid-2005. As a Channel Manager, she contributed to the multi-channel, integrated Brand Campaigning Programs to achieve market expansion goal. Deepa is very passionate about her work and is a go-getter. Post-Intel, she started her journey as an Entrepreneur in Sales & Marketing Consultancy arena ? Kreaativ Mind as well as Online Ecommerce biz for Aromatherapy range of Products under the brand name KayurAaromas Essential Oil LLP. She thrives to take up projects that are completely different in scale & industry. She has travelled extensively to conduct Workshops and Lectures for IT Channel Partners / Retailers and Distributors across Western India. Leveraging on her experiences as a Consultant she has done workshops for youth to improve their understanding towards Entrepreneurship to increase their prospects to become financially independent. From a middleclass background in Mumbai has learnt things the hard way, climbing the ladder of success one rung at a time through hard work and perseverance. Deepa is also passionate for helping others, and is member of various help groups to share her experience. She is also appointed as a mentor in the educational institute where she completed her studies.
Charu is B.tech an M.tech from Punjab Engineering College one of the most eminent engineering college of india. She has 14 years of working experience in field of science,teaching and computers.She is an influencial writer and her opinions are covered in newspapers like The TRIBUNE one of article link http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/life-style/gyan-zone/and-the-award-returned-to/145065.html She is regularly invited to various colleges,institutions and companies for motivational talk and enterpreneur skills .
She is running her own company which customizes products like scarves and stoles on buyers choice and ships worldwide scarves and stoles to organisations,schools and universities and does charity by keeping a portion of sales for NGO.She is also a consultant to various startups and have helped in many organisations gain momentum.
She relies on breaking challenging and complex behavioural goals into first principles; and creating the support framework and momentum for individuals to be successful in achieving their goals. Charui believes implicitly in the power of experiences, experiments and reflections to deliver growth; some of her ardent engagements include theatre, music, spiritual practices and travel.
Rally Racing Driver, Corporate Vice President at Delton Cables Limited
Garima Avtar is an accomplished woman Rally Racing Driver in a traditionally male dominated sport She wears many hats is also a trained sufi singer entrepreneur a working mother While accepting the Inspira Honors for being a woman achiever she credited her late father as the wind beneath her wings She has been felicitated as a Superwoman of Delhi NCR as well as a SuperMom by Radio One 94 3 FM She began her journey in Motorsports as a part of the coveted Team Mahindra and has won laurels at the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally Raid De Himalayas to name a few She won the Best Female Driver Award in 2013 She was part of the Mercedes Team of professional drivers and more recently she was called as an instructor and driver for a Porsche Test Run hosted by Porsche Centre Gurgaon When not participating in Rallies she can be seen zipping to work as Corporate Vice President at a premier organisation Delton Cables Ltd
Poetess & Creative writer
She was honoured with ?Sahitya Bharati Award? by Capt. Abhimanyu, Minister for Finance and Revenue, Haryana Government, in a function organized by Chhaju Ram Jat College, Hisar, Haryana, for her literary work ?Jaise? and ?Paani-Pyaar? and valuable contribution to Hindi literature. Renowned Literary critic and writer, Namvar Singh, also appreciated her literary work. Some of her well-versed poems along with a brief write up on her literary achievements were also published in a reputed Hindi magazine ? ?Duniya Indono?
Founders of Terrible Twos
Zina and Zoya Singh are the lovely, energetic twins behind fashion, lifestyle and culture blog, Terrible Twos. We caught up with them at our favorite coffee shop, Perch Wine and Coffee Bar in Delhi and chatted about fashion and their quirky blog which they co-created as a platform to talk about style, culture, beauty, travel and wellness. Sharing a passion for travel and food, the fun duo talk about their take on the Indian fashion landscape, how they got started and their favorite brands!
Founders of Terrible Twos
Zina and Zoya Singh are the lovely, energetic twins behind fashion, lifestyle and culture blog, Terrible Twos. We caught up with them at our favorite coffee shop, Perch Wine and Coffee Bar in Delhi and chatted about fashion and their quirky blog which they co-created as a platform to talk about style, culture, beauty, travel and wellness. Sharing a passion for travel and food, the fun duo talk about their take on the Indian fashion landscape, how they got started and their favorite brands!
President, Orbit Inspired Leadership Lasts
Nidhi has almost 25 years? experience as a successful corporate executive & entrepreneur. She has led business, operations and P&L during her career, and served wide variety of clients across Banking Financial Services, Internet, Manufacturing & Services sectors.
Currently President of Orbit, she offers Executive Coaching & Leadership Development services to successful people to become exceptional. Acts as a sounding board, confidant, partner, challenger and catalyst for transformation. Her clients include MD, CXO & other leadership positions of global companies & Start-ups in Services & Manufacturing industry alike.br> Prior to above, she worked as Vice President with CoCubes.com (now an Aon Hewitt Company), Founder & CEO of Catalyst, a reputed Executive Search & Consulting firm, Business Manager with Escorts Finance Ltd. & Management Trainee with ANZ Grindlays Bank.
A management graduate, she?s certified in - ?Coaching with Emotions? ACSTH accredited by ICF US, Hogan Assessment, NLP Practitioner & Energy Healing. She has also completed courses in Human Process Lab, Inner Engineering & Vipassana Meditation all of which deeply enriched her & give her an edge in offering unique insights & adding tremendous value as a Coach. She also offers leadership development workshops on topics of ?Executive Presence?, ?Change Readiness ? an Inside out approach?& ?Why Crawl when you can Fly?.
CEO, Idam Learning
Uma Arora is an organizational development professional passionate about building learning agility in individual and organizational change initiatives. She works with large And mid--?sized clients in change facilitation, performance, customer intimacy, diversity, Executive coaching & helping startups build vision and culture. She is the founder and Chief Facilitator of IdamLearning, an organization focused on Change and leadership development. She is therecipient of ?Distinguished Trainer Award? in Asia Pacific given By world HRD Congress in August 2013. Prior to starting Idam Learning, Uma worked with organizations such as Daksh(a part of IBM), Digital, Sylvan Prometric and Aptech.She has had the experience of leading high Performing teams while managing diverse roles that ranged from new business launches, Setting up franchise networks and country operations management, setting up Talent Resourcing function to leading leadership development function of a large organization. She has presented papers and concepts in several national and international forums and is a guest faculty for S.P. Jain College of Management@Mumbai.She holds a Post Graduate degree in Chemistry, an MBA degree from Faculty of Management Studies, India and aDegree in Law from Delhi University, India. Uma is an accredited MBTI?Trainer and a Certified Trainer for Facet 5 and Hogan. She has certifications in ?Building leadership through Appreciative Inquiry? and ?Organization Development theories and practices? from National Training laboratory in the United States. She has been trained in change management by Edgar Schein. She has certifications from?Centre for Creative Leadership? on Leadership Coaching?.
Founder & Shenomics
Bhavna Toor is the founder of Shenomics, a Mindful Leadership platform helping women live and lead from within. Her work and her passion centers on the intersection between Mindful Leadership and Women?s Leadership. Bhavna has been helping to build leaders and mentor entrepreneurs for over 5 years, including as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the GSF Global Accelerator and previously as the CEO and Director of the National Social Entrepreneurship Forum, helping to create a supportive eco-system for over 10,000 young social entrepreneurs. Prior to that, Bhavna had a 9-year long celebrated career on Wall Street, most recently as a Vice President at a top investment firm in New York. As a passionate women?s leadership coach, Bhavna has spoken on various platforms including TEDx, and has worked with high-potential women at leading companies like Societe Generale, Google, Citi Bank, Hewlett Packard, among others. Bhavna is a founding member of the Womensphere Global Network, an alumna of GIFT?s Global Young Leaders, the Startup Leadership Program, the Piramal Fellowship, and has an MBA in Social Impact from New York University?s Stern School of Business. Bhavna has lived in 6 different countries, and brings a global understanding and sensitivity to her work.
Founder of Theta Healing
Pooja Kapur holds a Masters degree in English Literature, from LSR , in New delhi . She was born & brought up in Delhi,India. From a very young age she started travelling extensively with her family and was encouraged to read a lot , sample different cuisines and explore the goings on in her mind . She got married at a very young age & had a son & daughter soon after . She continued her quest for seeking & learning by doing courses in Bonsai , Ikebana , Gardening , Plant cultivation , etc . With a keen aesthetic sense & flair for colors , she dabbled in garments too . She was propretor of an automobile manufacturing parts unit for 14 years . Her innate spiritual bent of mind led her onto learning and practicing several healing modalities like Art of living , Yoga , Buddhist chanting , Reiki , Karuna Reiki , Pranic Healing , Crystal Healing , EFT , Past Life regression , Tarot cards , Angel healing ,Divine soul healing , Cells regeneration , Access Bars , Egyptian Tarot cards , Theta Healing? and more . Her love for crystals & precious stones led her to do courses in Diamond grading & Semi ? precious stones from different gemology institutes such as JDTI ? DELHI & IGI . She created bespoke cocktail jewelry pieces for friends & family . Pooja Kapur is a Master & Certificate of Science in THETA HEALING ? having trained under Vianna Stibal , the founder of THETA HEALING ?. She expresses gratitude to all the spiritual practices she has absorbed , claiming that each one helped her in her journey and to become the person she is today , yet she chooses to practice and teach THETA HEALING ? , in India & Dubai . THETA HEALING ? helped her to resolve a 14 year old spinal issue , inspite of a surgery , migraines , allergies , asthma , sinus , fears & phobias , in explicable aches & pains , low levels of immunity , depression , etc . This energy healing modality has helped turn her life 180 degrees , awarding her ,her lost confidence and creativity , amongst other things . With the help of the Creator she has channeled a powerful seminar , MAASTERING de NEW SELF , which helps facilitate seekers & spiritualists into accessing information from Akashic records with sacred geometry . The testimonials of her students are on her website www.seventhplanesystem.com and also on her facebook and Instagram page , Seventh Plane system . She guides her students ? TO BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE ? in every area of your life whether it is relationships , health , career , etc . Corporates seek her advice on decision making on projects , legal issues , ? ANYTHING THAT IS HIDDEN FROM THE CONSCIOUS MIND ? , thus helping them save time , effort , money ??. By focusing in the right direction with clarity & discernment . Space clearings are conducted for homes & offices to help shift and negate negative / toxic energies with the use of crystals . She also guides and sources crystals for her clients for the purpose of protection , healing , all kinds of diseases & ailments , motivation , focus , love , relationships , etc ??.. the list is endless . There is a crystal for every issue , including cancers . Used with THETA HEALING? and /or MAASTERING de NEW SELF , the results are phenomenal . Children have been always very close to Pooja?s heart . She believes that children as young as 13 can be introduced to this modality , helping them balance their energies , giving them discernment , clarity , focus , motivation , etc She helps women to empower themselves and stand for their rights , while helping all who come to her to learn to balance everything in their lives and go with the flow . Her Mantra is ? Know Theta , No Pain No Theta , Know Pain
Member of the Management Board and Executive Board of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)
Radka Stamenova, president of BPW Sofia, opened the event. In her presentation she depicted the role of women in business both in Bulgaria and around the world. She proposed to the event?s participants to unite their efforts and to make proposals to the government and its executive agencies concrete instruments for the achievement of equal pay for both genders, together with the development of the Bulgarian women?s entrepreneurship.
Shweta Handa Gupta
Co-founder of QuadraBrain
Asia?s 1st ICF Credentialed Power Coach and Co-founder of QuadraBrain? Transformation Solutions, Shweta works at the CxO and Board level as a Transformation Expert, Executive Coach and Leadership & Change Facilitator. Shweta?s expertise has been honoured with multiple awards including: CEO Coach of the year (2017, Entrepreneur Magazine); Most Talented Coaching Leaders India (2017, WCC); Global 100 Best Coaches (2017, WCC). As a coach and facilitator Shweta has been instrumental in helping leading organizations prepare high potential executives for senior leadership and director levels. As an advisor/member of the board for SMEs and start-ups, she helps create transformative success with observable financial results. An active keynote speaker and author of columns for leading business dailies such as The Financial Express, HT Mint etc. Shweta brings together a unique combination of: - Corporate success including a senior role in a Fortune50 organization; as the CEO of a small business group - Applied expertise in Business Psychology and Organization Transformation - Deep research into the human mind, memory, neuroscience and psychology of transformation & leadership. She has provided over 2000 hours of coaching, facilitated more than 350 workshops and large
Dr. Somdutta Singh
Founder & Chief Marketing at Unspun Consulting Group
Dr. Somdutta Singh is an Indian entrepreneur, angel investor, Nasscom 10K, Microsoft and Target Accelerator mentor. She is currently the Co-trustee and Director at Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE) while also being the Founder & Chief Marketing at Unspun Consulting Group, one of India?s first technology-based marketing company based out of Bangalore. Som?s expertise lies in product to market fit assessment, customer segmentation, competitors? advantage mapping, pricing and lead generation. Armed with an MBA degree and a PhD in management, Som also tutors at some of the most prestigious educational institutions in India like IFIM (Institute of Finance and International Management) and IIITB (International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore). Som strives to build a dedicated disciplined curriculum on entrepreneurship and build the e-cell that will mentor entrepreneurs from scratch; from setting up shop to getting them out in the market. She is also a board member of IT Software Policy making, Department of IT and Electronics. Apart from all this, Som also has a lighter side to her demeanor. She?s the founder of an exclusive designer collection store for women, IRA HOUSE OF DESIGNERS which brings to you a range of designer wear that is bespoke and select, minus the expensive price tag. Here?s one of a kind fashion address that encourages designers from across India to showcase their collections.
Director at Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) ? India CFA Society
Sonia Gandhi, CFA has spent over 18 years in the Investment Management industry working with several global blue chip Investment Banks. As Director -Equities, she was responsible for Deutsche Bank?s APAC client base. Prior to that she worked with JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and Jardine Fleming ? responsible for equity sales, capital market transactions and global account management. Sonia is the first woman Director on the Board of Indian Association of Investment professionals (IAIP), CFA India society, in charge of the Programming and Continuing Education (PCE) Committee. As a CFA charter holder, she is part of the vibrant international community of professionals, promoting the highest standards of Ethics, Education, and Professional Excellence. As a member of the Global Society Brand Council, she contributes to the multi-channel, fully integrated Global Brand Campaign of the CFA Institute, targeted at the Investment Management industry. Sonia is extremely passionate about mentoring the next generation of finance professionals, especially women. She travels extensively to conduct Ethics Workshops and Lectures for students at management institutes and universities across India, leveraging on her depth of real life experiences as a finance professional. As part of ?Teach India? initiative, she has also taught spoken English to youth from underprivileged background to improve their employability prospects.
Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief
MD of Stimulus Research Services and Editor-in-Chief of World of Business magazine, Sanjana Mohan has made her strong presence felt in the business world. She is committed to bringing the global industries on one platform with her international endeavours by identifying common business goals. Stimulus is a result of her vision to accomplish the broader objective of changing the society both at the national and international levels. Her associations with organisations like the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) has gained her fair understanding of the issues concerning the economy, business and society at large. Being an active spokesperson in these organisations, she has always voiced her opinions about the changes that are needed and how those changes needed to be executed. Stimulus' verticals - World of Business (A global business magazine), the GLOBE Platinum Awards (An international awards ceremony to felicitate and honour business excellence) and Indo-China Business Relations (a portal for companies to understand the business environment in China and India) are the fruits of her years of experience in the media industry.
Director at Mirus Solutions
A management graduate from IMT, Ghaziabad, Madhulika Makar embarked on her corporate journey with a hardcore sales role as a channel sales manager at Goodlass Nerolac. She subsequently moved to Standard Chartered Bank as a relationship manager with the wealth management team. An entrepreneur by accident, Madhulika has been the foundational pillar at Mirus Solutions, a boutique search firm for more than a decade. She along with the team has expanded the organization's footprint across India, Middle East and Malaysia. Recognized as a strong BFSI player, Mirus has built expertise in various domains especially credit risk analytics and investment banking operations. A woman with a futuristic vision of the industry, she is a part of the incubation team at TriEdge, an online talent connect and transformation firm. TriEdge in partnership with Timesjobs, India?s 2nd largest job portal is in the midst of launching a ?Recruiter Skill Certification? program and more.
Founder of EXPERTies
Priti Gulati is an ex-Banker and Founder of EXPERTies, an Expert Network connecting the business world to top management experts for short-term engagements, interim management roles and advisory assignments, thereby bridging any expertise gap. During her 30 years of banking and business experience, she has been a Treasury dealer at Punjab National Bank, and Vice President at DSP Merrill Lynch, in charge of Debt Institutional Sales and Debt Origination for northern India. Under ETAS, an employability firm she founded in 2009, Priti facilitated recruitment of, and imparted training to more than a 1000 bankers; she also designed and proctored competitive exams across India for bank selection. She is a facilitator at one of the global HR consulting firms and a Partner to Promoter?s Club. Priti?s training repertoire extends from banking domain and business skills to facilitating workshops for family run businesses in India. In the past, she has represented Merrill Lynch at the UN Global Classrooms, New Delhi, and has been on the Advisory body of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management. Her other activities include giving talks on debt markets and contributing travelogues to Economic Times. Priti is an MBA from FMS, Delhi University, is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and an accredited MBTI practitioner.
Kamlesh Panchal is Chairperson,Women's Comission
Additional Chief secretary to Govt.,Haryana Cooperation Department
Dheera Khandelwal is Additional Chief secretary to Govt.,Haryana Cooperation Department
Journalist, Blogger & Poet
Madhavi Shree, is a journalist, blogger & poet based in New Delhi for last ten years. She has been an active media professional for the past 15 years. In 2010-2011, She won LAADLI MEDIA AWARD for Journalistic Work on Women Issues for her blog BAKBAK. Besides, she has won two more awards in features writer category in NCR from MEWAR INSTITUTE and one more MEDIA MAHARATHI, PEOPLE ?S CHOICE AWARD from EXCHANGE OF MEDIA GROUP in 2013. She is been recently appointed as the Member of Internal Complain Committee of Global Payments? Asia Pacific India Office for the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace ( Prevention , Prohibition & Redressal ) Act 2013 Now She is coming up with her website portal only on POSITIVE NEWS called POSITIVE NEWS WORLD. She work in print , electronic & online medium. She is associated with Mass Communication education for the last 5 years. She has been the State Coordinator for LAADLI MEDIA AWARDS for 2012-13 , 2013-14 , 2015-16 & 2016 -17. She was invited by LOK SABHA TV channel for their program on GENDER DISCOURSE as a panelist on various occasions. Her first novel ?WAH! YE AURATE ? came in this WORLD BOOK FAIR in Delhi at Pragati Maidan. A collection of poems in Hindi ?PRITHVI KE SPARSH KI TARAH? was published in 2013. She translated a novel of Senior IPS ( now Rtd) officer Dr Nazrul Islam from Bangla to Hindi. She has won the election of the Managing Committee of Indian Women?s Press Corps , New Delhi four times. She is also working for the cause of Housing and policy change in Banking system for easy procurement of personal / other loan at the reasonable interest rate to Single Women. She has done her Master in Commerce from Calcutta University. CA ( inter) from ICAI PGD in Mass Communication from Makhanlal National University of Journalism in Bhopal. International Business & Marketing course from ICFAI. Certificate course in CHINESE Language from School of Foreign Language, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
Executive IT and Globalization
Entrepreneur; Passionate about the enormous opportunities for collaboration between Global Consumers and Producers. Advocate for Equal Opportunity and Fair Play.
National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress
Priyanka Chaturvedi is the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. She is a regular on television channels on various issues on Indian politics, women empowerment, child rights, education and health. She was a part of ISB's 10000 Women programme, a scholarship programme by Goldman Sachs for women entrepreneurs. Priyanka is a trustee of two NGOs that are closely working in the space of children's education and women empowerment. Priyanka contributes her opinion columns in various newspapers and online sites. Priyanka's book review blog is also amongst the top ten blogs on books in India. In 2015, she was nominated for and participated in Observer Research Foundation and Zeit Stiftung's programme Asian Forum on Global Governance. She was selected to be a part of a delegation of young political leaders chosen by the UK High Commission and CPA UK to visit London to understand their democracy better. She was also nominated to be part of American Council of Young Political Leaders delegation that visited Unites States of America to observe their eections. She has also been nominated to be part of AIYD delegation to Australia, for better India-Australia ties. She was named amongst the top 10 upcoming Indian women politicians by a leading Indian website. Priyanka was recently honoured with an award for Excellence in her field of work and for being amongst the Top 50 Inspirational Women in Maharashtra at a Women's Leadership Symposium.
