*Thaawar Chand GehlotMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of IndiaGehlot started his political journey as a student leader. Currently, the party's national general secretary, Gehlot's journey was not a smooth sailing. After taking charge as the Cabinet Minister, he said that the first preference of his ministry will be to work for the upliftment of the dalits and the poor. The decision to include Gehlot in the Cabinet is seen as a representation of the backward sections of society.
A party loyalist, Gehlot has occupied various positions in the party. Moving a step higher in the ladder of success from being a student leader, he was elected to the legislative assembly of Madhya Pradesh thrice. The next step was the Lok Sabha elections. He became the Member of Parliament between 1996 and 2009. Gehlot represented the Shajapur constituency. However he lost the 2009 General Elections.
The time when he was incharge of the Scheduled Caste Morcha of BJP, he worked for the social and economic upliftment of the backward classes. The determination to work for the welfare of the weaker sections of the society continues till date. Talking to the media after assuming charge as the Cabinet Minister he said that his ministry will work "for the social, economic and educational empowerment of scheduled caste, other backward classes, and persons with disabilities. The Department would also ensure implementation of schemes for senior citizen and schemes for drug prevention".
Gehlot also added that "all efforts will be made for proper implementation of schemes and ensuring that if there are any shortcomings in implementation, such shortcomings shall be attended too immediately and removed. In case schemes are not implemented properly, accountability shall also be fixed".
Aabha VatsaPoet , Author and BloggerAabha Vatsa is a Poet, Author and Blogger from India. Her writing journey started IN 2010 with her Blog, DAFFODILS, www.smilewidabha.com . She has published one Travelogue titled Barfani Baba, To Amarnath Happily and six poetry books titled Harmony, Home Alone, Miracle, Desire, Mannequin and Euphoria. She has also contributed to several anthologies including ones on Kamla Das titled I Am A WOMAN and Dr Abdul Kalam titled HOPE REBORN, KAAFIYANA and COLORS OF REFUGE. Two poetry books titled DANCE and COMPASSION and a short story collection titled MONSOON MUSINGS are to be published in April end. She was awarded the MARGDARSHAN award for Blogging in 2013 and INSPIRING GEMS OF INDIA, Queen by Dr Shivangi Maletia, a woman Empowerment coach, in 2017.Besides the two proposed Manuscripts, LADY IN RED and INNOCENCE she is currently working on her first fiction novel. She believes in the power of the written word and is a firm believer of Karma.
Aarati KumarCo-Founder and CO at Mattsen KumarAarati 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
Abha SahgalFormer, Principal at Sanskriti SchoolI have been an educationist for 37 years and what started as an interest and profession quickly became a passion. Being with children is now as important for me as the essentials for sustenance!
My journey in education started from Delhi Public School RK Puram in 1980. I taught English to age groups of 8 to 17. My students are now adults who are contributing to society and remember the days we spent together very fondly. I am especially proud of the very strong relationship I had with each class of mine.
In 1995 DPS management gave me the responsibility of heading the Primary School of DPS RK Puram at Vasant Vihar. Those were the most fruitful years of my career, when I was at my creative best. We worked on a number of innovations in the pedagogy by constantly researching about the latest trends. The school during this period stood apart from others as dynamic and happening.
In 2000, I left the country to start a school for DPS at Sharjah, UAE. This was the most challenging assignment of my career. I was to set up a school in a foreign land keeping in mind the local sensitivities and rules. Though a tough task, I remember this experience with a feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction. By the time I left this school in 2008, it was regarded as the top school, excelling in academic, sports and the cultural arenas. In 8 years it had grown from 180 to 4500 students! DPS Sharjah will always be a feather in my cap and I am proud of being its Founder Principal.
I joined Sanskriti in 2008. The school echoed my vision and philosophy of education – that each child is unique and the purpose of education is to understand this difference and nurture each child accordingly. After my taking over as the Principal, we have embarked on new vistas and are looking forward to new excitements ahead.
The school average in Class 12 Board exams has shown a marked increase consistently since 2008. I have never let the school lose sight of its vision, which is ‘’to create happy, feeling and thinking Sanskritians who will be the change makers’’. Values are the most important aspect in my school and I ensure that while academics gets its due, the children grow up as positive thinking, humane individuals.
In Sanskriti I have constantly worked at empowering my teachers. There is always a stimulating atmosphere in the school encouraging teachers to add on to their expertise. Besides this, I have been able to give the teachers space to experiment and innovate.
Adedamola LadejobiCEO, AskdamzAdedamola 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.
Ms.Aditi Rao HydariIndian film actressAditi 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.
Agatha AmataCEO of Inside Out Media LTDtAgatha Amata is a Media Expert & Consultant, TV & Movie Producer, Seasoned Speaker, Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show "Inside-Out with Agatha” and "Inside-out Extra", the longest running independent talk show(s) on Nigerian television which she hosted for 20years.
She is also the Managing Director of Inside-Out Media Ltd, a media consultancy and production outfit based in Lagos, Nigeria, which birthed RAVE TV (www.raveng.tv), an interactive television platform on DTT (transmitting on GOTV (CH113), Startimes (CH125), MYTV and Abuja DSO Free TV (CH 745) in Lagos and a Radio station situated in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria: TREND FM 100.9 offering a package of audience participatory and educative content that cuts across the African borders.
Her love and passion for the youths, women and humanity endeared the extension of the vision to founding a Non Governmental Organisation known as Foundation For Effective Socio-Economic Change In Africa (FESECA) through which she hopes to employ the media as an effective tool for societal moral rearmament.
She is a member of the Electronic Media Content Owners Association Of Nigeria (EMCOAN), Advertising Practitioners Council Of Nigeria (APCON), Women In Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and is affiliated to the following non-governmental organisations: Project Alert, Media Concern Initiative and Gold Crest Foundation for women & Children.
Aimee Hashim Founder, LoveLuxe Trading IncDubbed 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.
Aisha AmjadPolitician, Lawyer, Writer and Media ExpertAisha 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.
Aisha BaaboodSocial EntrepreneurAisha Baabood is a social entrepreneur who strives to promote social entrepreneurship in Oman. Additionally, she is a co- founder & the executive director of the White Hands Center for Assistive Technology & rehabilitation which is the only that is specialized in assistive technology & Irlen Syndrome. She is the only Omani Irlen Syndrome Screener. Furthermore, she has won 5 SME Awards; 3 of them were awarded for her social contribution by Omantel in 2014 and the other by Al Zubair in 2015. Also, she won Al Ma’ra Excellence Award for Social Responsibility in November 2015.
Academically, she has MA degree from Sussex University in International Education with a minor specialisation in the curriculum development & teacher Education. She served a lecturer for 10 years at Sultan Qaboos University. She had many memberships in many committees such as the ELT conference, ELT Exhibition, Social Committee, Community Services and the Promotion Committee. Moreover, she was member in many associations that serve the disabled community.
She is an advocate parent and activist in the disabilities rights, who is trying constantly to implement the disabled laws and raise awareness in the community with regard to the disabilities.
Aiste PtakauskeChief 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.
Ajay RamasubramaniamDirector, Zone Startups IndiaAt Zone Startups India, Ajay oversees the flagship accelerator operations as well as leads new initiatives, including corporate innovation programs and thematic accelerators under the Zone Startups brand.
Prior to Zone Startups India, Ajay was the Director – India Operations for SkillsDox Inc., a Canadian ed-tech company; wherein he helped the company set up in India and establish its initial partnerships, as well as raise INR 150 Cr.
In an earlier role, Ajay worked for the Government of Ontario, Canada for 5-years, where he was responsible for bilateral trade and investment relations between Ontario and India.
Ajay began his career working in Tanzania (East Africa) for 4 years, where he was involved in World Bank and African Development Bank projects. During this term, he assumed the role of an “intrapreneur”, and built a social enterprise in the agri-inputs value chain, wherein he built revenues in excess of $1Mn within the first 1.5 yrs.
Ajay is an MBA in Marketing & Finance and a B.Com in Financial Management from Mumbai University has 12+ years of cross-functional work experience with startups, international business and Governments, across North America, East Africa & South .
Akanksha BhatnagarHi, I am Akanksha, 27 years old. I enjoy working with my father in developing fun science activities for school children and considers myself the guinea pig providing insights into the development and learning process in children. Lately, I have also started participating in design challenging model
Alakananda DasSocial entrepreneurSocial entrepreneur from of feild of handloom with teaching and fashion designing as a background I aim to make a holistic approach to the rural and grassroot artisian by providing them with a vision mission and market I was vice chairperson of ficci flo for the term 2016 17 founder treasurer and genral secretary of India club ladies wing Founder joint secretary of Tribeni Sangha a socio-cultural organisation School sports captain amongst various other posts .
Alenka SmerkoljMinister for Development, Strategic Projects and CohesionAlenka Smerkolj leads Slovenia's government efforts to define and implement Slovenia's long-term vision and development strategy. She was appointed as the Minister for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion on 19 November 2014. Before that she was a State Secretary at the
Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy. Alenka Smerkolj has over 25 years of work experience in the field of international business and financial markets. For year she worked at the Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (NLB) where she held several positions, amo them also the position of the director responsible for financial markets.Throughout the years she has gained valuable experience with NLB liquidity management, she headed the communication with the Bank of Slovenia and the Treasury of the Ministry of Finance regarding NLB Group liquidity management. Moreover, she was responsible for balance sheet management, trade in financial instruments, investment banking and securities custody. She was
responsible for relations with the key NLB international banking partners and was also in charge of supervision and coordination regarding the issuance of NLB debt instruments. Alenka Smerkolj was in
charge of promoting the sales of capital market instruments of the Slovenian companies. She was a member of the Treasury Board at the Bank Association of Slovenia. She participated in various expert groups and gave lectures worldwide.
Alex OkorojiNigerian Actress, Writer & Talk Radio Host Alex Okoroji is a Nigerian Actress, Writer, TV Personality, Talk Radio Host, Speaker, Author & Self-help Mentor with over 10 years of professional experience as a Media Personality, Creative Entrepreneur & Reinvention Coach.
She was spotlighted as 2015 'Global Consciousness' Raiser, A 2016 Featured Guardian Woman, An International Ambassador for #SheMatters Movement USA, An International Contributor for THE HUFFINGTON POST, The First “African Woman Living In Africa” to be featured alongside other powerhouse women on WOMEN ROCK PROJECT, and a 'Women Mentoring Women’s Mentor' for Idea Builders Global Initiative.
She was nominated in the Charles Otudor 'Personal Brands-To-Watch 2017' and was ranked one of the 'Top 250 Most Influential Women Leaders' in the World by Richtopia.
She is also the Creator of The NAKED Philosophy™, Founder of THE NAKED MOVEMENT, THE NAKED BLISS ACADEMY, Editor-in-Chief of BRAG! Magazine, C.E.O of The BRAG Media (a media consultancy) and President of THE BRAG CLUB for Influencers. She continues to successfully reinvent herself at every stage of her career.
Her popular LIVE International Talk Radio Show - THE NAKED TALK w/ Alex Okoroji is syndicated on 10 Global Networks with over 3.4 Million Listens around the world and she is the author of the widely acclaimed self-book - THE NAKED TRUTH: Lies Stripped.
She's an Advocate for EXPRESSION, a Reinvention Activist and a Multi Platform Ambassador for Self Empowerment & Transformation - Popularly called the QUEEN OF EXPRESSION by fans, for her ability to use any medium to stir up a conversation
and empower minds globally with her NAKED Philosophy™.
As a Thought Leader - She is known for her practical wisdom, straight talk and ability to connect with any audience. Her fusion of real-life stories, humor and conversational illustration allows her to engage with any audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.
To Connect or Learn More about Alex. VISIT her Official Website -- > www.AlexOkoroji.me
Alice NkoreDoctoral Student, Phillips Graduate University
Alice Nkore has worked with many organizations, including Walt Disney World Supply Chain Management in Florida and Konoike, a Japanese construction company in Uganda. She has also worked independently as a business consultant and change management specialist. She founded Integrated Training and Development Consulting, which trains private and public sector clients in personal development and leadership, mentoring and coaching. She is also the author of Seeds of Ambition. In 2013 with 8 other professionals founded growing organization known as the READERS TABLE intended to promote continuous learning after school with members in different parts of the world. She hosted a radio program: The Bookshelf to promote the culture of reading in Uganda. Alice is Pursuing a Doctor of Psychology in Organizational Management & Consulting at Phillips Graduate University, California. She holds an MBA from the University of Dallas in Texas and a BA in social sciences from Makerere University, Uganda.
Alison DonagheyAuthor at Domino ThinkingAlison Donaghey is a powerful dynamic speaker who challenges her audience to think about what they think about.She has been a featured speaker for the PowHERtalks speaker series, offering her unique perspective on business and life, and she continues to move audiences nationwide with her real talk and direct approach.
Alison’s innate talent for challenging the status quo is exactly what gave birth to her brand, Domino Thinking. Her philosophy is that we all have a significant responsibility – to ourselves and society as a whole – to examine our beliefs, opinions and positions in order to understand their ramifications. After hearing one of Alison’s fiery speeches, audience members often respond with “Wow! I never thought of it that way”.
In today’s busy world where we are constantly inundated with information, it is only natural to fall back on familiar patterns of thinking. Alison’s message is more important than ever: “We are simply putting Band-Aids on bullet holes. The business world changes so quickly, we lose sight of our customers. Our children’s needs have outgrown our education system. Our contributions to social causes are based on wishful thinking rather than relevant analysis.”
In response to these bullet holes, most people act with the best of intentions, but after hearing Alison speak, they understand why good intentions are no longer effective. Alison’s wide world view offers her listeners new ways of thinking so they can successfully maneuver through life with the tools and confidence to create better outcomes for themselves, their families and community.
In addition to speaking, Alison runs a successful painting company called Sonshine Girls Painting and continues to share her ‘uncommon thoughts’ with others as host of the Natural Born Speakers radio show.
Aliya AbbasAuthor & Motivational SpeakerAliya Abbas is an American self-help author, blogger, motivational speaker, social entrepreneur and business & life coach from Maryland, USA. She lives her life to the fullest with the motto, “live in the moment for the moment” and teaches others to do the same.
Alka DhillonCEO of Technalink,Inc
Alka Dhillon is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Technalink, Inc., a leading Technology company in North America. She is a Conscious Leadership Expert and International Speaker.
In addition to her responsibilities as CEO of Technalink, Ms. Dhillon uses her passion for technology as platform to give back. She is a keynote speaker to the Girls in Technology organization (GIT) on Entrepreneurship and STEM to inspire more girls to pursue STEM related careers. Ms. Dhillon is actively involved in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and serves as a board member.
Ms. Dhillon has been honored with numerous awards not only for her professional achievements, but also for her commitment to serving her community. Her accolades include receiving the 2012 BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award presented by SmartCEO, the Top 100 Women Leaders in STEM, the 2013 Locally Grown honor by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the Abe Veneable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Agency (MBDA).
Ms. Dhillon is the author of the book “The OM Factor®: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership: 7 Essential Tools and 7 Key Traits to Cultivate for Your Success and Well-Being. This book provides you with essential tools to deal with stressful situations in the workplace real-time, and also teaches how to cultivate key traits to limit those scenarios from arising so often. The OM Factor has received the Bronze Medal from Axiom Business Book Awards as one of the Best Business Books of 2016 in North America.
She contributes to The Huffington Post, Today.com & NBC Universal, blogs and offers OM Factor related merchandise and advice at www.alkadhillon.com.
Connect with her on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Ameera ShahMD,Metropolis HealthcareMs. Ameera Shah is the Managing Director and Promoter of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., a highly respected and multinational chain of diagnostic centers.
Ms. Shah has evolved Metropolis from its single pathology laboratory status to a fully integrated multinational chain of 137 diagnostic centers and 1000 collection centers across the globe. Metropolis delivers over 15 million tests a year, catering to more than 10,000 Laboratories, Hospitals, Nursing homes and 2,00,000 Consultants. With 34 years of experience in delivering accurate reports, Metropolis has earned the reputation of being India’s leading and only multinational chain of diagnostic centres with presence in UAE, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana.
She has revolutionized the pathology industry from being a doctor led practice to a professional corporate group in an extremely unregulated, competitive and fragmented market. Under her leadership, Metropolis has been the first to create a sustainable business model for pathology, the first to traverse in to emerging markets & the first to implement global standards of quality in all its processes & systems.
Ms. Shah received a degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and has also completed the prestigious Owner-President Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Ms. Shah is an eminent industry spokesperson and has been featured as a speaker in various National and International forums, industry events and conclaves. She has been a key-speaker at prestigious events organized by IIM- Ahmedabad, Harvard Business School, TedX, CII and many such reputed institutions. She has also been elected the Secretary of the IAPL (Indian Association of Pathology Laboratories) and is the Chairperson of the ‘FICCI Health services Western Subgroup’ that drives policy decisions at the Center. Ms. Shah is an independent director on the board of several reputed companies and she is also an advisor to many educational institutions.
An International & National award winner, She was conferred with ‘The Young entrepreneur of the Year Award’ by GE in 2006 and ‘The Young Achiever of the Year Award’ at the CMO Asia Awards in 2011. She was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2011 organized by Entrepreneur India and Bloomberg. She has been honored with ‘Exemplary Women Leadership award’ at the World Women Leadership and Congress awards 2014. She has been chosen as one of the most respected leaders under 40 years by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart (2014). Recently Forbes Asia listed Ms. Shah in the Asia’s Most Powerful Women 2015 for powering the rise of Metropolis Healthcare and brining a significant shift in the diagnostics industry. She is one among the only 12 Indian Women to be featured in this globally acclaimed list. Ms Shah has also been featured in the acclaimed ‘Young Global Leader’ list brought out by the prestigious ‘World Economic Forum’ in 2015.
Dr.Amira Al RaaidanHead of Mental Health DepartmentI m Dr Amira Abdul Mohsin Saleh Al Raaidan Director for Health Education Awareness programs Head of Mental Health Department Psychiatrist at Addiction Department Ex-Chairperson for Al- Hayaat association for raising community drug awareness
Amit MunjalCEO , Doctor InstaProfessional:
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Doctor Insta (India’s 1st Video Medicine Company that is bringing HealthCare to everyone’s Finger “Taps”) and BrahmaX Ventures, a Venture Capital Company turning Ideas into Reality
Ex-CFO and Head of Investments/Divestments at $120 Billion Division of CitiBank, USA
Ex-Senior Vice President of Growth & Investment Strategy at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (managed a $100 Billion Investment Fund)
Also did stints in Corporate Strategy Practice of Deloitte Consulting (Clients:Yahoo, Google, Expedia.com etc), at Johnson Center of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and at Kauffman Foundation
MBA from Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Advanced Management Certification from Harvard Business School, USA
An active Mentor and Advisor to many startups in USA and India
Has been involved with Capital Innovators, St Louis, MO (USA)- one of the top 10 accelerators of the Country
Charter Member of TiE, Delhi and of Los Angeles Chapter of CFA Institute
In his spare time, he likes to travel (has been to over 50 count
Amna BibiSecretary Planing at MEK Community DevelopmentAmna Bibi is secretary Planing of MEK Community Development. She is young graduate and social organizer with Water and Sanitation Project and raise awareness around the defecting villagers. She visit regularly every couple of days with her teem to encourage the women and girls and discuss their problems and explain that hygiene and sanitation are special problems for women and girls ,who want safe and clean drinking water and toilets because they want privacy, especially when they are menstruating.
They plan to create awareness among the masses about sanitation , menstrual hygiene, toilets and unsafe drinking water. They use behaveiour change process approach involving these steps, Wash hands with soap Organizing sanitary pads at home. Facilitation of supplies such as soap and sanitary pads. Child marriage is a manifestation of the violence End the violence against women
Ananya MaskaraI am a student of year 10 in the british school I have been participating in MUN for two years recently going for Beimun I also participated in round square in Bangalore Additionally I have been on my schools csr board and have been volunteering with different NGO s
Andreja CepusFounder, ENVIR, Accelerator of Conscious CreationAndreja Cepuš, coming from Slovenia, is Social Artist and Slovenia Chariperson of ALL Ladies League. She is serving as creative communications and intuitive PR contributor, writer and author, innermost potential activator, conscious organizer, host and facilitator of different workshops (on activating the authentic leadership potential) and uniquely designed women mentoring program Art of Being, as well as co-creator of other events and innovative platforms.
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 soul entrepreneurial path as ARS, Creative Communications, and is now fully dedicated to unite different fields of our society (business, art and spirituality) through her services 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, storytelling, sustainability and transformational education. Her services are based on feminine principle of creation with mission of bringing essence into presence and rising consciousness on our planet.
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Aneshree MoodleyConsultant SpecialistAneshree Moodley has four years of experience as a psychiatrist in the State health sector in South Africa. As part of her specialist training in psychiatry, Aneshree completed an MMED exploring the association between methamphetamine abuse and HIV risk behaviours among the mentally ill. At present, Aneshree is employed as a specialist consultant at the female acute unit at Valkenberg hospital where she completes a range of clinical, managerial, lecturing and research duties. She also completes educational outreach to her community. She has leadership roles on several committees including the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP). Aneshree is passionate about women’s mental health and has interests in HIV, female contraceptive use and substance use disorders. Aneshree is also intrigued by mental wellness, employee wellness, happiness indices and how these relate to local and global economies.
Angela BixbyEnergy Healer at Energy IntuitLiving beyond the five senses has always been a part of how Angela Bixby sees and approaches the world. She is a Certified Psychic Medium with the American Federation of Certified Psychics and Mediums, which has furthered her innate skills. Angela is a Certified Reiki Master and Energy Healer for her clients as well. In 2013 Angela conducted a weekly, Blog Talk Radio show where she and her colleagues would offer readings and insights. Angela offers healing and guidance to your questions by bridging angelic & spirit realms, dreamtime, energetic fields and our own physical world. Angela’s passion is teaching; she has an intuitive development coaching program called the Conscious Psychic Program where she encourages experiential styled learning to connect to one’s own, Intuition.
Angela holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, A Masters Certificate in Holistic Psychology and formerly worked in healthcare. Angela is working on her first book and is the mother of two spirited, young men in Chadds Ford, PA. She sees clients in Claymont, Delaware at Mind & Matter.
“Intuition is simply an expanded listening, something we all have access to.” ~ Angela Bixby
Teacher of English for all classes at various schools all over India especially trained to teach English as a second language and the Theory of Linguistics. Helped to devise the new English syllabus for 10 & 12th grades in collaboration with the British Council for CBSE School syllabus. Worked to formulate the NCERT Educational Policy 1986.
Taught a degree course in English at the Naval Academy (INS Mandovi) Goa for 4th year cadets in 1990.
Taught spoken English for business executives in a training centre and devised the curriculum in Kochi, Kerala. Did the same for executives in Goa being trained at the Shipping Institute Vasco-da-gama, Goa.1992-95
Joseph Conrad scholar- Life member of Joseph Conrad Society UK & USA. Present papers based on my thesis for M. Phil. Took active part in theatre events in school, college and as a teacher! Played leading roles in plays and dramatic productions.