Co-founder of CropConnect Enterprises Pvt. Ltd
Ishira Mehta is the co-founder of CropConnect Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. , a company that has been building market based models to connect farmers to markets more efficiently since 2013. Over the last 3 years, Ishira has travelled over 80,000 kms across 21 states to meet and work with farmers. In 2015 she launched an initiative called the Original Indian Table that aims to bring traditional food experiences to urban customers who are looking for more healthy, nutritious and local alternatives. Prior to starting CropConnect, Ishira worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group for over 6 years where she worked on multi-million dollar sustainable supply chain projects in the agriculture, forestry and extractive industries in India and Africa and also led IFC?s work in the social enterprise sector in South Asia. She has also worked with SEWA (Self Employed Women?s Association) on slum development. Ishira has a MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and a M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Founder & Director,TARU
BIO Ruchi founded the startup enterprise TARU (naturals & organic), working with small-scale farmers and tribal groups on sustainable agriculture, decentralised renewable energy and climate adaptation. TARU works with tribals/small farmers pan India,providing sustainable farming trainings & technology .
Strategy & Planning, Reliance Jio Infocomm
She has nearly 12 years of rich experience in leading Strategy / Business Analytics / Financial & Business Excellence across businesses and geographies. In addition to this Neha is helping on accelerating transformation through leadership, differentiated talent models / talent analytics, and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation in the company.
Neha has demonstrated record of developing & implementing solutions to multidimensional complex operational problems and exposure in designing and implementing systems & procedures to ensure timely availability of business information necessary to facilitate critical decision-making process. She is known to develop business plans, thereby enabling profitability maximization / revenue generation - improving operations, enhancing business growth, through the achievements in finance management, internal controls & productivity improvements.
Hansdeep Kaur Kohli
I had done my Bachelors in Spanish Literature (Germanic & Romance Studies, Arts Faculty, University of Delhi), and i can do conversation in Spanish. After completing my Bachelors, i had completed my Masters in Anthropology ( Social Anthropology), from Ignou (Regular), and now i had completed my M phill ( Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi). I had pursued my research work for M phill on tribal groups and rural women of Uttarakhand state of India, analyzing their reproductive health and nutritional status.
Dr. Sujata Sanjay
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
In a world populated by 7.5 billion people, being acknowledged and honoured as an achiever worth emulating is no mean feat. So what is it that sets Dr. Sujata Sanjay apart? Well, in the last 5 years, she has organised 185 free health checkup camps in nearby areas of Dehradun where more than 5100 patients have benefited, a national record accepted by the India Book of Records. Dr Sujata also operates a free health clinic at Chora Gaon, Dehradun and runs an NGO ? Society for Health, Education & Women Empowerment Awareness (SHEWA). A bilingual newspaper titled ?Health Post? is published and distributed free of cost to females, to aware them regarding their health. She is also quite active when it comes to social causes related to saving the girl child and women?s health. In recognition of her commitment, dedication and sustained efforts, this Dehradun-based Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaeclogist was recently presented the ?100 Women Achievers Award? by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on January 22, 2016. Conferred by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India, it is the latest in a series of notable awards received by her. She has also been conferred the Uttarakhand Gaurav, Mussoorie Ratna (both for outstanding contribution in social service and health care toward community) as well as the Indira Gandhi National Award. She has been honoured in special recognition for her services to the community on several occasions at various forums and presented mementos of appreciation for raising awareness of health and hygiene among women. Chief among her achievements is being the first doctor in Uttarakhand state to have performed a successful surgery on a kidney recipient patient and deliver a healthy baby. This is a national record accepted by Unique World Records. Dr Sujata has a MBBS degree and is a diploma holder in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She is a Fellow of Indian College of Maternal and Child Health and Life Member, Indian Medical Association, Dehradun OBGYN society, Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society of India, National Association of Reproductive and Child Health of India and the Indian Society of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology.
Founder of Health of Women (HOW)
Dipika Trehan, A graduate from Delhi University and an MBA in HR from IMT Ghaziabad. She began her career in training and development with American Express. Having stayed abroad for close to a decade she understands the nuances of cross cultural barriers. Dipika started practicing yoga 8years ago and got certified as Patanjali Yoga instructor in Mumbai. She,since then has amalgamated her HR expertise,Multi-cultural life skills along with Yoga and conducts various corporate and non-corporate workshops. Her client list includes Amazon, MindTree, HARMAN, and Capgemini to name a few. She has been aYoga instructor to reputed VIP?s,a visiting faculty for yoga at AyurVAID hospitals, Bangalore and the official Yoga and Mind Strength coach to contestants of Ms. FITNESS INDIA 2016. Dipika is the founder of The H.O.W. (Health Of Women) Forum.The forum is about her journey from a young girl to a woman to a mother to finally ?Finding HERSELF?.A story of self-belief, falling, rising, realizing and making her dream come true of being Physically-Emotionally and Spiritually FIT The H.O.W. Forum is a community in the making to promote and ensure the holistic health and fitness of a Woman.Our Motto: ?Making a Woman fall in love again? This time with HERSELF!?
chief secretary level officer
Mridula Sinha is chief secretary level officer
VP Business Development at Mundo Pato Inc.
Esther is VP Business Development at Mundo Pato Inc.- a therapy intelligence company, with UnitusTI- an innovative Electronic data records system and cloud publishing partner for Education, Therapy, Human Resources, and Integrative Medicine. Esther is also Executive Director & Owner of a thriving music therapy company, specializing in Autism & Special Needs since 1997. Esther published the first and only music therapy curriculum on the cloud, which now reaches the global community. Esther was formerly a long standing faculty member at Capilano University, Vancouver, BC. Canada. She frequently presents at conferences and holds workshops for universities, local agencies and abroad. Esther completed Dr. Diane Austin's (Music Psychotherapy Center, NY) first international distance training program in Advanced Vocal Psychotherapy. Her publication in the book: Voicework in Music Therapy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), focuses on her innovative method of Vocal-Led Relaxation for Children with Autism. Esther's new passion is connecting with inspiring thought leaders in their field, and sharing the power of the UnitusTI platform in spreading their reach to the global community. http://www.mundopato.com http://www.etmusictherapy.com.
Vice Chairperson at Rayz International Preschool
I am a consistent high performer with demonstrated success & proven competence in strategizing, planning and executing HR deliverables aligned to business strategy. A blended career across communications, Business Controls, HR Partner role and currently an Education & Early Childcare Consultant having established & heading State-of-the-Art-Pre-school in Noida, also setting up first of its kind in India I.B. school in Greater Noida. ? A meaningful career of over 9 years in managing people while handling various operational and strategic HR positions in IBM India and further pursuing the passion of being into the Education industry. ? A dedicated, resourceful and innovative consultant, whose aim is to provide a stimulating environment for the children for their holistic development and growth. ? Deftness in identifying learning needs, conducting needs assessments, producing actionable strategic plans, developing customized learning solutions and facilitating training presentations ? Excellent communication, presentation and mentoring skills ? Coaching and training by using interactive discussions that help teachers & learners to learn and apply the concepts in both written and oral communication
Dr. Rajani R. Gupte
Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University, Pune
Dr. Rajani Gupte is the Vice Chancellor of the Symbiosis International University. A distinguished academic, she received her Doctorate degree in Economics from the prestigious Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune. She has been actively engaged with higher education for over thirty years, both as a professor and researcher. She has taught at many foreign universities as well, including the Oakland University, Michigan US, and Bremen University for Applied Sciences, Germany.
She has been a part of the leadership team at Symbiosis for over two decades. She joined Symbiosis as a founding member of the Symbiosis Institute of International Business in 1992. She was the Director of the Institute between 2004 and 2012. Her headship led the Institute to be established as one of the top-ranking business schools in India. A capable institution-builder, Dr. Gupte has also earlier held the positions of Dean - Faculty of Management, Dean-Academics and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the Symbiosis International University.
Dr. Pankaj Mittal
Dr Pankaj has been working in University Grants Commission for 18 years and is currently the Additional Secretary after having served as the Joint Secreatary for many years.
Prior to joining UGC she was handling Policy Planning and Management of Higher Education, Maintenance of standards in higher education, Financial Management of higher education. Formerly she was the Vice Chancellor of BPS Women University, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana, India
She has worked extensively on Women Empowerment and University-Society Interface including adopting villages and promoting societal development through university. Laid importance on soft skills especially communication skills through Language labs.
She has a Ph D in the field of Agricultural Statistics and studied at Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Pusa New Delhi.
CEO, Mindsprings Enrichment Centre
Usha Pandit is CEO, Mindsprings Enrichment Centre
Managing Director , Dale Carnegie Training
Pallavi Jha is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training India which has international partnerships with some of the world?s leading firms and brands such as Dale Carnegie, USA (training), and PerformanSe, France (Assessments). Pallavi has diversified exposure to various management practices in areas such as training and development, HR, consulting and business restructuring, covering a wide range of industries from media, entertainment, technology to the financial services sector and the engineering industry. Apart from being a keynote speaker and a panel member in various forums on business, HR, training and leadership and an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry and has held offices of the Chairperson for Maharashtra Council, CII and the Skills Development Committee for CII, Western Region, she is also an active member of the National Council on Skills Development, CII and its National Sub-committee on School Education. As a member of Rotary Club of India, Pallavi pursues her efforts in social projects. She has also received recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow. Earlier, was Executive Director of India?s leading construction company, HCC, an erstwhile Walchand Group company before starting off her own ventures. She also worked briefly in market research at Feedback Ventures and Procter & Gamble. Pallavi is an MBA from Syracuse University, New York and a graduate in humanities from St Xavier?s College, Mumbai. Dale Carnegie Training? India Dale Carnegie Training India represents the first corporate face of the Training Industry in India. As a company dedicated to Performance Enhancement, it offers ?Talent Development Solutions? in the areas of Leadership, Communications, Presentations & Public Speaking, Sales Training, World Class Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Building High Performance Teams, Media Training, E ? Learning, Executive Coaching and Profiling & Competency Assessment tools in a variety of formats to suit various needs. In over 10 years of its operations, Dale Carnegie Training India has succeeded in setting new global benchmarks and has created a quiet revolution in this sector. The incredible work of Dale Carnegie Training India has been well recognized by Dale Carnegie & Associates by way of numerous awards for Superior Training Quality, Most Number of Trained Graduates, Best Start ? up Operations Award, etc. Headquartered in Mumbai, Dale Carnegie Training India has its branch offices in Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune.
Head ? Responsible Business and Sustainability, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Ramona Bakshi is a Master?s in Public Administration from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS Singapore. She has over 10 years of experience and has created strategic sustained partnerships with both public and private sector, brand building community development initiatives and is a brilliant scholar for the theory of change. As the Head of Responsible Business and Sustainability at CAF India, she spearheads in creating unique Public-Private-People partnership models to provide strategic CSR results. Results, that aim to change the status-quo conditions and bring a shift in the dynamic baseline of our social projects. In line with CAF India?s vision and mission, she believes in the objective of transforming the lives of the disadvantaged through innovative and critical approaches.
Student at University of Warwick
Bisman Deu, 18 years old, is currently studying at the University of Warwick. At the age of 15, she invented a low cost building material, ?Green Wood?, made up of rice waste, which aims at providing affordable housing to the underprivileged. She is a passionate public speaker and is a national debate winner. Deu was invited by UNICEF to the launch of their Flagship publication, ?SOWC 2015?, to which she had also contributed an essay, as a keynote speaker and panelist. She was further involved with UNICEF as a judge for their ?Wearables for Good Challenge?. She was a highlighted speaker at Nexus Global Youth Summit in New York and was the leading voice at the Nexus India Youth Summit. Bisman is not only passionate about sustainability and innovation but is also an ardent supporter of women rights and women empowerment which led her to start her own campaign, ?Colour the World Pink?. This campaign aims at promoting entrepreneurship and leadership among girls with an attempt to bridge the ambition gap. She recently made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List- Class of 2017.
Founder and Director, Desiderata Impact Ventures
Pallavi is the Co-Founder of Desiderata Impact Ventures ? a specialist intermediary firm that is bringing transformative approaches to solving critical development challenges. In her current role, she is supporting high-potential social innovations expand their impact across markets in the global south. Prior to this, Pallavi worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank, where she led the South Asia regional program on inclusive business. With a background in corporate sector, she has been focusing on bringing private sector led approaches to development and more specifically scaling social innovations to achieving scalable, sustainable development impact at the base of the pyramid. Pallavi has been listed among the ?50 Most Impactful Social Innovators? globally in 2016 by World CSR and awarded with 2015 Africa Social Innovation Leadership Award and the World Bank Vice-Presidential Unit Award in 2014. Pallavi has an undergraduate in engineering and an MBA from XLRI.
Director General of Mahila Samman Prakoshth (MSP)
Sutapa Sanyal is an expert in Ending Violence against Women (EVAW), child protection, and anti-human trafficking. For her service, she has been awarded the Police Medal by the Hon. President of India.
Currently she serves as Director General of Mahila Samman Prakoshth (MSP), an innovative police unit protecting the rights of over 13 million women and children in Uttar Pradesh. At MSP, she is credited with creating award-winning interventions for fighting VAW & enhancing Gender Equality. These include:
Vikalp, India's first police portal for reporting Violence Against Women (VAW), which increases women's access to the criminal justice system.
Nav Chetna, a training module for Gender-Sensitization of Law Enforcement officers, which was recommended nationally to other states as a "Best Practice".
Akshaya, a Self defence training program for girls.
'Citizen Cadet,' a program that channelizes the leadership of women's collectives to fight VAW.
Ru-Ba-Ru, a community policing program for increasing communications between the police and the public
Founder,Morphedo Technologies Pvt Ltd.
I am an Entrepreneur, 3D Printing Consultant and Internet Marketing Expert. I took the entrepreneurial plunge at that time of life when girls are expected to take a stable path in their career. I rejected the option of campus placements and founded Morphedo while still in the 2nd year of my MBA.
Savvy Dilip an experienced and reputed media professional, and is the Co-Founder and COO of VideoTap. It is her passion and belief to work on an original concept, that gave birth to VideoTap, along with her spouse, and partner, Dilip Venkatraman. She is spearheading all aspects of the user experience including product development, and has succeeded in developing and delivering a fundamentally differentiated product when compared to the other offerings in the world. She has lead the innovative and motivated in-house technology team, which has built the platform from scratch. Her unflinching focus on giving the control back to Consumers over their viewing experience, has led to the building of an entire ecosystem to deliver an unparalleled, immersive and engaging user experience. Prior to this, Savvy was the Group CMO of the ITVNetwork, (India News, NewsX & Sunday Guardian), where she developed and launched the network identity. Prior to that she worked at Network18 as the VP - Marketing for CNN-IBN & IBN7. She has vast experience in product management, brand management, and brand building across media including digital media, strategic alliances, programming planning, events & experiential marketing, sales enablement and public relations. Savvy was the driving force behind many editorialy driven media awards like CNN-IBN Indian of the year, Diamond States Awards, Real Heroes, Super Idols, Zindagi Live Awards, Citizen Journalist Awards, Young India Leaders, Guru Sishya Awards, ShauryaSanman Awards. She is a Commerce Graduate and has completed her management Program from IIM Bangalore, and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Hemangi Sane
Dr.Hemangi Sane is the Deputy Director and Head of Research and Development Stem Cell Therapy at Neurogen Brain and Spine institute, Mumbai. She contributes to the pioneering research of Stem Cell Therapy for Neurological Disorders. With an experience of more than 15 years, she is dedicated towards helping and empowering patients with Neurological Disorders and find a cure through research. She post graduated with MD, degree in Internal Medicine from the renowned New York Medical College, USA. She has obtained MBBS degree from the prestigious GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai University. She has more than 50 scientific publications and co-authored medical books on the role of Stem Cell Therapy. Through a dozen of guide books she has shared her knowledge with the community. Dr.Hemangi Sane is the founding president of a non-profit organization ?Asha Ek Hope foundation for MND/ALS? which represents India in the International Alliance. Her unique board and sensitive outlook comes from her experience as a clinician, researcher and as a patient herself.. She envisions an independent and better quality of life for patients with Neurological Disorders. Her positivity, compassion and enthusiasm are an inspiration to all.
Director, SunWorks Energy
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Skilled in Solar Power, Construction Management, Project Estimation, Feasibility Studies, and Asset Management. Strong professional with a MS focused in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Co-Founder at Rugs & Beyond
Sakshi Talwar is the Co-Founder of Rugs and Beyond; an online venture for exclusive, ?One of a Kind? handmade carpets & home d?cor empowering talented weavers craftsmen in villages in Northern India. She regularly writes for various online publications like Huffington Post and has recently been written about in The New York Times, Business Standard etc. Sakshi is a frequent event speaker & recently conducted a workshop primer on ?Discovering and following your true passion? organized by Ted Talks. A techpreneur by profession and an artist by passion, Sakshi paints modern contemporary art pieces and recently held her art exhibition in Delhi with the sole aim to donate part of the proceeds to the lesser-privileged children. Her work can also be seen in Galleries in LA and London. Sakshi holds an MBA (Finance) from Bryant University, USA, Interior Design- Parsons, NYC and a course in international business strategy from LSE(UK).
Co-Founder at Rugs & Beyond
Sakshi Talwar is the Co-Founder of Rugs and Beyond; an online venture for exclusive, ?One of a Kind? handmade carpets & home decor empowering talented weavers craftsmen in villages in Northern India. She regularly writes for various online publications like Huffington Post and has recently been written about in The New York Times, Business Standard etc. Sakshi is a frequent event speaker & recently conducted a workshop primer on ?Discovering and following your true passion? organized by Ted Talks. A techpreneur by profession and an artist by passion, Sakshi paints modern contemporary art pieces and recently held her art exhibition in Delhi with the sole aim to donate part of the proceeds to the lesser-privileged children. Her work can also be seen in Galleries in LA and London. Sakshi holds an MBA (Finance) from Bryant University, USA, Interior Design- Parsons, NYC and a course in international business strategy from LSE(UK).
Sujatha V Kumar
Director - Category Marketing & Corporate Brand- Coca-Cola
I have a work experience of 20 years, largely in the field of Marketing, and have worked extensively in all key areas, such as Brand development, Launch strategy, Category Management, Retail strategy and promotions, Creating Advertising, Consumer behavior, Client Engagement, Market Research and In-market implementation of Programs. I started my career as Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble and have since gathered rich work experience in Sales and Marketing across companies such as Gillette, Nokia, and The Royal Bank of Scotland. I have completed my B.A (Hons.) in Psychology and my M.B.A with a specialization in Marketing. I joined Coca-Cola in 2011 as Category Director, Marketing - Coca-Cola, and headed the Brand until April 2014.
Associate Professor at Institute of Home Economics
Born & brought up in New Delhi, India, Sonali Chaudhari grew up in an artistic environment. She graduated in Fine Art from the Delhi College of Art in 1999. The underlying spirituality in all aspects of life has inspired her since she was a child. Her artworks contain spiritual & feminine elements in some form or the other. Sonali's style is semi figurative, with emphasis on female figures. Colours often flow & merge into one another, depicting the ebb and flow of life. A perpetual seeker at heart, Sonali?s restless spirit always strives to move one step forward. She has begun to use various other surfaces for her paintings, like cupboard panels, doors and exclusive pieces of furniture and home decor. Sonali has exhibited her artworks at many places in India & abroad.
Communications & PR professional
Simrat is a communications professional with more than 16 years of work experience across industries. She has been instrumental in conceptualising and implementing new initiatives, developing new platforms and diversifying communications portfolio to support business priorities. She has contributed immensely towards creating influencer outreach programmes, integrating digital media with communications, PR and environmental initiatives. She believes hard work, persistence and positive outlook are key ingredients to achieve your goal. She is highly passionate, enjoys creativity and endeavours to meaningfully contribute to the society through social work.
Shireen Passi Chopra
Shireen Passi Chopra is 37 years old. She is married and living in Kuwait. Previously, I was working in the global engineering giant, Siemens Company in Kuwait for more than 10 years, as the Marketing and Communications Head. I am on a sabbatical right now, pursuing my passion for writing. I am a freelance writer, having written articles on social and topics of general interest in popular magazines like ?Bazaar?. I also write for the weekly newspaper called, ?The Times? regularly. I have also written my first manuscript called, ?The Chicken Curry Project?, which is a comic take on how parents and relatives look for that perfect life partner for their sons and daughters. It is under production currently. My other interests include traveling. I believe that travelling and interacting with people of different cultures teaches one a lot; it is the greatest ?on the field? learning experience one can get. I am an avid traveler, having traveled extensively through the Middle East and Europe.
Dr. Ranjana Kumari
A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. Dr. Kumari has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region, and isalso a prolific writer of many well?known publications. Dr. Kumari went to school in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Her paternal grandfather, a freedom fighter, Pandit Vishwanath Sharma, was the founder member of the famous Kashi Vidyapith of Varanasi, which was the first modern University organised by Indians in British India. After finishing her schooling, she moved to Delhi and did her MA, M.Phil and Ph.D in Political Science from Jawahar Lal Nehru University.
Her foray into social work was initiated by her concern for a dowry death that took place near her home in 1976. This led to her activism on world famous publication ?Brides are not for Burning?. She has served as the Coordinator of the South Asia Network Against Trafficking (SANAT) in Persons and is a member of the Central Advisory Board on ?Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Tests Act, 2001?, as well as the Central Advisory Committee for Prevention of Trafficking in Women and Children. Some of her most passionate causes have been the participation of women in democracy and governance, the termination of dowry practices and dowry?related violence, and the abolition of female foeticide.
In the past, she was a member of the Task Force on Industrial Relations for The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva and worked as senior professional at United Nations. Currently, she is a member of Global Safety Advisory Board of Facebook. Being an accomplished academician, Dr. Kumari has a number of publications to her credit. Some of her books are: Gender, Work, and Power Relations: A case study of Haryana; Women in Politics: Forums and Processes; Reign She Will; Brides Are Not For Burning; Dahej Pidit Mahilayein, among others. Other publications include: Higher Education and Scheduled Tribe Youth: A Case Study of Chattisgarh; and Impact of Education on Scheduled Caste Youth in India: A Study of Social Transformation in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
Dr. Ranjana Kumari combines the two roles of a women activist and scholar with great felicity and panache. Having dedicated her life to significant social causes, Dr. Ranjana Kumari continues to impact the lives of many with her dedication and zeal. She is voice of women on numerous T.V Channels and quoted extensively in print and electronic media.
Lecturer in the Hebrew Universit
Galia Cukierman is the Lecturer in the Hebrew University , Quality & Sustainability Management in Food and Urban Agriculture & Agroforestry .Galia Cukierman Studied MSc (Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University) and B.Sc. (Technion). She is lecturing in the Hebrew University and rewarded as "The Best Professor". She's also consulting in Quality and Sustainability management to major Israeli food and drugs companies as "Taam Teva Altman" (nutritional supplements), "Tamam" (catering of the Israeli airline company El-Al), The Kneset (Israeli parliament), Migdal (insurance company) and "Le Consistoire de Paris" (in France) establishing an organization of certification
Managing Partner, Sirius D & E
Shabnam Singhal is a graduate in Economics having over 15 years of experience in product development and marketing in varied fields of the group companies such as trading, marketing and product development for Biotech International Ltd. Youngest member of Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), GOI in Textile Committee and a convener of the ISO/TC38 Plenary, China to represent 18 countries on behalf of BIS India. Was a Committee Member of YFLO for 8 years (Young FICCI Lady Organization), she has Chaired as Speaker in Luxurion Conference in 2009 (www.luxurionworld.com), IRF (2009, 2010 & 2011), ISCF (2009, 2010 & 2011) and GRI 2011, 2012. Was on panel of Advisor Council in Asia Retail Congress 2012(14-15th February 2012) Having incepted SIRIUS in a luxury real estate marketing management firm in 2009 which is engaged in leasing, interiors, project management and building retail concepts . It gives us immense pleasure that we SIRIUS D&E has been exclusively mandated for Four Season Luxury Retail, Delhi One Retail, where we have already signed up with most of the prestigious luxury brands. Sirius D&E has also been mandated for Four Season Pvt. Residence in Delhi by 3C?s Company. This project has been slated for opening in April 2019.
Founder and Chief executive officer of the Queen of Hearts Community Foundation
Michele Ellery, Founder and Chief executive officer of the Queen of Hearts Community Foundation, registered charity in NSW. She is determined and driven to raise awareness, encourage national education and the prevention of child abuse and Domestic violence, and to provide help, guidance, and support to victims and their families as they face their lifelong journey of justice and healing. Queen of Hearts Community Foundation has subsequently made a significant contribution to the safety and wellbeing of children and Women in New South Wales by raising public awareness of child abuse and neglect, and its impacts, and by developing and promoting effective prevention strategies and programs. The Queen of Hearts Community Foundation is a ?benevolent institution? directed to the safety and wellbeing of Women and children in Australia. Our Mission is to protect kids and to support survivors of child sexual abuse and Domestic Violence on their journey for justice and healing.?
Global Presence Ambassador for Life Skills
Reeta Passi, a Life Skills Educator, works as the Global Presence Ambassador for an international organization Parenting 2.0, the motto of which is ?Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously?. In addition she is Chapter Chairperson Kuwait for ALL- All Ladies LeagueFounder Member ? Delhi Public School, Kuwait and a member of Delhi Public School Fraternity. Linkedin/ Reeta Passi facebook.com/nouvelera You Tube/ Reeta Passi
Member, National Commission for Women
Mrs. Rekha Sharma is an alumina of prestigious DAV College, Dehradun (Uttarakhand). A graduate in Political Science, History and English Literature with a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising, Fashion Designing and Higher Diploma in Computers System Management. Married to an Army Officer, she has proactively taken part in various family welfare activities within the Army to promote better standards of living and education to the wives and children of the soldiers in order to make them self reliant and bold to brave the day to day rigors and challenges of the Army life. She has been an erstwhile Member of District Consumer & Redressal Forum with the Govt. of Haryana. Running her own event management center by the name of 'Chavi' she has organized various engrossing seminars and debates, talk shows and seminars on meaningful social relevant events affecting women at large She has to her credit of establishing a registered NGO called 'Haryana Mahila Uthan Samiti' which works for the empowerment of rural women of Haryana. She has been a Social Media activist since the proliferation of internet environment in the country. Ms. Sharma was nominated to her current post as Member, National Commission for Women, in August 2016. Since her joining the Commission she has been instrumental in preserving the interests of those women who have no voice in the society. She has visited women admitted to NIMHANS in the States of Punjab, Karnataka, West Bengal etc. and has sent her observations for formulation of policies for better and gender sensitive health care facilities to the respective State Governments. She has also taken suo motu cognizance of crime committed against women throughout the country and initiated over 25 inquiries in serious cases. Committed to the welfare of every woman, she visited many Jails and Mahila Ashrams of States and interacted with the inmates there. She has also taken keen interest in championing the cause of vulnerable section of women, mainly in Red Light Areas. She has made multiple surprise visits to the alleged red light areas to get an insight into the problems faced by these women. She has also been an integral part of many Commission programs such as Mahila Jan Sunwais where she has chaired the Jan Sunwais. During the course of various Mahila Jan Sunwais over 1000 complaints in the Commission have been heard and disposed by her. Being a youth oriented member, she has visited many Schools, Colleges and Universities and is also one of the most social media savvy members of the Commission. This trait has made her very approachable to the complainants. Visits which have been very special for her include visit to glass factories of Firozabad and tea garden of North-East India wherein the situation of the women prompted her to send an elaborate Report to the PMO and Nirmala Sitaraman. Ms Sharma looks forward to doing even more meaningful during her remaining tnure qwith the Commission.She remains firmly committed to fight for the rights of women not only in India but anywhere in the World.
Principal , RBK International School
Sagareeka Bhatia is Principal , RBK International School
Aruna Mukesh Katara
PRESIDENT of I2IT
Aruna Mukesh Katara has over 20 years of hands-on experience in key performance areas like management, administration and facilitating in the expansion of the family-owned business, prior to dedicating her efforts towards the inception and actualization of her dream projects of providing quality education to the not-so-privileged student community. She assumed the role of being one of the key management members at the renowned International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT), promoted by the Finolex Group Pune. She has been instrumental in providing higher education and industry opportunities to hundreds of students in India to equip themselves with skill-sets and knowledge through knowledge assimilation at I?IT, Pune and other educational hubs in the U.S., Russia and France through I?IT?s various academic and research collaborations with many foreign universities, an international exchange of knowledge is also facilitated at I?IT where foreign university students are being provided with a chance to grasp IT skills which India is so-well known for, through courses at I?IT.
CEO, Partition Museum
Mallika is the CEO and co-founder of the world?s first Museum to remember the Partition of India. The Partition Museum opened its doors at the Town Hall in Amritsar in OCt 2016, and in a short span of time has received over 25,000 visitors. The Museum aims to be a memorial to all those millions impacted in the largest migration in human history, as well as, a comprehensive archive on the Partition. Prior to this, Mallika was the India Country Lead for Health Systems Design at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Delhi, where she anchored the Foundation?s work to bring increased accountability, access, quality of care, and financial risk protection through cross-cutting health system approaches. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and an A.B. cum laude from Princeton University in public policy and international affairs.
IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education Department
Mrs Anju Sharma, an MBA in Finance and Marketing and Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA, has worked with Gujarat Government on various senior administrative posts. She currently is working as Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education (H&TE), Government of Gujarat with an additional charge of Director General, Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM). For her she is awarded with Prime Minister?s Award for Administrative Excellence for implementing the Sickle CellAnemia Control Program in the Gujarat (2011) and with Individual Contribution Award for Health Insurance Scheme-Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna(RSBY)(2011). Prior to these, she also was awarded with NASSCOM Social Innovation Leaders Award and National E Governance Award. She also is an author of ?I of the Storm- Discover your true self?, which deals with varied issues that a person faces in his quest for truth or struggle to find happiness.
I am an educationist, a meditator, a yoga practitioner and an aspiring singer. I have had the experience of working in the education industry as a teacher in an under resourced school for two years with Teach for India , a consultant with McKinsey & Company on the School Excellence Project with the MCGM, and a Program Manager on social projects. I am creating a program for children aimed to help them retain their happiness, make them healthier, stronger, and more creative and empower them to follow their dreams. I aim to reach 1 million children in the next decade through this program. I would like to start my organization that will be involved in controlling climate change and promoting art and culture. I am also a volunteer with Art of Living involved in meditating and organising courses for children and adults, so that they get to do the Sudarshan Kriya and meditate.
Director, EducationWorld Films
Bharati Thakore is a Mumbai-based author, filmmaker and founder director of EducationWorld films and founder of The Good Teacher. A media and communications major of Denison University, USA, Bharati was the assistant director to Karan Johar and Madhur Bhandarkar. In 2009 she launched EducationWorld films and has produced and directed over 50 films on India's Top Schools. She has authored two books '21 Schools of the 21st Century' and 'Future-Ready Schools of the New Millennium'
Founder, University Options
Kanika Marwaha started her career as a lecturer of Psychology in Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi. Thereafter she worked at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram as the Head of Psychology and International Admissions Coordinator. She has been associated with counselling and guidance for the past three decades years, from setting up the first Counselling Centre at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram and guiding other DPS schools to do the same, to setting up the Career Counselling Centre at The Shri Ram School. She has been guiding students seeking admissions into premier league institutions like Princeton, Stanford, and UPenn in the United States, Oxford, LSE and Warwick in the UK and NTU and SMU in Singapore. In addition, she has been the University of Warwick, India Representative for the past 18 years and continues to assist them as the leading UK University for Indian applicants. She has been felicitated by the University as an Associate Fellow for services rendered. Kanika founded her own company, ?University Options?, an educational enterprise and a holistic service provider with offices in New Delhi and Singapore in 2012. The team has since expanded the scope of services provided to students, educational institutions and industry
With around a decade?s experience, Nilambaree?s creativity stands strong with the background of designing and executing number of landscape projects across the country. Her experience has given her a perfect blend of skill-sets that includes ingenuity with technicality. Her expertise include landscape designing, master planning and landscape execution management. She has been involved in diverse projects that includes residential, commercial, hospitality, golf course, master planning, infrastructure and research. After completing architecture for Pune University and Masters in Landscape Architecture from the prestigious CEPT University at Ahmedabad, she has worked at leadership positions with various top organizations. She has worked as key landscape designer for Aamby Valley City for more than four years where she has worked on the diverse kinds of projects. Her role there was demanding the designs that are suitable to the terrains of Sahyadris. Nilambaree competently handled more than 90 projects of various scales starting from quarter acre villa landscapes to 100 acres of master planning developments for which she was highly appreciated by the management and the clients of Aamby valley city for her hard-work, efficiency and commitment. Nilambaree has also worked as landscape lead with DLF golf course at Gurgaon which is one of the high end golf courses of the country. She has worked along with Terrence Riordan as execution head, Sir Gary Player as golf course consultant and GCH Seattle as consulting landscape architects for the project. There she also worked for DLF phase 5 infrastructure developments as DLF?s landscape designer. Her most recent association was with a Sydney based design studio- HBO+EMTB as associate director where she was heading the landscape design team for the organization?s India operations. Here her role necessitated designing and controlling few of the top residential developments in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Being on directorial position she also handled business development, finances, contracts and human resourcing for the organization. This strong background welcomed Nilambaree to step into the independent landscape practice. Her previous repute in the professional domain immediately made her receive few challenging and prestigious projects across the country. During past three years, she has provided her consultancy to the projects by some of the most renowned organizations and have already executed few significant projects capably. Besides this, Nilambaree has been working for numerous government and non-government organizations as landscape advisory. She has lately prepared a research and development report for the tribal tourism and forest conservation projects for tourism and forest departments of Dadra-Nagar Haveli. She is also been appointed by an American infrastructure NGO- Embarq to review their urban development proposals for Mumbai, Bangalore and Naya Raipur. She has been a part of ECOSTEPS initiatives taken by Science and Technology Park, Pune to create green urbanscape policies for the government. Nilambaree has conceptualized the Eastern Free-way and Bandra Kurla Complex?s urbanscapes for MMRDA. She is also voluntarily consulting a couple of army establishments. Academics being a keen interest, Nilambaree is also involved in teaching landscape design to 3rd year architecture students at Rachana Sansad?s Academy College of Architecture and L S Raheja School of Architecture as visiting faculty since past few years. She has always been profound to bring in the unconventional ideas of teaching which received a great response from the students as well as from the institutes. Nilambaree was on The Jury Panel for ISOLA Trophy for 58th Annual NASA Convention (National Association of Students of Architecture) which was held in Surat, Gujarat. She has recently taken up the responsibly of being a core faculty for the first master?s program in landscape in Mumbai which is starting at L. S. Raheja School of Architecture. Nilambaree?s diverse involvements with novel and applied concepts are giving her a distinct appreciation in the profession.
Director & Co-Founder, JOSH Talks
Supriya is currently 23 years old and is the co-founder of Josh Talks - a platform that showcases remarkable ideas & stories from all across India through offline events & online video content. Over the last 2 years, Josh Talks has conducted over 20 conferences in 11 cities in India and catered to an audience of over 25000 people offline and more then 5Million people online. Josh Talks was also recently rated as among the top 50 startups in India by the Economic Times. Supriya was awarded the Kalam Youth Icon & The Woman Icon of the year award in 2017 and she also serves as a mentor to various other upcoming entrepreneurs.
CEO ,Shalini Kamath & Associates
Shalini Kamath is an Independent Director on the Boards of Borosil Glassworks Ltd. and Graphite India Ltd. She is also on the Advisory Board of TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India). She is the Past Chairperson for FICCI - Women on Corporate Boards Mentorship program. She is a Certified and practicing CEO & Leadership Coach. She helps organizations through their Change and Transformation journey. Her Human Resources career spans close to a decade and half with Group HR Head positions for Chevron Texaco India ( Oil & Gas), Star India ( Media & Entertainment ), KPMG India ( Consulting, Audit & Taxation) and Ambit Holdings ( Financial Services & Investment Banking ). In addition, her role in managing the Corporate Communications function at Ambit Holdings has given her the experience in building a strong Corporate Brand, both externally and internally. Prior to her roles in HR, Shalini was the Deputy Marketing Director at Raytheon India. She was responsible for Business Development of large multi-million dollar programs in the areas of Defense & Commercial Electronics Shalini began her working career in Zambia and Botswana in Southern Africa. Over a decade, she worked with the Governments of both the countries on several Educational, and Social & Community Development projects. She acquired extensive experience in tripartite partnership projects related to community oriented income generation programs. She is an MBA graduate from Edinburgh Business School, UK. She has been trained at Harvard Business School in Change and Transformation. She is an alumni of CSC Global leadership program. She is a certified Zenger Folkman Leadership4you trainer & facilitator
Spiritually Inspired Coach, Counselor, Artist & Guide
After spending over 20 years in the Corporate world as Media Planner, Buyer and Communication & Brand Consultant, annu is devoting her time and energy to facilitating transformation in people and their lives. Having dealt with innumerable emotional, financial and physical challenges in her own life, annu made sharing her learnings with people to support them as a way of life. She found that her spiritual journey within, through meditation and understanding of the Scriptures, has enabled her to be in the position of not only living a happy and peaceful life but also being able to guide people to deal with their own issues. She conducts Workshops, holds Musings & Mystical Art Sessions, gives personal counseling sessions, does guided meditations as well as writes extensively on the subject of spirituality and interpretations of traditional wisdom in the modern context. She is a Coach and Counselor to many people including successful corporate people and some celebrities from the performing arts and Cinema. Though she is a post graduate in Economics and has received no formal training in Art, she participates in Art shows with her mystical art paintings, which have been very well received. She was awarded for ?Excellence in Art? by the Bharat Nirman Foundation in 2016. Images of her paintings(Mystical Art Gallery) and her blog (Musings) can be seen on her website www.annukalra.com
As part of her attempt at making traditional wisdom relevant to modern times, annu runs a Caf? Spirituality group. An open freewheeling discussion at a pre determined time in a coffee shop over a cup of coffee and muffins- a modern version of Satsang. The idea is gaining traction and is allowing people of all ages and mindsets to meet in a friendly environment and have meaningful conversations, enhancing their own and others? understanding and hence imbibing a more collaborative approach. For eg. in one of the sessions she encouraged a discussion on the efficacy of mantras. The people attending have been as varied as House Wives, a Vedantin Sadhu, officials from MNCs, Fashion Designer, a Doctor, Students and a Civil Servant. She is constantly looking for opportunities to touch and impact more lives through her writings and events.
Nutrition consultant at PSRI Hospital
Neelanjana Singh is Nutrition consultant at PSRI Hospital
Pooja recently founded JoGoApp, a gamified one-stop health, fitness app to solve the problem of sedentary lifestyle ailing 80% of the urban population. JoGoApp uses an innovative mix of activity tracking, gamification, rewards, social features & access to health, fitness goods & services to get India to be more active. JoGoApp has been rated Top 5 Startups of 2016 & has won multiple accolades past few months. Pooja is passionate about doing things that impact lives. Prior to health, Pooja was working on Financial Inclusion & Digital Payments. As part of the early team at Eko she pioneered mobile money & digital payments in India, a decade back. She has cross-functional & multi-domain experience spanning 12 yrs & is a startup enthusiast. Pooja did her Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics & has recently been rated Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs in India.
Founder Director at Aiyana Wellness
Minal is an evnagelist in Reengineering Face Yoga technique for wellness and anti aging.She is the owner and contributor to Aiyana Wellness & to her Credit she has Conducted some Very Engaging & Intriguing Sessions on Face Yoga with Different but very Influential People form Varied Walks of Life. Minal has been working hardheartedly to Promote the Most Innovative Techniques of Face Yoga to show Case the Multi Benefits of this Latest Enriching and Most Promising Face Yoga Techniques to her very Knowledgeable Audience Both in India and Abroad."Face Toning: Reversing Aging : Beauty De-Stress & Focus: Facial Rehabilitation Medical Focus: Speech:Autism:ALS: Stemcell " Face Yoga is Loaded with some of the Most Unique and result Oriented and very Simple Techniques to Rejuvenate the Face of a Human Being in Very Short Period of time. You can visit www.aiyanawellness.com
Country Director ? Restless Development
Nalini Paul is Country Director ? Restless Development
Ashwini Pai Bahadur
Ashwini Pai Bahadur is an art connoisseur, purveyor, writer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. For over two decades, she has been passionately involved with the arts. She has worked in multiple genres and media, bringing to them her skills in marketing, relationship management, and communications.
She combines a unique, inclusive artistic vision with her entrepreneurial expertise. In her work she strives to articulate a broad, interactive, and inclusive idiom for art, allowing different forms and sites of artistic expression: public art, architecture, local and indigenous arts and crafts, art house cinema, and theatre, to expand and democratize with the vivid energy of dialogue and multiplicity, rigid conceptions of visual art. At the same time, she is also committed to keeping the specific life and ethos of the gallery space alive through her own gallery of contemporary art at the historically resonant location in Mehrauli.
As someone who loves to reach out to a wider artistic community, and actively emphasize the participatory dimension of art, she has interacted with and mentored multi-cultural teams across a wide spectrum of categories. She has catalyzed new and innovative initiatives in organizations like The Times of India and British Council among others.
With her skills in communication and leadership, Ashwini has been at the forefront of several arts and arts based social initiatives. She has played an active role in various international visual arts events organised by leading institutions like the Lalit Kala Akademi.
She is presently the director of the Delhi based arts & cultural enterprise, Artspeaks India.