Anita AhujaCreative Director of Conserve India & Conserve HRPAnita Ahuja has turned discarded plastic bags into a valuable resource. She combines principles from enterprise and social service in a new venture that recycles plastic waste and provides employment for ragpickers, one of the most marginalised groups in urban India. Using a proprietary process, they transform discarded plastic bags into a variety of fashionable products that are sold in high-end retail outlets abroad.
Anita KoromaFounder of Girl Child Network Sierra LeoneCo-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
Anita Nayyar CEO India & South Asia , Havas MediaAnita Nayyar is a veteran of Indian media being an integral part of its growth. As CEO she took on the mandate to expand the Havas Media Group footprint in these lucrative emerging SA markets in 2006.
Under her leadership Havas Media Group in India has grown exponentially. It has expanded its offerings as an integrated communications group for traditional, digital, mobile, performance marketing and out-of-home. The agency has grown 10 times in 8 years.
This 2015 RECMA ranked Havas Media in the Top 5 Media Agencies in its 2014 Qualitative Evaluation. Havas Media was ranked as the No.2 Indian Media Agency in the Agency Report Card 2014 by Campaign India. In 2013 RECMA graded Havas Media at No.1 in Compitches in both their preliminary reports. RECMA rated Havas Media Group as the fastest growing media agency in India at 43%, 3x the industry in 2012.
Anita was voted the 2nd most influential media person in India by The Brand Equity Survey in 2006 and has always been in the top list of the most influential media personalities ever since. Much awarded she has been recognized every year for her leadership and Havas Media has won at the agency level for its work.
Her 30+years in the industry have seen her passionately manage a mega portfolio of brands across sectors. A prominent speaker, moderator, panelist and judge at all major events and awards year on year; her views and opinions have been sort by both Indian and international media.
She started and went on to lead leading agencies in India including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Initiative Media, MediaCom and Starcom Worldwide.
Anita’s area of expertise is with business, brands and people as well as media, digital, mobile, entertainment, OOH and sports. She holds a Bachelors degree in Microbiology and has done her Post Graduation in Advertising and Marketing with a Masters in Management.
Anjali GopalanExecutive Director , Naz Foundation (India) TrustAnjali Gopalan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Naz Foundation (India) Trust. Anjali was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She studied in both India and the US, with a degree in political science, a postgraduate diploma in journalism, and a Masters in International Development. She began working on issues related to HIV/AIDS and marginalized communities in the United States. On returning to India in the early 90s she was frustrated at the lack of government response, and even civil society response, to the burgeoning HIV epidemic. Her response was to begin Naz India and to focus on communities stigmatized by society. Since founding Naz India, Anjali has spoken in numerous international venues about the importance of advancing research to aid HIV prevention, and providing quality care to those living with the HIV infection. Anjali continues to push the boundaries in the field of HIV/AIDS, and helps Naz persist with this important work. She also runs an animal shelter home called All Creatures Great And Small for distraught animals in Faridabad.
Anjali AggarwalJewellery DesignerJewellery Designer and Jeweller of International repute. Mainly designs Jewellery for the discerning few in India and in Newyork.MBA by qualification, she dropped a career in Media Marketing to follow her passion for design and studied the nuances of Jewellery Designing .
Anjli ChaujarLifestyle 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!
Anju KhatriSocial Activist Anju Khatri always available for the common cause and betterment of the needy. I am always attached with DLF QERWA association and their various social activities for the needy and poor residence.I am also associated with various voluntary organisations and beneficial program of local councillor.I always stood for the betterment and upliftment of women's right and betterment to the down trodden poor residence.
Anju SharmaIAS, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education DepartmentMrs 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.
Anju HandaDirector of GREENS
Mrs Anju Handa is the CEO and Director of GREENS a consultancy and event management company established in 1999. She is B.SC and M.A. in English from the most prestigious “ Barring Union Christian College “ in Punjab.
She started her career as teacher in Bangalore. After her marriage in Delhi she ventured in various professions like Hobby Classes, Cooking Classes, Soft Toys making but finally she got an opportunity to show her talent for a chain of Preschools without a relevant degree in NTT or B.Ed. Her knowledge and vision coupled with dedication and hard work bestowed laurels with recognitions and rewards. During the tenure of three years in school she was promoted to many responsible positions. she proved her capability at every step and finally became the marketing head leading a team of ten people. With her proven record of work she got the best marketing manager award for her work. Her determination and desire to achieve much more led her to leave the job and start her own Pre school consultancy company by the name of GREENS.
Ankita RoyMotivational Speaker Numerologist Tarot Card Reader Life Coach Reiki Therapist EFT Specialist DNA Reiki Expert Aura Chakra Reader In short the complete gateway to all your life and spiritual problems
Anna AbergCEO at Anna Aberg GroupAnna 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.
Anna Koukkides ProcopiouPresident of AIPFE Cyprus-Women of EuropeAnna 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.
Anne Pelagie Social EntrepreneurAnne Pelagie YOTCHOU TZEUDJOM, social entrepreneur, passionate in anything that can empower and inspire women/girls to dare and achieve.
I am the Coordinator of LADIES CIRCLE, a national network and women/girls and also men leading social and economic change in Cameroon. I love to give smile and hope to others especially underprivileged person. I am committed to everything that can contribute to advance women’s rights, justice and sustainable development in communities. I keep on dreaming for a positive feminine leadership in my lovely country, Cameroon.
For me, the economic empowerment of women is one of the keys to eradicate gender based violence and build an equal, inclusive and lovely world for a sustainable development for all.
I like to see women active participant of their development and authentic leaders and entrepreneurs in their communities, women that can bring change and innovate with beauty, vision, passion, wisdom and care.
Annemarie ShrouderInternational Speaker, Facilitator, Consultant.Annemarie Shrouder inspires connection. Whether she is presenting to an audience, leading a workshop, consulting with a client, or writing, she creates opportunities for people to see more – more of each other, themselves, and the world around them.
Imagine what the world would look like if we really knew each other?
Annemarie helps organizations and communities navigate the often challenging journey of creating spaces where people feel a sense of trust, belonging and connection, and where programs and services are impactful, relevant and meaningful.
An engaging & dynamic speaker, thoughtful workshop facilitator, and insightful consultant, Annemarie credits her insights and perspectives to growing up in a household with two very different cultures and languages. She has been an elementary school teacher in a multicultural school environment, has a Masters Degree in Equity Studies, and was a competitive swimmer.
Now, as a mother of a 4-year-old, she is even more committed to building understanding through conversation and connection, creating environments that inspire innovation and where people can thrive.
Annu SharmaCEO and Founder- I am WomanAnnu Sharma is a writer, motivational speaker and social worker, founder and CEO of I Am Woman. She is passionate about helping everyday women become the best versions of themselves.
She has worked in the Criminal Justice system in New Zealand for just under a decade, working in the areas of domestic and sexual violence; including other offences. She specialises in crimes involving children, youth and women. She is a trainer in the field of safety within the community.
Annu has been practicing, studying and delivering workshops and trainings on life philosophy, inspiring people to live lives to their fullest potential for the past 25 years.
Annu KalraSpiritually Inspired Coach, Counselor, Artist & GuideAfter 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 Café 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.
Annurag BatraChairman & Editor-in-Chief BWMr. Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India’s leading Business School. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld Chairman of BW | Businessworld, a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country. Since taking over BW Businessworld 2 years and 4 months back Mr. Batra has expanded BW Businessworld into digital which is approaching 6 million in monthly traffic, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, asia a leading website on digital marketing , www.everythingexperiential.com India s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW Hotelier in partnership with Hotelier international. BW Smart Cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively, BW CIO-For CIOs in India, BW CIO World, publishes latest news about Indian CIOs and opinion from the CIOs and other relevant experts about the industry, BW Accelerate-is an initiative built on knowledge and intelligence acquired over the years and has its foundation in a vision to create a program and platform for early stage start-ups,focused towards fostering innovation, speeding business growth and accelerating entrepreneurial aspiration in the country, BW Disrupt- platform focused on the startup ecosystem in India covering not only news developments but also views and insights that impact decision making among young entrepreneurs
Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group which includes exchange4media.com – India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine, IMPACT – The Marketing Weekly, Franchisee Plus – Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com – leading media industry website in Hindi
Mr Batra is also the co-founder of Governance Now with Sri Adhikari brother.
Mr. Batra is also appointed 5 years back by Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs.
He was angel investor in zopper.com and serves on the board of Zopper.
An honorary advisor to, http://www.stylekandy.com/, a household name in the fashion industry and also cofounder the auto website www.wheelsunplugged.com which he exited out of three tears back after selling to Helion backed Trivone.
He is also a regular speaker on National and International Conferences on Media, Internet, Television, Media policy and Entrepreneurship. As a member of the Sales & Marketing committee of the Delhi Management Association and President of the Franchising Association of India, Northern chapter, he has a vital role to play in the decision making processes of the industry circles.
He is passionate about Magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). He also wants to give back to the industry and his love for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of FMCC (Futuristic Media Communication Centre), a leading Media and Communication School in India.
In 2006, the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Mr. Batra’s Alma
mater awarded him the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”. Mr Batra is also the chairman of MDI Alumni.
Mr. Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life
is a blessing.
Mr Batra is an author his first book is out in May 201., with four booked in the pipeline
• 8 days a week
• Square Pegs in round holes
• The Experiential Economy
• India’s Spiritual Leaders
His TV show Believe with Anurag Batra debuts on News X in June 2016. Mr Batra is a voracious reader and prolific writer.
Mr Batra as a thinker, intellectual, writer, author, TV Media personality and civil society activists can help in ideation and creating cultural initiations which further the charter of IIC.?
Anshu GuptaFounder Director , GOONJ
Popularly known as the Clothing Man, Anshu has done his Mass communications twice and masters in Economics. Starting as a freelance journalist, Anshu left a corporate job in 1998 and founded GOONJ with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects for the development sector. An Ashoka Fellow and the Global Ambassador of Ashoka, Anshu is creating a mass movement for recycling and reuse of tones of waste material by channelising it from the cities to the villages, as a resource for rural development. A powerful and inspiring speaker, Anshu addresses many national and international forums to bring clothing on the development agenda and to motivate the youth to take action. He is a regular speaker in many parts of the world on innovation, leadership, village development, power of youths and social entrepreneurship.
Dr.Anu MehtaMetaHealth Master TrainerAnu Mehta is the pioneer and the First Master Trainer in a diagnostics tool called META-Health, Information technology called NES-health and Advanced Clearing Energetics, a therapeutic tool, created by Richard Flook. She is the only one who practices Information technology called NES-health and is integrating her work with knowledge of META-Health in India today. The Pro-Vision Nes- Health Scan she uses, helps her to find out the problems encountered by the human body and mind and thereby is able to help a wide spectrum of people, right from a two days old baby to a 90 years old. She also trains people in various emotion releasing techniques like Emotional Freedom Technique, Matrix Re-imprinting and Hypnotherapy. She is also trained in various other modalities like ‘Luscher Colour Diagnostics’ , Tarot cards, Angle cards, Lecher Antenna , Pendulum Dowsing and various others.
She is an international speaker, who has spoken at the online international summit in  addressing the topic of Sexual Abuse, she spoke at stages of Luxembourg  on ‘How to integrate NES-Health and META-Health’ sharing her success story of a little girl who was able to walk due to integration of these two modalities. At UK  she spoke on ‘My Healing Journey – Life after sexual abuse “ she was graced with standing ovation for her work. She has also produced a short movie on the sexual abuse called ‘ The Unheard Screams’ which was presented during this talk. In Hawaii-USA she spoke about two different topics like ‘No pain no Gain’ and also presented her research which was based on a city Ludhiana in north of India , where she found every fourth woman having breast cancer, uterus cancer or cervix cancer. She named her research ‘Womb and the women’.
She has also hosted this February 2017,The 8th International META-Health conference in India, Mumbai,for the first time. The speakers from various parts of the world like India, UK, Germany, Japan, Serbia, New Zealand, Norway, Czech - Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Canada , Denmark and Netherland took the stage which was aimed at empowering people in their self-development. During the four days of this health conference embraced by the theme of “Transform your mindset for Self-Healing” had various aspects of health covered like, ‘Mind-Body-Soul connection’, ‘New Developments in the field of Health’, ‘Sexual awareness’ and ‘Mental Health awareness’. This conference was followed by four days of post conference workshops being conducted by the specialist from across the globe in their fields.
Anu VittalCEO of AVC Inc., Entrepreneur, Marketing Specialist, Community LeaderAnu Vittal is the CEO of AVC Inc and believes in empowering people to create, connect and celebrate. With over 23 years of corporate experience in the fields of marketing & supply chain she brings expertise in process improvement as a certified Six Sigma Specialist and ISO-9001 Auditor. Her greatest strength lies in being a successful entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses. As a practising artist and arts administrator she believes that artists directly benefit the eco-cultural balance of a country. As ALL Canada Chairperson for Social Change and Networks and a community leader she always inspires everyone to share their unique gift and contribute to the world. Lastly, Anu advocates the importance of volunteering and has worked and served on boards of non-profit organisations in North America. This work in the not-for-profit world won her the prestigious Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award in 2009. She is a loving humanitarian with a pure passion for the arts and an ARTepreneur with a purpose.
Anu KrishnaTitle Founder at Word WeaveAnu Krishna, the founder of Word Weave dons the hat of a Personal Transformation Coach to guide people in creating powerful identities that are linked to their passion and purpose. Her intent of meaningfully impacting people is through coaching sessions for entrepreneurs, professionals, parents, students, women and children. ‘Befriend your emotions so they serve you well’ is her mantra where she sees her clients break through their fears and self-limiters and create a life that they want.
She is a Creative Writer (The Writers Bureau, UK), NLP Practitioner (NFNLP, USA), Law of Attraction Practitioner (Global Sciences Foundation) and a Diploma holder in Art Therapy (CPD). She freelances with Deccan Herald, a daily newspaper. Her favourite part of writing is short stories for various publications. She is also an inspirational speaker at various platforms and a soft skills trainer. She consults with companies offering expertise in the areas of communication, branding and leadership. She is a fitness freak who believes that the mind, body and soul must work in tandem to lead a harmonious life.
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Anubha jainImage ConsultantWe have started with the concept called ' Dulhan on the run' , (One Stop Shop) for brides and groom , which includes events and bridal consultancy.
Having a rich experience in the garment industry for last 17 years, and after the success of boutique on wheels, thought of making the bride and the groom fantasies turn into reality by taking the stress on us.
So here we are to make you enjoy every ritual and ceremonies and make it a memorable event of your lifetime.
Anubhav JainOwner, Bit Palette Anubhav is the Principal at Bit Palette, a full-service branding, design and development studio that helps business owners and entrepreneurs successfully launch a new product or service.
He is a strategy and design professional with a track record for delivering products that delight users and exceed business goals. He spearheaded the redesign of PayPal’s fraud investigation interface that saves PayPal millions of dollars in potential fraud losses each year, helped redesign Autodesk’s Sustainable Design Center portal resulting in 10x increase in product trial downloads, and lead the design of Wells Fargo’s next-gen auto-loan and home mortgage online applications.
Anurag SharmaOwner, Baidyanath 'Herbal'Anurag Sharma is a well-known management professional and a business leader in the field of Ayurveda. Born on Nov.16, 1964 in the reputed and respected family of his famous grandfather the Late Vaidyaraj Pt. Ram Narayan Sharma, founder of Baidyanath.
Mr. Anurag Sharma completed his graduation in 1986. Held his first job at Shakti Press Nagpur and was later appointed C.E.O. of Baidyanath.
Since then Baidyanath has grown tremendously and it is now a well-recognized brand name not just in India, but also abroad. Mr. Sharma has set up many other businesses in a variety of sectors such as packaging, transport, real estate and financial services. He is considered to be an expert on distribution and marketing in India.
He is also well credited with helping Baidyanath register with the U.S. FDA. The first product from Ayurved (India) to get a US FDA Registration and a U.S. Patent on Coronary Heart Disease was ‘Cardiwin’ and this victory is credited to him.
For the last 15 years, Mr. Anurag Sharma has been actively engaged in social work and philanthropy through the various Hindu trusts managed by him. He is also the ‘President of The Bundelkhand Integration Council’.He is a well-travelled man and is a highly recognized and distinguished speaker on ‘Ayurveda’. He has shared his views in a variety of seminars worldwide.
Aparna SharmaConsultant,Anantham Mind StudioAparna Sharma based in New Delhi is a trainer, Life Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, New CODE NLP Practitioner, Pranic Healer, Advanced EFT Therapist and Matrix Re imprinting Practitioner and Parenting Coach having more than 18 years of experience in the field of health, child care, adolescent Behaviour Management, Wellbeing and social advocacy. As a teenager she has always been overwhelmed in mysticism, faith and universal science, developed strong desire to engage herself in the guidance accomplishments.
Aparna Sharma is a post graduate in Sociology and having studied psychology throughout her education and career building with both human and societal structure of operating made her to elevate herself to research and to begin her career. All her offering and standard services are facilitated through her wellness centre named Anantham Mind Studio, New Delhi.
As a natural healer she has great curiosity in the field of counselling since her teenage years, she now practices different techniques learned and practiced over the time to heal and coach.
She is a Core team member of IHF wellness Orbitarium, and in the planning team to set up an Institute for conducting training and wellness programs for the same. Her work with Sahayam organisation as a consultant in a project for adolescent aggression gave immense successful opportunities to present the paper at the 4th National Convention and as an empirical paper presentation at prestigious Institute of IIT Delhi. She is also a Patron member to Prayas, Institute of Juvenile Justice, Delhi. She is a member of management team of HR solutions www.scaleuphr.in , where training and development elucidations provided to the MNCs. She is a consultant with NYS project of ZEE Media and DISH TV. She is an empanelled counselling expert with Times Internet as well.
Apart from the training activities she was also taking care of Training content for Kai’s Concept, Kochi and Gateways Computers LLC, Dubai for a year.
She is an accomplished Coach who time and again achieves exceptional results with her clients. She believes that everyone deserves to experience the best part of them by creating a secure, comfortable environment and an attitude of open acceptance. She is passionate about her work and is committed to her own personal and professional development, which augments her work as a practitioner and a Coach.
Aparna MahajanManagement Practitioner and Development ExpertAparna Mahajan is a management practitioner and development expert, having worked on leadership roles with industry, development sector and United Nations in India and abroad. She has been a UNDP International Technical Expert, UNDP Somalia, Kenya; UNDP India Country Specialist and UNDP India Consultant on Private Sector/Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Advisor, Corporate Communications, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) India, and CSR Programs Specialist, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UAE. In her initial career, Aparna worked on specialized assignments with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), IIT Delhi and Nestle India Ltd. Currently, Aparna is Director, Partnerships and External Relations, and Chairperson of Gender Committee, of a rural development organization – Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon. She holds MBA degree and World Bank Institute, USA, certificate in CSR and sustainable competitiveness. A recipient of National Merit Scholarship, HRD Ministry, Govt. of India, Aparna has several publications to her credit, including being an expert contributor author of two books on *World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise* and *World Guide to CSR*, published by Greenleaf Publishing, UK, in 2016, and 2010, respectively. She has been invited speaker to many national and international conferences and has been a Grand Jury Member of eNGO Challenge South Asia Awards 2014. Aparna is also a Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) International Fellow, UK, and Honorary Life Member of All Ladies League.
Arjun MundaEx CM, JharkhandArjun Munda was the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for three times and is currently Leader of Opposition in the Jharkhand Assembly. He is a very important Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Jharkhand, hailed by his compatriots for his organisational skills as well as extensive mass contact. Arjun Munda also became National General Secretary of the party and successfully handled responsibilities of an MP.
After joining the tribals' cause, Arjun Munda came to higher leadership’s notice very quickly due to his organisational as well as leadership capabilities. His inclusive vision and sincere effort for the cause of separate Jharkhand state got him a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ticket from Kharsawan constituency in 1995 and he went on to become MLA for the first time. BJP always believed in the formation of small states and that’s why one of the first things BJP-led National Democratic Front did after assuming central power for the first time in 1999 was to grant statehood to Jharkhand, which was declared a state on November 15, 2000. This is the time when Munda got attracted to BJP’s policies and joined it. He also contested Assembly election of 2000 as a BJP candidate and won the election from Kharsawan. Arjun Munda was entrusted with the Tribal Welfare Ministry portfolio, which he handled efficiently, in the first government of Jharkhand formed under NDA. His stature within the party improved progressively and in 2003, Arjun Munda was selected as the preferred CM of Jharkhand to ward off divisive domicile policies of Babulal Marandi. At that time Munda was just 35 years of age. He was second CM of the state and went on to shoulder the responsibility two more times, subsequently. The first government under his leadership existed from March 18, 2003 to March 2, 2005. The second term as CM lasted from March 12, 2005 to September 14, 2006. Arjun Munda’s third term as Chief Minister lasted for more than two years from September 11, 2000 to January 8, 2013.
Arpita TyagiCircle trainerI am working with corporate as a Circle trainer where I train people Also workwork for society in my personal capacity
Arshia YadavFounder of Heroes of Cancer
Arshia started her professional life at ABN Amro bank within the investment advisory team in Dubai and Amsterdam. She subsequently transitioned into the healthcare sector doing advisory and business development work. Her experience ranged from working in a leading Indian digital healthcare startup, 1mg, as a business development manager to working for Falcon and Associates, (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s private consulting firm) wherein she was recruited to build Dubai 100, Middle East’s first digital health pre-accelerator. She has also been working on Heroes of Cancer. It aims to help cancer patients, caregivers and survivors navigate through their lives and the healthcare system better by connecting them with resources, doctors and others who have battled cancer.
In parallel, she has been the Middle East ambassador for Hello Tomorrow for over three years. Hello Tomorrow is a French non-profit organization focused on creating global science and tech innovation hubs and connecting promising startups to relevant industry leaders
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 I²IT, Pune and other educational hubs in the U.S., Russia and France through I²IT’s various academic and research collaborations with many foreign universities, an international exchange of knowledge is also facilitated at I²IT where foreign university students are being provided with a chance to grasp IT skills which India is so-well known for, through courses at I²IT.
Arzu OzyolCEO at HYDRA Project and Consulting Co.
Arzu Özyol 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 Özyol 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.
Asa RydhardStorydesigner and Keynote Speaker Asa is the pastor who has taken storytelling to a higher level. Holding a masters degree in alpplied cultural analysis, she uses storytelling as a strategic tool in marketing. Her company is called Cow AB (storyakademin.se) and she has helped several entrepreneurs to present complex services and products in an interesting and desirable way.
Asa is considered an inspiring speaker, both at a national and international level. She teaches how to present complex concepts in an entertaining way. Asa is also a Nordic champion in public speaking and does stand-up comedy.
My selected theme vertical is T-35 Driving the future through business beyond bias. My own contribution within this theme, would be the workshop: “Rock Your Story. How to become visible by the power of your story” Society and organisations are often blind to new possibilities due to the fact that they only see that which is “in the box”. This workshop will help the auience understand the forces that holds them back and empower them to become visible as the experts and accomplished women theyare, thus being able to contribute to a thriving future.
Asha BostonEnrichment Specalist at Brooklyn Lab Charter SchoolBorn prematurely, at one pound and two ounces, Asha Boston knows a thing or two about fighting for the things you want in life– including life itself. Friends and family members would describe her as passionate and fierce changemaker who desires to let her light shine as a mere reflection of God’s glow.