Dr. Sahar Mawlood
Dr. Sahar Mawlood Jaber born in 1960/Iraq , graduated from collage of pharmacy/university of Baghdad in 1984. Worked in ministry of health as a pharmacist. Then in ministry of high education /Technical institute as a teacher for different subjects like clinical biochemistry, industrial pharmacy and pharmacy. From 2014 till now I am a member of Salah- aldin Provincial Council as a head of health and environment commity . Also I am a member in Arab Federation for Youth and Environment and Arab Federation for Voluntary Activities . I participated in different forums, meetings camps and other activities for both unions .To develop the women sector and childhood , I produced T.V. program its name is (The family Studio) from 2006-2013. Now I am member in International Muslim women union also I work as a head of a culture and media commity in women council of Salah-aldin. The most interest works for me are voluntary works.
Dr. Efrat Feniger
Dr. Efrat Feniger, Ph.D., Owner at EF Consulting, a boutique firm offering businesses and organizations the opportunity to advance their business goals through research and strategic development services. Efrat brings an array of skills from 18 years of US-based experience with major US companies and leading firms. She brings a culture of quality service to organizations, ensuring improvement in performance and customer satisfaction. Her management consulting expertise includes conducting global customer experience research projects for building customer loyalty to impact business performance. Efrat completed her Ph.D. in Los Angeles, California for which she was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her dissertation focused on Management Practices and Business Performance of Women Entrepreneurs. Efrat is now dedicating her new consulting venture focusing on advancement of women and children?s causes worldwide. She is pursuing working in collaboration with international women?s organizations and foundations which assist women in education, business and workforce development, and campaign for women?s equality and welfare. She has worked with companies and organizations around the world, so she can help achieve goals that affect women?s causes worldwide. As a female businesswoman herself, she is personally firmly committed to promoting the advancement of women in all facets of life. To learn more about Efrat, please visit her website: www.efconsulting.co.il/
Lisya Saylag Malki
Lisya Saylag Malki is an investment manager in Yedioth Achronot, the biggest media corporate in Israel. She was born in Turkey to a Jewish family; she went to an Austrian high school in Istanbul and studied mathematical engineering in the university. Lisya was a young leader in the Zionist Jewish youth movement and motivated lots of children to understand their Jewish identity and encouraged them to make changes in their lives. At the age of 23 she left her family and friends in Turkey and moved to Israel. Her career in finance started in Bank Leumi. She worked as a trader in the dealing room, studied MBA in Tel Aviv University and completed the investment advisory exams. After 4 years of experience in dealing room she started to work in Yedioth Achronot as the lead investment manager. For the last 4 years she is working with the owner of the biggest media corporate and manages the investments of the company. She is also a certificated Theta Healing practitioner and still volunteers in different organizations.
Business Consultant, Pre Sale ? Post Sale
Rina Barbut, 34, immigrated to Israel from Turkey in 2008. Back home, she studied Computer Engineering and was employed as an IT Manager at the company where she worked. In Israel she advanced in her career and worked in Global Technology Companies (in Business and Technology Related Positions) such as; Eset, Nice Systems, Microsoft and currently she is working in Check Point Software Technologies. She completed her second degree in Israel, International MBA She was a Jewish Activist for years and led educational and social activities in Turkey and Europe. She loves volunteering (medical clown at hospital) and enjoys her life with her friends and many different activities She is in the early stage of building her own initiative, Jew Connect Forum, which will offer a network for young Jewish professionals from Israel and Europe to encourage innovation, nurture business cooperation, share knowledge and skills, attract investors and offer access to new markets. Instead of trying to add a Jewish component to the already overwhelming schedule of these young business professionals, the Forum will bring a Jewish component to their business reality http://barbutsolutions.com https://il.linkedin.com/in/rina-barbut-28b21010
HR Consultant, Group Instructor
HR Consultant.14 years of experience in different HR fields in Financial big Organizations. Program coordinator and Group instructor in Movilot, a super unique program for Ultra Orthodox women in Israel
Head of Knowledge development and Training Resources of Ultra Orthodox Sector in JDC Israel and Group instructor at Movilot
Chani Zisman is ?Head of Knowledge development and Training Resources of Ultra Orthodox Sector in JDC Israel and Group instructor at Movilot
General Manager, growing poultry division
General Manager of growing poultry division ? A.T. GROUP in ISRAEL. (last jobs: V.P. ? Marketing, V.P. Procurement, Director) Member in women wage peace which promote politic agreement between Israel and Palestine. Mentoring to business women who wish to be better manager ? Jassmin association Giving lecture re: Israel ? Arab conflict UN 1325 regulation- women, peace and security business ? Change Management
Noga Levtzion Nadan
CEO & Founder at Greeneye- Experts in Responsible Investment
Noga Levtzion Nadan is the founder and CEO of Greeneye. Greeneye was awarded the 2016 Green Globe award at the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) for ?ground-breaking advances in the field of responsible investment in Israel?. Noga has over 15 years of rich experience consulting on environmental Aca?-A Economic issues to policy-makers, the Israeli government, and the financial and business sectors. Noga specializes in implementing responsible investment strategies within financial institutions and in recent years she, and her colleagues, have introduced several international initiatives to the Israel financial market. She holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics in Political Science and a BSc in Landscape Architecture from the Technion, Israel. Noga is the author of a book and many publications on environmental economics. Noga has long been involved in social action and volunteering. For the past several years, she has chaired the Beit Hakerem Community Headquarters in a sub-municipality of Jerusalem. In addition, Noga is part of the management of Yeru-shalem, a coalition that advances pluralism within Jerusalem. Noga is mother to Yael, Roy, Mia and Alon and married to Amos. She lives in, Jerusalem, Israel.
Co-founder & CEO at Living Box LTD.
Nitzan Solan B Sc is a chemical engineer CEO at LivingBox and agriculture specialist She has experience in applying technological improvements to post-harvest solutions and global and food safety standards and performing research and development practices in the medical cannabis industry She is an agriculture specialist and has extensive experience in planning projects and applying technological improvement for optimal growth quality and yield worldwide .
volunteer in Israeli army
Deborah Kandli, 48 years old, hold an MBA and a bachelor?s degree in human resources management. Served the Israeli Air Force for 25 meaningful years. Made a variety of roles in the fields of management, leadership, operations, human resources and command, while the last decade as a Lieutenant Colonel. Have retired 3 years ago and at present I volunteer in the Israeli army reserves. Certified to groups facilitation, coaching, organization consulting skills and executive guidance. Believes in combinations and balances: spirit and material, heart and mind, capitalism and socialism, oneness and uniqueness. Focus in win-win-win (organization-employees-customers) solutions. Most of my life, my soul served Lord ?Ego?. Today, I have reached the age when it?s time for lord ?Ego? to serve lady soul Volunteer in a nonprofit organization for enhancing integration and employment of the Ethiopian academics in the Israeli society. Volunteer in a nonprofit organization for bonding the separated various parts which the Israeli society is made of. Member of the Ministry of Defense committee. Lecturer in management, leadership and high purpose of people, societies and countries
Co-Founder, Invasioni Digitali
An avid listener, Marianna Marcucci believes that change can only come from exchanging ideas and opinions. Always striving to find unexplored connections between people to create new communities, Marianna focuses on helping them develop projects linked to the world of culture and tourism while seeking fresh opportunities for communication. Over the past years, she has concentrated on the possibilities offered by the web linked to the travel, art and culture industries. In this context, she co-founded ?Invasioni Digitali? (Digital Invasions), a bottom-up initiative created in Italy in 2013. Invasioni Digitali aims to promote the value of and engagement with local cultural heritage. Its goal is to disseminate knowledge highlighting local beauty and history by using the power of internet and social media. The claim of the 2017 edition is ?Culture without borders?. Marianna believes that as never before it is necessary to focus our attention on the differences that make us the individuals we are. Differences, which society instead often stifles and represses. Marianna Marcucci completed her Degree in Pharmacy knowing that her future would develop inside a laboratory but not a pharmaceutical one. From a very early stage, she began working in tourism and attended several professional development courses to satisfy her boundless curiosity while improving her knowledge and understanding of the industry. Diversity. Change. Innovation. Added-value creation. Future. These are the drivers of Marianna?s motivation. What inspires her to work every day to build the future believing, as she does that through culture and communication it is possible to make society and the world better. Empowerment through collaboration, in business and in life, is the key to success. URL of her organization : www.invasionidigitali.it You could follow her at https://twitter.com/MariannMarcucci
Titolare, Stiletto Academy
The female model in advertisement is getting out of control, becoming a standard and photoshopped body that makes women feel inadequate. The last 3 generations think they're fat and don't allow themselves to act and do what they would since their image seems to be the most important quality instead of education and behaviour. They are ashamed of their bodies, and ashamed of theirselves. The world has changed and women do not relay anymore on a good marriage to survive, nor in youth and beauty to find a husband. Youth, beauty and marriage are not mandatory qualities to have a successful life anymore since we are finally independent, but our society and marketing keep carrying forward that concept, with the negative sense of guilt through concepts like ageing, being fat and staying single. Marketing campaigns base all their communication on these three (why ashaming?) concepts that do not reflect our contemporary world anymore. We can be whatever we like to be, and do whatever we want to do, but even if we know it, we do not allow ourselves to do it since we feel ashamed by our own bodies. There is a way to start a better advertisement, and it will occur from the bottom Up: our choices as mass market, our responses on social media to brands that do not respect us, by our buying choices. Everyone of us, adult and empowering entrepreneurs, can bring this campaign by communicating and empowering women around us, with our daily exemple of not being passive, with our voices that can raise in an elegant but powerful way to make BIG MARKETING understand that embracing empowering advertising makes a better bond and sells more. I am 40 years old, and we are the first generation that has the power to hire other women because w erule our own companies. It is our duty to carry on a powerful message based on our actions and choices, not our bodies, onsocial media and towards our entourage. It is our duty to show ourselves powerfully ageing, powerfully curvy, powerfully single, powerfully happy. And we need to show this not because this is the only way to be (because there is no model for normality), but because the only model out there is to be thin, in a happy relationship and forever young. And this is unbearable. Normality is large, vaste and so diverse. Let's show it and empower new generations to bet on their own education and choices, instead of the neverending query of looking pretty to find a man. Italians have soft curves and we are mostly pear-shaped. We eat pasta and our gastronomy is one of the healthiest of the world, but advertising bodies makes us feel fat. Italian women deny pasta and welcome proteic diets, which are unhealthy in the long term. We deny our bodies, our culture, and feel constantly unsatisfied. We talk about insatisfying bodies several times a day like it was normal to feel bad about ourselves. From the bottom Up is a double sense claim: start loving your bottom, and start to rise your voice on social media against diseducating ad campaigns. The bottom of the market ecosystem is made by us. And we are millions of bottoms.
Carey Lee Dixon
Founder of Women to Women
Carey-Lee Dixon describes herself as ?The Girl With a Knack for Life? who enjoys working on being the best version of herself and helping others to grow while living purposefully. Carey-Lee, who isn?t afraid to DREAM BIG and believes in living a life without limits has a passion for living a purposeful life where personal growth, career advancement and women empowerment is a passion of hers. In 2012, Carey-Lee founded and introduced For Women to Women which is grew from being a blog into a community designed for purpose-driven, career-oriented and entrepreneurial 20-30-something-year-old women, who want to continually elevate themselves both in their personal and professional lives. Having seen and experienced the benefits of bonding aligning herself with powerful and like-minded women, Carey-Lee hopes women will glean from the mission of For Women to Women as she fosters a culture for women to enhance the lives of each other ? by exposing women to tools for growth while presenting refreshingly, raw and honest conversations; and shared life experiences and lessons. She has been named Women?s Entrepreneur Day, Jamaica Youth Ambassador for 2015. https://jm.linkedin.com/in/careyleedixon
Monique R. Kennedy
Founder of MOKEN Design Studio
Monique R. Kennedy is the Founder of MOKEN Design Studio and the creator of Thrive House, a educational platform and community for entrepreneurs in the creative industries. She is also the leader the TuesdaysTogether, Kingston chapter. Monique is currently pursuing a Micro-Masters in Leading Education Innovation & Improvement at University of Michigan via ed.org. Her dream is to redesign the education system and play a key role in making Jamaica a 1st world country.
Chereese La Vonne Ricketts
Chereese La Vonne Ricketts is Founder, eMOTION
International Business Development Expert / Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO, Lynx Business Development / Visiting lecture at Sophia University 25+ year for world renown brands, 10+ year successful start-up, business development Proven track records in fashion, beauty, lifestyle industries. Extensive business background in international, multi-cultural environments. Giving lecture titled ? Media, Dialogue and Rhetoric ? at Sophia University since 2005.
National Associate Project Officer at UNESCO
Dareen Abu-Lail is a youth development practitioner with expertise in advancing youth polices at the national, MENA and the international levels. Abu-Lail is working for UNESCO Amman, managing the NET-MED youth project among other youth initiatives. Abu-Lail has joined the UN at an early age of 22 years old, where she started in UNFPA. Abu-Lail worked for Action Aid Denmark and ACTED organizations. Abu-Lail is known for the high level of commitment to advance the human well-being and putting necessary theories in to practice to fulfill the dream of participating towards a better world. Abu-Lail is an activist before being a practitioner and believes in the necessity to give voices for those who are not heard and to fulfill her obligations as a global citizen to contribute to social justice, especially for young women and men. Abu-Lail holds a B.Sc in Nursing and is studying MBA in leadership and sustainability.
Chebet Cynthia Lesan
Founder & CEO Bright Green Renewable Energy Limited
Chebet Lesan is an industrial designer by profession and an environmentalist by passion. She is the founder of BrightGreen Renewable Energy, a company that creates green fuel for African homes and industries using recycled agricultural and urban waste materials. Her product MOTO, is a fast growing brand gaining traction with the growing environmentally concsious community in Africa. She is also involved in community programs that sensitize local communities and industries on the importance of environmental preservation and promotion of eco-friendly activities. She is a mentor to youth and women in the STEM and Renewable Energy Sector. Her aspiration to see is an economically stable African continent who?s economy is driven by eco-friendly activities, a people who value their environment and a culture that has embraced clean energy as a way of life.
Advisory Board Member at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Cleo Kambugu is a 30 year-old Uganda transgender activist, with a BSc. In Agriculture (crop pathology, biotech and genetics) from Makerere University Kampala College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is currently finishing with her MSc. in Molecular Biology and biotechnology from Makerere University from the College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity. She has worked severally on different projects with the National Biotechnology Centre and with the National Agricultural Crop Resources Research Institute for her internship and as a research assistant and MSc. Fellow with her work majorly revolving around the molecular pathology of the East African Highland Bananas, and on the Molecular Entomology of Cassava towards alleviating poverty and famine She has also worked with the National Genetic Resource Institute on Animal reproductive Biotechnology. Her activism work revolved around her working as a social anthropologist and researcher for the transgender community in Uganda first on free lance and pro bono basis before she joined the trans support initiative as the Programme Officer grant making, fundraising and research. TSIU is a not for profit organisation working for the social justice of trans diverse persons and communities in Uganda. She later joined UHAI EASHRI first as a programme assistant grant making and capacity support with her working revolving around running the capacity support leadership and organizational development programme of the fund as well as assisting in the manning of the grant making and grant administration docket. Her work with the fund saw her grow the grant making docket by over USD 400,000 and saw her streamline the docket with the development of a database to stream line the grant making processing monitoring, evaluation and reporting and archiving. She is currently the Grant Administration officer of the fund. In her bid to raise awareness about the need for comprehensive trans specific health for the trans* community in East Africa Cleo did a documentary ?the pearl of Africa? in which she featured as a protagonist. Even before its official release, the documentary has gone ahead to achieve global recognition from CNN, HBO, AOL, the advocate and the Huffington post to mention but a few. The documentary went head to win an award with the international Planned Parenthood federation of America for the global media excellence award and premiered in the Hot Docs Film festival. She continues to lend her hand to regional, continental and global processes to raise awareness about and support for the trans community and people, and has been pivotal in the formation of the international Trans Fund, the Pan African Advocacy Programme, and the Astraea Advisory board where she sits to contribute to the strategic direction in the fund?s grant making portfolio in Africa.
Dr. Angelina Dawa
Kenyatta National Hospital
She is a Medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health and Post Graduete Diploma in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. She is currently doing a Masters Degree in Family Medicine with the University of Edingburgh in Scotland.
CEO & Founder,360 Degrees International
Dorothy is self motivated, entrepreneurial, high performing, can do, flexible & focussed professional. Bubbly, at ease with collaborating & managing relationships at all levels. Proven best in class record in working with training of Entrepreneurs & Start-ups Training, Women Empowerment Business Development
Executive Committee Member (Procurement) Neo Life International LLC
Beatrice has over 10 years? experience in various operational, administration and advocacy with key focus on women, youth, gender and rural development. She has worked in a number of industries including, Education and training, health and wellness and Non-governmental sector. She is also an advocate for many social causes like mentoring young girls, advocating for their rights and she is also the chair lady and board member of Timau High school in her home county.I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including information management, administration, operations, project management, and gender and development issues. My education background includes a M.A in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi, BSc in Information Sciences from Moi University and a Diploma in Management (Project Management) from the Kenya Institute of Management.
Founder at Malkia Foundation
Phionah Anguzuzu Musumba has many years of experience working with women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, empowering them with skills for enterprise development and educational opportunities since 2002. As the Founder and Executive Director at the Centre for Disadvantaged Girls and Malkia Foundation, Musumba ensures that any girl who drops out of school due to poverty gets a second chance to go back to school and also provides job skills training to young women dropouts who cannot return to school. As a CSP Fellow at YWCA Austin in Texas, Musumba focused on learning new approaches to working with women and girls on education, health, and employment programs. Now returned to Kenya, Musumba is working to start an all-girl STEM school alongside a vocational college to offer marketable courses for the youth in mass communication, computer studies, carpentry, tailoring, catering, and masonry among other skills
Knight Muteti Langat
Founder/Executive Director ? Daughters Of Kenya
Knight Muteti Langat at a very tender age, Knight had a vision to change the lives of the vulnerable girls around her hence, she specialized her first degree in Bachelor of Arts; Social Work in the University Of Nairobi. Following the death of her father that challenged her well-being and vision, Daughters Of Kenya was born as she states, ?I questioned myself if life had totally changed without one parent, how would it be to the orphaned and vulnerable children?? After a period of three years of exploration and study, she established the Daughters Of Kenya whose Mission is to Save, Educate, Empower and Improve the lives of lives of the orphaned and vulnerable girls in Kenya. Daughters Of Kenya Mission focus on the Following Daughter Programmes: Education, Health, End Violence Against Children and Livelihood and Resilient. Knight has participated in leadership workshops, trainings and forums in Nigeria, South Africa and Italy and as part of her experience, she has worked at the Caucus for Women?s Leadership as a Project Officer and at the Centre for Multi ? Party Democracy as a Gender Officer.
Executive Director, MAMA Ventures
A research consultant and senior business professional based in Nairobi , Kenya, WEMO is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to the gender disparity problem that faces many women in rural Kenya as a result of cultural misconceptions. She believes in the ?Teach a Man to Fish? mantra to pioneer change through entrepreneurship. At MAMA Ventures, WEMO works with women and girls, from under privileged backgrounds who are victims of gender based violence. By leading through practical mentoring, she works with experienced curators to equip the beneficiaries with business and entrepreneurial skills. She also works with experienced psychologists to offer emotional support to the women and girls. SHE believes in a holistic approach towards finding solutions for the problems the women are faced with.