Her work resume includes companies like AMC, BET and most recently Media Information Services. However it is through her journalism and documentary work that she is widely recognized. Asha has a passion for storytelling and has done so via platforms like Her Agenda, Teen Vogue, Madame Noire, VIBE, the NBA.com, Carib News and several others.
Asha currently serves at the President and CEO of Passion Fruit Vineyard Productions where she oversees all pre, post and current production services for documentaries, The Dinner Table and A Time Before Kale.
Ashwini DeshpandeFounder Director & Practice Head at Elephant Design Pvt LtdA 1989 graduate of National Institute of Design, along with 2 co-founders, I lead Elephant, India's largest independent integrated design consultancy with offices in India & Singapore. Elephant was ranked as No 1 Design Agency by The Economic Times Brand Equity reckoner in 2014.
Award winning work includes global brands such as Daimler, Unilever, P&G, Gillette and Indian ones such as Britannia, Piramal, Nirlep, Titan, Godrej and Paper Boat drinks.
Awards include Designomics, AsiaStar Packaging Excellence & Global ReBrand.
I was invited by Rockefeller Foundation to participate in Global Social Impact summit at Italy & by Danish Design Foundation for the Global Co-creation Summit at Copenhagen. I have lectured at the icograda Design week in Vancouver & Istanbul, Business of Design Week at Hong Kong. I have been a jury member for Cannes Lions, Global ReBrand 100 awards, PrintWeek Awards, Spike Asia Awards & Design for Asia Awards.
I was one of the select few designers to be included in the Mumbai Melbourne Design Map project supported by the Victorian Government. My recent speaking engagements include Urban Acupuncture Conference at Bandung, Indonesia, Design for a Billion conference at IIT Gandhinagar, a Keynote at Design Congress in Puebla, Mexico & International Design Congress at Gwangju, Korea in 2015.
Core Committee Member: The Design Alliance Asia.
Founding Member & General Secretary (Pune Chapter): Association of Designers of India.
Specialties: I have been advising a Media Conglomerate to create user-centric approach across several publications, been on the ColourNext colour forecast panel for Asian Paints since 2003. I have also been a brand ambassador for HP. My Individual publishing includes design research case studies and articles in books & national dailies.
As part of tDA Asia, I was "editor" of award winning cross-cultural project "Colours of Asia" that culminated into a book published with the support of Hong Kong SAR Government.
Ashwini Pai BahadurDirector,ArtspeaksAshwini Pai Bahadur is an art collector, purveyor, writer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose passionate engagement with the arts in multiple genres and media spans more than two decades. She combines her unique artistic vision and commitment to art, particularly indigenous and local art, with her entrepreneurial expertise in core areas, which include marketing, relationship management, and communications.
She has a rare and valuable ability for and a keen interest in working with cross-functional teams. Her long and eventful career illustrates her excellent relationship skills within the corporate and arts sectors. She also brings to the field an impeccable work ethic of incisive and quick decision-making
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 organized by leading institutions like the Lalit Kala Akademi.
She is presently Director of Delhi based arts & cultural enterprise, 'Artspeaks India'.
Artspeaks India has been actively involved in the promotion of the arts over the last decade. Collaborating closely with galleries, institutions, curators and writers, Artspeaks India endeavors to let the arts speak for themselves and strive to make a signi?cant impact in the appreciation of the contemporary art practices whilst underlining a deep connect and nostalgia for the heritage, folk and ingenious forms.
Audrey Bell KearneyFounder at HerTube TVAudrey Bell-Kearney is the founder and CEO of HerTube Media Network which is a media, marketing, production, distribution and consulting firm that curates and produces digital content for clients and help them get exposure for their business, product or service. Audrey is also the founder of HerTube.TV & HerTube Plus which is a video and television network about women and what women care about. HerTube is part media and part technology because it’s on mobile devices, online, on Smart TVs amd Roku. Audrey is the author of What’s Your Big Idea? The Ultimate Guide For New Entrepreneurs which can be found on Amazon.com in both print & Kindle versions. Her video training program Xstream Xposure: 4 Steps For Using Video To Create’ Maximum Visibility For You And Your Brand can be found at www.VideoYouniversity.com.
Audrey is passionate about entrepreneurship. Audrey started her first real business in 1999. She realized that she was a single mom who wanted to create a nice life for her daughter who was 8 years old at the time. So she had this idea for a plus size fashion doll which was more realistic than the Barbie Doll. She told a friend about the idea and the friend thought it was a great idea. The two became partners and Big Beautiful Dolls, LLC was born June 1999. They invented the first plus-size fashion dolls. Audrey went on to start her own newspaper titled Women In Business Today. The paper profiled women who were already in business.
The paper opened many doors for Audrey. She was asked to be interviewed on a local radio station. The host liked her so much that he brought her on full time with her own show which had the same title as her newspaper, Women In Business Today. Audrey did the show for one year until her husband job transferred him to North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Audrey decided that she would start her own TV show. So she walked into a local TV station in Rocky Mount, NC and pitched the show idea to the station manager and the Women In Business Today TV show was born.
In 2008 Audrey produced a short documentary film about her journey as an entrepreneur titled RISE: An Entrepreneurs Journey To The Top. Audrey launched HerTube.TV in 2013 which distributes content via the set-top-box Roku, smart TVs and mobile apps including IOS, Android & Kindle Fire. HerTube Media will be premiering its new show Campus Crimes This Fall and producing 5-7 new shows in 2017 along with other projects. Campus Crimes follows 3 college friends who are on their journey of creating lives that they love. Dasia who is the lead character aspire to be an FBI agent, hence the title of the show Campus Crimes.
Audrey recently signed a 2 book deal with Cosby Media Productions. CMP will be publishing the books in eBook, trade paperback and audio books in many different languages. Audrey has been interviewed on national television talk shows and written up in national publications including Insight on Fox5 in Dallas, Money Matters Talk Show, The John Walsh Show, The Network Journal, Today’s Black Woman, The Motherhood, Global Black Women and more.
Watch Audrey talk show Talk Business With Audrey online at www.HerTube.TV, on Roku and on the HerTubeTV app in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. For more information about HerTube Media Network go to www.HerTubeMediaNetwork.com. To reach Audrey contact her Audrey@HerTube.TV or by calling 770-765-7315.
Education Enrichment Using Video In The Classroom
Video as a learning tool is extremely powerful. By adding video to a learning management system it allows the students to tell their stories visually. With video students can travel around the world and never leave the classroom. Learning how to integrate video into a curriculum will create a more active learning environment and a sense of community among the students. With use of Learning Management Systems educators can now create video assignments that will allow the students to literally show and tell what they are doing with essays and reports.
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Ava Eagle BrownTransformational Speaker & CoachMulti-award winning International Speaker, Author and Transformation mindset coach, Dr Ava Eagle Brown is in a class by herself. She is the author of her memoir The Mango Girl soon to be a feature film. Ava has moved from incest, rape, failed marriages and being homeless to a household name globally. She has shared stage with the likes of Eric Thomas, Lisa Nichols, Nick Vujicic, Andy Harrington, Hollywood -Sheryl Lee Ralph, Paul O’Mahony, Darren Winters, Mac Attram, Reena Marla, Simon Coulson, Paul Preston , Joseph McClendon 3rd among others of influential and status in this space.
She has been featured in the Financial Times, Guardian just to name a few of the press that has sought to have words from this great country girl turned corporate queen.
Out of her journey, Ava has created Awakening Your Lifes Purpose, Purpose Walk and the Get Your Book Out of Your Gut Programmes with the view of helping others maximise their truest potential and claim their BEST LIFE.
She has helped over 28 individuals rewrite their stories in less than a year, some of these authors of having gone on to being featured in media globally and have started their journey of transforming others.
Ava operates on an ethos of transformation through mindset mastery. She seeks to empower others to understand that the word IMPOSSIBLE means I”M POSSIBLE – thus helping them claim the lives they were meant to live, a life of abundance, joy, peace and success.
The love, desire, and passion Ava has to see others come out of the RUT and claim their best self, stands at the CORE of her WHY. Her style of being truly transparent, authentic, enthusiastic and welcoming are all part of her success. She has often referred the UK’s answer to Lisa Nichols Oprah Winfrey.
Avis Jones-DeWeever Founder, The Exceptional Leadership Inst. for WomenDr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is a Diversity and Inclusion Solutionist and Career Reinvention Strategist. She’s the author of the award-winning book, How Exceptional Black Women Lead and the Founder & CEO of the Exceptional Leadership Institute, a global personal and professional development firm that’s grounded in the notion that the best leadership is diverse leadership. As such, ELI helps organizations and diverse talent maximize their potential for exceptional success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Dr. Avis’ clients range the gamut from major corporations to non-profit organizations to governmental institutions and colleges & universities. Across the spectrum, she understands how to face tough issues and break through to the power and potential that inclusive diversity brings.
Dr. Avis has been featured on Al Jazeera English, CBC, BBC, and Arise TV and serves as a Regular Contributor on TV One, PBS, and Sirius XM Radio among other media outlets.
Learn more by logging on to: exceptionalleadershipinstitute.com.
Avnita BirDirector-Principal of Podar SchoolsMrs. Avnita Bir, Director–Principal, Podar Schools, is a well-known educator. A postgraduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, she has worked in the field of Education for over three decades. She has been a member of the Governing Body of CBSE, the leading education board of the country. Passionate about children, education, economics and technology, she has been able to combine all her interests into her professional life. She has authored two books on Economics. She is the recipient of the prestigious National Award for Teachers, conferred by the Hon’ble President of India. She has also been honored by the President of Singapore for her contribution to education. She was awarded the Microsoft Mentor Award for Innovation in Education. She also received the FICCI Outstanding Woman Achiever Award for her work in education. More recently she has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of Google For Education. She writes a guest column on parenting for the Times of India group.
Aya Liliane AttoungbreCo-Founder, Attoungbré Consulting & Services, BCA Cote d’Ivoire In-Country RepresentativeLiliane 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 Attoungbré 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 Gbéké region in Cote d’Ivoire.
Ayaz Ahmed ShafiTraining Consultant at Resource Solutions & ManagementA wild life and adventure sport enthusiast, Ayaz Shafi is a Learning Facilitator and has been associated with industry and academia for nearly 3 decades. He is the author of “A New Approach to Motivation – Four Drive Model” (Taylor & Francis, International Journal for Human Behaviour in Social Environment). He is currently working on his study “Leadership – Dimensions & Drivers”. Apart from being a T&D Consultant he is an Associate Professor at a B-School in Kolkata. Ayaz is a visiting faculty and Guest Speaker at University of Professional Studies, Accra (Ghana) and University of the West of England (Bristol, U.K.) He is a certified Chally Assessor (Chally’s Worldwide of USA) and has wide ranging experience as an Assessor. He has been involved in the T&D process at Standard Chartered Bank in Zambia, Ghana, Botswana, Nigeria and Sierra Leonne over the last 6 years. Ayaz Shafi coaches senior professionals and individuals for greater effectiveness in business and personal life. His last designation as a corporate professional was AVP. Visit: www.ayazshafi.com
Dr.Ayesha Bin Ali Al SayyarAssistant Vice-Minister for Educational and Central Activities Department at the Ministry of EducationIn 1968, three years before the information of the Union of the seven Emirates, Dr. Ayesha Bin Ali Al-Sayyar became the first UAE female citizen to acquire a university degree. To accomplish this feat, she had to travel abroad airplanes run by the protecting British authorities, as there were no formal airports in the UAE and no regular flights.
In 1973, she became the first UAE citizen to hold a Master’s degree. Then in 1983, she became the first UAE citizen holding a PHD degree.
Also in 1973, she became one of a handful of UAE leading youths who found the Ministry of Education. She also started the program of social service in MOE, and the program for Special Needs students.
She started and supervised a program for the identification, support, and rehabilitation of special needs students in the whole country.
Dr. Al-Sayyar represented the UAE in many global conferences; among them is a conference in Mexico in 1975 where Dr. Al-Sayyar presented the findings of a study she had prepared about women’s good standing in the UAE; another conference was help in Copenhagen in 1980 where Dr. Al-Sayyar presented again a paper on the progression of women in UAE society. She also attended a conference in Beijing in 1995.
Dr. Al-Sayyar also represented the UAE in UNESCO conference for more than 25 years.
She also participated in founding the Umm al-Moomineen Lady society in Ajman.
And in 1975, she became one of the founders of the UAE General Women’s Union. She also participated in writing the statutes for the Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation. She also founded the Social Security Fund in the M.E. In 1996, Dr. Al-Sayyar wrote the statuses for the Higher Council for Children in Sharjah.
Dr. Al Sayyar founded and organized the Convention of Arab Children in Sharjah. This biannual convention hosts two children from each Arab country for a week in Sharjah. The event brings cultural, scientific, sporting, and artistic activities.
Charitable work by Dr. Al Sayyar:
• Donation in the value of one million dirhams for students in need of financial assistance attending the American University of Sharjah.
• Donations to Sharjah City for Humanitarian University Service since its founding.
• Donations to Rashid’s Center for the Care of People with Special Needs.
• Donations to UAE Red Crescent Association.
• Donations to the Palestinian people through different events.
• Donations to the Mariah Group for the Care Orphaned Girls in the city of Tyre in Lebanon.
• Donation to Hospital 57357 in Cairo, which is dedicated for the free treatment of children with cancer.
• Donations to the Magdy Yacoub Center for the free treatment of children with heart problems.
• Donations to the Misr El-Kheir in Egypt.
Babeetta SakxenaProfile Babeetta Sakxena Social Entrepreneur Director Let s Give Back Secretary General International Women s Film Forum 15years media Times of India Doordarshan Radio 8 years Corporate Spice Digital Content Manager Value Added Services on Mobile 2 years NGO Can support Events and Communication Manager 10 years Education Personality Development Trainer Communication Skills Expert Internationally Certified Image Consultant Motivational Speaker Singer Actor Dancer I do Events Reviving Indian Tradition in all its original splendor My last event was at Rashtrapati Bhawan celebrating Traditional Style Holi Milan I strongly work towards social causes especially Green India Skill Development and Senior Citizens.
Dr.Babli Moitra SarafPrincipal, Indraprastha College for Women University of DelhiPrincipal, Babli Moitra Saraf, is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Head of the Department of Multi - Media and Mass Communication at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She has received her M.Phil degree in English and Ph.D in Sociology. Her doctoral thesis studies language change in the advertising industry in India in the first phase of globalization (1984-94), and the emergence of the Indian urban middle class identity. Her current work focuses on orality and performance in relation to Translation Studies. She taught English at Ramjas College, University of Delhi for 29 years and continues to teach English and Mass Media and Communication in IP College. Her teaching interests include Modern Indian Literature in Translation, Classical Literature, Renaissance and Modern European Drama, Milton, The Bible, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Literary Theory and Literature and the Arts. Dr. Moitra Saraf has been a scholar under the Indo-Italian Cultural Exchange Program and has studied the Corso Superiore at the Università per Stranieri at Perugia. She has taught Italian at the Istituto Di Cultura Dell’Ambasciata Italiana at New Delhi. She has a Diploma in Spanish from the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi. She translates from several Indian languages into English and among others, has translated the Bengali activist-novelist Mahasweta Devi’s works into Italian in collaboration with Maria Federica Oddera. The two publications, La Cattura (Theoria, 1996) and La Preda e altri Racconti (Einaudi, 2004), have been highly acclaimed. Her work Rajouri Remembered (2007) is a translation from Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Orality, of a family narrative, which recounts the effects of the Partition of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been appreciated as an important contribution to the history of the conflict-ridden state. In that work she also engaged with the problems of recuperating memory and negotiating the translator’s position as a participant in the narrative. She has several published articles in the field of Translating and Interpreting Studies. She is on the advisory board of Translation: a transdisciplinary journal, of the NIDA School of Translation Studies, published by St. Jerome in Manchester and Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura in Rome. She is also on the editorial board of Saar Sansaar – a journal translating from original foreign writings into Hindi. Her ongoing research examines traditions of Orality and Performance in the context of Translation Studies and she has contributed articles in this area. Babli Moitra Saraf received the C.F. Andrews Distinguished Alumnus Award from her Alma Mater St. Stephens College, in 2015 for lifelong pursuit of excellence. She was selected as a Visiting Scholar under the FulbrightNehru International Education Administrator Seminar program in 2011. She is also a recipient of the 27 th Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Award for Teachers in 2011 for significant contribution to the field of Education. She was a Research Associate at the NIDA School of Translation Studies (NSTS) 2009 and Visiting Faculty at NSTS 2011 at Istituto San Pellegrino, Misano-Adriatico, Italy. She received the Distinguished Teacher Award of the University of Delhi in 2009, the Amity Women Achiever in Education Award in 2010. The same year, she was invited to be part of the first all-women, six-member Indian delegation to visit Saudi Arabia on a people to people contact program under the Delhi and Riyadh Declaration and represented the Education sector. Dr. Moitra Saraf is currently a member of the Apex Committee of the English Language Proficiency Course (ELPC) and the VC nominee on the Admission Committee of the Faculty of Music. She continues as a member of the DU Teacher’s Welfare Fund Committee. She has been a member of the English Department Research Committee 2012-14.
Barbara ChiavarinoOwner at The Project PlayerHer motto: “A project is what moves you to happiness”.
Born in Western Italy in 1970, curious and voracious of images like a digital camera, Barbara is The Project Player, a qualified trainer and leadership coach, with a specific talent “from vision to action”. She helps people and organizationsto define strategies and implement them, by adopting a twofold perspective: the gender approach and the international vision.
After 20 and more years working both at the local and international level, she believes that at the heart of every innovation there are the talents of people, and that talents are the result of places, relationships, and personal experiences.
She has been in the boards of national and international associations lobbying for the empowerment of women.
Creative thinking is embedded in her coaching and training style.
She is now passionately working to address girls and help them fully exploit their talents.
Barkha DuttjournalistBarkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist, news reporter and columnist. She is associated with NDTV as a group editor. She has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Barkha Dutt was born on 18 December 1971 in New Delhi, India. She has done her graduation from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in English literature. She received a master's in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi. She has also gained a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
Beatrice MunuheExecutive 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.
Bela AwasthiA major in Economics, an academic by profession. At present also involved with Eat with India , a venture to
encourage the actual cuisine of Indian homes at schools,
to young adults and health conscious Adults. To restore lost recipes as well as educate the palate of people to wean off from high calorie unhealthy quick food ,on the go. To reach out to people and encourage them to have relationship with each other through the medium of Indian food .Have been teaching mathematics. all these years at various levels .
Benedicta N. NanyongaExecutive Director at Kinawataka Women InitiativesBenedicta 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.
Berny Dohrmann CEO & Chairman of SPACE INTERNATIONALBerny Dohrmann is Chairman of Forbes # 1 ranked Business Conference in the world. Mr. Dohrmann is an economist investment banker having run a public global Wall street investment banking firm prior to his work for 30 years as Chairman of CEO SPACE INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Dohrmann is a best-selling author, film producer and radio show host, and the inventor of SUPER TEACHING a new digital way to design future class rooms for modern learners. Mr. Dohrmann’s wife September is President and CEO of their award winning international instittuion, featuring an all-woman executive team as Mr. Dohrmann stands for full partnership for woman globally. CEO SPACE serves clients in 140 nations over a time frame of three decades. Mr. Dohrmann resides with his wife and two children in Florida in the USA. His latest book “SUPER CHANGE” HOW TO PROSPER IN THE AGE OF SUPER CHANGE is a best seller in America upon its release in 2017.
Bershan Shaw Executive Leadership Coach/ Motivational SpeakerTransformational coach, motivational speaker, Author, Founder of URAWARRIOR.COM and two time breast cancer survivor, Bershan has dedicated her life to helping others discover their inner warrior during life’s most difficult journeys. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and it returning stage 4 in 2009, Bershan beat the odds with stage four breast cancer and Bershan is now seven years cancer free.
A driving force in Bershan’s life has been the unshakeable belief that she is meant to help others discover their own inner warrior. In 2011, she became a transformational speaker to women & men worldwide. She then started a unique social networking support site, URAWarrior.com designed to inspire others during the most difficult times in their lives. The site offers a safe and supportive place where they can find connection, comfort, inspiration, and above all, hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Bershan helps individuals find their inner warrior through her dynamic relationship & career coaching & leadership coaching. Bershan specializes in her self love work because she truly believes that without truly loving yourself you will never be great in your career, relationship, health or family. Her sweet spot is leaders, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, women and anyone who feels lost or stuck and needs to reinvent their life.
Bershan believes that beauty rises up from the ashes of pain and suffering, and wants to help others see possibility when all they see is pain and defeat. Her one on one coaching with business executives, leaders , entrepreneurs and men and women have given her the most satisfaction because everyday she sees how she has changed someone’s life. She has written a book, “URAWARRIOR 365 Ways to Challenge You to a Better Life” to assist others on their journey toward healing and health.
Bershan is in very high demand and has shared her messages with countless audiences worldwide through leadership conferences, businesses, institutions, wellness conferences, empowerment stages and more. She has spoken worldwide in places like Poland, Ghana, Rome, London and more to help leaders, women, CEO’s and everyday people “Find their inner Warrior to Step into their Greatness.” Bershan was also part of the “Love and the City” cast, a docu-series on the OWN network
Beth Kelly HattAquila 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
Betty DevitaCEO, MasterCard Labs
Betty DeVita serves as Chief Commercial Officer of MasterCard Labs. In this role, DeVita is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships focused on commercializing existing and future pipeline MasterCard Labs assets. Examples of current Labs innovations being commercialized include Qkr! with MasterPass and Groceries by MasterCard.
Prior to this role, DeVita served as president, MasterCard Canada. There she oversaw all aspects of the company’s operations, including regional strategy, business development, acceptance expansion, operations, regulatory, marketing and product introductions with a mandate for continued growth and innovation.
Before joining MasterCard in September 2010, Ms. DeVita served as chairman and CEO of Citibank Canada for three years where she led the franchise and its 5,000 employees with accountability across all lines of business. She previously worked in Citibank divisions in Latin America, the U.S. and Asia. She also served on the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association and in 2014 was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Hall of Fame as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.
Ms. DeVita holds a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University in New York and is a graduate of the CEO Certificate program at Wharton-KMA in Seoul, South Korea. She earned the Institute of Corporate Directors certification from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and has served on multiple boards /committees. She is currently the chair of the Ted Rogers business school advisory council at Ryerson University; in May 2016 has joined the board of MolsonCoors as an independent director.
Prior to this role, DeVita served as president, MasterCard Canada. There she oversaw all aspects of the company’s operations, including regional strategy, business development, acceptance expansion, operations, regulatory, marketing and product introductions with a mandate for continued growth and innovation.
Before joining MasterCard in September 2010, Ms. DeVita served as chairman and CEO of Citibank Canada for three years where she led the franchise and its 5,000 employees with accountability across all lines of business. She previously worked in Citibank divisions in Latin America, the U.S. and Asia. She also served on the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association and in 2014 was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Hall of Fame as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.