Catherine M. Ndungo
Professor, Kenyatta University
Ndungo, C.M. na Mugambi, P.J.M. (2005). Hazina ya Kiswahii. Kitabu cha Mwanafunzi. Longman. Kenya: Nairobi 2. (2004). Uhondo wa Kiswahli. Kitabu cha Mwanafunzi cha Kidato cha 2. Macmillan Publishers: Nairobi. 3. (2004). Uhondo wa Kiswahili. Kitabu cha Mwanafunzi. Kidato cha 3. Macmillan Publishers: Nairobi 4. Ndungo C.M. na Wafula, R.M. (1993). Nadharia ya Fasihi Simulizi. University of Nairobi Press: Nairobi. 5. (1993). Tanzu za Fasihi Simulizi. University of Nairobi Press: Nairobi. 6. Ndungo, C.M. na Mwai, W. (1991). Historical and Modern Development of Kiswahili Nairobi University Press: Nairobi. 7. (1991). Misingi ya Nadharia ya Fasihi, Nairobi University Press: Nariobi. Chapters in Books 1. Ndungo, C.M. (2006). ?Matumizi ya Tamathali za Usemi katika Lugha ya Kisiasa?. 2. (2006). The Image of Women in African Oral Literature: A Case of Gikuyu Oral Literature in OSSREA. Gender Issues Research Report Series No. 23. 3. (2006). ?Kiswahili as a Tool for Regional Integration and Cooperation in the East African Region? in Sure-Kembo et. al. Language Planning for Development in Africa. Moi University Press: Eldoret. 4. (2005). ?Gender Dimensions in Higher Education Management? in KDSA. Re-Invigorating the University Mandate in Globalising Environment. Challenges, Obstaces and Way Forward. DAAD, Nairobi. 5. (2004). ?HIV/AIDS and Its Impact on the Family in Kenya?. AAWORD: Nairobi. 6. (2004) ?Gender Roles and Feminization of HIV/AIDS Management? in Status of Environmental Health Education in Eastern African Region, Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward. Department of Environmental Health, Kenyatta University, Nairobi. 7. (2003) ?Song: An Agent in Social Deconstruction of Gender?. In Disparities in Developing Countries. Types: Challenges and the Way Forward. Association of Third World Studies: Nairobi. (2001). ?Usawiri wa uana katika Magari ya Umma? in 8. (1996). ?Kisasi? in King?ei, G.K. and Wafula, R.M. (Wahariri). Pendo la Heba. Chama cha Waandishi wa Kenya: Nairob
Lamia Rahman Ahad
Educationalist Lamia Rahman Ahad has vast international experience in the field of education including the UK, the Netherlands, China and Bangladesh under different systems and levels of education and diverse cultural environment. She has experience of working in multiple-agencies and being part of multi-disciplinary teams. She holds an MA in Education (International) from University of Manchester, UK, and an MSc and BSc in Botany from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Apart from her professional field, she has worked in many charitable organizations including ACCESS in the Department of Community Education in the Netherlands, the British Red Cross (as an educator) in UK and Australian Volunteers? Association in Australia. She has been also involved with a number of ladies organizations and held chairs as President and General Secretary of Asia Pacific Ladies Group of the Netherlands and Treasurer of the Commonwealth Society of Beijing
Managing Director of Noosphere PR-Agency
Successful in defining company direction, achieving goals and optimizing business whilst delivering the desired results in the competitive market. Skilled in optimizing team potentials through delivery of management training/development solutions, design and delivery. Working to tight deadlines and under stressful conditions, seeking new opportunities for business whilst promoting best practice encouraging a self-development culture. Currently working in PR ? AGENCY as a Head of Corporate Communications Department Also working in ?POWER? YOUTH MOVEMENT UNION as a manager. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CERTIFICATES July 2016 summer media school ?Cyber Security? (Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation) March 2016 Semi-marathon (1 place, Diploma) November 2013 Incheon Aviation Academy Certificate (Incheon, Republic of Korea) April 2013 ? June 2013 Financial Modeling (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) 23 May 2013 ? 25 May 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Seminar (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) 28-30 September 2012 Forum ?Aktiv 2012? (Tumen, Russia Federation) October -December 2011School of political management, AUCA She is Goal-oriented, responsible, sociable, easy-going, having a great sense of humor
Finance Director at One Baltic Investment Group
Born in 1972 in Riga, Latvia, former Soviet Union. Studied in Latvia, U.S.A. and U.K. Executive with a strong Finance and Commercial background. Experienced in leading finance and administration at great scale in multinational companies in Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Austria, Hungary. Strong reporting technical background, experience in ERP implementation and leading Project teams. Wide range of experience in setting up the business with policies & procedures. Personnel recruitment expertise. Exceptionally strong negotiations and interpersonal skills, professional coaching experience. Very strong business acumen and commercial view. Outside the working tasks loves travelling, studying history, Chinese (Mandarin) language, Feng Shui and astrology, writing blog in Russian www.walkwiththedragon.com based on own travel experience. Loves telling inspirational stories that encourage people to acheive their goals, think positively about the wonderful world around and live better life.
Finance and Office Manager, Lesotho Boston Health Alliance
An Accountant with a wide range of experience in preparation, analysis of financial statements, budget processes, financial reporting and banking procedures and Development Sector exposure including but not limited to; PEPFAR, DFID, IRISH AID, EU, WORLD BANK as well as GLOBAL FUND. Prior to joining Lesotho Boston Health Alliance, ?Malerotholi held various positions in other organizations. She worked at Phela Health and Development Communications holding a position of Finance, HR and Admin Manager. Maseru Private Hospital where she was an accountant and the now called Standard Lesotho Bank holding various positions in Branches Banking, Finance department as well as Corporate Banking Division. ?Malerotholi holds a Diploma in Business Studies which she obtained in 1999 at Lerotholi Polytechnic. She furthered her studies at the Centre for Accounting Studies in Lesotho receiving the Technician Accountant in 2002 and is a member of the Lesotho Institute of Accountants. She is currently pursuing her final year of Master?s degree in Business Administration General (MBAG) with the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA). In addition, she is the Country Winner 2015/16 for the Most Influential Women in Business and Government in the Health and Welfare Sector. Furthermore, Head of the Audit Committee for Apex Association of Entrepreneurs, Cooperatives & Small and Medium Enterprises Lesotho.
Chief Executive Officer of ETHNIC KITCHEN
I help people unlock their creativity so that they can live up to their full potential. I am a writer, director, producer, and performer who work across different media and continents. A winner of multiple awards, including a Fulbright fellowship and a Lithuanian national prize for the best fiction debut of the year, I had my plays presented at theatre festivals in Lithuania, Turkey, Russia, Estonia, and the USA. I published a collection of short stories and two best-selling novels, translated Leonard Cohen?s novel Beautiful Losers into Lithuanian, and directed the world premiere of site-specific concert opera Everardo II, King of Lithuania. Having earned my MA in Television, Radio, Film from the S.I.Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University (NY, USA) in 2010, I wrote for four television series, scripted Aristocrat of Ballet, a documentary for the Lithuanian National Television, as well as directed and produced Ethnic Kitchen, an internationally distinguished feature documentary about immigrant women in post-Soviet independent Lithuania. After working as a promotions producer, supervising producer, head of development, and head writer in Lithuanian narrative television for four seasons, I now own and run my own content production company The Ethnic Kitchen, which produces international interdisciplinary projects that use the media of film, music, visual and performing arts to raise society?s awareness to real daily instances of discrimination and oppression.
CEO at HTH Global Medical solution
Her professional background is a result of twenty years of work experience in healthcare management industry. She started her professional career with a US multi-national corporation and US State department in South East Europe, Middle East and India overseeing the healthcare projects. As owner and director of private clinics she implemented international expertise and GSI standardization in project management, business development, contract management, HR staffing, Implementation, Training, Change Management, and Process improvement. As government advisor she created numerous initiatives in Ministry of Health as well as the global initiative on Global health diplomacy and the First Conference of Global health Diplomacy in prestigious Chatham House in London 2010. At the moment she is CEO of HTH Global Medical Solutions, healthcare consultancy company. In 2015 she have completed and received certification in Healthcare Leadership ? Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA. 2013 she published her book ?Global Health Diplomacy?.
Dr. Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad
Global Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation Centre (GERIC)
Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad is currently a Professor at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). Prior to joining UMK, she started her career as an Investment analyst at Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) and Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB). Academically, she holds a Doctorate in Business Administration specialized in Investment Decision making from University Sains Malaysia, Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA. She was also sitting for postdoctoral position and a visiting honorary at University of Melbourne, Australia. Professionally, she is a CITM (chartered Institute Taxation of Malaysia), FPAM (Financial Planning Association of Malaysia), Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM), Alumni for International volunteer leadership Program (IVLP) of United States and a Distinguish Fellow of Global Strategic Management Inc. USA. Apart from teaching and research, she is also a distinguish speaker, trainer and consultant in the area of financial behavior, financial psychology, investment decision, entrepreneurship and professional image. She is a co-founder of Beehive Malaysia and a founder of Women Entrepreneurship Institute (WEC), a project under United States of Government for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship for youth and women.
Dr. Che Noraini Bte Hashim
Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Diploma in Commerce & English ? Diploma , International Islamic University Malaysia Diploma in Bussiness Studies ? Diploma , Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Bachelor in Economics ? Bachelor Degree , International Islamic University Malaysia Master in International management and Policy in Education ? Masters Degree , University of Birmingham PhD in Education ? Doctor of Philosophy , University of Birmingham AREA OF SPECIALISATION Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics/Applied Economics ~ Other Economics/Applied Economics n.e.c. ? 1. Economics of education; 2. civics and citienship, mgmt of higher education Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Pedagogy (Including Teaching Methodologies for Content and Language Subjects) ? pedagogy Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Curriculum Development ? curriculum theories and Development PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP 2014-2016 Kulliyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia 2013-2015 Islamic dakwah foundation Malaysia 2011-2015 Part time tutor, Open University Malaysia 2014 Members of Postgraduate and Thesis Supervision committee, Kulliyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia 2014 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Dr. Laila Chiadmi Garcia
Clinical Analysis Faculty of Pharmacy
Ph D in Pharmacy. Orientation: Clinical Analysis Faculty of Pharmacy. University of Granada Spain , member of of Techne Research Group, University Granada-Spain and president and founder of the Association of Foreign Researchers, AINVEX (http://ainvex.blogspot.com) Dr Laila Chiadmi Garcia has received several awards and distinctions at international level: ? Decoration of Honor from The International Organization of Peace and Friendship with immigrants Fez Morocco 2015 ? Price Trophy ? Women talent Moroccans living abroad Day International Women?s March 8, 2014 organized by the Ministe rof Moroccans living abroad and migration ? Price Trophy ?Exceptional Young Arab?? representing Morocco in category Scientific Research ? November 2013 Dr Laila Chiadmi Garcia has written several of scientific articles in specialized publications and has participated in several international conferences on science and technology.
Business Strategy & Process Architect
Meg Gordon is a business strategy and process architect, the creator, founder and CEO of The Ethical Business Model?, international speaker, and a best-selling author on financial health and sustainable economics. Meg has been delivering seminars on a versatile range of subjects ranging from financial health to economics since 1998, and columnist for business journals with worldwide circulation. Meg is also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Meg was born in Napier, New Zealand, and is married to Jerry Clayton; they have four children and four grandchildren. When her busy schedule allows, she can be located solving world problems amongst farm animals, dogs, and chickens, or road-tripping around through the USA, Canada and Europe.
Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
EDITH ANYIWO, is a graduate of Accountancy and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, she worked for Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited for 19 years. She held various offices including; Head Treasure East, Senior Project Accountant, Soku Gas plant, Head Business Support Unit for Community Development Department. The later assignment is responsible for her passion and interest in the issues affecting the host communities including problems of Women and youths. There was an urge to address the issues that resulted in Youth restiveness, and marginalization of the woman specie. On retiring from Shell in 1999 she founded JEM ROYAL FOUNDATION that was to focus on the Development of Women and Youth through Advocacy, Mentoring and Skill Acquisition , she operated under two umbrella bodies, the ROYAL WOMEN and JEM ROYAL YOUTH VANGUARD. Since inception JEM Royal has lived up to its mandate and has empowered and trained up to 1500 women and youths. Edith ANYIWO is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and has written Articles including " Managing Change " She is a Consultant and offer training in Entrepreneurship Development to some government Agencies. She was the Director General of Oguta Local Government Small and Medium Enterprises Agency; where she trained and graduated over 1200 students in various skills and vocations. She is a widow and has four children .
Chief Creative Director at Plug Media
Ebun Feludu is the Chief Creative Director at Plug Media- a content and media production firm in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ms Feludu has worked in the media space for close to 20years. She started her career as a research assistant for the BBC through Barollo Productions. She then went on to work at Farafina Online Magazine where she converted the company from an online magazine into a book publishing company. She discovered Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and recommended her work to Farafina. Chimamanda became the first signed author and till date, the biggest author, under Farafina Books. Ebun proceeded to work with True Love West Africa (Media24) first as a consultant and then pioneer writer for the widely acclaimed international women's magazine. Under her maiden name- Ebun Olatoye, she brought many critical and unspoken truths that relate to women to public domain. She established Plug Media in 2007 where she continued her work with women by providing content and media support for women owned businesses as well as platforms dedicated to women. In 2008, Ebun (then Ebun Olatoye) joined the Lagos- London Sahara expedition across 13 countries in Africa,Europe as Deputy Captan to raise awareness on Desertification- an environment disaster that plagues Nigeria and many countries across Africa. She sits on the editorial board of TW Magazine and serves as a Creative Consultant on widely acclaimed television show 'Seriously Speaking' hosted by Adesuwa Onyenokwe. After two decades of telling stories, Ebun Feludu comes to every project with the ears, eyes and heart of a seasoned story teller. Accepting only elements that are believable, and including details that add true value to a story. She teaches women how to harness the truth in their lives and connect the dots to create an authentic and timeless brand.
Dr. Lilian Nkechi Omekara
Country Representative of Community Social Humanitarian Project
Dr. Lilian Nkechi Omekara is the Regional Head (Africa) and the Country Representative of Community Social Humanitarian Project (COSHUP). We are intervening in Humanitarian Aid support and rural social development. Presently COSHUP has offices in six African countries, China and USA. She has a wealth of experience spanning over 17years in Humanitarian and social work. She has worked amongst many others as consultants on projects for UNDP, EU, British Council etc. She is a peace Ambassador, member Hall of Fame and a fellow at African Business School. She bagged distinguished Humanitarian Ambassador Award from the Association of foreign Affairs body in China/ US. Lilian is a graduate of history. She has two masters degrees in management and Planning and Gender Studies. She has doctorate degree in humanitarian technology from International school of theology UK. She recently studied and got a certificate from Harvard University Boston, USA, under the Humanitarian Academy of Harvard on Urban Emergency Humanitarian course. She is also a good motivational speaker. Her activities in Humanitarian services have stood her out in that field. The acquired skills strategically positioned her to address pertinent social, disaster/crisis, humanitarian, environmental and economic challenges. She sets achievable goals and objectives through international goodwill and friendship.
Muna Onuzo Iyanam
Reinvention Catalyst & Founder ,Gazzelle Academy Vocational Centre
Muna Onuzo is an internationally certified corporate etiquette, cross-cultural communication, international protocol and business image consultant. She is the Principal Consultant at Personnelty Fit Ltd. She obtained her Etiquette and Protocol certification from the only accredited etiquette and protocol training school in the USA ? The Protocol School of Washington. She also holds a Masters degree in Media and Communication from the respected School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University. Muna is a brand and business strategist with over 14 years? professional experience in media, marketing communication, branding, PR, and client service. She has worked in diverse organizations from television to telecommunications and to advertising agencies. She has also worked with premium clients in the Oil and Gas sector, in stock broking, banking, health, and entertainment and in the hospitality industry as a management/marketing consultant, an Image consultant, a learning and development consultant and as a business etiquette coach and trainer. . She is a young, multi-talented entrepreneur who believes that with wisdom, courage, focus and purpose, anyone can break through his or her personal limits to achieve greatness! A former news broadcaster who, in time, has become a marketing guru, a sterling image consultant and re-branding strategist and a recognized speaker and coach, Muna Onuzo-Iyanam has the ability to motivate the uninspired and to fire up the inspired into living their dreams. . Muna currently writes the Entrepreneuship Drumbeat on Business Day Sunday and the Business Etiquette column for the Sunday Punch Newspaper. She is also the lead Business and Image strategist at Gazzelle Academy ? a first-rate skill acquisition center where she has mentored, coached and trained over 400 individuals in the ABC of business ethics and on the importance of Image, Branding and of Etiquette in business. . Muna is the President of the Foundation for Women in Film and Television ? an International NGO spread over 40 countries and comprising of over 10,000 members. She is a sitting Board of Trustees member of the Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria ? an award winning NGO helping Nigerian youths to live out their dream through dance and the Arts. She is also a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing (NIMN).Muna was recently awarded an honorary fellowship from the Institute of Information Management Africa.
Director of Originations, DNL Global Capital
Oladunni is a multidiscipline consultant with cosmic expertise across several industries with a focus on business strategy, business development and project finance. In a nutshell, Oladunni helps businesses to design implementable business strategies with supporting capitalisation / funding advisory services geared towards moving organisations beyond their desired next level. She has almost two decade experience in several levels of business management spanning strategy, supply chain, sales, marketing, customer services, project and operations management, IT and HR. Oladunni?s consulting client spans several industries such as Energy, Oil and Gas, Mining, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure, investment banking, Education management across several countries such as Canada, Cameroon, Senegal, Spain, Republic of Congo, Turkey, United States and Nigeria. In addition to this she has good foot hold on both private and public sector consulting . She particularly enjoys helping new ventures find their footings in business by supporting their visions with customised business strategies with capitalisation / funding options to make it happen. Oladunni is the founder of Dnextlevels WWA, a consulting company with a vision to help organisations move beyond their nextlevel.. She is also a Director at Weiji Capital LLC , USA originating the company?s business across Africa. She is a frequent keynote speaker at business events and has anchored several inductions, trainings, seminars and workshops for organisations across several countries. As a business consultant and trainer, Oladunni has mentored several start-ups with major focus on profitability ensuring the companies made good return on investment (ROI) within realistic payback period. She has also coached several top level executives both in the public and private sectors. In addition to her professional expertise, Oladunni as a volunteer is involved with some not- for- profit- organisations and educational systems, training and mentoring children, teenagers and adults on sustainable living and leadership development. She is the founder of Young Leaders Foundation (focused on providing free education for the Fatherless & Orphans) and Young Leaders International Schools (Focused on building leadership from the cradle). She is also a member of a group that re-orientates destitute such as female sex workers and drug addicts. She has a Bachelor of technology degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics, a Masters degree in Business Operations Research. In addition to this she is a member of several professional associations and bodies with applicable certifications. Oladunni is an easy going, focused and result oriented professional with an amiable personality. She is an adventurous traveller, with a lifelong goal of leaving her foot prints on every shore she steps on across the globe.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
Irene Ochem is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), a non-profit and pan-African women empowerment organization that works to promote and support women enterprise and innovation in Africa. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of ICO Conferences & Events, an international conference production and event management company based in South Africa and Nigeria. Before venturing into entrepreneurship, Irene worked for more than 20 years with international organisations in Europe and Africa and gained widespread experience in management and international development. Irene holds an MBA degree from University of London (UK). She obtained a language translation diploma from SSLMIT (Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori) Italy. Other postgraduate qualifications are in project management (University of Cape Town) and gender and trade related issues. Irene is the designer and convener for three years running of the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference and exhibition event held across different African countries. She is passionate about female entrepreneurship and women?s economic empowerment and participates widely in international meetings on women?s issues.
Adedamola Ladejobi (Popularly known as Coach Damz) is a premier weight loss consultant and wellness coach. She is the Founder and CEO of Askdamz, a health and wellness company that aims to help people imbibe a healthy lifestyle to achieve their body goals and understand the importance of a holistic approach to management of some conditions. She has inspired and led many clients from all over the world though her personal journey and professional certification on how to lose weight and maintain it by practicing a healthy lifestyle. She is a hard working, thorough entrepreneur who started a company from helping family and friends to assisting over 200 clients monthly on how to achieve their desired physical physique and maintain good health. She is a great woman of the Christian faith. She is happily married with two adorable children.
Founder, LoveLuxe Trading Inc
Dubbed as the "personal shopper to the stars," Aimee's story is one of inspiration. Rising from the ranks, she proved her mettle in the retail and fashion industry, working with only the best names in luxury retail like Lana Marks, Dolce and Gabbana. She has made shopping more than what it is and has dressed up the brightest stars in the Philippines. Marian Rivera, Kris Aquino, the sensational Alden Richards, to name a few.
Paulina Lawsin Nayra
Experienced Workshop Facilitator and GAD Trainer
Paulina Lawsin Nayra is a positive possibility thinker who works with fellow women to weave dreams aspirations talents and resources to help women through the Women Enablers Advocates and Volunteers for Empowering and Responsive Solutions WEAVERS a women s organization she founded in 2011 A Fellow of 2012 Voices of our Future of the World Pulse she goes to villages to encourage women to organize save use their skills or learn a new skill to earn their own income She developed and managed a Women Support Center which provides emergency shelter legal and other assistance to women survivors of domestic violence Bantay Panimalay a multi-sectoral mechanism to prevent and respond to VAW cases Empowering Girls Project an adolescent sexuality and reproductive health information education and advocacy partnership on Women s Health and Safe Motherhood She served as trainer and technical adviser in the implementation of the GREAT Women Project to create an enabling environment for women economic empowerment in Leyte She is a member of the National GAD Resource Pool designed and delivered training programs for 36 national and local government agencies in the Philippines She is currently a Women Sector Council Member of the National Anti Poverty Commission NAPC
Internet Marketing Specialist / Life Coach
Magda Kay works with women helping them see the power in their femininity and how to build a spectacular life by being themselves, instead of pretending to be like men.
She combines her deep knowledge of healing and personal growth with strong business background.
She spent last 5 years between India, Malaysia, Bali, Nepal and Thailand, studying traditional philosophies and spiritual practices, including Tibetan singing bowls, Charka clearing, Taoism, Ayurveda and Tantra. She is a certified Theta Healer? and a Tantra yoga teacher.
And, she is a Business & Marketing graduate, and worked for such leading companies as Procter&Gamble, Luxottica (owner of Ray Ban, SunglassHut, and many more), and Mindvalley. Currently, she runs her own coaching business, and co-founded a training and consulting company, APMexcel. Magda specializes in applied psychology and human behavior. On top of her work as a coach, she runs a popular blog Psychology for Marketers, where she shares tips on marketing, business and psychology, as well as BraveBelle - a platform for women, to help them find inner strength and beauty.
Jaleh Zandieh known as one of the leading Energy Activators works with powerhouse entrepreneurs who are leading movements around the globe Over the last 15 years she has lived and worked in North America Asia and Europe speaking to exclusive audiences offering workshops conferences and retreats Jaleh s mission is to protect the Powerhouses from burn out so they can continue to do the transformative work that lights them up She works with successful organizations who want to expand their influential work without overwhelm She helps them Sustain their Spark and lead their teams with more ease so they can stay in love with their calling Three of Jaleh s favorite things are music movement mindfulness She is the founder of Hip Hop Meditation - a global movement that has attracted a community of cultures and backgrounds from 39 countries It s dedicated to uniting and nurturing generations of conscious leaders who are able to impact the world in bold creative compassionate ways As an Amazon bestselling author who loves her writing projects Jaleh is currently interviewing 30 global leaders for her upcoming book Being a Powerhouse How to Lead a Successful Sustainable Movement without Burning Out .
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms Jovana Maric is a young civil servant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. Having a degree from the College of political science at the University of Belgrade, she is a political scientist of international relations. After being an intern at the Office of the then first deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, she has moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was the personal assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. As a member of the Cabinet, Ms Maric was a part of the official Ministerial delegation to the Council of the EU (Brussels, Belgium), Adriatic and Ionian Initiative Summit (Athens, Greece), African Union Summit (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and official Ministerial visit to Sophia, Bulgaria. Ms Maric later joined the Directorate-General for Europe. After getting married and moving to India, she has become a very active member of the group of ambassadors? spouses, where she has been chosen as a member of the Executive Committee for two consecutive years. Ms Maric has also been chosen as the chairwoman of the International Charity Bazaar, the biggest event of its kind held in New Delhi. She has been giving lectures on Serbia in New Delhi and rural parts of India. Ms Maric is also doing an internship in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in New Delhi, under which she participated at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Delhi in November 2016.
Speaker, Author & Coach
An Entrepreneur, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Coach with 12 years experience, Inspirational Speaker, Survivor of War and Author of the book A True Story ?The Devil Couldn?t Break Me? in which I shares the personal horrors I suffered at the hands of two sides during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. At the age of 18 I fell a victim of kidnap by organ harvesting and sex traffickers. The book is not published for revenge but rather a product to raise awareness and founds for my chosen charity that supports women and children against violence. I believes ?We should be the change we wish to see in the world?
Co-Founder at Learnosophy
Tripta Singh has nearly 10 years of experience in consulting marketing and business development Tripta spent the last two years directing content development and designing innovative blended learning solutions for an education technology firm Prior to that she worked at McKinsey Company and Siemens Healthcare Tripta holds an MSc in International Health Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science LSE and a BSc in Economics Politics and International Studies from The University of Warwick
Head of Professional Services, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Maria is Head of L&OD Professional Services for the Ken Blanchard Companies in Asia. Her wealth of experience comprises of fifteen years of corporate senior leadership in Fortune 500 organizations and 10 years of learning and organizational development consultancy for multinational corporations. She has successfully helped MNC’s build six startup companies and is currently the director of several international consulting projects that involve M&A integration, restructuring, talent strategy, organizational reengagement, in support of reversing attrition while increasing morale and productivity. Maria is an award-winning coach and leadership development professional, recognized by the HRD World Congress. She served for four years as the vice president of the International Coach Federation, Singapore. Maria holds Master degrees in Strategic Management and Organizational Research, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Sonja Klop?i?, engineer, innovator, entrepreneur, manager and leader. She has over 25 years of experiences on various top positions, where she served as general manager, chair of the board and crisis manager. Now she is an independent developer of collaborative leadership, coach and speaker. She is also the author of two books on leadership and numerous leadership related articles. Her sincere aim is to inspire and support leaders in the creation of conscious organizations and prosperity for all stakeholders and society in general. She is a gold member of the Managers? Association of Slovenia and leader of the mentoring network of the Women Managers.
As a production executive, business manager, international PR manager, senior consultant, EU project manager, education intern, editor of a weekly magazine for the Young, coordinator of exhibitions of audio ? visual works at the gallery, she has worked for Hanna?s atelier of sonorous arts, En-Knap group, NGO Baobab, NGO Amala, The Ministry for culture of Slovenia, New Paradox, Slovenian society for quality of life, Gymnasium Jo?e Ple?nik, Delo d.d., House of culture Pivka and several other artists and art productions. As a phd. student of the Aesthetics at the Faculty of arts (Ljubljana) and Univerzitaet Music und darstellende Kunst (Wien) she specialises in harmonical analysis and medieval music and healing. She lectures sustainable economies, sustainable development, alternative money systems in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Vis (Croatia) and runs an early education programme, teaching music, arts, permaculture and construction of instruments for up to 10 years old. Fluent in English, learner-beginner of Indian, well understanding French and basic German she also has the basic audio-visual technical skills to coordinate the events.
Managing Director at Zdruzenje Manager
Sonja ?muc is an executive director of the Managers? Association of Slovenia since 2005. She focuses on development of Slovenian management and leadership to encourage competitiveness of Slovenian businesses. Among other business topics she has specialized in women?s leadership. She is a member of different professional bodies (Accreditation Committee of Bank Assets Management Company, Advisory Committee for Equal Opportunities with European Commission, Board of Summit100 business leaders of SEE?) and award boards. She also served as a treasurer of CEC ? European Managers, a European confederation of managerial organizations with headquarters in Brussels. In 2006 Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia co-awarded her with bronze award for innovation in publishing. She is also a co-author of a book on managing export risks. Before joining MAS she was editor-in-chief of magazine Manager, specialized in leadership and management. She is the author of more than 700 business related articles. She has a degree from Economic Faculty in Ljubljana, she attended courses at Stanford University of California, Vienna?s Wirtschaftsuniversit?t and IEDC ? business school of Bled.
Founder, Accelerator of Conscious Creation
Andreja Cepu, coming from Slovenia is Founder and Leading Force of ENVIR.SI, platform for Accelerating Conscious Creation. She has been serving as creative communications and intuitive PR contributor, writer, innermost potential activator, conscious organizer, host and facilitator of different workshops and uniquely designed women mentoring program Art of Being, as well as other events. Being active in many fields she has now combined them all under unique vision and within the same field of connection, collaboration and conscious creation - Envir. After finishing her studies of Marketing Communications at Faculty for Social Sciences at University of Ljubljana, and working for several years in different marketing & communication fields for different renowned companies in Slovenia, she followed her own entrepreneurial path as ARS, Creative Communications, and is now fully dedicated to unite different fields of our society (business, art, spirituality and science) through the concept of connection - ENVIR and contribute to the rise of the consciousness and positive systemic change in the world. She is well recognized for her work in the field of empowering women and rising consciousness in Women Leadership in Slovenia. She is also a guest speaker and member of many Slovenian initiatives that explore and implement new concepts of leadership, open innovation, art of hosting, creative living, sustainability and transformational education. Her services are based on feminine principle of creation with mission of Bringing Essence into Presence. You can find more about her here: http://www.envir.si/sl/home/ Andreja is also a Slovenia Chairperson of ALL Ladies League (www.aall.in) and WEF Slovenia 2018.
MD of Masingita Masunga Media
Masingita Masunga, is a celebrated South African host of the TV show ?Masingita With Confidence?, an established motivational and inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, producer, TV director and philanthropist. Masingita Masunga was born in Giyani Limpopo. An inspirational and phenomenal woman who dared to push the envelope and change the course of the term disabled. As a person living with Cerebral Palsy an abnormality in parts of the brain that control muscle movements and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination, she has been able to beat the odds and become a force to be reckoned with. Masingita challenged the education system when she failed grade 12 twice because of her handwriting and from that experience she became an activist and has been making a difference in the country. She is the founder of MISS CONFIDENCE SA the first beauty pageant for women with physical disabilities which was founded in 1999.She is currently the Managing Director of MASINGITA MASUNGA Media a company who?s business model focuses on a number of distinct but complementary businesses, operating in television production, exhibitions-conferencing and publishing thus creating a synergistic business group. ?Masingita with confidence show? is a 30 minutes talk production that flights on Soweto TV on the DSTV cable network weekly. It is presented in English, Xitsonga, Tshivenda Sesotho and IsiZulu, The target audience is all members of the community young and old. The show features guests who undertake different life issues which are evident through people?s behaviours and circumstances. This is an inspirational show that helps South Africans find restoration, vision and purpose. Over the years she has reached many milestones being the recipient of numerous awards for a range of achievements, including having a driver?s licence and being able to drive a car to the list below: 2004 the Shoprite/Checkers woman of the year Arts and Culture category, named one of the top ten women in South Africa by the Star newspaper 2005 She was nominated for Cosmopolitan Mover of the year and the winner of the Amstel Salute to Success award 2006 She was one of the recipients of Cosmopolitan Awesome Women award. 2007 Rapport/City Press prestigious Woman winner 2008 Recipient of the Mapungubwe Arts Award 2011 Conducted a 1 hour Tv interview with Dr Miles Munroe who had intentions of working with her and interviewing her on his show. She has been used as a case study for Project Management and Masters Degree Leadership class at the University of Witwatersrand Business School. On numerous occasions she has been named one of the most influential women in South Africa. Masingita provides assistance needed by hardworking high achieving young people to access education and creating opportunities for better lives. She provides variety of support to current recipients including funding of school fees, accommodation, and youth development programs for youth across South Africa, both with physical disabilities and those affected by the pains of a broken society. Her first recipient of a school bursary, Taryn Deckford has just been accepted at the University of Cape Town to complete a Commerce degree in Accounting. While the others are still completing high school, Megan Deckford has been accepted at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg. She is a living proof that if you dream it, you can achieve it and that impossibility is in the mind. Masingita is true inspiration on the African Continent and looks forward to building global relationships that honour the spirit of her purpose
Funeka Plaatjie Njobeni
Human Resource Manager at University of Cape Town
Funeka Plaatjie-Njobeni has a diverse professional background. Her career spans 20 years as an experienced Human Resource Practitioner, a seasoned Transformation & Change consultant and inspiration speaker. She has offered her insights in teaching, as part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Funeka has worked in many organizational settings & consulted in both private & public sectors. She currently practices as a Transformational Coach and Social Worker in Private Practice and combines her consulting skills, coaching competence, clinical experience and personal attributes to inspire authentic transformation and facilitate change in individuals, families and communities. In the clinical space, she has a special interest in Intimate Partner Violence and women economic empowerment. As a way of keeping women safe from violence, Funeka has facilitated therapeutic groups for men who are violent towards their intimate partners. The groups, designed to hold men accountable, provide a holding and confidential space that facilitates behavioural change. In the coaching space, Funeka is curious about how people move through transition. She seeks to nurture the human spirit, gives feedback with compassion and encourages effectiveness. She works collaboratively with individuals to bring them in alignment with their core values. Funeka is passionate about individual, organizational and social transformation and is certified to use various diagnostic and dialogic processes that provide input to plan and facilitate change initiatives. She draws her inspiration from being a South African woman. She is a registered member of Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (WCNJO-0807-PRA); SA Council of Social Service Professionals (10-16674); and South African Social Workers in Private Practice (SASWIPP) and fully subscribes to all Codes of Ethics.
Chief Operations Officer
Gamuchirai Mutezo is the Chief Operations Officer at SEA Africa. Her role and responsibilities include overseeing ongoing operations and administration within the company as well as research in enterprise development and the renewable energy sectors. She has more than six years of work experience spanning across research and development within the academic and private sectors as well as enterprise development.
Head of PR & Media at MOP Communications
With a background in media and crisis communications, Mahima is interested in bringing people together to find solutions to complex problems and facilitating long-term change in culture and communities. Over the years she has worked with government, multilateral, private and non-profit organizations in a wide range of sectors including aviation, hydropower, tourism, investment climate reform, automobiles, finance, education, telecommunications and healthcare. Mahima works with entrepreneurs, senior leaders in business and nonprofits as well as young people with the desire and potential to be changemakers within their families, communities, organizations and countries. Her signature program is TRAILBLAZERS, a year long program of training and coaching for Change Agents. Full details on Mahima Shrestha?s work can be found at www.maimoocha.com/
Gender Expert, Lawyer and Social Entrepreneur
Stella Mally is a 33 years old lawyer and gender expert based in Spain (Europe). Former project manager of a federation of Mediterranean businesswomen associations where she has coordinated ground-breaking research on women?s economic empowerment and implemented successful international business and gender projects, this international relations professional is currently developing a social enterprise aimed at supporting women both economically and socially. Ms. Mally is also a voluntary trainer for women entrepreneur mentors and a mentor for young professionals and women entrepreneurs.
owner of International schools of Reflex therapy
Lone Sorensen is the woman behind the world?s biggest school of Reflex therapy. She teach methods similar to Reflexology called Neuro-Reflex Therapy. Techniques developed by herself and inspired of ancient techniques from different cultures. Always with the aim to offer very effective and natural methods to help Health ? and Rehabilitation issuers. The truly dedicated Dane?s did work since 1978, to build up her concept and has been selected by O.M.H.S in Argentina with 3 honor titles for her work with disabled children. Lone has led many projects, among others, in the Amazon jungle in Argentina, Guatemala, Nicaragua, in the Desert of Oman and in Denmark. More than thousands children have been able to benefit from the Rehabilitation Reflex Therapy Parents Home training program since 1988. Lone she has fought a tireless battle, traveling and teaching around the World to give hopeless parents and people with health problems new tools to develop. Interest Topic: What Lone Sorensen offer can be crucial for many children suffering from brain dysfunctions around the world. Lone has developed several natural concepts called Neuro Reflex therapy used for any health issues and rehabilitation of Handicap but she is also a specialist in autimse and has developed a great method completely natural and not aggressive. Lones program for brain brain issues aimed specifically parents with the desire of home training. Lone?s desire is to give as many children as possible the chance to rehabilitate. Lone is also leader also an international school which trains therapists in 21 countries. Lone?s desire is to give as many children as possible the chance to rehabilitate. Lone is also leader also an international school which trains therapists in 21 countries by offering training and education online, it is possible to spread the word much more than has been possible until now. Therefore, there are new initiatives in the department for online courses.
Founder of HUMAN Education
A person?s attitude and approach to challenge are what most enable them to learn, achieve and contribute, and turn out to be of greater significance than inborn talent, economic status or family background. Excitingly, the right skills can be taught. This uplifting conclusion, drawn from several years working as a teacher in Inner London State Schools and in Central and South American not for profit education, has inspired me to create the HUMAN education programme for young people. I was blessed to have attended an outstanding independent school, where students were empowered to view themselves as active, responsible participants in their learning. I later understood the wisdom and importance of their approach, viewing success holistically, rather than solely based on external, summative outcomes. After my BA and Postgraduate degrees in East Anglia, I returned to London to teach, and saw first-hand how internal motivation and attitudes affected learning; time and time again, it was a positive, open mindset which most enabled students to process complex ideas and master new skills. I am excited and honored to share these findings with the Women?s Economic Forum: and hear those of others as we work together to realise this profound social change?
Ms. Senela Jayasuriya-Abeynaike
Helping businesses & people discover hidden value
Senela is a business head, motivational & keynote speaker, marketer; leadership & management trainer and a business and performance coach. She was the Country Manager for Sri Lanka & Head of Marketing ? International (US, AUS, UAE, UK) for a reputed British firm headquartered in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Senela was also employed in a leading Fortune 500 company headquartered in San Ramon (Cali., USA) and was involved in Brand Development, Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Stakeholder Management & Corporate Social Responsibility. She was appointed as an International Committee Member for Marketing, PR & Communications (2014/16 biennium) at Zonta International (www.zonta.org); affiliated with the United Nations. She held the post of District Liaison for 7 Countries (AUS, SGP, PHL, THL, BNG, IND, SL). Made Board Director of the Zonta Club II of Colombo (District 25) for the 2014/16 biennium. Chairperson of the Jane M. Klausmen Women in Business scholarship and awards 2015/16.
CEO at Anna Aberg Group
Anna is a serial entrepreneur and has pursued a variety of business e.g. fashion, import and export, education and a coaching agency. Anna is passionate about providing support for female entrepreneurs aiming to expand their business online and expand as a person. Her customers are overwhelmed by the amount of information available about starting an online business, they do not know where to start. They often find technology a barrier and are impatient to get started ? they want to have their income from the Internet yesterday! Your company will grow as much as you are willing to grow as a person.
Leadership Breakthrough & Desire Coach
MARIA Appelqvist, CPCC & Ph.D is a Professional Coach, Published Author, Speaker, Radio Host and Entrepreneur. Maria help female entrepreneurs break-through their income plateau by showing them how to discover their feminine power. Maria lives in Sweden and represents the leading edge of personal transformation. She brought professional coaching to Sweden as one of the founders of the National Chapter of International Coach Federation. During the past ten years, she has helped hundreds of her coaching clients to achieve success in business and life. She is also an award winning professor at Malm? University, teaching her Leadership students in relationships and communications.Her recent research is bridging together the area of sexuality and leadership into an interdisciplinary study of how to understand personal power.
CEO Empowering Compliance
Sarah Ross is a leading consultant in ethical leadership, compliance and governance for socially responsible global corporations and organizations. Sarah?s accomplished and diverse career spans over 16 years in Compliance, Ethics, Process Improvement, and Operational Excellence. Her experience spans a variety of industries and covers more than 75 countries. Sarah is an award-winning inspirational speaker, provoking ethical mindset changes in her audiences. Through her company, Empowering Compliance, she works with organizations to improve their Compliance Programs and to train teams and executives on Ethical Leadership as a key driver to business success. With creativity and some innovation any organization can deliver results with integrity.
Dr. Rufaida Al Habash
President of Al Andaluse Institute for Islamic Studies
Dr. Rufaida al Habash is the?President of Al Andaluse Institute for Islamic Studies in Hama, Syria. BA in Islamic Legistlation from Damascus Unversity and BA in Da?wa Studies from Abo Alnoor College. MA In Islamic Studies from Pakistan University. PhD in Islamic?Studies from Alquraan Alkarim University, Om Darman, Sudan. The author of?The Prophet?s Wife: Aisha,?Asma? Bent Omais, The History of Eve, Adabany Raby,Hamasat Asheka, and?A Comparative Study: Women?s work and status in Islam and other religions. Dr. Al Habash is a spiritual Leader, a humanitarian activist, a member of the International Muslim Scholars Union, a member of International Muslim Women Union,??a member of the Global Meduim Forum. An awarded speaker nationally and internationally on Islamic Subjects and Women?s Issues. Have been awarded the title of the Ideal Mother in Hama. She resides in Qatar with her two sons: Ghaith and Bara?. She has a yearly TV program on Iqraa Chanel you can see some of her TV programs on the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vidsQqyMvKQ
President of the junior chamber international omrane superior
i have bachelor degree in international economy and iam the president of the junior chamber international omrane superior tunisia and i work as a human resources manager in royal tulip hotel korbous tunisia .
CEO at HYDRA Project and Consulting Co.
Arzu ?zyol graduated from Middle East Technical University in 1983 and received MBA degree from ?stanbul Bilgi University in 2002. In May 2013, she completed her PHD study on Bioethic Environmental Politics. During the studies of her PhD, she got two courses on Global Energy and Environmental Politics an Environmental Politics from Harvard University in 2009 -2010. From 1983 to 2002, Arzu ?zyol worked in Construction Company as an Environmental Engineer. She has established her own company HYDRA Project and Consulting Company in 2003. The major speciality of her company is developing and managing projects for EU-funds besides providing training programs for public and private institutions and technical, administrative and financial follow-up services for on-going projects. Her book about the ?Environmental Bioethical Politics? has been published in August 2016.