Ms. DeVita holds a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University in New York and is a graduate of the CEO Certificate program at Wharton-KMA in Seoul, South Korea. She earned the Institute of Corporate Directors certification from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and has served on multiple boards /committees. She is currently the chair of the Ted Rogers business school advisory council at Ryerson University; in May 2016 has joined the board of MolsonCoors as an independent director.
Dr.Betty YoungPresident, Hocking College Known to be an innovator in higher education, Dr. Young has led colleges to enrollment growth through both retention and new programming. Dr. Young has extensive experience in workforce development and has chaired the Workforce and Economic Development Commission of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) on the implementation team focused on skills gaps for the 21st Century Initiative.
Prior to this position, she served as the President of the Coleman College for Health Sciences at Houston Community College, TX. Before that, she was president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in North Carolina and Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio. Her first positions within higher education were faculty and department chair for Washington State Community College, and as Dean and Assistant Vice President for Franklin University in Columbus.
Dr. Young earned several degrees from Ohio University, Athens, OH, including an Associate of Science in Mathematics and Science, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Management, a Masters of Education in Higher Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership. She also earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Law from Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH.
Bhanu NarasimhanThe Art of Living FoundationBhanu Narasimhan has played a key role in The Art of Living Foundation, since its inception. Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living Foundation is a non-pro\ufb01t, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 152 countries. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, her brother and guide, has been a constant source of support and direction for her. Bhanu has been instrumental in instituting the \u201cCare for-Children\u201d program, which provides education for underprivileged rural children, free of cost. The \ufb01rst School to be supported by this program started in 1981 with 30 children in rural Bangalore. Now, 30 years later, there are there are 404 schools educating over 39,222 children in India. She is especially focused on education for girls and empowerment of women.
Ms. Bharati Thakore 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'
Bhavini MehtaFounder and CEO at Infinity Business Solutions and PublishBook.me Bhavini Mehta is a new generation entrepreneur who believes in empowering and lifting people around her. She started her career at a very young age tasting the corporate culture, soon to realise that she was not made for it.
Bhavini is born in India. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Christ College in 2004 and an MBA (Finance) from AESPG Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 2006 . She began her career in banking with HDFC Bank Ltd. A serial entrepreneur, Bhavini has founded multiple businesses including a loan channel partner company with HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Her current venture, Infinity Business Solutions is a shared services company serving clients across the UK, US, Australia, Canada and India. She has recently founded a self publishing company – Publishbook.me
She firmly believes that women can achieve all that a man can and much more, however there exists a difficult phase in every woman’s professional life when she decides to plan a family. Bhavini faced it herself too and that acted as a motivating factor for her to create a workspace that is conducive to all the women in that special phase of their lives. Her business focuses on employing work from home mothers and women students who need support in their further studies. “There is opportunity for everyone, you must be vigilant to grab those” is her mantra for life and her advice for all.
Bhavna ToorFounder & 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.
Bhawana SinghCEO & FounderI am Entrepenuer who is working in technology field.With my knowledge in technology I am helping all farmers all over India in teaching them and getting them to digital platform and also helping farmers to grow their business.
Along with this I am associated with some NGO who are helping women empowerment
Bhuvan LallExecutive Chairman,LALL Entertainment Private LimitedIndia born creative entrepreneur & investor Bhuvan LALL has enjoyed over two & a half decades of wide-ranging top-level decision making exposure & risk-taking experience in the creative, corporate & cutting edge technology areas of the global media & entertainment sector. Bhuvan LALL launched the privately held global entertainment company - LALL Entertainment - Animation, Broadcasting & Cinema, at the Cannes film festival 2003. In addition, LALL has produced a critically acclaimed feature film Chittagong (2012), an international reality TV show – Chance of a Lifetime (2013), award winning documentaries, global music concerts & India’s finest animation movie – Ramayana the Epic (2010). LALL is also the writer of the recently launched book – The Man India Missed the Most – Subhas Chandra Bose (2017) – that is going to be an international feature film. (Book is available on Amazon)
Previously LALL was the President of a multi Billion dollar conglomerate - the Spice Group for 6 years, established the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, created glitzy multi million dollar global events including India Splendor, ran a 6 screen multiplex, set up a youth TV channel, managed a state of the art production facility, started global production companies, operated a world media consulting firm & was a strategic advisor to tech Billionaire C. Sivasankaran. A professionally trained filmmaker LALL is a recipient of a first class Masters degree in Mass Communication (film, television & radio production) from Jamia mass communication research center, New Delhi. LALL’s video docudrama - A ticket to the future - won the Desmond Doig award for the best graduation film & his science fiction short film, Killing a sunrise on a full moon night was awarded the highest marks for direction & scriptwriting. He also studied Film, Broadcasting & Animation at the UCLA Extension program.
Bijal DoshiJeweller & Yoga InstructorBijal Doshi is Sole Proprietor at Bijoux by Bijal Doshi manufacturing be spoke Jewellery . Bijal Participated in several intensive yoga familiarisation teaching courses in appreciation and assimilation of the Philosophy, Psychology and Practice of the Science of Yoga. She is Currently conducting therapeutic and general yoga classes under the name ‘Bijal’s Yoga Divine ’ with unusual blends of Asanas, Pranayam, Mudras, Bandhas, Yoga Nidra, Sun-Salutations and Tibetan Rites and Meditation. She received Scholarship in the Silver Jubilee year of Priyadarshani Academy in the field of Yoga Educational Scholarship and Literary Award Program. She received Certificate From Yoga Sadhana Seva Trust for Course & Research Paper in Yogic Philosophy & Yoga Therapy. She was Awarded the first prize in the Innerwheel South Asia Rally. She is a Past President of Indus International and Chair Person Indian Merchants' Chamber Ladies Wing. She is a Trustee at Conwest Jain Hospital & P.N. Doshi Women's College in Mumbai. She was Awarded the Iconic Woman of the year shield in 2016 at WEF.
Bilay WantAyurveda Queen B , Director Owner Sumpura Foods LtdBilay 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.
Bisman Deu 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.
Blanche YambaAdministrative Officer IV, Department of Social Welfare and Development
A self-proclaimed women and children advocate and an-artist-in-progress who is more inclined in filmmaking, photography and performing arts, I am currently working as an Administrative Officer IV in a government agency under a Contract of Service. While employed full time, I am actively taking shape the #storiesofthesouth in collaboration with Swito, a private organization and social enterprise who nurture the culture of listening while providing digital storytelling packages to different companies and organization that will lift social impact. I envisioned a world with absolute understanding and respect for diversity and human relationships that is why I would like to take advantage of the power of the rise of multimedia and digital technologies as well as to explore the realm of creative space to educate, to inform and to create impact.
I am 35 years old and a mother of three beautiful kids and I want to travel, to get engaged and to immerse deeper in various women and children initiatives around the world while bringing along with me the stories and inspiration of the women and children in Mindanao.
Bokwey BurnleyLife coach, Fashion Designer & SpeakerRev Bokwey Burnley a Prophet of God Co-founder Senior Pastor of Jesus Banquet Ministries Inc President of Peace and Justice for Africa WEF Chapter Chairperson for Buffalo Western NY is a compassionate social activist who is a highly sought after counselor and life coach investing thousands of hours every year delivering wise counsel to young people and leaders She is also a fashion designer who uses her gift to help raise awareness about human trafficking child soldiers breast cancer and gender equality and has many awards under her belt for her humanitarian works and efforts
Breeze TripathiM.B.A and pursuing pHd and M.A in psychology.Experienced HR personnel turned in to Academician with a aim to teach and preach the students not only the subject knowledge but also the basics of the life and moral. As I believe a teacher can bring change to the society by creating responsible students.!
Having 22 years if work experience. A mature mind can do good to the society through blood donation, plantation and other monetary help to the need.
I have received many awards and recognitions. Which includes rotary award..best paper presentation , damini award and many more.
Am taking self defense classes and seminars for girls @free if cost.
since many years.. my aim is to make under privileged girls strong and defensive at any given point of time.
My belief is to be good and do good to the society and living being
Am a National Taek won do silver medalist.and passed my fine arts through j.j school of arts Bombay.
M.B.A and pursuing pHd and M.A in psychology.
Brenda Saunders/ToddThe Executive Director of Dress for Success HalifaxBrenda 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.
Brenda CubyFounder , BC Training LtdBrenda 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.
Bridget WashingtonFounder,BríMarí GlobalBridget Washington, known as the “The Passion Inspirator”, is a Global Passion Strategist, Speaker, Writer, and Author. She is the person to contact when you are ready to take your life vision from a black and white existence to a live and in living color masterpiece. Bridget is the founder of BríMarí Global (pronounced BREE – MARIE), a global enterprise raising the bar of success with all things empowering, transforming, and inspiring. The mission of BríMarí Global is to equip the trailblazer in becoming a champion of their purpose and passion.
She is the author of the Fanatical: Living A God Inspired Life You Are Crazy About”, a contributor for Huffington Post, and a featured life coach columnist for Vital Woman Magazine, a premier Christian based women’s magazine in the U.K. For more information, visit
Brittany Garth International life coach, author, owner of Dimensioned Wellness
Life Coach Brittany is an international certified women’s empowerment life coach who possesses a masters in clinical family and adolescent therapy. Life Coach Brittany has worked in the field of coaching and empowering women for more than a decade as a clinical counselor and therapist with years of experience in the field of marriage and family therapy, domestic violence and substance abuse. Brittany became certified in the field of life coaching, after a job loss and nearly becoming homeless. This situation caused Coach Brittany to not only become financially broken, but emotionally broken as well. With minimal income and resources, Brittany decided to write out a business plan to create a business dedicated to the empowerment of women. Less than 2 years later, Brittany has gone on to provide coaching services to more than 100 women in need annually around the world and build an online subscription of 6,800 women. Life Coach Brittany additionally has opened an international online Life Coaching school that debuted in January of 2016 and has graduated over 100 students from across the US, the UK, Singapore and Australia. Brittany, was fortunate enough in her first year of beginning Dimensioned Wellness to host a 6 city college tour and has recently co-hosted a 5 city international leadership-empowerment tour. In February of 2016, Coach Brittany created the DW Life Coach Network, the first professional association for life coaches globally. This association holds over 200 + members from around the world to include (Canada, Ghana, Singapore and the United States). Most recently Brittany has continued to provide motivational speaking internationally and has participated in a TEDx in South Africa. Coach Brittany has been featured on the TD Jakes Talk Show, The Huffington Post, CBS and NBC News, Essence Magazine and several other national and international publications for her work as a leading life coach to women. Coach Brittany is additionally the author of Dear Pinq, a dedication and self-help book for millennial women seeking to turn their struggle story into their success story. The book features personal life lessons in love, career, finances, wellness and more.
Buumba MalamboFounder, CEO at Buumbalambo Foundation – for children in needBuumba Malambo is a dynamic Humanitarian aged 24.She is a social work graduate from the University of Zambia who began her charity at age 16.At age 15 she was already involved in charity volunteer work with Judith Chikonde foundation and participated in the maize distribution project where she was donating maize meal to the people of Mupambe village during the typhoid outbreak in 2007, hence her appointment as Mufulira Youth secretary by Mufulira Town clerk at age 15.
She is the youngest serving member of the Ministry of Gender and Child National co-ordinating committee and has over the years worked with the Ministry of Child and Gender to organise events related to children such as the International day of a girl child, Day of an African child, Children rights day and Child Labour Day. Her Charity is currently working on a project to stop early marriages in rural Zambia with the help of the Ministry of Gender and child and the Ministry of Education.
Her charity which is registered in Zambia and Britain currently has 435 children on the sponsorship programme ever since she launched the project in March 2015.Through her charity she has collected over 15000 clothes, toys and shoes from the University of Zambia, colleges, individuals and Radio phoenix Helpline project which she put in her charity shop or donated to the most in need.
Her Humanitarian work has given her the privilege to be on great platforms like the Queen young leaders advisory panel where she met the Queen at Buckingham palace in June 2015.In addition she was the first and youngest Zambian to win the Women4Africa award 2015, Africa Arising award 2015, Zambia Woman of the year awards 2016,Mwape Peer award 2015 and the African international Achievers award 2014, Zambia Woman of the year 2016,Voice of Youth Africa award 2013 in London, Nigeria and America respectively. Apart from that she has participated in many child advocacy platforms around the world. Due to her contribution to the Education sector in Zambia she was selected to meet the president of Malta during the Commonwealth Youth council meeting to seal the gap and make collaborations of youth activities between Zambia and Malta. She was also selected to represent the youths during Guy Rider (International labour organisation) first visit to Zambia.
Her charity has four projects currently running Mwana Apunzile sponsorship programme where people choose a child and support their education. (2) Sewing a future project for young mothers where they sew and make crafts that are sold locally and internationally to help raise money for them to support their children’s education (3) currently through the traditional leaders her Charity was given land to Build a Community school, resource centre and develop a farm in Gelemiya Village where children walk kilometres to the nearest school and the farm project which will assist in food production as some children in the areas she is working die of hunger (4)Pop a Future project where young people are empowered with employment through skills, ICT and popcorn machines.
Camille D. JamersonCDJ & Associates, A Kaiserin Group CompanyProfessional with over 20 years of experience showcasing strong organizational, communications, branding, project management and marketing skills. Detail-oriented, C-Suite Administrator with industry experience in health care, auto, manufacturing, insurance and small businesses. Award winning writer, and published author. She is fully certified having earned 3 Executive Education Certifications in Business, Management and Leadership graduating from the executive education program at Harvard University, Boston MA.
• MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Excel, Publisher, Visio, Sharepoint)
• Strategic planning and business development
• Develop and manage dashboard and data analysis metrics
• Develop and manage departmental goals and objectives to coordinate with overall corporate perspective.
• Outstanding ability to vet meetings, opportunities, events and initial vendor requests with full reporting and recommendations
• Corporate internal/external communications–Executive writing; personal or business online content.
• Liaison/ancillary executive for CEO
• Finance–cost negotiation, invoicing and cost savings initiatives
• Leadership Development–Manage, coach through workshops, seminars & manuals
• Speechwriting | Ghostwriting (Books, articles, white papers)
• Social Media content (blog, twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, LI etc,)
• Brand marketing & Crisis management
• Launch, Reorganization & Benchmarking experience
• Employee Newsletters, manuals & training materials
• Industry experience in automotive, manufacturing, healthcare & government affairs
• Manufacturing logistics and supply chain experience
• Accounts Payable/Receivable (Quick Books,Peachtree Pro)
• Event/Meeting/Conference director
• Novell Groupwise, EPIC, Concur computer program systems
• International/Domestic travel experience
Candice SchultzManaging Director at Prime Property GlobalCandice Schultz is a qualified and practicing Attorney and was the youngest person to assume a directorship position of an International Law Firm in South Africa. She subsequently joined a BEE Investment Group where she assisted in facilitating multi billion Rand transactions across various sectors. Candice has been instrumental in the creation of several successful business start-ups and is currently pursuing her interests in the property market through her involvement in innovative projects together with listed companies. Understanding the need for any investor to have a global perspective, she has recently incorporated a real estate advisory firm offering local South African investors an opportunity to diversify their portfolios by investing internationally.
Candice is very passionate about empowering women by helping them break through limiting belief systems. She believes that women can become empowered leaders by tapping into their own inner power through knowing who they are and embracing their femininity.
Candice CamilleWellologist, Inspirational SpeakerFor 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.
Candy BaroneCEO ,You Empowered StrongCandy Barone, CEO & Founder of You Empowered Strong, serves as an executive trainer and coach, business strategist, international speaker and Amazon best-selling author. Candy works is feeding the soul of business as she teaches leaders how learn to lead from love, with love. With nearly 20 years’ experience in corporate, she is a master at building exceptional, high-performing teams, maximizing and leveraging ROI, growing emerging leaders, and catapulting individuals to achieve explosive growth. Candy was named a 2014-15 VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, was recipient of the 2015 Public Speakers Association Local Collaborator Award, and was nominated as a 2015 Profile in Power Central Texas Woman of Influence. Candy also has been showcased in CNN, Be the Boss Magazine, Off Beat Business Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, ciLiving TV, along with numerous radio shows and podcasts.
Capucine BertrandSpeaker l Women & LeadershipIt is in 2012 that the women’s rights issue is invited in my life when I did my first film, a short film as a fake documentary, based on the observation that for 2000 years, women rule the world, and featuring a journalist going to meet three men: a bimbo, a man at home, and a religious man. After screenings in Paris, a selection of the Cannes Short Film Corner and Germany, my desire for equality required a more concrete transmission, far from fiction.
In September 2014, after a communication conversion, I decided to create a women’s committee to build a professional network.
The idea for the magazine was born a few months later.
Women Side seeks to highlight what women bring to the world, in all fields, as well as actors equality who help the
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.
Carla HortaFounder of CarlaH HairstudioA global traveller and world citizen at heart, Carla has lived and worked across continents and cultures, namely in Brazil, USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Alaska, the Cayman Islands, Canada, England, Portugal and Spain, before settling in The Netherlands.
A consummate makeover artiste, Carla has skills in hair couture, modeling and acting. A humanitarian leader, she is equally passionate about volunteering. She has spent caring hours with the elderly having Alzheimers, raised money for children with cancer, and travels to India often to teach hair and grooming skills to underprivileged boys and girls and provide them with a start-up toolkit to commence their own businesses.
With a passion for precision and perfectionism, Carla is a celebrated stylist with her own signature salon CarlaH Hairstudio that has women clients from over 91 countries. Carla’s most inspirational journey to self-mastery and entrepreneurship despite the odds and despite constant movement and migration is a story of courage and inspiration to many.
Carmell ClarkInternational Speaker & CoachMaster coach, Life Artist, speaker, and author, Carmell has worked with thousands over the past 15 years to influence transformation and behavioral change. Through her latest work and system, Bare Minimum Genius, Carmell is training and mentoring women as thought leaders, global change agents, influencers and entrepreneurs.
She is known for moving women forward quickly in their vision, and has the uncanny ability to bring them to a clarity on the deepest level of their being in life and business. Her core work is to raise consciousness at every level of women’s lives and leadership. Conscious women become conscious leaders who shift human behaviors in our families and communities, and throughout our cultures, economies, and politics across the globe.
A professional instigator, Carmell is a skilled storyteller, international speaker, world traveler, and leadership mentor. Her passion is for the study of and raising of consciousness, for critical inquiry and conflict resolution, and working with the paradox of power and control in human behavior.
Carmell is completing her first book, Life is Not One Thing about her creating the most painful loss of her life, and her unavoidable journey to come to understand life as subtly intentional by the soul. As she stumblingly learned to trust herself again, she found her own redemption and the power in uncertainty.
She serves on the board of Art in Common, a 501c3 connecting refugee groups and existing communities through art and cultivating relationships.
Carmen DeansSAM PractionerI work for a company called Super Able Mind (S.A.M.) which delivers a cognitive training programme to help cultivate an elevated level of creative and functional mind, based on seven behaviours to enhance higher performance. These behaviours are supported by 42 ideologies, tailored to individual.
Carol HanlonCEO, Belmont BEC / TCFWA
Carol Hanlon has been acknowledged for her small business achievements with local, state and national awards since 1970’s as owner/designer of her own fashion manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and export business for 20yrs. Since 1994, Carol established not-for-profit community organizations Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC) and Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA) 1998. Carol’s NFP projects have assisted over 25,000 small businesses across Australia and many more globally. Awarded twice Best National BEC Manager; served as Local Government councillor; Accredited Business Facilitator; Graduate Australian Institute Company Directors; City of Perth ‘100 Champions of WA’; inducted in inaugural 2011 WA Women’s Hall of Fame; featured ‘50 Western Australian Women of Success’ for achievement in business; National Winner ‘Empowering Women in Community or Organisation in Australia’; Presents Forums ‘Empowering Women in Small Business’ United Nations CSW NGO Forums, New York. Australia’s representative ICONOGRAPH: Exhibition of Women Icons of APEC, Philippines;
Carolyn MaulLifestyle CoachI 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.
Carrie Scott (Carolyn)Development Director , Rising Star OutreachCarrie 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.
Cary CarbonaroFinance ExpertCary Carbonaro is an Award Winning, International known Personal Finance Expert. She is a Certified Financial planner professional with an MBA in finance, with over 25 years of experience in financial services. In 2014, she was named an Ambassador for the CFP® Board, one of only 50 in the United States. Cary’s book “The Money Queen’s Guide For Women Who Want Build Wealth and Banish Fear” (Morgan James, October 2015) was an Amazon #1 Best Seller in several countries in Wealth Management. It was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Books that Can Make You Rich” by Daily Worth. She is the recipient of the prestigious “2016 Investment News Women to Watch” award. She is a passionate female advocate and champion of financial literary. Cary is frequently sought out for her opinions and is a leading influencer in her profession. She is listed as #2 on Twitter just behind Suze Orman. She is listed as “The Most Influential Women in Finance on Twitter” www.moneyqueenguide.com/press
Cassondra ToddStudent, Business AdministrationCassondra Todd is connected to MUSIC, CREATIVITY and SELF-EXPRESSION. As an honor student who begins her university studies in the area of Business Administration with a major in Communications in the fall of 2017, she is an engaged millennial who is passionate about learning. Cassondra has been inspired to create and compose original tunes by way of the piano since the age of 10 years old and continues to do so on a daily basis. Interestingly, Cassondra does not read music, however; she is competent and capable of composing and playing original pieces that flow through her. Cassondra’s musical ability is not the only option for her creative outlet, as she is an avid cook and enjoys creating new and unusual recipes in the kitchen with a variety of foods. Cassondra is dedicated and committed to becoming the best version of herself and finds joy and fulfillment in surrounding herself with like-minded individuals. Her journey to India is an opportunity that she is intrigued and anxious to experience.
Catherine CullenDeputy Mayor for Culture for the City of Lille Catherine Cullen was Deputy Mayor for Culture for the City of Lille, France, from 2001 to 2014. In 2008, she also became councillor in charge of Culture for the Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL). For over ten years she was a board member of the Culture Committee of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), its President for three years (2012-2015), and she is presently its Special Advisor on Culture in Sustainable Cities. She is also an independent international consultant in culture and sustainable development, a subject she teaches at the Political Science Institute of Lille.
Cathy EngelbertCEO , DeloitteCatherine "Cathy" Engelbert is an American business executive.
In February 2015, she was named the Chief Executive Officer of audit, accounting and consulting firm Deloitte LLP, the United States member of Deloitte, effective March 2015. The selection made her the first female U.S. CEO of a Big Four firm. News media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal highlighted Engelbert's appointment as cracking the "glass ceiling”
CEO of Deloitte, Cathy Engelbert leads one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States and is responsible for nearly 80,000 professionals. Deloitte professionals provide audit, tax, consulting and advisory services, and serve over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, producing measurable and enduring impact on behalf of clients, people, communities, and society.
Since 1986, Cathy has had a distinguished career serving large and complex global clients. She previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she led the U.S. audit practice. Cathy is currently a member of Deloitte’s Board of Directors.
Cecilia Sithembile Silundika Professional Life Coach, EurekaUbuntu CoachingThembi 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.