Founder, Purple -Sustainable Ideas
Dilek Bil, spent 30 years in both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. Ten years in banking was for American Express Bank, BNP-Ak-Dresdner Bank and Soci?t? G?n?rale. 1994, co-founded Kangaroo Advertising, 2011 concluded her exit, re-structured her business as Sustainabilty Consultancy and Communications. She is also a Board Member of Akmerkez GYO, where she heads the ?Risk? and ?Corporate Governance? committees. Dilek Bil performed a weekly TV show ?S?rs?n Bu D?nya? on Cnbc-e, she interviewed more than 40 opinion leaders to create awareness around sustainablity. In pursing her task, she also presents at conferences as well as to students. Dilek is among inspirational leaders in women empowerment and sustainability, works closely with many interational organizations; UNSDSN, German Bioeconomy Council. Former president of KAGIDER, Founding member and the Vice-President of FODER. Member of the Board of Trustees of WWF-Turkey. Former board member of Turkish-British Business Council. of DEIK. Dilek graduated from Northport High School-New York and University of North Texas, married and has a son.
Ruqya Khan, a wordsmith who is also a Master Practitioner of NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy?. She started her career as a freelance writer more than 15 years ago. Between then and now she has interviewed more than 3000 people from different walks of life. Her articles have covered the views and stories of many ? right from celebrities to business owners to the office help! Her journey in the media industry gave her many roles to play. She has been the editor of two magazines, Emirates Parent Plus and Young & Trendy. She has done PR work for Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Summer Surprises and Global Village. She had written scripts for TV shows and even managed content for the marketing and communications department at Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai. Though a graduate in microbiology and genetics she took to journalism with confidence. Passion to express, complete trust in self and gratitude are her strengths. Her blog on Facebook, RK rites is a favourite stopover for a quick bite of soul food ? in just one line she creates room for so much mind chatter. When most women hang away their boots RK decided to wear her shoes. She is driven by the awareness that though her life is simple and her achievements still growing ? each day she is an example to her children and the many who see her as she is. When the why is strong, the how will follow?that is her message to the world?and that is exactly why she is a part of ALL.
CEO / Co-Founder of The Sustainability Platform
Tena is a Social impact consultant passionate about women empowerment, community development and social impact measurement. She is based in Dubai with extensive experience in the Middle East, Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia. She is a Co-founder and CEO of The Sustainability Platform, a social impact consultancy dedicated to integrating social business principles into core business operations. TSP clients include non-for profit organizations, social enterprises and CSR departments. Tena is also the Head of Social Impact for C3-Consult and Coach for a Cause and Director of Consultancy at VentureFin. VentureFin is an innovative crowdinvesting platform bringing together global high-impact businesses and investors from the Middle East. Tena is also Mentorship Committee Member at e7-Promise of a Generation initiative and has mentored startups from Gaza, Middle East, India and Europe. Tena is a regular speaker at social business conferences around the world and a contributor to Training Magazine Middle East and Entrepreneur ME. As a mentor, she has worked with startups from the Caribbean, Gaza and the Middle East. She focuses on female-run enterprises, innovation and disruption and social responsibility. She holds a Master of Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor?s Degree in Entrepreneurial Economics from VERN University of Applied Science.
Edurne Gil De San Vicente
Edurne is a Sustainability Professional with 12+ years of experience across private, non-for-profit, and public sectors. As a keen advocate of sustainable practices and responsible consumerism, she considers herself a change enabler, who is most fulfilled when sharing insights and creating impact. While working for leading environmental NGOs in Europe, and in partnership with local and national authorities, Edurne has engaged in policy-making, lobbying to the EU Parliament representing the views of the European Environmental Bureau, awareness raising and grass-roots campaigns on areas related to Sustainable Consumption and Production, waste management, water preservation, climate change and health (Health and Environment Alliance). Today Edurne is based in Dubai, where she?s the founding partner at Open Doors Consulting and collaborates with local environmental NGOs. She focuses on the retail sector, influencing a shift toward more sustainable industry practices and products. Edurne also likes to reach to a larger audience, touch people?s lives. Through opinion notes in magazines and contributing to newspaper articles, she keeps spreading the seeds to inspire others. Her most recent publications appeared in Retail People Magazine, and Green Building Magazine. Edurne is often invited as a speaker to different local events and international conferences, such as Future Interiors Qatar 2015, and Kuwait CSR Summit 2016. Holding a BSc in BioChemical Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Management by the ULB in Belgium, Edurne is also a certified CSR Professional by IEMA.
Regional Sales Leader, Avaya
Throughout her career Faten has lived in four different countries in different parts of this world, she made out of each place a home and gained various experiences that nourished her on personal levels; Faten is an entrepreneur and a career woman. Back in her home country Beiurt, Lebanon Faten started her career as an optimistic woman in the labor force, her first experience was in the banking industry. Soon after that she moved to Canada to run a family business and continue her education. Three years later, Faten moved to Bahrain where she held some executive jobs as well as accomplished few business ventures. She spent 10 fruitful years in Bahrain, then moved to Jakarta and worked as a business consultant. In Jakarta she was a social activist where she served as an active member in some charity organizations. Currently she works as a Regional Sales Leader at Avaya based in Dubai, UAE. A single mum of two children, with a mission to make this world a better place, Faten was always passionate about women?s rights and empowering women; she was an active member in the child and women welfare association in Bahrain and volunteered in the ?fighting violence against women organization?.
Founder & Executive Director Women's Health Foundation
Irene Ndagire has over eight years experience in various aspects of physiotherapy and cardiac rehabilitation. She is the founder of Women's Health Foundation (WHF), a registered NGO in Uganda, and is currently the executive director. Irene and her team strive to support and advocate for women's pre- and post-reproductive health in Uganda, with the core objective of celebrating healthy women! With her professional background as physiotherapist, Irene has been able to run a physiotherapy clinic that funds WHF activities within different communities of Uganda. Irene has a bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy, a diploma in Physiotherapy and a certificate in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Irene plans to pass the skills obtained on to her team, thus continuing to reach out to the different women in Uganda and improving their quality of life.
Despina Namwembe is a social scientist with a Master?s in Peace and Conflict Studies. She coordinates the work of over 30 grassroots interfaith organizations doing different social action in the Great Lakes countries of Africa. Despina is a community organizer and trainer who also mentors many in organizational development. Growing up in a continent that sometimes fuses strong customs with religion to deter full women participation, Despina has a passion for addressing issues that support women and girls to achieve their full life potential. She is widely traveled; something that has helped her conceive many life-changing situations outside the box. She is also a contributor to literature in the areas of interfaith, gender, environment and peacebuilding.
I am a Ugandan woman, aged 43, holding a Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies, with demonstrated and successful development work in Africa and Asia at policy, management and implementation levels. Currently, I am a Consultant ? Coordinating the Hormonal Contraception and HIV linkage work at International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) Eastern Africa. Previously, I worked as the Communication and Advocacy Officer at the ICW Global Secretariat, developed publications that advanced ICW? global advocacy agenda. I was a reviewer of the applications for the 21st International AIDS Conference 2016 Global Village and Youth Programme (GVYP) that was held in Durban. I am an Associate member of the Programme Advisory Panel of RCNF, reviewed proposals that were submitted to RCNF in 2015. I am a member of Global Expert review panel for sexual and reproductive health/HIV linkage. I coordinated economic policy advocacy, economic empowerment and gender responsive budgeting interventions.
Co-founder and CEO Shared Action Africa
Evelyn Nassuna from Uganda is the founder and CEO of Shared Action Africa (SAA), a social enterprise located in Uganda. Shared Action Africa works together with Savings Groups, to empower rural women and youth by providing access to a network of financial solutions for economic empowerment that are socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Evelyn holds a Master?s degree from Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. Evelyn is a fellow of the Women?s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and a fellow of the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center. She is member of the Advisory Council of One World Children?s Fund in California USA and a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala-Naalya, District 9211. She is the Chairperson of FINE Savings and Credit Cooperative Society based in Uganda.
Marketing Coach, Insight2Marketing
Vee Roberts is a multi-award winning Brand and Marketing Coach, Trainer and Consultant. She is a mum of four, who decided to take a leap ? after being made redundant ? to start her own business several years ago. And she has never looked back. Prior to becoming her own boss, she had worked for over 15+ years as a Senior Marketer and Team Leader, within public, private and third sectors, for companies which included BT and NHS. Having successfully escaped the Corporate world to become her own boss, Vee now uses her 4 years of studying and 19+ years of ?hands on? experience in marketing planning, coordination and delivery, to educate and empower other business owners ? with great success. Her clients come from a range of sectors including Commercial, Not-for-profit, Healthcare, Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Education and Tourism. Her passion and proven success is in increasing sales, leads and visibility, as a direct result of effective integrated marketing campaigns. She enables businesses to refocus their marketing efforts in a way that will save both time and money. Many of the businesses she works with have seen a drastic improvement in their bottom line and also reported improved perception, better customer retention and increased sales. Vee is all about serving people and amongst her 6 awards received to date, she has received 2 awards from the Global Entrepreneurship Campaign because of her commitment and contribution to other business owners. She gets her buzz seeing businesses flourish and this is why she launched InspireUrBiz? networking and workshop events in 2014 ? with a focus on personal and business development. With her wealth of knowledge in branding, marketing and social media, Vee is often invited to speak at conferences and events. Her next big proje
Founder of SecretBirdsHQ
Jo-Ann Hamilton is the Founder of SecretBirdsHQ, an entrepreneurship community for women and girls focussed in emerging markets. SecretBirdsHQ aims to empower, encourage and support female entrepreneurship as a viable option for women and girls to attain economic independence. Jo-Ann is a United Nations Women Global Champion at Empower Women, the global movement for women?s economic empowerment. She is also a writer, mentor, speaker and consultant on all things related to female entrepreneurship. Jo-Ann enjoys running, cycling and is a sustainability enthusiast. Find her on LinkedIn , Twitter via @JAlexandrHamil and learn about SecretBirdsHQ and its Nests at www.secretbirdsheadquarters.com.
Dr. Pauline Long
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Dr Pauline Long is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, media mogul, TV producer and presenter who has been listed on BLACK WOMEN IN EUROPE POWER LIST. She is a global ambassador for Universal Peace Federation. She is the Owner and founder of Europe?s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in showbiz ? BEFFTA Global brand and owner of award winning film studio East End studios, Mr. and Miss East Africa UK. She is also the president of Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation and Global Africa Women?s Week(GAWW). She is a popular presenter on premiere global TV talk show THE PAULINE LONG SHOW on Sky Channel 182 -BEN TV. Dr Pauline Long is the most celebrated African woman in Europe with 89 community awards given to her for endless service to the society. She mentors hundreds of youth through Pauline Long Empowerment and Mentoring Club Dr Pauline Long is the ambassador and patron for over 20 charities and organisations. Dr Pauline Long is ambassador of The Nelson Mandela Book and Vice Chair of African/African Caribbean and Asian Women in Politics.
Director at House of Aiyla
Transformation Programme Lead, Kettering General Hospital & Northampton General Hospital, UK Director, House of Aiyla Ltd, UK I have worked in the healthcare sector for 15 years, focussing a career on improving clinical services for people, improving outcomes and quality and driving value within universally available healthcare. Having worked within public services and SMEs and leading the provision and purchase of healthcare services, I offer a rounded view of challenges and solutions for 21st Century healthcare. My experiences of starting my own non-healthcare related company also give me a commercial lens through which I see healthcare provision. As an Indian mum and wife, I am constantly striving to achieve the holy grail ? a golden career AND be a star mum. My motivation in life is to be a role model to my kids by contributing to their bright future and healthcare provision in world they occupy.
Chiamaka studied law at Bristol University, completed the Legal Practice Course at the prestigious College of Law, Guildford and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Working as a solicitor for many years, in 2014 she became a Director and Head of Legal Practice for a Conveyancing company based in Surrey (UK) and she now works for a Legal 500 firm based in Kent (UK), where she heads the Residential Property Conveyancing department in their head office. Away from the Legal Sector, Chiamaka has for over ten years led a team of volunteers in the Guest Hospitality Team for her local Church (with over 10,000 members) which, as well as weekly responsibilities, involves project managing at Conferences and major events and she is also a member of the team running a Leadership Masterclass, equipping business leaders and those in management.
Co-Director of Relaxed Birth and Parenting
I started my journey over 25 years ago working in the arena of birth and parenting at the Active Birth Centre in London. I have since trained many doulas and antenatal teachers in the UK, but also internationally in Lithuania, Brazil and Portugal. This birth work led me to train further in support of the birth of a family and I trained in 1999 as a Craniosacral Therapist and a relationship and family therapist. In 2007 I co-founded Relaxed Birth and Parenting which trains doulas and antenatal teacher to support the emotional, spiritual and physical preparation of mothers, fathers and babies. I spent many years studying perinatal psychology and body birth process, and this has led me to have a particular passion for bringing consciousness to relationships to ourselves, couples and families. I am the author of a book The Seven Secrets of Joyful Birth and am writing a relationship book presently. I have a busy private practice in Bristol UK and continue to teach internationally and locally including a new healing training for women called Women?s Wisdom.
Dr. Pauline Crawford Omps
UK Consultant residing in Malaysia, forging new synergies for women and men working together
An International conference speaker over 30 years, featured on TV, and radio, authored articles/blogs, Dr Crawford-Omps is known as The Ambassador of Magical Conversations, passionate about women engaging with men, working together in a mindful collaborative values-based manner. A successful international entrepreneur with a primary expertise in gender dynamics, performance, behaviour, wellness and cultural change, her focus today is on conversation awareness using a unique Gender Dynamics? blueprint to transform business success and people?s lives! BA Sociologist & Statistics, Master of Entreprenology, PhD in Entreprenology, Research on Wellness Cultures at Work, Past President of The Federation of Image Consultants UK (TFIC) 1992-94, Designer/Facilitator of Gender Dynamics?, High-Impact Communication, Magical Conversations, and Gender Intelligence Leadership Workshops; Key Opinion Leader on Wellness Cultures and Employee Engagement. President World Association of Visioneers & Entreprenologists (WAVE), CEO Corporate Heart UK, Director World Union of Small & Medium Enterprises (WUSME), Chairperson of Permanent Commission of Social Issues and Women Entrepreneurship (WUSME).
Founder & ED at Include Me TOO
Parmi Dheensa is the founder and Executive Director of the award winning charity ?Include Me TOO?, whose vision is a disability inclusive, rights friendly society. She?s a mother of a child with a disability and is dedicated to championing the rights and entitlements of disabled children from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background including those from marginalised communities whilst promoting social justice and equality for all. She has received many accolades including the ?Social and Humanitarian Award? from the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. With over 20 years? experience of working in the areas of disability, equality, diversity, participation, human rights, community engagements and inclusion, she is a woman of many talents and is an experienced trainer, equality and inclusion advisor and university lecturer, and has written numerous blogs, articles and led on equality, diversity and inclusion campaigns. During 2016 she led a roundtable event at the House of Lords readdressing the balance of Equality, Race and Disability. Parmi was contributed as a speaker at the UN Geneva Social Forum reviewing CRPD on the 10th Anniversary during October 2016 highlighting areas of inequalities, unmet needs, unsupported participation and unheard voices. Parmi is leading and involved in several international projects and has developed a joint project with the Commonwealth Youth Council called ?Commonwealth Include Me 2? reviewing and supporting disabled children and young people?s rights and inclusion in the Commonwealth and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG?s). Furthermore Parmi was key to developing the pilot project via Include Me TOO to support World Merit?s Merit360 programme supporting and increasing participation and inclusion of disabled young people in SDG?s and Merit 360, this programme is being piloted this year. Through her creative and holistic methodology Include Me TOO are a leading charity in ensuring the participation of disabled children, young people, strengthening their voices, sharing their aspirations and role as global change makers. Parmi is an Ambassador for Women of the Future and Disability and Inclusion Ambassador for World Health Innovation Summit. She also has written blogs for Huffington post and is a blogger sharing her son?s Callum?s journey.
Visionary Founder at POEM Foundation
Every millennium, there are a few voices that capture the collective imagination of the world; with their powerful presence and effortless persuasion! Harbinger of miracles, spiritual oracle Mynoo Maryel has sparked a global movement of restoring dignity and enriching lives. An erstwhile specialist advisor to key leaders throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the boards of several Fortune 100 companies, Mynoo represented the UK in major EU policy development for information and communications technologies, as well as some pioneering economic regeneration initiatives in London. Mynoo subsequently experienced a series of spiritual awakenings and connected with the true mission of her soul. She wrote her deeply inspiring international bestseller 'The BE book', in the solitude of her POEM Foundation resort in Bali. The book was celebrated in India, via the revered Speaking Tree as a guide to self-liberation. www.speakingtree.in/article/practice-makes-perfect
CEO and Founder at Royal Signs Interpreting Agency, LLC
Priscilla McNealy is a wife, mom, a member of the Army National Guard, and she is the CEO and founder of Royal Signs Interpreting Agency. She is also a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult). Because she was born into the Deaf world, sign language was her first language. She saw her Deaf parents experience both discrimination and oppression. Priscilla realized that the primary reason her parents were experiencing this is because there was a lack of knowledge about Deaf culture. Her mission is to educate people and entities that being Deaf is not a disability, it is a lifestyle. As a result, she founded Royal Signs Interpreting Agency and is on a mission to bridge the communication gap between the Deaf and Hearing communities. There are over 70 million Deaf people in the world who are more than worth connecting to. Royal Signs also helps corporate brands increase their loyal customer base and their revenue by tapping into an untouched market and provide training, captioning and transcription services as well as keynote messages at events. Royal Signs has worked with brands and companies such as The Clinton Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The United States Postal Service, and National American Miss. When Priscilla is not busy running Royal Signs Interpreting and serving her country, she enjoys traveling with her husband and four children.
Editor-In-Chief at Galdemzine
Liv?s main interests are women?s rights and asylum, having worked on a range of research projects, from women sleeping on the streets in Dublin to the experiences of women seeking asylum here in the UK. She?s supported Organisations such as the Simon Community, Women for Refugee Women and Restless Development. Her main areas of study at university have been international relations, feminism, gender and Law and will be studying at SOAS this coming September on a full scholarship (Gender and Law). She?s also a freelance journalist having worked for publications such as The Guardian and Wonderland. Liv is editor-in-chief of an online magazine written by young women of colour (gal-dem.com) from across the UK, there are now over 60 contributors to the platform which launched in September 2015. The publications content has been featured by a range of media outlets such as The Voice, The Guardian, Dazed, ASOS, Time Out London and more. Liv in included on this email should you have any immediate questions about her or her work.
Author, Speaker and Mentor. Founder of Discover Your Bounce Limited
Nicky has a unique talent for breaking down the barriers that hold you back in life and giving you the confidence energy and passion to live the life of your dreams After suffering a stroke and fully recovering within 3 years Nicky walks her talk and can hold your hand through your bouncing back process Nicky is the Founder of Discover Your Bounce delivering health and happiness programmes for entrepreneurs and organisations Nicky has 11 books in publication including Rescued By The Coastguard She is a regular speaker passionate about creating more wellbeing in everyday life Nicky has passion in buckets she loves to inspire she gives great hugs and she s a good listener Nicky s knowledge knack for stress-busting and infectious laugh is a favourite combination with entrepreneurs aiming for success Connect with Nicky www.discoveryourbounce.com ,www facebook com discoveryourbounce www facebook com nickymarshallauthor www twitter com bounce2success https www youtube com channel UCBXK2Ut7IyL39-Pc1cRr2lA Or send her an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher, therapist, coach
Teacher, coach and public speaker Georgia has been in the business of delivering complementary therapy courses and exercise classes for over 24 years in both further and higher education. She has trained hundreds of students in the United Kingdom and holds an array of qualifications in her chosen area. She has had extensive experience working with the elderly, young people, asylum seekers, mental health, the LGBT community, addiction & terminal illness to name but a few. With extensive experience working within the voluntary and private sector she now runs her own business teaching and treating clients by offering effective 121 and group sessions in the Bristol area. With an aim to help others to help themselves she has started developing Yoga Fusion, the latest style of exercise & self help. Yoga Fusion is designed to empower, educate and enable individuals to improve fitness levels and look their health and well being from a different perspective. This is achieved by fusing together pain management techniques, complementary therapy and exercise including Vinyasa yoga. Due to be launched next year with options for classes for the complete beginner right through to the Yoga Fusion Teacher Training course. You can find Georgia on Linkedin &contact her on yogafusionBristol@gmail.com
Co-Director of Relaxed Birth and Parenting
Louise Bennett is Co director of Relaxed Birth and Parenting which was founded in 2007.Louise felt the calling to work in the arena of pregnancy, birth and parenting during her first pregnancy when she lived on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica Louise is an aromatherapist, active birth teacher, couple counsellor and reflexologist. Louise has worked in and alongside the NHS developing, designing and delivering breastfeeding peer support services she has a passion for supporting and champing women. She creates a safe and healing space for women, babies and families and enjoys bringing her passion, humour and delight to those she works with. Louise is a mother of two Sons and a grandmother . Alongside her love of healing, she loves being in nature with her dog, gardening and camping, cooking and creating. She draws on many inspirations from spiritual traditions and astrology. Louise provides; ?A delicious blanket of love and care that enables you to soften and trust yourself so that you can fully enjoy your parenting journey?