Chandni DassaniEntrepreneur, Founder and CEO at Etasaa – Home & Lifestyle, Food Stylist, Travel and Food Blogger.An avid dreamer and optimist, I have a versatile experience in the field of Fashion and Business Management for over 4 years. After completing my Masters from National Institute of Fashion Technology, I have worked with in areas of Merchandising, Marketing, Operations and Category Management. After the corporate experience, I have plunged onto Entrepreneurship with the launch of my brand called “Etasaa” in the Home Décor & Lifestyle segment. I professionally also pursue my hobby of Blogging in fields of Travel and Food, and also manage to incorporate Professional Food Styling and Photography through freelancing projects across India.
As a part of various Social Service Organizations in Delhi and Kolkata, I am working towards starting a Skill Development Program for the Women in various SME’s and Educational Institutes in near future.
Chandrika RastogiCo-Founder & Co Trustee – Consulting RootsChandrika Rastogi adepts in handling niche and discerning
travelers. CEO of Luxury Roots, as a first-generation selfmade
entrepreneur starting her career two decades ago; she is a keen travel enthusiast and has visited various countries in five continents across the globe for business related projects. Flying high, she has been conscious of wider realities and has kept her feet well grounded.Occupying a challenging role at Luxury Roots, she is adept in using her multi-talented skills in taking the firm to newer milestones each year. She is actively involved in talent development, coaching on personality building and socially relevant humanitarian issues as well as works as a consultant to several firms & professionals. Ms Chandrika is a wonderful skills and service trainer. She juggles the spectrum of training methodology to suit her participants from various levels and background. She takes the engagement of her participants’, their learning and their growth as her personal mark of success. Some of the core programs, which are favorites of her attendees are:
® Effective Communication: Tools and Techniques
® Customer Centricity: What, How, When.
® Handling Fear: Professional and Personal Life
® Teams: What is My Role
For the benefit of underprivileged children, to support and motivate the youth and to service the elderly, she co-founded and holds the co-trustee role to a non-profit Trust - Consulting Roots towards her pro bono activities. Chandrika is happily married and is settled in New Delhi, India. She is an inspiration for those who find it challenging to successfully manage
home, office and life passions. Living by the motto 'First Deserve, then Desire' Chandrika and her associates, both current and erstwhile are attaining newer heights in their chosen occupation.
Charu SharmaSilicon Valley-Based Indian Explorer , Serial EntrepreneurCharu is a Silicon Valley-based Indian explorer, serial entrepreneur, and author. With 5 National Awards, expeditions to all 7 continents, over 600 stage shows, and three books published, Charu was enlisted as a “Power Woman alongside such notables as Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Gandhi, and Melinda Gates by Youth Incorporated magazine in March 2012.
She has dedicated all her savings and her last four years to create a global movement Go Against the Flow to educate 1 million women to take risks and build their own businesses. She has screened her documentary film all around the world – from the Empire State building in New York to the National Gallery of Singapore.
Charu built two-award winning startup companies out of her college dorm room before getting recruited to LinkedIn to grow their Talent Solutions revenue. Charu is currently building her third startup venture Next Play, which is an artificial intelligence software product that helps women in the workplace to advance in their careers through 1:1 mentorship.
In 2003, Charu and brother Chinmay were awarded the National Bravery Award by the Prime Minister of India for fighting with two goons in a train robbery and saving lives of women, making them ‘national heroes’ overnight. Charu went on to achieve black-belts in Karate and Taekwondo, represented India in Taekwondo in South Korea, and has been an advocate for self-defense training for women. The education board has dedicated chapters to her in the 10th grade English textbook and the 9th grade Hindi textbook in high schools in Maharashtra, India.
Charu has been involved with startups and VC firms in Silicon Valley and New York City, holds business certificates from the Stanford GSB and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and she has previously worked with NASA Scientists, researchers in Antarctica, Bankers at Wall Street, senior journalists and top politicians. She has contributed to Huffington Post, Venture Beat, Business Insider, The Times of India and Youth Incorporated among other publications. She organized TEDxRiverNorth in Chicago, and she has spoken at two TEDx conferences on risk-taking and entrepreneurship respectively.
Charu MalhotraBusiness Consultant, American Express
Charu Malhotra is an Entrepreneur, business strategist and a consultant. Currently she is Business Consultant, with American Express. She aims of unlocking the leadership and entrepreneurial potential in the ones who believe in creating a difference around. She always welcome new opportunities and helps in mentoring and strategizing the growth of ventures. Prior to American Express, she was involved in international business development for IT companies in different geographies worldwide including Europe, Middle East, US, Australia, + where she connected with lots of entrepreneur with diverse innovations, skills and interesting thoughts.
Charu’s future goal is to establish an online based services business for women’s targeting to lifestyles and wardrobes without pocket depreciations.
Chayanika BhiwaniwalaFounder at Self & Beyond
Mrs. Chayanika Bhiwaniwala is the founder of Self and Beyond -A holistic centre for integrated healing and therapies. She is a hypnotherapist(EKAA), Past Life regression therapist(TASSO),NLP practitioner, Family Constellation facilitator, member of IMDHA and Counsellor. She also conducts various self empowering workshops and is a certified ‘Heal Your Life’ international workshop leader by Hay House and Louise L. Hay.
She is on a journey of fervently and avidly reading, exploring and experimenting with life transforming and life shifting knowledge and techniques that can really change lives for betterment. Incorporating some of them in her personal life as well as of those in and around her, she was startled by the results and knew that she had to find a way to get this information into the mainstream to enrich the quality of the lives of people with issues.This led to the making of Self and Beyond.
She feels blessed to experience peace of spirit in her life having used various techniques and applying the manifold spiritual principles of the universe.
The fuel behind the centre is the personal experience of her and her team and several others who have used the various techniques with success. The idea is to disseminate knowledge and the knowhow in an all inclusive manner.
It is a radical thought that every human is evolved and capable of totally understanding everything but just needs a guide at various folds of life to put them on a smoother track of hope, joy, healing and tranquility for she believes that each person is a divine being, a beautiful and perfect expression of God…….naturally healthy and happy.
She believes that this is her way of contributing to the amazing world we coexist in. She sincerely hopes that their endeavors will move and help one on one’s path to unlimited potential and at the same time help one to discover oneself beyond self.
Dr.Che Noraini Bte HashimAssociate Professor, Senior LecturerACADEMIC 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
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)
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.
Cheryl Wood Leadership ExpertCheryl 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.
Chiamaka OkekeSolicitorChiamaka 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.
Dr.Chiara HensleyAVP , Eastern Michigan University (Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University)
Dr. Chiara Hensley, Ed.D – A dedicated, strategic educator and leader with an emphasis on conflict resolution, collaboration, consultation, social, economic and restorative justice, continuous systemic redesign and improvement, program evaluation and assessment, retention, academic success, and personalized learner-centered growth and development
Dr. Hensley currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. Her previous work includes service at Pasadena City College in the Counseling and Student Learning Services area, holding a tenured position as Assistant Professor of Counseling. During her tenure, she also served as Counseling Department Coordinator, and Campus Diversity Coordinator. Dr. Hensley received her Doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Hensley is passionate about issues of economic, gender, education, and race equity and inclusion. Her service and professional work focuses on the development of women, individuals and communities of color, and the development of children and youth in the context of the advancement of civilization through unity, consultation, and the educational, spiritual, and moral development of humankind.
Claire Lyell Global, Virtual Talent GeekClaire 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
Claudia HelmingFounder & CEO, DaWandaClaudia Helmiong 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 Pütz. 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.”
Cleo KambuguAdvisory Board Member at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for JusticeCleo 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.
Colleen Schell Founder, The Leadership Revolution Colleen Schell believes the best way to change the world is to change the way the leaders lead. By shifting from leading with one’s money and mind to leading with one’s heart and values, Colleen believes the world can transform into something that is unrecognizable. Using emotional intelligence and moral courage as her foundation, she is creating online training and development for emerging leaders to step powerfully into their leadership and make the difference they were born to make.
Constance Elizabeth SwanikerVice President, Stanford Seed Transformation NetworkConstance 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.
Cordelia GonaDigital Marketing Architech Global Business InnovationsCordelia Anopa Gona is a digital marketing architect with a passion for business globalization via online platforms As the Co-Founder and Creative Director of GBI Global Business Innovations Marketplace she oversees digital and print marketing for the organization This includes management of the Ecommerce platforms such as the online marketplace www gbimarketplace com and social media management Cordelia co-ordinates and handles the marketing function for platforms such as Diaspora Insights an ongoing conversation and platform that enables Zimbabwean businesses to tap into the global market and promotional global road shows sponsored by the GBI Marketplace She is also a Founding Partner of Prolific Network a non profit that facilitates FREE empowerment events for women Prolific Network has been my way of giving back to my community she says Cordelia s goal is to master web and app development skills and be able to apply them in the African business context in order to help business compete digitally on a global level She also aspires to be able to teach other upcoming digital marketing architects the skills and wisdom acquired over the years Passion for entrepreneurship led her to start a degree program specializing in entrepreneurship with the University of South Africa UNISA.
Crystal Y. Davis Speaker, Coach and ConsultantCrystal’s business personality and work practices are the foundation of her success as speaker, coach and consultant.
Crystal has worked over 20 years in various leadership positions as a change agent. She’s had the privilege to work with leading experts in various countries such as Portugal, Spain, Mexico and Sweden. These experiences have enabled Crystal to become very knowledgeable about Business Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and leadership development, and to thrive in diverse work environments.
Crystal’s career spans over a number of business functions, industries and disciplines including automotive, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare, engineering, strategy deployment, training, facilitation, coaching and speaking.
Crystal earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University and a MBA from Samford University. In addition, Crystal is a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach.
Cyrielle HarielTV, blogger and Green Positive JournalistCyrielle Hariel is an unstoppable force. Though when you meet her you’ll instantly notice her sunshine-y personality, don’t be fooled: this girl possesses the strength of a hurricane. With her lion’s hair and big smile, it seems that, to her, nothing is impossible…and she has been proving it for the past three years!
Cyrielle started as a journalist on the D8 TV channel on a show dedicated to animal protection. But feeling a pull from her entrepreneurial side, she decided to set out to create her own company and blog. She decided to leave for Bangladesh with the French President of Action Against Hunger in May 2014 to write her first article.
It was during that journey that the notion of commitment became a lifestyle for her. In addition to confirming her desire to work in the field and to create positive impact through her work,
this trip also allowed her to detect her heart defect. Operated on in the emergency room a few weeks after her return from Dhaka, Cyrielle became even more engaged in protecting our environment.
The songs “Heal the world,” “Earth Song,” and “Man in the Mirror,” from the famous artist Michael Jackson are the three pillars of her commitment to the humanitarian causes since childhood.
She is a Green & Positive journalist interested in showcasing the positive impact brought by citizens, individuals and entrepreneurs on her blog: www.cyriellehariel.com and for different
mainstream medias. During the COP21, she conducted interviews for the Paris Match website and since January she has been highlighting various changemakers in the Green Magazine Ushuaia on
Ushuaia TV (TF1 group). Humanitarian causes, ecology and sustainable development are her three essentials themes.
During the past year alone she has met and interviewed many positive people like the French farmer and philosopher Pierre Rabhi, Nicolas Hulot, Yann-Arthus Bertrand, Robert Redford, Dr. Jane Goodall, the indigenous chef of the Amazon forest Roani, Captain Paul Watson, the French actress Marion Cotillard, Deepak Chopra, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, The Dalai-Lama, etc. Heart has become the signature of her pictures, a symbol of commitment, her guests’ actions and of her personal story. #MakeABetterWorld, please explore Cyrielle’s positive blog and together, let’s change the world!
Dame Shellie HuntFounder and CEO of The Women of Global ChangeDame Shellie Hunt is Founder and CEO of The Women of Global Change, Success is by Design LLC, ReMake MY Life LLC, Phoenix Flight Films,
and other multiple companies. A Global Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, International Speaker, author, and TV executive producer. In 2014, the
special honor of knighthood was bestowed upon Dame Shellie Ann Hunt by the Order of St. John.
She is the proud recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama, along with the 2013 Humanitarian Award at the World
Congress Center. As the First Lady of Entrepreneurs, she has served well over tens of thousands of women and children worldwide in communities
and outreach programs. Shellie served on the national board of National Women's Political Caucus, hosted the 2014 EMMA Awards, is a lead
mentor in the Billionaire Adventure Club, and been mentioned in Forbes.com. Her other appearances are numerous and include CBS, ABC,
USA Today, CBS MoneyWatch, Beyond the Dow, HLN and many others.
She has worked with major corporations to include Time Warner, M3, The Young Entrepreneurs Society, VH1, Pacific Electric, and Kimberly Clark to
name a few. Shellie has also taught reintegration to veterans in transition at Cal State Long Beach. She is a proud member of the Alliance of Women
and Media, which promotes positive progress and change for women and sits as a judge for the last five years for nationally televised Gracie awards.
Damjana LavricProduction executiveAs 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 Jože 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.
Danielle TimmonsDirector of Cruise , Aquila ToursDanielle 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.
Dareen Abu-LailNational Associate Project Officer at UNESCODareen 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.
Darika AldashevaManaging Director of Noosphere PR-AgencySuccessful 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
Darshana UblCo-Founder , Director at Verve RallyShe love business, adventure and have over a decade of experience in business growth.
Her recent business venture Verve Rally started off as a passion project rolls in all things she love (such as travelling, sports cars, building a community of like minded people, beautiful scenery, luxurious living and contribution) in one.It is a female friendly rally which allows both men and women to cruise along without strenuous driving, yet experiencing the joys of driving through some of the worlds best routes.
When she am not travelling or rallying, she devote her time to SMEs and their growth.
She believe that there is a fast way to grow her business with the right strategy and the right people by her side. Tie that to the greater good and she is hooked.
Debbie Jungmin LeeAuthor/Founder of HearteningSchoolDebbie Lee helps people and organizations for positive change and creative growth in their professional and personal life by sharing her storytelling and transformational education. Her work does not only bring high performance and meaningful achievement but also inner growth for the next level of life and development. She started her first career in the foreign investment field at HSBC supporting global funds to reach their goals and then moved on to commercial trade field consulting Nordic and European companies to find and unlock the new global markets under the organizations of the Danish Foreign Ministry, EU Chamber of Commerce and Multinational corporations. The industries and countries she dealt with have been borderless and numerous; from lifestyle, design, food, bioscience, marine, construction and to defense, travelling all different continents at the same time. Almost 20 years of her career in the global market entry consulting world gave her tons of stories to tell that she returned to her literature instinct at some point and became an author of ‘Open Sandwich: Nordic way of happiness’, ‘Heartworking: Time that makes us live again’, and a co-author of ‘Scandi-Daddy ; Nordic way of parenting’’ with a Danish journalist. Along the way of her career, she could meet various global leaders in business, startups, political and diplomatic world on a daily basis and observed what kind of success gives a true meaning to life. That curiosity led her to travel around the world again to learn more about those aspects in the fields of positive psychology, international storytelling and transformational leadership. Now she combines all these educational elements, her hands-on career/life experiences, talents and knowledge to help people, companies and organizations live their happy and fulfilling life. She often includes spoken poetry, storytelling as an art and classic singing in her stage to embrace people in a warm way. Her book ‘Heartworking’ starts as “It is not about Hardworking but Heartworking. It is not about Networking but Heartworking” Wherever she goes, she wants to bring the soul of ‘working from heart’ and the ‘heartfelt relationship’ between people in the era of Artificial Intelligence to make humane organizations. She is a graduate from Ewha Womans University in Korea. As a mom of 2 children, she also enjoys devoting herself to inspire working moms and girls around the world who have many obstacles to overcome in their career and life in pursuing their dreams, balancing work and life. She gives workshops, lectures, speeches, storytelling and coaching being a representative of her educational platform ‘Heartening School’ globally and runs a community-based organization, Nordic Cultural Institute locally with her dear partners. Her mission is to change the paradigm of success bringing happiness, joy and growth to the society, workplace and individuals. Another big purpose of Heartening School is to support children and people in need across the globe with food, books and education, to which all the attendees of her educational program contribute together while learning.
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Debbie McMillanDebbie McMillan is a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) who delivers individual and/or group therapy to males and females who have offended and are serving sentence in prison or community.
She is well practiced in applying Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Problem solving Strategies, Distress Tolerance, Motivational Interviewing and Socratics when working in the mental health area.
Debbie is also a national trainer of programme facilitators for her employer, who deliver programmes working with intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, harm minimisation for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and applying CBT specific to offending thoughts feelings and behaviour. She provides clinical supervision to other facilitators and is sought after for her knowledge in working with NZ Maori myths and legends to enhance a therapeutic environment and assist in guiding self discovery.
Deborah Kandlivolunteer in Israeli armyDeborah 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
Deep BajaManaging Director at First Step Digital Pvt LtdA Serial Entrepreneur, Deep Bajaj is the Managing Director at First Step Digital Pvt Ltd (Founder PeeBuddy /SIRONA), an award-winning product innovation company in the women's intimate personal care category. Their products & work has won multiple accolades, thousands of customer testimonials, awards and International Support including coverage’s in BBC, FORBES, NDTV, ET NOW, CNBC, Yahoo, Reuters, ANI, Hindustan Times etc
At First Step, Deep and his fellow founders have jointly introduced unique products to make women travel and live better, including an innovative and flagship product called PeeBuddy, which is India's First FUD - Female Urination Device for women, enabling them to stand and pee in all common/dirty toilets. He envisions establishing First Step Digital as a much-awaited disruptor in the intimate hygiene solutions space for urban and working women between the age groups of 21 and 40. PeeBuddy is recommended by Best of Doctors for use during Arthritis & Pregnancy, Used at Best of Marathons & is available at leading stores and has sold over 100,000 units in 2016!. The team has also introduced a series of unique products under SIRONA brand to make life easy for Women – the solutions include India’s First Herbal Feminine Pain Relief Patch (to avoid pills during periods), Disposal Bags (For Clean & Hygienic Disposal of Sanitary Products), Intimate Wet Wipes, Under Arm Sweat pads etc.
Deepa KhannaEntrepreneurDeepa 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.
Deepa Rao AcharyaWriter I am a writer who comes from a media background I have worked on TV and movie screenplays as well My latest offering is a book in the spiritual fiction genre which will be out soon I also have an events company based out of Bangalore called Dreamcatcher Events.
Deepa MehtaGraduate in Chemistry from Calcutta Dietetics from Mumbai and B Ed Been teaching at St Xavier s Kolkata and Bombay International School Mumbai Travelled to various parts of the country and also lived in China for 5 years where picked up Mandarin reading and writing to facilitate easy communication with the local Chinese After retirement are involved in various social activities and taken up Vipassana meditation as taught by SN Goenka and am practicing the same regularly Also do yoga and play golf regularly
Deepankar RoyCo-founder at Mind ScrollMindScroll is a new age digital learning platform enabling small and mid size businesses to setup an online academy in minutes With integrated course catalogue payment gateway content delivery and assessment engine MindScroll provide end-to-end digital learning solution to businesses
Denisa GokoviHumanitarian Leader and Actor Denisa Gokovi Collaborates through her talent and creativity with professionals, musicians and worthy Albanian music. At the same time it contained artistic role as writer on philosophy, Actress, Composer, Pianist, Singer, Photo model and Goodwill Ambassador for Albania!
The trend, its originality and artistic style is predominant in international success!
Denisa is Global Goodwill Ambassador in organization FAAVM from Canada Also Ambassador for art the institute ”Olympia Art ” Los Angeles,CA!
Amb. Ms. Gokovi is an Honored member of the International Royal Academy of the United Nations, Also Ambassador of Culture & Art in organization internationally ” ”World Peace Committee” Another role as Ambassador for social cultural- Arts & Humanity in the Royal Society Group and Ambassador for African Child projects.
Amb. Ms. Gokovi studied piano since the age of six, and managed to grow and prosper as an artist in Albania being featured at various art events. I have participated in some national competitions such as, ”Peter Gaci,’, ” Songs of the Earth,” “Little Pianist,” and ”Genius.” In three important national piano competitions I was awarded second and third places. I perform live concerts as a singer across Albania, performing songs that I have composed. I devote much of my personal time in social and cultural musical, film and social programs. I have donated my time performing for benefits that support orphans and the poor.
Amb. Ms. Gokovi also devote her talents to organizing holiday programs and helping organizations that are devoted to making changes that make a social contribution. In my role as songwriter, I work with young artists in their professional development and in their training with the art academy. Currently, I am writing a book on philosophy entitled, Deception of Truth.
Amb. Ms. Gokovi goals is to share the world perspective as someone who speaks out for justice, equality and freedom from persecution for everyone. In my professional experience, science and philosophy play important roles. My work and experience have, so far, allowed me to realize the dream of presenting my humble experience as an example to others through my music. My goal is to touch everyone with love, creativity and hope.
Denise O’BrienCEO, DOME Entertainment & Consulting, LLCDenise O'Brien is the CEO & Founder of multiple companies in the USA, including Co-Founder of California Safari, www.CaliforniaSafari.com, Wings of Love International and DOME Consulting, LLC, Denise O'Brien Movies & Entertainment, an award-winning entertainment company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her entertainment company provides worldwide film-funding opportunities and innovative communications, branding and public relations strategies. Her educational company delivers leadership education in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, California, to executives and budding global entrepreneurs, creating valuable connections, resources and networking tools for big thinkers with grand ambitions.
A Producer, Public Relations Expert, Keynote Motivational Speaker and Communication Strategist, Denise is also an award-winning entrepreneur, humanitarian and celebrity in Hollywood. Denise is a former Miss California International, newspaper editor, advertising executive, and TV producer at KNBC-TV, Los Angeles. As a film producer, she generates funds and supports numerous movie projects in Hollywood and beyond. She is Executive Producer of the Goddess Movie, filmed in six different countries and being produced in Hollywood, and Co-Producer of the film ‘Breaking Taboo,’ a film bringing awareness to the issue of suicide prevention and mental health consciousness.
Denise’s passion is helping nonprofit NGO organizations deliver their messages to the public through her expertise in media and film. In addition to her nonprofit NGO Wings of Love International (WINGS), she is currently collaborating with the Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) in Hollywood and the UNGSII.org in New York and Switzerland on issues including domestic violence, gender equality, human rights, homelessness and sex trafficking. She has supported more than 30 nonprofit and NGO organizations globally as a media partner, advisor or board member. Denise motivates the lives of thousands globally and is a sought-after TV host, and TV/radio show guest, empowering everyone around her to create the life of their dreams by teaching Golden Rule Leadership through her life example and the power of authentic communication
Despina NamwembeSocial Scientist
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.
Despina Panayiotou TheodosiouMD at Tototheo Maritime GroupDespina Panayiotou Theodosiou is joint Chief Executive Officer of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, an organization offering maritime services with specialization in maritime satellite communications. She has been with the group since 2005.
Since 2013, Despina is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, being the first woman ever to be elected since the Chamber’s establishment in 1989, and is chairing the Chamber’s Development and Promotion Committee since 2015.
In 2011 Despina founded WISTA Cyprus – a member of WISTA International – and is the Association’s current President. In 2015 during the International AGM, Despina was elected Secretary of WISTA International.
She also sits on the first Board of Governors of the Cyprus Maritime Academy and on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus-Germany Business Association.