Managing Director at Fagee Fashions
Born in Zimbabwe from a humbled family of eleven, daughter of Chief Nemangwe and a proud mother of five children. Faith played a vital role in the liberation of Zimbabwe known as Chimurenga from the age of 9 in the 70s as (chimbwido) junior fighter. She spent her early adult working as a community development officer and an activist in Zimbabwe. In 2002, she migrated to the United Kingdom as a political refugee. In 2006 Faith founded the African Women?s Empowerment Forum of which she is a Director and the CEO. The African Women?s Empowerment Forum is an umbrella organisation that aims empower African women migrants, refugees and asylum seekers issues, providing support so they have the best opportunities to fulfil their potential. She has participated in the migrants & migration impact programme working across European countries advocating on issues of Poverty and asylum. Faith has an excellent track record, specialising in women migrant affairs, an activist, help in championing issues, such as women and children held in detention. In 2011, she led a national campaign ?reunite me with my children?, following a legislation passed by the UK parliament to stop migrants from uniting with their families. She is an active participator in voluntary sector, as philanthropist, volunteer, part of strategic boards, engaged in keynote and motivational speaking, engaged in various civic affairs and had shadowed the lord mayor. She is a strategic planner, driven by effective outcome. She is Change-maker UK , now a campaigning strategist. She received numerous awards for her contributions, including a business award in Zimbabwe in 1990, 2010 she received a Ryan foundation Fellowship award for Refugee & enterprenuel and finally 2016 was awarded business award through Tern Refugee Award Faith is a socialist and a true visionary that have a clear understand in turning vision into reality and an entrepreneur establishing the garment industry, running her own fashion business Fagee Fashions & Enterprise. She believed she is inspired by her late father Mr Mangisi Marumisa.
Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist
Mary is a clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, accredited by both the Hypnotherapy and Counselling Societies in the UK. Mary holds an MA from University of Greenwich and has been running her own private practice for five years. With a high success rate and a specialised interest in the treatment of addiction, particularly for drugs and alcohol, Mary is a qualified Alcohol Control Therapist currently researching the link between hypnotherapeutic treatments and spirituality as a precursor to success. Mary has also successfully treated many clients suffering with anxiety, stress and depression related to a wide variety of causes by combining counselling and hypnotherapy. Offering therapeutic healing techniques provides comfort and enables individuals to self-reflect, both consciously and subconsciously allowing them to move on with their lives. Depression, traumas, habits, phobias and weight problems can be manifested from anxiety and stress that may eventually result in physical illness. Mary works with younger clients exposed to abuse and bullying during their educational years helping to rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and strengthen meaningful, two-way relationships. Mary recently stepped down as Leader (Chair) of the Kent Branch of ?Women in Rural Enterprise? (WiRE), a national women?s business networking organisation devoted to helping and supporting women in small business to pursue other international interests; this is a post she held for three years
Ayurveda Queen B , Director Owner Sumpura Foods Ltd
Bilay is an entrepreneur, passionate about food and is besotted with mind and body's gut connection. Presently developing a programme for an individual to learn to understand their own body, feed and treat it in most conducive manner. Bilay enthuses on an unspoken spirituality about how real it is to follow yogic discipline. Brimming with bonhomie and good natured bullishness Bilay possess a harbouring ambition to be a philanthropist for education and awareness in wellness.
Avanti-Pilates Founder, Massage Therapist
Ula has been running her own Pilates and Well-being business for the last 14 years, having previously graduated from Warsaw University as an Adult Education Specialist and a Contemporary Dance Teacher. She is also a Massage Therapist, an active Contemporary Dancer and voluntary Community Events Organizer. Ula is passionate about inspiring, empowering and supporting her students on their own, unique journeys through Pilates. Her skills of creating an atmosphere of warm spirituality, intimacy and trust, allow individuals to reconnect with their bodies on both a physical and spiritual level. They are facilitated to recognize, embrace and accept who they are, enjoying their own unique presence and energy, all of which brings about positive change and a feeling of having tapped into their inner child, which is a lovely and liberating feeling of freedom, inner power and pure happiness. She continues to explore, evolve and develop her Pilates and Well-being practice, combining her personal and professional experience with all her skills and passions. www.avanti-pilates.co.uk
Group of International Private and Social Enterprises and NGOs
Madi is an Entrepreneur who founded and runs the Madi Group, a group of International private sector & not for profit companies and NGOs. The philosophy is to create innovative ideas tailored to local action which can achieve global impacts beneficial to a sustainable society.
Madi titles herself ?Victim to Changemaker? as her personal experience has taken her through the University of Life as a victim of domestic violence, a single parent and entrepreneurship as she established her first company from her kitchen at home, which grew to 2 factories and 35 staff. She has received the honours of Asian Woman of Achievement and UK?s Best Boss, along with the fastest company to pass Investors in People.
Madi is a public speaker internationally, particularly in the field of entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship, diversity, gender balance and her passion for corporate social responsibility CSR. Her presentations, spoken from the heart, motivate and inspire and seek to make others consider their ability to affect change. She presents and teaches in schools, universities and to forward thinking businesses and organisations.
Madi is the author of Madi No Excuses! book www.madinoexcuses.com. Additionally, Madi is a member of The European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, a Prime Minister?s appointment, representing the Employer?s Group.
?My greatest achievement is taking an unknown single parent of ethnic minority background, without qualifications, and making her a global case study and role model. I love what I do, there are not enough hours in a day, and I am proud that my enthusiasm inspires others?.
Founder ?Women in Sustainability, the network for women creating positive change for a sustainable future
Rhian has always been fascinated by what enables people to make choices that boost their well-being and personal happiness, as well as benefit the planet. After two decades of working within the environmental sector designing behaviour change programmes and advising UK Government, Rhian retrained as an Executive & Career Coach. She set up Women in Sustainability in 2014 to enable women to flourish in careers that are building a sustainable world. She is the author of two books, award-winning ?Alchemy for the Mind: Create Your Confident Core?, and Amazon No.1 best-seller ?Choose to Flourish: How to Change Career and Thrive in Life?. Rhian has a special interest in coaching young people, to help them gain the clarity and confidence they need as they set out into the world. She is also a Director of Catalyse Change CiC, a social enterprise empowering young women for sustainability.
Founder of Girl Child Network Sierra Leone
Co-Founder of Guadalupe Old Girls Association-UK and Founder of Girl Child Network Sierra Leone. A register social worker with HPC membership in the UK. Knowledge in starting off organization from humble begining is a God given gift and implementing projects and monitory activities. A trainer and inspirational speaker, Mentoring girls and women, and workshops and seminars organizer on women and girls empowerment. I am a Qualified Social Worker with 5 years hands on social work experience. I am skilled at working with varied client groups and assessing their needs. I have experienced in conducting client interviews and writing case reports, reviewing care plans and making recommendation for improvement. I also have experience of multi-agency working, and being part of a multi-disciplinary team, referring service users to appropriate services. Able to use own initiative to resolve issues, as well as working within organizational policies and procedures. I have excellent IT and organizational skills and able to work within deadlines. Willing to learn new skills and share knowledge to further progress within the field of social work. I have exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal Knowledge of various legislation e.g. Children Act 1989, 2004 (section 27 and 47), Children leaving Care Act (2000), The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Race Relations Act 1976, The Sex Discrimination Act 1975,The Human Rights Act 1989. Established a national and regional offices for our network in Sierra Leone. Set up a drop-in center and resources center for girls in Sierra Leone Appointed Director of Girls Empowerment Initiative at Girl Child network Worldwide- UK
CEO/Founder of( FAWP ) Forum for African
Kate, a mother of four, was widowed when her youngest was eighteen months. She has over 30 years? midwifery experience, with a wealth of knowledge in women health and social issues that are prevalent in communities. She champions causes like health, children and young people, single parents and vulnerable groups in the community. Kate has over 10 years? experience in politics which included Mayor of Enfield in 2013. Kate has a Law Degree and Long Service Award for services to pregnant women, plus other numerous awards. 2007 conferred with the Honorary Freedom of The London Borough of Enfield for her service in the community 2008, conferred with Chieftain Title in her homeland Nanka- Nigeria, as :- ?Ada Jelu Mba Tulu Ugo?, meaning ?our daughter that went to foreign land and brought us glory?
Best Selling Author,Speaker & Coach
Tiana Patrice is a captivating bestselling author, thought leader, transformational speaker and founder of The Fearless Tour, a global experience designed to educate and empower women, as well as give them tools and strategies to live fearlessly on purpose. Tiana holds a deep passion for supporting the personal and entrepreneurial development of women all over the world and specializes in equipping women to shift their mindsets, own their power, and push through their fear, while living the life that they absolutely deserve. Her message of empowerment has been spotlighted on The Huffington Post, WTVY News (A CBS Station), WGRX News (A NBC Station), WOOF FM, MMIA Magazine, The Freedom Biz Podcas, Quit The 9-5 podcast and most recently as a guest contributor for Forbes Women Under 30 Her book Fifty Two Shades of Fearless: Powerful Declarations For The Purpose Driven Woman inspires women to shift their way of thinking, declare greatness over their lives, stand on faith and make the conscious decision to fear less. Tiana?s vulnerability of sharing her story empowers women to keep pushing when things seem impossible. Her vibrant personality and conversational tone incites a spark among her audiences to take immediate action outside of their comfort zone, let go of the self-limiting beliefs, divorce their fear and reach their fullest potential.
Cheryl Wood is an international keynote speaker, leadership expert, and women?s empowerment champion who has a passion for supporting the personal and professional development of women globally. She equips women with tools and strategies to immobilize their fears, stretch their thinking, expand their expectations, and take bigger risks in order to reach their fullest potential. Cheryl?s compelling story of fearlessly transitioning from the mother of three who was frantically running the corporate rat race as a legal secretary to immobilizing her own fears and growing a 6-figure speaking and coaching business inspires women globally to breathe life into their own possibilities. Cheryl has been featured on media outlets including the Dr. Oz Show, Forbes Magazine, Bronze Magazine, Essence, Black Enterprise, The Washington Informer, Afro-American Newspaper, Fox 5 News, Fox 45 News and Radio One. Recognition for her work includes the 2016 Metropolitan Business Woman of the Year Award, 2015 Business Trailblazer Award, 2014 Success In Stilettos Award, 2013 Willie Jolley Motivational Speaker Award, and 2012 Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
CEO & Founder at Get OnBoard Technologies
I am Frances McDaniel, 2016 Graduate of the Fox School of business Temple University Executive MBA Program. I was Inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society in 2015, mentor to 2 current MBA students, CEO of Get OnBoard Technologies, and Smart Skirts INC. I have traveled Internationally and collaborated in South Africa with Coca Cola, MTN South Africa, and many other organizations for profit and not for profit. Recognized as one of the top 20 new business Idea Concept recipients in 2015 for an Idea Competition at Temple University. Participated and Interviewed top investors to assist new business owners in gaining the attention of investors. Visionary Executive leading high level performance teams to enhance growth and profitability. Empowering people to succeed, through outreach, education, resources, is one of the greatest attributes that I am always willing to share in any sized organization locally and globally. Throughout my 20 plus years of hands on experience in leadership, management, training, in an economically diverse nation and my top executive level education I offer solutions using strategies, analytics, relationship building, innovations, and project management. I am a mother of 2 Children, a wife and professional who believes in creativity, innovations and opportunity for all. I focused my recent activities on entrepreneurial opportunities to help build and empower new leaders. With over 20 years of corporate experience, and leadership I know the importance of community involvement, and continuous education. As Past President of Rotary International (Springfield, PA) we built a new water system in Belize as well as raise funding for protoplast surgeries globally. I have been a speaker and volunteer at local top Universities such as Temple?s Fox school of business to assist recent graduates with career opportunities and Cheyney University for financial literacy and fraud protection. I enjoy running, learning, teaching, traveling, meeting new people and being able to participating with my children in their extracurricular actives. I recently completed a half marathon in 2014 and I am currently training for a marathon in 2016-2017. It is important to me that I maintain a healthy work life balance.
Dr. Marissa Pei
Inspirational Speaker, TV Commentator
Introducing Marissa Pei, Ph.D. an Inspirational Speaker, TV Commentator, On-Air Personality ?the Asian Oprah?, Consulting Psychologist, Author, Life Balance Coach, Singer/Songwriter and Global Thought Leader. Using her doctorate in Organizational Psychology, Dr. Marissa has been speaking, coaching and facilitating to hundreds of Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Cedars-Sinai, AT&T, Mattel, Toyota and Bank of America for the past 27 years. A former graduate school professor? at Boston University Brussels, European Business School, and the Anderson Graduate School of Management UCLA, she has since ?retired? from teaching to speak, write, and commentate on a variety of Life Balance Topics including How to have More Joy and Less Stress at Work and at Home, How to Jump Off the Hamster Wheel into Balanced Living and How to be Happy 88 percent of the Time. Her popular syndicated talk radio show ?Take My Advice, I?m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa? on Universal Broadcasting Network out of the Sunset Gower studios in Hollywood California and syndicated on CNBC News Radio KCAA AM 1050 FM 106.3 and now on I Heart Radio has had a plethora of past Oprah guests including Dr. John Gray, Neale Donald Walsch, Fran Drescher, Don Miguel Ruiz to name a few. Her popularity is evidenced by over 500,000 downloads of 200+ shows on ITunes and YouTube with over 180,000 regular listeners in over 100 countries after 4 short years. Originally dubbed ?the kinder gentler Dr. Laura? she is now known as the ?Asian Oprah?, because of her many past Oprah in addition to winning the 2014 Asian Heritage Award, 2014 Lotus Business Person of the Year Award and the 2012 Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She also holds the 2007 Remarkable Woman of the Year Award and the 2005 Role Model of the Year Award in Business and Media presented by Hillary Clinton in Washington DC. Interviewed internationally, she was featured in a 3-page spread in the Marie Claire China fashion magazine as one of the influential women in their anniversary issue 2014. Dr. Pei has been featured as a television guest and commentator on Hunting the Lost Symbol, Nostradamus: A Scientific Inquiry (Discovery Channel, Planet Green, Documentary Channel), Totally Out of Control People: Surveillance in the Workplace (ABC/Discovery) Busted on the Job (FOX); UFO?s: Put to the Test and Monster Myths ((The Learning Channel); Making It (KTLA), KUSI News, CW6 San Diego to name a few and produced Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa on SB-TV(Adelphia). Dr. Marissa co-authored a bestselling text published by Jossey Bass ?Organization Development & Consulting? with Dr. Fred Massarik, UCLA professor emeritus, as well as ?Mommy, What Are Feelings?? an interactive children?s book illustrated by her daughters which has been recognized for helping autistic children express their feelings. A Global Thought Leader, she created The 21 Fast from Complaining with Dr. Marissa cementing her broad social media reach and the practice of Balance Tai Qi Qong: A moving meditation that promotes Inner Peace, now on DVD, to continue her global movement work aimed at changing planetary consciousness towards Peace, Prosperity, Joy, Balance, Creativity and Love.
CEO, World Footprints Media
Tonya Fitzpatrick is a lawyer by training but an intrepid traveler and global citizen by heart. She is co-Founder of World Footprints Media http://worldfootprints.com/ and co-hosts the multi award-winning World Footprints radio show with her husband, Ian. World Footprints stands on the foundation of social responsibility and inspiring life journeys. Through the World Footprints platforms, Tonya travels deeper to share our common humanity, coaches people to live their best life through travel and she shares interesting back-stories from destinations she explores. Listeners have been inspired by the interviews Tonya has held with prominent figures like the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Ken Burns, Jack Hanna, Stefanie Powers, David Rockefeller, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Jr., and others. A published author, Tonya has contributed a chapter in a career inspiration book with Stephen Covey, co-created a Baltimore travel app and authored an e-itinerary guide for Washington, DC. She is a TEDx presenter and she?s presented at seminars and conferences around the country, including FestiGals in New Orleans. Tonya has also served as moderator for the Environmental Film Festival and a film presentation at the National Press Club. Her professional career is diverse and ranges from a fundraising executive for a theatre to a politico. Under President George W. Bush, she received an appointment as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education; she was placed as a federal contractor as Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and, Tonya has served on Capitol Hill and other in other political capacities. Tonya received a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Wayne State University. She has lived, studied or worked in England, Russia and China. Some of her appearances include public radio, the CBS and NBC networks and Retirement Living. Tonya has also been featured in Black Enterprise, USA News Report and several books including ?This Is NOT The Career I Ordered?. When she is not crossing the globe, Tonya lives in the metro Washington, DC area with her husband Ian and their cat, Irwin.
Carrie Scott (Carolyn)
Development Director , Rising Star Outreach
Carrie Scott is the Development Director for Rising Star Outreach a nonprofit organization that lifts the leprosy affected in India helping to build a world without stigma She is also the Director of Development and Operations for Promethean Spark International a nonprofit organization that helps impoverished youth throughout the world break the cycle of poverty by inspiring change from within In addition to these roles Carrie is a professional musician who has performed throughout the United States and in other parts of the world over the past two decades Her music has been featured on radio film and television and she fronts The Soulistics Utah s premiere dance and party band As a business owner and a therapist Carrie has worked with a diverse clientele ranging from children and teenagers to adults on probation and parole She dreams of a world in which she can spend all day reading Malcolm Gladwell books eating Swiss chocolate swimming at the beach hiking in the mountains listening to good music and writing the world?s greatest novel.
I grew up in Ohio, spent 16 years living in Arizona and other beautiful Western US locations, although most recently I spent 6 years in Southern New Hampshire. I started my first business in 2006 doing in-home coaching for fitness and nutrition. It wasn?t long before I was pretty tired of driving around town all day! I opened my own boutique fitness studio Synergy Total Fitness in 2008 where we specialized in Personal Training, Yoga, and Spinning. It was awesome! I won the 2009 Best of Flagstaff, AZ award for Personal Training services and was nominated for the prestigious Athena award for Women in Business through the Chamber of Commerce. I help people feel healthy, connected and On Purpose by teaching them daily habits that create measurable results. From the huge accomplishments my clients have had like losing 100 pounds or winning Figure Competitions, to the less obvious but just as thrilling results of healing relationships, learning how to communicate in a way that your needs are met and you and your partner feel seen , heard and respected everyone has things they desire to up-level. My most rewarding work comes from helping clients develop a level of self-mastery in many areas of their life so that they are able to live a life that is authentic and in alignment with their core values. I believe you must bring your whole self into the coaching process if you want to create real and lasting change. That includes your personality, your honesty, your spirituality and most importantly your sense of humor. I?m known to deliver highly innovative and high quality wellness and personal development coaching, programs, and Intensives. That?s because my team and I care deeply about you and are committed to serving you on a personal, ?high-touch / low-tech? level. My clients get intimate access to me through products, programs and live events, where I share practical wisdom from leading authorities in nutrition, fitness, healthy relationships, as well as thought leaders who specialize in creating personal happiness. I got to this point in my career by learning not just from books, but from my own mistakes and success! I never pretend to have all the answers and I make my fair share of mistakes too? But, my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I?m living and learning and to keep it real and honest as I go.
Writer and a Poetry Therapy Facilitator
Marie is an engaging, passionate woman with a commitment to empower and serve people through speaking, expressive writing and her books of short stories and poetry. Her passion radiates to others and fills them with a sense of ?I can? live a healthier lifestyle of harmony and peace. She believes in the power of the written word to heal, and her plus twenty years of experience tells her that each person is able to find their way through writing, regardless of their writing experience. Every piece of writing from writing a postcard to journal entries to stories, invites and introspection and learning of self. Marie?s mission is to empower all of us to join in community of sisterhood to honor, serve and empower each other. Currently, she is working on a project called, ?Gold in the Soul,? choosing to find beauty in others. One of the things that amazes me about Marie, is her ability to inspire people to take one small step.? CEO Baseline, Inc. ?For example. Marie inspired a friend and her sister to speak at the One Billion Rising event 2016 held on the Idaho State Capital Steps. Neither woman had spoken at such an event before. Both women left stating they had felt empowered
Tyema has over ten years experience in event planning and 15+ years experience in administration in Corporate America and in Hospitality Industry. In 2011, she established her own business ? GirlTini, based out of Philadelphia, Pa. She created this company to empower women. She loves sisterhood and everything related to uplifting, empowering and encouraging women in the world. She prides herself on providing platforms where women are living, laughing and learning from each other?s life experiences. Along with being a businesswoman, she is a philanthropist. Tyema takes proud