Despina is the national advocate for the European Commission’s “Equality Pays Off” Initiative. She won the titles of “Top Professional” and “Cyprus Business Woman of the Year” at the 9th National Cyprus Business Woman of the Year Awards 2015. She is also proclaimed as an Honorary Fellow of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing (April 2017).
She is frequently asked to contribute as a speaker or moderator to industry-related conferences and is often asked to speak about her experience as a young female leader in the maritime industry.
Despina holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens and an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School. Believing in (and advocating for) continuous education, she is currently completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy at the University of Oxford – Said Business School.
She is married to Socrates and they have a three- year old son, Ektoras.
Devhuti MinochaFounder at Dhrohar Devhuti completed her master s in business management and then went on to work in different capacities with various multinational organizations in India With an experience ranging beyond 12 years in the Software IT industry and having made her first entrepreneurial bootstrapped venture www Dhrohar com a successful e-commerce business it is only fair to consider her the best in the business It is through her hard work commitment and sincerity that she laid the founding stone of Dhrohar Devhuti is an entrepreneur who juggles work and kids smoothly and believes that prioritizing work is the key to success She is a mother of two beautiful kids Harshit 8 Dhriti 3 years
Diana Skelton Dy DG, All Together in Dignity Fourth World Diana Skelton is Head of Mission of All Together in Dignity/ATD Fourth World. She spent nine years as part of its International Leadership Team, supporting ATD Fourth World’s members in the Central African Republic, Haiti, the Philippines, Ireland, and 30 other countries. As part of ATD’s full-time Volunteer Corps since 1986, she has lived and worked in low-income communities in Madagascar, the US, and France, and has represented ATD at the United Nations and UNICEF.
In 2004, Skelton edited How Poverty Separates Parents and Children: A Challenge to Human Rights, a study carried out in six countries, with a foreword by UNICEF. In 2014, Skelton published the first volume of Artisans of Peace Overcoming Poverty. The second and third volumes of this book were published in 2015 and 2016.
Skelton is a member of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. Her degree is in history from Cornell University, and she has a background in youth work and in journalism. She is currently preparing several publications.
In January 2017, at the Women Economic Forum of the European Union, the Hague, Skelton was honoured with the Award of Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for ALL.
Dildeep KalraVice President , Massive RestaurantsDildeep Kalra is the vice president of Massive Restaurants, which runs Farzi Cafe in City Walk, Dubai as well as several outlets in India including Masala Library, Pa Pa Ya and Masala Bar. The 34-year-old is also the founder of a new fashion app, Stylehorn, which gives users instant feedback on their outfit. Ms Kalra, mother to a daughter, two, and a son, aged four, is based in New Delhi, and travels to Dubai every three months to oversee the expansion of her brand in the emirate.
Dilek BiLFounder, Purple -Sustainable IdeasDilek Bil, spent 30 years in both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. Ten years in banking was for American Express Bank, BNP-Ak-Dresdner Bank and Société Générale. 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 “Sürsün Bu Dünya” 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.
Dipika TrehanFounder 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!”
Diva SharmaStudent, Orator
Diva Sharma is an eighteen-year old student activist and technologist currently on a gap-year. At age 15, Diva invented a device that could detect distress in animals. This device received notable credit from the Indian Government. In turn, she filed for a scientific patent with the Indian Government. She also received an award from the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-Ahmedabad). She is a named scientific researcher under the Indian Government and received the Times of India Student of the Year Award.
Diva is also a keen orator. Having presented at conferences both at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC as the youngest representative from India, Diva seeks to merge her passion for technology and economics. She spoke at the Nexus India Youth Summit among various indian industrialists. She also delivered a TEDx talk titled ‘Girls need to lean in too!’ that was selected by TED to be featured on the famous TEDx Playlists. Her talk reached an audience of over 40,000 people and also featured on CNN-IBN news channel. Diva is currently researching on macroeconomic trends under the Indian Government and working to invent the human version of a device that can detect distress in animals.
Dixie GillaspieBusiness Coach & Consultant , Dixie GillaspieIf you believe that an unlimited life, an unstoppable business, and perpetual happiness are all part of the “impossible dream” you haven’t met Dixie Gillaspie.
Ever since she was a little girl, Dixie’s least favorite word was “can’t.”
Since then, Dixie has not only been recognized as a premier business coach and consultant, working with entrepreneurs around the world, her clients have also dubbed her a firestarter, a success-booster, and a muse to genius.
But most people who know her just call her “Dynamite,” a nickname she acquired in the second grade.
She is the author of Just Blow it Up – Firepower for Living an Unlimited Life and a companion book, Doses of Dynamite – Firepower for Capturing the Inspiration in Everyday Things. She is also a contributing author, along with Dr. Christian Guenette, Gillian Laura Roberts, Dr. Bernie Seigal, and others, to The Thought That Changed My Life Forever.
Her success stories have been featured in books such as Go-Givers Sell More, by Bob Burg and John David Mann, and The Referral Engine, by John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing.
Dixie considers herself more of a “story teller” than a speaker, but she’s shared the stage with the likes of Zig Zigler, Bob Burg, John David Mann, Sally Hogshead, Scott Ginsberg, Mark Sanborn, and Southwest Airlines President Emerita, Coleen Barrett.
She’s allergic to the word “CAN’T” and her Blast Thru Coaching(TM) method is a process for challenging, even eliminating, that word from your vocabulary.
Dixie was raised in Southeast Kansas as an only child, her two siblings were nearly grown when she was born. Her parents were members of a fundamental church with strict guidelines for behavior and dress, and no tolerance for radio, TV or other cultural influences of the time. So Dixie heard “can’t” a lot. But she was allowed free rein of the library and the rural two-room schoolhouse. She learned to recognize words before she was five, and spent her childhood devouring stories. That love of story, and the ability to find the lessons and gifts in every tale, comes out in her own style of storytelling.
Dixie still lives in the Midwest, still devours books, and still loves to share the lessons and gifts she finds in everyday occurrences and the stories that play out within us and around us if we only learn to pay attention.
Dominique SakoilskyCo-Director of Relaxed Birth and ParentingI 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.
Donavine PhukuileAward Winning Blue Ocean StrategistAward winning blue ocean strategist IT Professional Programme Manager and certified Management Consultant with 18 years experience in the United States Middle East and Africa of which 9 years were spent in management Donavine has worked in Public and Private sectors including Multinational Corporations - on Greenfield Business Start-ups Iran and Dubai Global Operations and Enterprise Project Management across a footprint of 22 countries in MEA
Dorothy GithaeCEO & Founder,360 Degrees InternationalDorothy 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
Dr. Angelina DawaKenyatta 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.
Dr. Deana MurphyDr. Deana Unlimited, LLCA cheerleader for positive change, Dr. Deana Murphy is a multinational speaker and creative problem solver who teach organizational leaders to create positive, resilient and profitable cultures so they don’t have to suffer the costs of disengagement and poor productivity. Having experienced many personal adversities and losses both during and post-corporate leadership, Dr. Deana relishes training individuals and teams on understanding flexibility, how the brain works and developing their unique combinations of character strengths and collaboration skills.
Her research and advice has received attention from CBN, Oprah Magazine, Fine Living, HGTV, Huffington Post, Panache and Exceptional People Magazine; she is on the list of the top 50 minority businesses by the Philadelphia Business Journal and was honored as a woman of outstanding leadership by the International Women’s Leadership Association. She has wowed audiences from stages on the continents of Europe and Africa.
Dr. Elizabeth F. MarazitaAuthor and Wellness Entrepreneur Dr. Marazita’s wellness philosophy is one of self-care, empowerment and disease prevention.
Educated in business and medicine at Columbia University (New York, USA), INSEAD (Fontinbleau, France), Michigan State University and Bastyr Univeristy (Washington, USA), Dr. Marazita was a commercial banker with UBS, A.G. in London, Geneva, New York and Hong Kong for 15 years when her corporate stresses led to a career change and medical school in Chinese Medicine and Oncology. She is currently faculty at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (www.acaom.com). She is also a wellness entrepreneur and author, designing foot reflexology walking paths for Universities, private companies and corporations (www.pathsofhealth.net).
Dedicated to teach others about wellness and disease prevention, Dr. Marazita is now the department head of Mundo Pato Inc.’s department of Integrative Medicine (www.mundopato.com) where she seeks and guides curriculum experts and thought leaders in integrative medicine to launch their wellness platform on the cloud.
Elizabeth lectures and teaches internationally on wellness to business executives, educators, heath care professionals and students of all ages.
Dr. Gloria J. BurgessInspirational speakerDr. Gloria J. Burgess loves nothing more than inspiring others to create a bridge from what was… and what is… to what can be… and she’s dedicated her entire life to doing just that. An experienced business woman and top inspirational speaker in the US and internationally, she shares her story of overcoming extreme poverty, racism, and sexism, showing us that your life circumstances do not have to predict your destiny. Gloria engages individuals in finding the vital core of their creative genius. And she weaves together her own personal legacy using the threads of authenticity, creativity, soulfulness, and inclusive leadership.
Dr. Joynicole MartinezFounder and CEO of Alchemist AgencyDr. Joynicole Martinez is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Alchemist Agency, a management consulting firm serving leading corporations, health care facilities, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profit corporations.
Dr. Martinez has 20 years of experience providing capacity-building services, including strategic planning, with a focus on performance management, fund development and impact measurement.
As a community advancement and public health expert, Joynicole has developed initiatives that reach across disciplines to strengthen health and wellness. For example, the development of mixed-income, mixed-finance housing communities that address the social determinants of health, equity and human rights.
Dr. Martinez earned a BA in Political Science and a MBA in Marketing from the College of Charleston, a MBA in International Business from the University of Phoenix, a DSc. In Clinical Counseling and a DHSc./PhD. in Public Health and Health Science with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Behavior from A.T. Still University. She is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).
She sits on the Board of Directors for the Wisdom To BELIEVE Foundation and is a regular contributor to the online publishing platforms She Owns It, Women on Business, and Mogul http://LinkedIn.com/in/joynicolemartinez
Dr. Moritz GekelerFounder and CEO bei Dolaborate GmbHDr. Moritz Gekeler is a strategic consultant, coach and facilitator for co-innovation and design thinking. Over the last ten years he has gained professional experience in various institutions such as the foresight department of Daimler AG, the HPI School of Design Thinking and the SAP Design and Co-Innovation Center. In 2015 he founded dolaborate as a co-innovation consultancy. Moritz works with international companies of all sizes in the process of participatory strategy making especially in regard to design and innovation. He also enables them by teaching creative methods, facilitating innovation events and as a key-note speaker. Besides working in the business sector, Moritz has also taught at various universities in Germany. He is a member of the expert team of the German design research network design:transfer.
Dr. Nadia Brown Founder of Doyenne Leadership Institute, LLCDr. Nadia Brown is an authentic, bold champion for women business owners and those women who desire to become business owners. She is the founder of Doyenne Leadership Institute, LLC.
Through her workshops, intensives, and retreats, she helps women break through the glass ceilings they encounter in business by helping them build profitable and sustainable businesses. When it comes to sales, women come to her timid and shaky about going after the money – they leave her strategic, strong, emboldened and most importantly, paid.
Dr. Nadia has helped her clients generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales and has been featured in publications such as Black Enterprise Magazine and the Huffington Post.
She is the author of Leading Like a Lady: How to Shatter Your Inner Glass Ceiling and lives with her husband Toby in Phoenix, AZ. To learn more, visit www.doyenneleadership.com.
Dr. Pamela SitieneiFounder & CEO African Energy AssociationAs the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Energy Association and Chief Operating Officer of ONAPS Holdings, Ltd, Sitienei brings more than 13 years of multi-faceted experience in government relations, foreign relations, international trade, financial services, energy, commodity trading and negotiations. Culturally astute and discerning in her approach, Pamela has an extraordinary track record for structuring complex deals around the globe with major corporations, governments and high-ranking officials. Her ability to nimbly operate in various business capacities has persuasively broadened her reach across continents and industries. Multilingual, Sitienei has easily afforded herself a seat at the global roundtable.
An entrepreneur at heart, Sitienei envisions the African Energy Association’s role as the most influential, effective and independent trade organization serving as the voice of energy in Africa. In her capacity as Founder and CEO, she is actively engaged in comprehensive oversight, including short and long-term strategic planning, policy draft on all facets of energy; renewables, Oil & Gas, power and local content, marketing, quality assurance and financial management.
During her tenure as the Government Relations/Federal Affairs Specialist, at the American Gas Association (AGA) on Capitol Hill, she gained exposure to policy issues in natural gas and actively liaised with the federal government, to include the executive and legislative branches of former President George Bush and currently, President Barack Obama. Her portfolio was State affairs and Federal with emphasis on Renewables, Pipeline Safety, Cybersecurity, Budget under Appropriations, Energy & Natural Resources, Energy & commerce and financial committees.
Additionally, she developed an impressive wheelhouse of expertise in areas such as Federal Election Committee laws and regulations, PACs, election cycles, legislative processes, political contributions and disbursements, lobbying disclosure and reporting. Outside of her traditional duties at the AGA, Pamela managed the legislative outreach congregation, including legislative forums and supported the Vice President in fundraising. She was also responsible for the preparation, forecasting, monitoring and tracking of the department’s budget.
Prior to joining AGA, Pamela spent four years at Zurich North America/Zurich Financial Services. She supported the Vice President’s efforts to lobby, build coalitions and sustain relationships with different multi-lateral institutions including, International Finance Corporation, OPIC, World Bank – MIGA and International Monetary Fund. As the manager of the Government & Industry Affairs, she developed business relations with emerging markets; defined project scope, goals and deliverables, which supported the company’s business goals in collaboration with senior management & stakeholders. She interpreted and ensured consistent application of organizational policies; negotiated contracts, maintained financial records and managed a $5 million dollar budget for the department.
Pamela received her Undergraduate from University of Central Oklahoma in Journalism and Public Relations. She received her Doctorate in Divinity from My Life Bible School in Maryland, USA. She recently received The Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Leadership Certification from University of Cambridge, London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Sitienei serves as a strategic advisor to several governments, energy companies and investors throughout Africa, specifically, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya. She currently serves on the board of DFC Holdings, Nigeria. She has also managed election cycles in the USA, Republic of Congo, and in Nigeria. She is certified by the United States Government Relations Professionals.
Dr. Pauline LongEntrepreneur & PhilanthropistDr 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.
Dr. Remi DuyilePresident & CEO, Image Consulting GroupFor anyone who has ever met or heard the life-story of Dr. Remi Duyile, there is one thing that is for sure… she was meant to shine.
It’s no secret that Dr. Duyile has come a long way from the small Nigerian town of Ondo where she was born and raised. Over the course of less than 18 years, Dr. Duyile immigrated to the United States and managed to climb the corporate ladder of one of the nation’s most revered banking institutions, Bank of America. It was here that she shattered glass ceilings when she was appointed Vice President of Retail, Premier, and Mortgage Banking. Dr. Duyile served in this role managing over 600 financial portfolios of high net-worth clients for 17 years, until she decided that it was time to step into her true calling of helping others as a serial entrepreneur.
Having achieved so much within her own life, Dr. Duyile recognizes the power in breaking one’s own self limitations. With this in mind, she has made it her life’s purpose to empower others in recognizing their own strength and abilities. Dr. Duyile has since validated her status as a speaker, gaining numerous certifications with The John Maxwell Group, Jim Rohn, and under the mentorship of renowned motivational influencer Les Brown.
As a certified speaker, trainer, and entrepreneur, Dr. Duyile has made others the focus of her life and business. In the years since leaving corporate America, she has established various foundations and in support of this vision including: her own mortgage company (Premier Mortgage Solutions), an International consulting firm (Image Consulting Group), as well as a non-profit providing mentorship and financial literacy for women and girls (Legacy Premier Foundation). Under the umbrella of her companies she has become an Empowerment Mentor, Community Mobilizer, Certified Trainer, as well as an International Key Note speaker.
From the offices of Akure, Nigeria to dinners at the White House with former US President Barack Obama, Remi Duyile’s knowledge and leadership, is sought after and well respected. Given her savoir-faire Dr. Duyile has become a liaison working with various global agencies to connect the continent of Africa with the world. She has spoken throughout Africa, Europe, and extensively within North America (Canada and the US) teaching financial literacy, offering entrepreneurial development, and encouraging millennials to engage in the Diaspora, among other things.
In integrity with her commitment to inspire others, in 2016 Dr. Duyile added the title of author to her ever-expanding list of accomplishments. Her book, Perseverance: Winning Key To Destiny was published in the US and is sold internationally.
While it is quite evident that Dr. Remi Duyile wears many hats, the one that she wears most proudly is that of being a devoted wife, and mother to three “awesome children.” Juggling one’s own talents and passions (while uplifting and polishing those of others) is a difficult task for anyone— but Dr. Duyile credits all of her success to God, and the support of her best friend and loving husband of 28 years.
To learn more about Dr. Remi Duyile, or inquire about collaborative opportunities and engagements please feel free to CONTACT US. On firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Samuel James StrikerFounder , Hollin-Phoenix Consulting, LLCSamuel James Striker, Ph.D., is the founder of Hollin-Phoenix Consulting, LLC; a company that specializes in socio-cultural research in unstable areas. He is considered by many to be one of the foremost conflict zone social scientists with extensive experiences in unstable areas such as North Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan; representing the most difficult populations to assess. His educational experience is equally expansive, with degrees in both the hard and soft sciences.
His past work experience includes Education Ministry Advisor, Educational Director, Software Consultant, Military Liaison, Research Manager, and Social Scientist. He has worked with such entities as the Afghan Ministry if Education, Department of Defense, and several NATO units. His certifications encompass extensive training, Labor Relations and Negotiations, Combat Advisory School, Open Source Intelligence Resources and Information Systems, Counter-Insurgency Leadership Academy, Afghanistan Immersion Studies and several iterations of the Human Terrain System.
His has worked in Iraq include training and supervising multiple third country nationals from Nepal, Uganda, Bosnia, and Serbia, as well as the Iraqis. In Afghanistan most recently included advising the Ministry of education to build their capacity toward conducting their own research studies. He also worked as a social scientist where he devised an effective collection and analysis tool known as the Truncated Methodology.
He has dozens of internal publications as well as a published dissertation and a published book, “The Humanity of Warfare: Social Science Capabilities and the Evolution of Armed Conflict”. His works have informed policymakers at all levels to include the Defense Intelligence Agency and the POTUS’s kindle, Logistics Command, CIMIC, Department of State, USAID, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and many other agencies. He has also submitted comprehensive critiques on the US Army’s Human Terrain System training program.
Dr. Striker has been featured in The Afghan Paradox and honored by Western Michigan University for his work in conflict areas. His guest speaking engagements include the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Multinational Group in Motta di Livenza, Italy and the 2012 GEOINT Symposium, Human Terrain System, and the COIN Leadership Academy.
Dr. Striker has two children and four grandchildren. He currently calls East Lansing, MI home. He enjoys travelling, SCUBA diving and flying as quasi-leisure activities. His never-ending vision is to bring the Social Science capability to virtually all cross-cultural endeavors for the purpose of protecting populations and soldiers through cultural understanding. Stay tuned for Dr. Striker’s next book which features Applied Social Science in a Trans-cultural World, representing the next stage in social evolution.
Dr. Satya Shah Principal Lecturer, Programme Director; Admissions Recruitment and Marketing Officer (AEMDr Satya Shah has been working within the department of Applied Engineering and Management (AEM), Faculty of Engineering Science at University of Greenwich since 2010, firstly as Senior Lecturer of Technology Management and more recently as Principal Lecturer of Engineering and Technology Management (2015).
His diverse academic background ranges from Electronic Engineering to Product Innovation in Service Sector and Manufacturing. He holds a PhD in Information Systems Management from Cranfield University UK, and an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management from University of Exeter, UK.
Through his research, teaching and consultancy he has made contributions in the areas of technology management, supply chain, product development and innovation within the manufacturing and service sectors. Recent work includes empirical and systemic design methods research on how social media could be employed as an alternative learning mechanism in improving students learning behaviour patterns and to further improve their employability prospects.
He has 15+ years of experience in Higher Education as an academic and education management specialist. He currently sits as an advisor in the Sector for Skills Council UK, the STEM Networking Group (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths in UK) and is a reviewer for International Journals and Conferences within his subject expertise.
Satya also regularly presents at international recruitment fairs on opportunities for studying in United Kingdom. His previous positions were as a Lecturer and Programme Manager at University of Exeter and prior to that as Doctoral Researcher at Cranfield University UK.
Dr.Hani DostinovaCEO at HTH Global Medical solutionHer 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.Julianne RobertsonSenior Pastor, Washington International Spiritual CenterDr. Julianne Robertson, Esq. is an interfaith minister, peace activist, spiritual counselor and Washington, DC attorney. Her work is intended to promote the values of compassion, peace, truth, unconditional love, personal empowerment, justice, mutual acceptance, and generosity of spirit. Reverend Julianne is the mother of 4 amazing children.
Dr. Julianne is a 1982 graduate of The University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Political Science (B.A. 1982); and Howard University School of Law, (J.D. 1988) where she focused on International Economic Relations. Dr. Robertson is also a graduate of The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies, where she received a Masters’ Degree in Theology (M.Th. 2015) and a Doctor of Divinity (D.Min 2016). As a lawyer and minister, she is trained to interpret strategic opportunities and challenges for individuals and groups. Dr. Robertson has counseled private clients, government agencies and political leaders in a variety of roles.
Dragana Vujovic DjermanovicChief Strategy Officer, President of the Group at Bee Premium Group Dragana Djermanovic is an Internet strategist and lecturer. Currently, she is the Chief Strategist Officer of Bee Premium Group, owner of prpepper social web agency and CEO and founder of BeeShaper.com, Internet marketing platform.
As a representative of The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) and Euroblog Association, Dragana was an honorable member of the jury for the Social Media Awards and a respectable ambassador of WebIT committee of Internet Practitioners of South-Eastern Europe. Additionally, in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 she was a jury member and honorary representative for European ICT awards in Luxembourg. This Serbian entrepreneur is a guest and key note speaker at the world’s biggest conferences and professional events in ICT, such as WebCom (Montreal, Canada), CeBIT (Hannover, Germany), ICT Spring (Luxembourg), DigIT (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Le Web (Paris, France), Rise (Hong Kong), We Summit (Dublin, Ireland), Next (Berlin, Germany) and many others. Dragana is the only Serbian business person enlisted in The Hundert’s top 100 female entrepreneurs in Europe. The list has been confirmed by the renown American magazine Forbes.
Through consulting and in-house trainings Dragana has helped numerous companies establish and improve their online presence. The client list includes brands and companies such as tennis number one ranked player – Novak Djokovic, Zavarovalnica Maribor, Delta holding, Apple, Agrokor, Limundo, Opel, Banka Intesa, Unicredit bank, Telenor, Rexona, L’Oréal and many others.
As a passionate blogger, Dragana is the founder of the NGO “Bloggers’ rights” and BeeBlog, the network of 400.000 bloggers, which represents the most significant blogging network in the whole SEE region.
Dragana is a linguistics professor, with a MSc from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, where she is currently defending her PhD thesis. She is married and a mother of two girls.
Edith NordmannAttorney at Law & PartnerEdith Nordmann is a seasoned corporate and commercial lawyer and litigator.
Her clients range from multinational corporations, privately held companies, to small- and medium-scale businesses.
Over the years, Edith has developed an exemplary knowledge of business law, and is consistently following and analyzing current trends as well as legislative and regulatory developments. She is familiar with corporate and business law in other jurisdictions where her clients have operations or are looking to invest.
She is fluent in German (native speaker and head of the German desk for 15 years), English, Dutch, French and Italian, which allows her to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue and to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. This is vitally important in negotiations.
Edith is ambitious, thrives on challenges and relentlessly pursues her clients’ goals, while remaining mindful of their reputations and the risks.
Next to her professional career she engages in many charities using her professional expertise, not only helping others, but also empowering them in their endeavors.
Edurne Gil de San Vicente Sustainability ProfessionalEdurne 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.
Dr.Efrat FenigerEF ConsultingDr. 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/
Ekimebi Dafe Esiri Co-founder and Director of Eden Montessori School Ekimiebi Dafe Esiri has worked extensively in a range of settings with Parents, Child carers, teachers and children as counselor, Teacher trainer, Parent educator and teacher in schools and and NGOs. She is co-founder and Director of Eden Montessori School, Lagos, Nigeria. Ekimiebi is a Primary education teacher trained at the Houston Montessori Center, Texas and a qualified Early Years Montessori teacher trainer certified by the Montessori Center International, London, UK. She has a B.Sc and Masters degree in Sociology, university of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and a Masters degree in Early Childhood education from the university of Sheffield, UK.
Ekimiebi is a passionate Parenting Educator certified by Care for the Family, UK and Positive Discipline Association,USA.
She is passionate about a positive Parent-child relationship as she believes that mindful parenting can become a platform for peace, love, understanding and embracing diversity.
Dr.Ekta ChadhaThe Smile DesignerDR EKTA CHADHA The designer of Smiles Dr Ekta Chadha a Delhi-based aesthetic dental surgeon and dynamic smile specialist has an important goal a passionate desire to give everyone a dazzling smile that will add a whole new dimension to their personality Patients travel thousands of miles for one of Ekta s smiles The Smile Studio founded by Ekta in 1997 is one of a kind haven for your smile transformation Well renowned for enhancing smiles of many celebrities it has also transformed the lives of thousands of people from all walks of life from moms to brides and grooms and everyone in between to business executives page three would be brides grooms Ekta is one of only a handful of dentists in Delhi who is an accredited Fellow This denotes the highest level of competence awarded by the prestigious Indian Academy of Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry Ekta is also a Fellow of the International College Of Dentists When she is not busy in her clinic she can be found advising on dental trends in media including NDTV Zee IBN She has been written about in Outlook Mail Today HT City Times of India
Dr.Eldrette ShereniHead- Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs for CBZ Holdings An Astute Chartered Marketer and turnaround specialist with global level Leadership experience with proven abilities in setting up marketing teams from inception and converting them into high impact functional departments, while focusing on developing a watertight marketing operations model that delivers sustainable ROI.
A corporate chieftain with an in-depth understanding of the evolving digital ecosystem and a strong advocate of leveraging data and consumer insights to define corporate strategy while maintaining focus on customer satisfaction, ROI, quality delivery and cost management.
Extensive experience in managing all channels of marketing and strategic leadership spanning over 18 years and attained both locally and abroad. A proactive planner with cross-functional expertise in Strategic planning, Business Analysis, Research, Consumer Insights, Stakeholder relations, Customer Experience Marketing, International Business Leadership and Digital Marketing. Proficient in leading large teams and working in cohesion with cross functional groups globally.
A thought leader with an innovative drive aimed at addressing businesses challenges, with an ingrained passion for youth and women empowerment and social inclusion that can transform global economies. Enjoys building and scaling high impact strategies by combining a strong marketing & analytical foundation and entrepreneurial approach to getting things done. Has worked across various industry sectors – i.e. Hospitality, ICT, Insurance, Banking & Financial services. She is a Chartered Marketer and holder of a Grad. Diploma in Business Economics and Commerce, Post Grad Dip. Marketing Management with Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, MBA in Business Leadership- University of Canterbury, MBL – In Executive Leadership and DBA in International Business Leadership with Sheffield State University. A strong believer in philanthropy, coaching and mentorship, and solid family values and is happily married and mother of 2 wonderful children. Not only is she a Board Member for Marketers Association Zimbabwe, She is a Fellow in Marketing and holds several leadership portfolios in various organizatio
Elianne RamosCEO of Speak Hispanic Communications Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and Founder of the Border Kids Relief Project. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is an award-winning, nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate. She is considered one of the most influential Latinas in social media.
Elianne lends her broad expertise to projects that raise civic awareness and participation, including collaborations with the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and major civic-centered organizations. For years, she has sought to elevate the dialog on critical Latino issues, by amplifying the voices of social justice and marginalized segments of our community through her weekly Google+ show, Twitter chats and other online/offline initiatives.
In 18 years of experience, her past roles have included Creative Direction, Copywriting, and TV Spot Production. Recognition for her work includes the 2015 Girl Scouts Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, 2014 Women Media Center Social Media Award, the 2014 Maryland Governor Social Innovation award, the 2013 SmartCEO Brava Awards and many more
Ella Vine Founder of Ella Vine Lingerie & ShoesElla Vine is a three times Polish junior chess champion, political and community activist in the UK and entrepreneur, founder of Ella Vine Lingerie.
Ella is an advocate for minority groups, women, ethnic minorities, migrants, disabled people and those living with chronic conditions, while living with a disability on her own. She started her journey for social justice over 10 years ago as human rights campaigner, then she founded, led, chaired and managed over 10 organisations and campaigns. Currently she is CEO at Fibromyalgia Action UK, Board Member of European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations and Chair of Labour Friends of Poland.
Ella has been working tirelessly for positive attitudes towards migrants in the UK. In 2012 she received an award from the Deputy Speaker of the Polish Parliament for her work for Polish communities in the UK.
Ellen BarryJournalistEllen Barry is a journalist at the New York Times. She has been the paper’s South Asia Bureau Chief in New Delhi, India, since August 2013. Previously she was its Moscow Bureau Chief from March 2011 to August 2013. Ellen Barry began her career as a journalist in 1993 when she was a managing board member of the Yale Daily News. From 1993 to 1995, Barry worked for The Moscow Times as a staff reporter. In 1996 she began working for the Boston Phoenix as a feature writer. In 1999 she began working for The Boston Globe. In the years of 2004 to 2006, Barry worked as the Atlanta bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. She joined the New York Times as a Metro reporter in January 2007 and became the Moscow correspondent for The Times in June 2008
Elma SakoilskaLooking for opportunities within Marketing and Events fieldsI am a young woman exploring different work environments, so far from working at famous Bristol spa in different capacities, to doing work in events and media and news. I am coming to this conference in Delhi to celebrate my 21st birthday with women form across the globe. I am excited to receive in
Emanuela DonettiCo-Founder and Scientific Director of Urbano Creativo srlCo-Founder and Scientific Director of Urbano Creativo srl, the system integrator of innovation in the Smart City.Professor of Innovation and Geopolitics at the Geneva University of Applied Research HEPIA in the fields of Smart Building, she is scientific coordinator of Connected City Council.
Her research and teaching are focused on innovation, smart&green city and tools to improve social communication. Her research appears amongst other in DataManager and Agorá – Codice Edizioni. Responsible of the All – All Ladies League Rome Chapter. She coordinates several groups focused on the future of towns.on innovation and mobility.
Specialties: Innovation management, Smart City Technologies, Urban Planning, Mobility Management, Town Marketing, Town Brand Strategies.
Emefa A. KpegbaSocial & Tech Entrepreneur Emefa A. Kpegba is IT and Telecom Engineer, a social tech-entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Code School for Africa – CS4A, member of Afri Tech Hub Team, Women TechMakers Lead – Lome, Google Developper Group – GDG Lome Co-Organizer, a winner of the “100 innovations for sustainable development in Africa Forum 2013” with the social project OMobileFunding and Author of the book “Le monde professionnel : un champ de bataille”. The winner of “Women In Tech” Apps Africa 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. And YALI – Mandela Washington Fellow 2016.
The social and economic problems within her country like the whole Africa led her to become a Social Entrepreneur. In order to motivate and support the African youth especially women to innovate and to make changes via technology and social entrepreneurship for a sustainable development.
“It is good to teach someone to fish rather than give him or her fish. But it is better to offer him or her the fishing rod also.”
Emilie HouinHer Philosophy & Psychology academic study has led her to specialize in the field of the unconscious & soul, particularly in Dream Analysis, Awaken Dream and Quantum Guidance.
Trained in Facilitated Communication (helping autistic & speech-impaired individuals to express themselves), council member of the Francophone Confederation, secretary of the Paris` Association and volunteer in workshops, she translated Mary Craig*`s book, Voices from Silence.
After a diploma in Anthropology of the First Nations and ethnomedecine -with a research work on mental illness, its causes and its different ways of healing in the world-, she was eager to deepen what the so-called ‘crazy people’ had to say about themselves. She is now preparing a book about the Wisdom of the Fools, interviewing schizophrenics, voice hearers, paranoiacs, handicapped and autistic people who have found a path to healing and have a multitude of wisdom to share with us.
Her travels throughout the world have shown her the importance of preserving the knowledge of the tribal Elders who have shared with her. Her visits to the Native America have conducted her to direct a documentary about the fight of the Lakotas Sioux against a multinational who has set its mind to implant a uranium mine o
Erika MikaelssonCEO and producer of NORDIC LIGHT MEDIAErika Mikaelsson, born in Sorsele, Sweden, in April 12 1953 ,has an academic degree in Journalism (Gothenburg University)
1976 she became the first female sports journalist in Sweden
She has worked over 20 years as a news journalist in news papers, local radio stations and at a regional TV-station, before she in 1990 entered the national late night news as an anchor woman and editor. She also worked as a news reporter and was an editor for the foreign news in the morning national TVnews broadcasts.
As early as 2005 she started a good news channel that 2010 became greatpeople.tv.
2012 she travelled with her team to Uganda to educate young women as grass root reporters in constructive journalism.
She has written 5 books, among them the latest titled “Good news for an even better world”. That is a description of the big change that is taking place in the media area in Scandinavia and soon in the rest of the world. She has been a guest teacher in Halmstad University and is now a project leader for a refugee project in her town of birth, Sorsele Sweden. Back to her roots in Swedish Lapland
Erika Mikaelsson has also made a documentary. The movie The Nordic Sound, is about a sami rock singer searching for the origin of music. The composer Benny Andersson, World known from the pop group ABBA is also performing in the movie.
Last but not least: She is a proud mother of a 23 year old daughter, now studying to become a waldorf teacher in Stockholm.
Ms.Esther ThaneVP 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 for 20 years. Esther published the first and only music therapy curriculum on the cloud (Meet In The Music) 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 women who are thought leaders in their field, and sharing the power of the UnitusTI platform in spreading their reach to the global community. http://www.mundopato.comhttp://www.etmusictherapy.com.
Esther BenethDirector 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.
Eva FabryECWT – Director at European Centre for Women and Technology
Eva Fabry is Director of the ECWT since 2008 and worked until recently as European Affairs Manager at the Norwegian Regional Innovation Centre Papirbredden Innovasjon in Drammen. Eva was 2009-2010 Project manager and responsible for delivering the European Directory of Women in ICT. Under Eva’s leadership ECWT has grown from 16 founding members to 130+ multi-stakeholder based organization with 300+ individual members. Eva is a frequent speaker on gender and ICT issues in the leading European and global conferences and is project manager in ongoing projects focused on women’s entrepreneurship and business start-ups, gendered innovations and multicultural integration through innovative ICT tools.
Her passion is her family and travelling around the world.
Evelyn Nassuna 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.
Evelyn KhumbanyiwaFounder & CEO Gender based Economic Empowerment Network Malawi I have nineteen years experience in Stores Management Procurement and Logistics I am adaptable to changing technological and socio-economic environments I am energetic self-motivated results-oriented cross functional team player I m quality focused and have the capability to work under pressure and meet stringent deadlines As a Procurement and Logistics Analyst I provide technical assistance and advice for procurement of goods consultancies and construction in line with the corporate strategy and policies I am familiar with the World Bank Procurement guide lines and also the domestic procurement law As Logistics and Operations Manager with Medical Stores I was in charge of a team of 30 Procurement Officers and as a team we were responsible for preparation and execution of tender processes for procurement of various stores items ranging from medical supplies consumer goods to industrial stores items I was personally responsible for stock control of the entire stock range for medical supplies and equipment I am dedicated member of any team in which I find myself Under the headship of Kainja and Dzonzi Attorneys I was part of a consultancy team which produced the Stores Regulations as well as on Disposal of Public Assets for the whole public service in Malawi The final report was presented to and accepted by Malawi Government in August 2009 I am engaged in consultancies with Benkal Consultancy Services working with Entrust Renewable Energy a leading UK Wind and Solar Planning and Environmental Consultancy To address the issue of inadequate energy supply in developing economies by providing a cost effective renewable energy solution using the appropriate technology based on the available local resources In 2010 I was employed by Crown Agents to provide services under Japanese funded Projects for Clean Energy Promotion Using Solar Photo voltaic Systems Currently founder of Gender based Economic Empowerment network Malawi
Fahad KhanBusiness Developer, Strategist Fahad Khan is an inspiration for quality training, coaching and mentoring services. He is a Business Development, Marketing and Strategy expert of international repute. He carries with him extensive Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Recruitment, Career Coaching and Training expertise which spans more than a decade, covering America and the Middle East. Fahad is currently working at SIEMENS Limited as Sales and Business Development Leader for Building Technologies division, and based out of Saudi Arabia. His programs are insightful and inspire action, building personal excellence and unleashing innate energies. His unmatched efforts have been collectively acclaimed to be highly productive. Apart from his ‘Clark Kent’ job, he supports start-ups with winning strategies and ideas to make a niche in the market.
Faith GakanjeManaging Director at Fagee FashionsBorn 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.
Faten Halabi Business Development Director, ?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”.
Fatima BabakuraFounder 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.
Fatimata KaneFounder of Biokidé Fatimata KaneSenegal born Parisian Founder of Biokidé Fatimata Kane, 31 years old is adamant about developing products true to her roots and principles: natural, carefully made, and indigenous to Africa. Biokidé is a beauty company whose vision stems from the concerns of each one of us—wellness and health. Biokidé produces a wide range of products—cosmetic, personal care and nutritional. From honey shea butter, shampoo, exfoliating bars, oils, and lip balms— handmade with integrity, these products contain ingredients that are very rich and help both the hair and skin—even the sensitive ones.
Fatma MatriThe maghreb life association for solidarity and developmentLawyer between Algeria and Tunisia i president of the maghreb life association of solidarity and development spokesperson of Tunisian ligue of political rights women s member of the coalition to free the last consolisation in Africa and active in therror mouvement in Tunisia after the revolution for the women ad children benefits I have Master degree in law of firm and affairs.
Faz Zia Founder at Fazz PR & EventsBusiness woman, Public figure, PR Guru, Event Management expert, columnist and philanthropist.
Faz has been in the beauty industry for more than 18 years with Four Signature Salons and spas in London and overseas. Alongside her businesses, she was a Make Up artist working for all the top British
Felicia R. PhillipsSeasoned Marketing Communications Leader and StrategistFelicia R. Phillips, MDiv. is a gifted and sought after speaker, preacher, teacher, and prayer intercessor. She is an Associate Minister at Vision of Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA, and the Founder of F. R. Phillips Ministries (FRPM). Founded in 2015, FRPM seeks to provide innovative platforms for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world and to support those who are called into Christian ministry, especially women.
In addition to her work in the ministry, Felicia is a seasoned marketing communications professional with over 18 years of industry experience. She graduated summa cum laude from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Speech Communications and a minor in Spanish. She received a Master of Divinity from the Urban Theological Institute of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, where she graduated with honors and also earned a Certificate in Black Church Studies.
Fernanda VicentePresident, Mujeres del PacificoShe started her professional career in written media such as Elle magazine and Cosas , and then she did her undergraduate studies in Aesthetics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In the year 2000 she obtained her graduates from the University of California, in Marketing Communication and Marketing of Products and Technology Services, in full swing of dot.com in the United States. Upon returning to Chile, she took the license of BCBG Max Azria, the world's leading retail brand. During those years,she also founded Dealart, a consulting company in art and cultural management.
In 2004, she sold her share of the BCBG Max Azria Chile and Dealart property to live in Sydney, Australia, where she worked in the holdings area of Henry Schein, Australia's largest distributor of medical products. Upon returning to Chile, she joined Publicaciones Lo Castillo, publishing company of the group El Mercurio, where in a first stage she worked as a magazine editor and in 2006 she took over the marketing area of Publications Lo Castillo, from where she developed and executed Marketing strategies, communication, distribution and sales of 12 written media, gaining experience in the development, communication, distribution, positioning and loyalty of mass media and highly segmented.
At the end of 2007 she founded Viral, a company that generates content for different platforms and took over the Executive Management. From there she developed the commercial area, concurring in the generation of innovative and differentiating projects for the positioning and loyalty needs of large companies.
In January 2009, and in parallel with Viral, she founded Amélie and Cocina Amélie, a luncheon plant and catering for companies. She sold them both in mid-2013.
Also that year she did the course Crecer +, in the University Adolfo Ibáñez, where she deepened her knowledge on management of innovative companies.
At the beginning of 2012, she was appointed Director of the Entrepreneurs Association of Chile (Asech) and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of ASELA (Latin American Entrepreneurs Association).
In 2012 she founded Inittia, a company focused on implementing innovation in companies and organizations, as well as directing the Inittia Program for the national R & D & I w
In 2013, she graduated top 2 in her generation from the Founder Institute, a challenging Silicon Valley-based program to launch Global Startup.
Frances McDanielCEO & Founder at Get OnBoard TechnologiesI 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.
Frankie Picasso Founder of The Good Radio Network & Author Frankie Picasso is a Canadian SocialPreneur, Talk Show Host, Artist and Champion for Change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years. Frankie founded The Good Radio Network, a socially conscious radio platform as a vehicle for social impact and change.
As a professional Artist, Frankie’s paintings were given the distinction of being featured in the International Book of Contemporary Artists Volume 6, and proceeds from the sale of her art goes towards paying for Cleft Palate Surgeries for Children through Mercy Ships Canada.
As a Self Help author, Frankie was recognized and awarded the distinction of being one of the “50 Great Writers you should be Reading in2015!” She is very proud of being acknowledged by The Women Rock Project, and placed alongside woman she has long admired, including, Kate Winslet, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Bernice Sandler and Beatrix Ost.
A long time animal advocate, Frankie is passionate about raising awareness and
Funeka Plaatjie NjobeniHuman Resource Manager at University of Cape TownFuneka 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.
DrFungai MtisiFounder and Managing Director for ImageXchange Fungai Mtisi is the Founder and Managing Director for ImageXchange Grooming Chambers. A pioneer in the industry, her in-depth knowledge and broad experience spans 14 years. She has coached some of the top consultants in the industry. Her private clients have included executives and a lot of individuals. She has collaborated with renowned leaders on image programs. She is known for her holistic, transformational, inspirational approach, her dynamic, entertaining, fun presentation style and her open, sharing and encouraging nature.
* Executive Masters in Business Administration
* Post Graduate Institute of Marketing Management(Current)
* Advanced Communicator Gold, Advanced Leader Bronze
* BSc in Business Management & Entrepreneurial Development
* Image Consultancy Diploma
* Toastmasters International Zimbabwe Ambassador 2014/2015
* Association of Professional Image Consultants South Africa
* Marketers Association of Zimbabwe
* Institute Of Directors in Zimbabwe
* ZBC Guest Radio Presenter
* Rotary Paul Harris Fellow
Gamuchirai MutezoChief 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.
Garima AvtarRally 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
Gauri SarinPresident Approach Intl & Founder -Forum for Women Leadership for Better India (FWLI)Gauri Sarin is a dreamer. She likes to dream of new realities and doesn't want to let them happen. She attempts to do something about them.
After spending 20 odd years as a Recruiter, Talent Coach and entrepreneur running two firms Approach International and Approach Talent Solutions, Gauri chose to take a sabbatical for the nation - nurture citizenship values, women leadership and now bring change in the lives of girls through dialogue and mentorship.
Gauri has a vast network and she puts platforms together so more get an opportunity to engage in giving back to society, beyond their call of professional duties.
Gauri actively influences thinking on critical issues on social media and encourages citizens/women to speak up.
She has platforms such as Forum for Women Leaders for Better India and is member of National Alliance of Women Reservation Bill along with other women oriented NGOs. She is a businesswoman, a meditator, healer and social activist all rolled into one.
Her experience taught her that it takes courage to take bold steps and challenge the status quo within and outside to achieve your potential.
Saahas is an attempt to embrace the value of Courage often seen missing in young girls who feel disempowered to make life choices on their own. It also encourages talented women to mentor these young girls in low budget schools, colleges.
These girls in turn can be the levers of social and economic transformation.
Gautam MahajanPresident at Inter-Link Services Pvt. Ltd.Gautam Mahajan is a thought leader in Value creation, strategy, general management and globalisation. President of Inter-Link and Customer Value Foundation; Founding Editor, Journal of Creating Value.
• His books, Value Creation: The Distinctive Guide for Business Leaders, Total Customer Value Management: Transforming Business Thinking, and Customer Value Investment: Formula for Sustained Business Success are best sellers.
• Conducted workshops on Value Creation, Customer Value, Pricing and Value, Creativity and Innovation, and globalization around the world.
• Worked in the US for 17 years with Continental Can, the world’s largest packaging company. He is one of the inventors of the PET petaloid bottle and noise control kits. He commercialized the half liter PET bottle, aseptic products.
• Past President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, PlastIndia Committee, Vice President All India Plastics Manufacturers Association, Trustee Plastics Institute of America.
• Fellowship from Harvard Business School and Illinois Institute of Technology
• 18 US patents.
• Honored by the Illinois Institute of Technology with its Distinguished Alumni awar
Gazal KalraCo Founder , RivigoGazal Kalra is the Co-Founder at Rivigo. She has Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Masters in Public Administration, 2014, and IIT Delhi (2003-07). She was part of the World Bank Group, 2012, Parliamentary Associate, Office of Member of Parliament, 2009-2011, and McKinsey & Co, 2007-2009
Gehna MehraCo-Founder / Partner , Coffee table booksI am a journalist cum lecturer who designs Coffee Table Books for landmark events I also run an online at ur doorstep make up n hair salon and own a clothesline which I display via exhibitions across pan India .
Georgia DanielTeacher, therapist, coachTeacher, 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
Getrude MatsheIndependent Film Maker, Lecturer at the University of New Mexico & CEO of The Africa Thrive FoundationGetrude Matshe is an inspirational speaker who has been described as a vibrant bundle of African energy whose zest and passion for life inspires everyone she meets. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential and find their individual life purpose. She is passionate about individuals’ success. This makes her an energetic, inspirational and enlightening speaker. Getrude has written several books and coaches people to write books. She is now is living in New Mexico, Lecturing part time at UNM while researching and writing her first screen play and is an Independent Film maker.
About Getrude Matshe
Her speaking career started in Norway 1989 and for 12 years she has worked in the IT industry as a Systems Analyst, Systems Support Manager and Project Manager. Getrude immigrated to New Zealand in 2001 with nothing and is now the Director of four successful companies.
• She started Medical Recruiters of New Zealand Ltd
• GM Global Investments Ltd (Property)
• She formed Simzisani Ltd, a talent agency catering for the film and advertising industry and has been instrumental in supplying ethnic extras for prominent movies such as Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and James Cameron’s Avatar
• She is the founder and CEO of the Africa Alive Education Foundation, an organization that supports HIV orphans in Zimbabwe
• She formed Walk on the Wild Side Tours – a symbiotic tourism company that takes tourist to Zimbabwe to work with HIV and Aids orphans
• She became a Rooney International Scholar in 2012 and worked at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
• She is the mother of three children and a well known African Storyteller, poet, artist and published author.
• She a script writer and an Independent Film Maker
• She writes for CNN iReport - http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-946671?ref=email
• Getrude Blogs for the Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/getrude-matshe/
• Actress in the movies “Cry Freedom” with Denzel Washington in 1987, King Kong in 2005 with Peter Jackson, Avatar in 2009 with James Cameron
• March 2014 Getrude was a speaker at the United Nations Annual Summit on the Status of Women and children
Gina RinehartExecutive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group and Roy HillMrs Rinehart was born in February 1954 in West Australia. She spent her childhood between the Pilbara, in north-west Australia, where she lived with her parents, Lang and Hope Hancock, on large sheep and cattle properties in the remote and rugged iron ore region, and boarding school at an Anglican girls’ school in Perth
Since becoming Executive Chairman of the Hancock Prospecting Group (HPPL) in 1992, she has been responsible for the protection and substantial growth of the company group. She applied for tenements at Roy Hill in West Australia, shortly after assuming her chairmanship, and later also the Alpha and Alpha West coal tenements in Queensland, together with adding to the company’s initial minor holding in Kevin’s corner. The earlier company holding in Kevin’s corner being too small by itself to be able to base a project given its long distance from the coast and the vast infrastructure required.
Mrs Rinehart has also continued to expand the pipeline of future projects for the HPPL group, including:
In 2007, Mrs Rinehart entered the Jacaranda Joint Venture Alliance, which has applied for additional tenements and holds tenements across Australia (uranium, lead, zinc, molybdenum, gold, diamonds and petroleum). HPPL manages the joint venture alliance.
In 2011 and 2012 entering joint venture interests in extensive prospective coal tenements in Queensland, which HPPL also manages.
But the focus of her efforts and investments since becoming Executive Chairman has been on Hope Downs, taking these tenements from a status of temporary titles to state agreement, then undertaking extensive expenditure and exploration and studies of them and undergoing an enormous approval process to building three mines and related facilities – Hope North, which commenced in 2007; Hope South, which commenced in 2008; and the nearing completion Hope 4 mine. This being in conjunction with JV partner, Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) since July 2005.
Giselle RuferCEO of DELANCE Swiss Watches for WomenI am a woman who was born a dreamer. At times, my dreams were the only things that carried me forward. It’s important to have dreams, but it’s more important to realize them. Though my journey was long and often difficult, virtually all of my dreams have come true. I say virtually because I know that there are many more to come, for age has no corner on accomplishment.
Throughout my life, I have experienced spectacular highs and devastating lows, shed tears that would overflow a river, laughed so hard it would make the angels smile, and felt unbelievable pride—as a daughter, as a woman, a wife, a mother, and an entrepreneur. That is the wonder of life. Living it to its fullest glory is the gift we can all create.
Draw on my experience I have discovered that I have now the mission to inspire others that they too can have a goal and the determination to achieve it.
That is why I have written my story, “Butterfly in a Storm” and as a featured speaker at many conferences, I enjoy to share it with all those who dream of creating their own business or achieving a dream.
As a speaker, I have an international experience:
I began accepting invitations to speak at conferences around the world in 1986 on a variety of issues dealing with entrepreneurship and women’s issues. I was interviewed on radio and television in Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia and the Middle East in English, French and German.
During my speech, I involve the audience directly in the discussions, using humor and personal anecdotes to break the barrier between speaker and listeners. I speak from my heart in simple and direct ways that touch a cord in my audience.
Gita JayakumarMetaA Health Trainer At International Meta-Medicine AssociationGita based out of Chennai, India. She offer classes and one on one sessions, both online and offline, in person, particularly working on whole body solutions that cover mental, emotional and spiritual health and well being. Her power-packed and eclectic classes will help you find and implement comprehensive health solutions for her own symptoms and issues. They cover everything from nutrition and fitness to emotional, mental healing and spiritual growth. He have extensive experience and success with all sorts of health issues. Her passion centers around helping people understand the power they have within them to heal and transform, to tap and harness that power, and to make use of that power in healing themselves.
Her personal transformation happened when she realized that she could find her own answers to her issues and that she was in control of her life and healing. Gita have the ability to clearly see the issues beneath her clients’ symptoms and can then guide them in uncomplicated ways to move forward. META-Health Trainer, Master Trainer EFT, META HEALTH YOGA,Theta Healing, NLP, Picture Tapping, Matrix Re-imprinting, Matrix Birth Reimprinting, Root Healing, PEAT,ACE MASTER, Access Bars, Reiki (Grandmaster), Magnified Healing, Bach Flower Therapy, Nutrition, Yoga (teacher), Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Crystal therapy, Colour therapy, Tarot Card Reading, Cartouche reading, TAROT CARDS, RUNES, Dowsing and Hypnosis. She have learned that the immense feelings we experience and the way we perceive our environment via our psyche, can have a profound impact on our health and disease issues.
Gitanjali SaksenaDirector at Sage Solutions Pvt LtdGitanjali like to be called Gita has been in the Research and Consulting field for the last 20 years currently active in the field of HR consulting for Large and Emerging Businesses She is part of the Leadership team at Sage GlobalHR an organization with expertise in helping organizations in the area of Change Management OD Leadership Assessment and Development along with Talent Management Strategies She has been spending her time coaching leaders and helping organizations evolve their people systems She has also been leading the Women Lead in partnership with Larks Learning and Entrepreneurship Development practices at Sage Gita is a certified Sustainability Assessor with CII working passionately towards creating sustainable businesses Gita is a certified Strengths Performance and CFT ICF certified Coach with a firm belief that individual team and organization success requires focus on individual talents not weaknesses She has worked actively in the area of leadership competency building and facilitating personal success through the coaching process partnering with more than 100 global leaders from organizations like Microsoft Cognizant Standard Chartered Hero Motors etc Her most recent organizational stint was as Principal Consultant at the Gallup Organization She has worked with industry leaders across segments like NGOs Manufacturing Telecom IT ITES Hospitality etc in India Europe and Asia Gita has actively partnered with prominent Industry Associations in India like CII and TiE both as Knowledge Partner as well as a Speaker
Goski AlabiProfessor of Quality Management and Leadership Dean, Centre for International EducationProf. Mrs. Goski Alabi is an academic, practitioner and an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in Academia, Consultancy and Regulation. Prof. Goski brings her combines experiences from the regulatory field, industry, consultancy and academia to serves on several public, private and international boards and committees.
Prof. Goski is the Dean of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration. Prior to that appointment, she served as the founding Dean of School of Graduate Studies, at the University of Professional Studies Accra from 2009 -2016. Starting from zero to about 1000 students in six years with 9 distinct graduate programmes. She was also the Coordinator of Research at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) from 2006 -2009.
Prof. Goski is Professor of Quality Management and Leadership with a focus on Leadership and Management of Higher Education. She is a Chemist and educationist by training with a Bsc. in Chemistry and a Diploma in Education from the university of Cape-Coast (1996), a Food Scientist by profession with an MPhil in Food Science from the University of Ghana (2000). As a practicing academic and quality practitioner. Prof. Goski has Doctor of Business Administration from the Swiss Management Centre (2011), and a PhD in Business Administration by the Central University of Nicaragua (2014) respectively. Prof. Goski is also a quality professional with the highest professional accolade CQP (Chartered Quality Professional) from the Charted Quality Institute UK backed by over 70 scholarly journal publications, books, conference and technical papers implemented. Prof. Goski proposed and facilitated the establishment of the Otumfuo Centre for Traditional Leadership and the Drolor Centre for Strategic Leadership, two leadership centres of excellence in Ghana.
Gowri Sinha Consultant & EntrepreneurGowri is a consultant, an entrepreneur and a people development professional with over 20 years experience in strategy, process and human resource consulting.
She is currently the CEO of KRISIN Consulting, a pioneering company in leadership development, with the vision to make every adult always effective and successful at work. Her passion for this originates from her diverse experiences. 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.
Gowri 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.
Gowri is also a certified facilitator and a coach. She is a management graduate from XLRI and her alumni companies include NIIT, PwC, and KPMG.
Gunjan JainAuthor,She Walks, She LeadsAn avid reader who is also a compulsive writer; a thought leader who often shares her discernment at public forums; a principled follower of the Bhagavad Gita and the values it embodies; a keen observer of people, always connecting with, learning and evolving from the environment around her—there are many dimensions and facets to Gunjan Jain’s interests and passions.
With an academic record spread across five countries and three continents, Gunjan has been privileged to have had several worlds open up fairly early. She is a graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA) in economics and finance, and has earned her master’s in wealth management from the Cass Business School, City University (UK).
Gunjan also holds a diploma in image management from the London Image Institute as well as the Academy of Image Mastery in Singapore. She has received a diploma in international etiquette and protocol from the Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland. She also holds a Master Practitioners degree in neuro-linguistic programming from the Society of NLP (USA), making her one among very few Indians to receive such accreditation. Gunjan is currently enrolled in the general management programme from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Her debut book, She Walks, She Leads, is an authorised anthology of twenty-four accomplished Indian women from varied fields—business and media to entertainment to arts and sports. Nita Ambani is one of the prominent personalities featured in the book along with other luminaries such as Parmeshwar Godrej, Sudha Murty, Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, Zia Mody, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Priyanka Chopra, Mira Nair, Shobhana Bhartia, Indu Jain, Anamika Khanna, Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom.
The book bears testament to the ways in which women business, entertainment and thought leaders learn from each other's experiences, insights and wisdom and go on to scale new heights and have a much larger impact on the world around them. Capturing a panoramic range of insights and sensibilities through their stories, each personality shares her personal journey like never before. Each story is based on extensive interviews with these extraordinary women and enriched with the views of their family, friends, and professional associates including Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Azim Premji, Adi Godrej, KV Kamath, N R Narayana Murthy, Ajay Piramal, Sanjiv Goenka, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar.
Gunjan is currently working on an extensively researched book on 9 leading Men of India and her first fiction based on a love story. Gunjan hopes to work with the youth and women of India, to create a more equitable society and helping them enrich their own communities.
For more information on Gunjan Jain and her work, please follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn on GunjanOfficial.
Gurbani BhatiaMusical ArtistIndian 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.
Dr.Gurdeep Singh SethiDirector - Fortis HospitalHighly-ethical physician and patient advocate successful in the development and expansion of medical treatment facilities and practices. He has substantial years of experience in patient care, cancer management, pain management and palliative care. Uniquely qualified in strategic business planning, management/staff development, clinical oversight, startup and expansion operations, real estate development and property management. He has been the Vice President, operations and senior partner in millennium oncology, LLC. . He was also attached with Houston Cancer Clinic ,Texas as a medical director and partner-Oncology and Hematology Practice and in RUSH -PRESBYTERIAN-ST LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER,Chicago,lllinois as an attending physician and clinical instructor-Emergency Department. He has done his fellowship in Hematology/ Oncology, from Rush cancer institute, Rush-resbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, lllinois.
Gurleen KhairaFounder, Launch Your ImageMy name is Gurleen Khaira and I am education entrepreneur for the last four years Having studied in Australia USA and India I am passionate about sharing my professional experience with the youth for making a positive impact in their lives I have designed language proficiency programs for improving their communicative ability in English as well as counseled students for career pathway planning My qualifications include a Masters in Engineering from the University of Melbourne a post-graduate diploma in TESOL with a specialization in Business EnglishTraining and a certificate in Global Career Counselling from University of California Los Angeles Besides this I am a certified soft-skill trainer and a registered education counselor for Canada Australia and New Zealand I believe in a collaborative success which comes with knowledge sharing and networking with like-minded individuals which is why I am keen on attending WEF Annual event
Gurmeeta SinghMy parents were early pioneer settlers from Punjab, India to New Zealand.
I am first generation NZ born Punjabi New Zealander, and the youngest member of my family.
I have filtered thru the cultural barriers to emerge alongside the professional NZ female.
My parents lead by example and support ,so from a very young age,I learnt how to bridge the gap of cross cultural assimilation successfully.
My parents set a very rich legacy which what I stand on today in all walks of my life.
From these roots , every professional step I have taken ,has been a first for an Indian female and at the same time have thrived as a Indian Kiwi.
My professional areas of speciality are frontline intervention for family and domestic violence, trauma and mental health management and conflict resolution.
I am also a qualified interpreter for Punjabi to English and supervisor .
My employment has spanned within both government ,non government departments and as a volunteer .
All my professional roles are supported by qualifications and on going professional development.
I enjoy my role as a community advocate and educator for both my Punjabi community , the international students and community support agencies.
I am also an active member of Rotary .
Dr.Hannah NyamekyeExperienced 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
Hanne Fink FerdinandFacilitator, trainer and coachHanne, 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.
Hansdeep Kaur kohliResearch ScholarI 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.
Hansi Mehrotra Founder, The Money Hans
Hansi has over 20 years of financial services industry experience, mostly in online delivery of investment research and consulting for the wealth management industry across Asia Pacific.
Hansi runs a financial literacy/investor education blog called ‘The Money Hans’. She started posting her blog on LinkedIn, and within a few posts, got named in the inaugural Top 10 Voices for Money & Finance list. She’s made a web-series called ‘Money Talks with Hansi’ in conjunction with Big Decisions, a News Corp company. She now has more than 215k followers, one of the highest amongst those who are not officially marked ‘Influencer’.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Hansi set up and was Asia Pacific head of wealth management for Mercer’s Investment Consulting business, based in Australia and Singapore. She led a number of projects in India including design of the investment options for the New Pension System.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University, Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments and Chartered Financial Analyst charter from CFA Institute
Hela CheikhrouhouMinister of Energy, Mining and Renewable EnergyHela Cheikhrouhou was appointed Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energy for the Republic of Tunisia in 2016. She holds an MSc in Finance from HEC Montreal. From 2010 to 2013, she served as Director of the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank. She oversaw the bank’s lending and policy dialogue related to energy and climate change in Africa. Prior to this appointment, Hela Cheikhrouhou was Division Manager of Infrastructure Finance in AfDB’s Private Sector Department. From 2013 to 2016, she was Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund. She also spent four years at the World Bank working on private and financial sector development in Latin America, and seven years in Citigroup focusing on North African trading and risk management.
Helena Avdjukevica 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.
Dr.Hemangi SaneDeputy Director & Head of the Research and Development, Neurogen Brain & Spine Institute, StemAsia Hospital & Research CentreDr.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.
Henna Mathura DewkinandanPresident of woman organisation SaritaIn 2008 Henna was awarded with the Knighthood of the Order of Orange- Nassau. She received this order for her extensive volunteer work. For 23 years she has been active in the afterschool support of Hindustani parents She is the president of the Sarita foundation for 23 years and organizes various activities. Her main goal is promote diversity in higher position and to create more opportunities of day care centers so that woman have a better chance to develop themselves. For the eldery people she has been active as the secretary of the Hindu Eldery Union. Now a days she learns the seniors to use a tablet, It combat loneliness.
• Henna was famous for presenting a billingual radio programma in wich she treated topics such as domestic violence and parasuicide with the objective to move these issues out of the taboo sphere.
• Currently Henna is active at the Melania foundation, an international project for and by woman in Developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America.
• Henna is employed for 43 years as a teacher at a secondary vocational education and study career counselor, coaching and development.
Other received several awards:
• Special The Hague Pin
• Hilda v. Suylenberg- award;
• Humanistic value for diversity policy
• top 100 for the best colorful social drivers
• Foundation Sarita get a certificate for a mark
• the Kartini Award for invest woman emancipation
Henriett TunyogiArtist & 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).
Hiresha VermaOwner at Hanzen International India
Ms. Hiresha Verma, MD & CEO, Hanzen Technologies Pvt Ltd. is a role model for many women entrepreneurs in India. Ms. Hiresha Verma harnessed her entrepreneurial acuity to start a successful social enterprise in mushroom farming and trained over a thousand women in Uttarakhand, who now farm mushrooms at their homes. Her socially-conscious business model has provided employment and livelihood to thousands of housewives, who are earning handsome returns every month. Ms. Verma with her drive and enterprise, market these home-harvested mushrooms to clients across UAE, USA and East Asia.
Ms. Hiresha Verma has been awarded and honored many times and the most recent is ‘Grassroot Level Women of the Decade Award 2014’. She has also been honored with Women Enterpreneur Award in 2011 and in 2014 along with ISB for Leadership and Management Certificate.
Ms. Hiresha Verma holds degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Botany and Chemistry, post-graduation in Human Recourse and MBA in International Business
Hiroko NakamuraFreelance Writer at SensorsHiroko Nakamura is a communicator and founder of mash-inc She has been evolving various projects from corporate PR to project planning since Nov 2015 She is now designing her life-work project of voice of women which is a platform woman can have a private consultation with experts .
Ho Van Second Secretary, Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam in India Ms. Ho Van is currently a diplomat at Embassy of Vietnam in India.
Ms. Van was born in Vietnam in 1980. She graduated from Hanoi National University, received Master Degree of International Relations at Vietnam Diplomatic Academy and Master Degree of Communication from The University of Queensland, Australia.
Before working as a diplomat, Ms Van was a journalist at The World and Vietnam Report for 15 years. She wrote hundreds of articles regarding international issues and diplomatic stories as well.
Presently, she lives in New Delhi with her husband and three children
Ms.Huma QureshiIndian film actressHuma Saleem Qureshi is an Indian film actress and model, who has received three Filmfare Award nominations. Qureshi made her film debut with a supporting role in the two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Her performance in the film earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and followed it with a role in Ek Thi Daayan. She portrayed protagonists in the anthological Shorts (2013), the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014), the revenge drama Badlapur (2015), and the Marathi road drama Highway (2015), and featured briefly in the collaborative film X: Past Is Present (2015).
Iman KamelFounder & CEO, Nomad’s Home ProductionsIman 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.
Indu GandhiEducation Consultant 31 years of experience in increasing responsibility roles in the School-based academics, in India and Nepal; engaged in self development fields like sports, music, communication and fine arts; believe in holistic approach to Education and Leadership
Currently training in the leadership, delivery and engagement of higher Education; and seek possibilities of inter-disciplinary and cross-industry assignments. Am an Education consultant, counsellor and have been conducting workshops for teachers, students and parents. Have also been involved in personality grooming of adults and students of all ages. Also am engaged in conducting Spoken English classes for all ages.
• M.Sc – Environmental Science, 2010
• M.Ed, ICFAI University, 2006
• B.Ed, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1986
• B.Sc, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1985
Awards and Recognitions
• Awarded the ‘BEST Speaker award’ in the Annual Program of Millenium Mams Kolkata
• Have won innumerable awards in singing competitions in folk, classical, bhajans, Rabindra Sangeet, patriotic songs and gazals
• Was honored by Mr.B.K.Birla for organizing a Sports and cultural carnival involving 1300 students.
• Was awarded the ‘Best Speaker award’ in a Toast Master International session held in 2014
• Have won innumerable accolades in swimming competitions
• Was judged as the ‘Best Baker’ in an event held in Saharanpur.
• Have won prizes in ‘Flower Arrangement’ competitions
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Irene OchemFounder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum/Managing Director, ICO Conferences & EventsIrene 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.
Irene NdagireFounder & Executive Director Women's Health FoundationIrene 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.
Isabel NoboaExecutive President of the NOBIS Consortium of EcuadorIsabel Noboa Pontón de Loor is Executive President of Nobis of Ecuador, a business consortium that actively and successfully participates in a range of economic sectors, including agribusiness, real estate, tourism, industrial production and commerce. With its focus on innovation and on corporate social responsibility, Nobis is one of Ecuador’s leading businesses, having been recognized through various international awards and, certifications. Nobis of Ecuador’s companies boast growing sales in excess of US $300 million per year in revenue and have some 8,000 employees, firmly establishing the Consortium among the country’s leading businesses. The Consortium, founded in 1998, is currently engaged in a strategy of diversification and internationalization, the next step in its continuing evolution and ongoing development and growth. This effort positions the Nobis Companies as Ecuador’s first business consortium with global ambitions in key sectors.
Ecuador’s Vistazo Magazine recently featured a poll of 500 Ecuadorian business people which revealed that Mrs. Isabel Noboa is considered by her colleagues to be the most innovative and respected businesswoman in the country. “The poll taken this year by Vistazo shows that her leadership role continues to grow. She won in two categories: most respected and most innovative. What’s her formula for success? It’s a mix of three key factors: betting on the financial markets as a means to finance her projects, surrounding herself with experienced executives to head the consortium’s various business ventures,” and a sharp business sense, said Vistazo.
Mrs. Noboa de Loor has been involved with charitable organizations for several years, shaping her deep commitment to improving Ecuadorian society through increased access to education, healthcare and families’ well being. The Nobis Foundation that she leads seeks to promote social change as a means to confront Ecuador’s development challenges. The foundation’s activities have benefitted more than 100,000 people of limited economic resources across the country. Mrs. Noboa is also active in the Luis Noboa Naranjo Foundation and the “Seeds of Love” Foundation, and has launched several sociallyminded initiatives, including the “Nobis Excellence Awards” which recognize Ecuador’s young professionals.
Mrs. Noboa also has a deep interest in helping Latin America’s female entrepreneurs, as well as the region’s female executives, to more fully participate in the development of their companies and own businesses, and their countries’ broader economies. It is with that in mind that Mrs. Noboa is embarking on a personal effort as well as through the Nobis Foundation to take an indepth look at the topic and identify public policies and actions that will help promote entrepreneurship among Latin American women. Isabel Noboa Pontón de Loor completed her primary school studies at St. George’s School Clarens in Switzerland, where she furthered her mastery of French, English and Italian. She earned a General Certificate in Economics (GCE) from the University of London. She completed additional studies at respected institutions, including Guayaquil Catholic University, New York Marymount University and Harvard University.
Outside of her business management role, she has occupied several leadership posts, including President of the Business Advisory Board on Competitiveness in 2000, President of INCAE’s Ecuador chapter from 1999 to 2005, and member of the Ecuadorian Total Quality Corporation. In 2002, she served as President of the National Competitiveness Advisory Board where she held the rank of Minister of State. She has received numerous government recognitions and the most important business awards, such as “Ecuador’s Most Respected Business Leader” in 2007 and 2008 as determined in a poll conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the weekly Lideres of the El Comercio newspaper, organizations that had placed her earlier in second and third place, respectively, in 2005 and 2006. She was also recognized by the Ecuador’s Corporations Superintendence as the Top Businesswoman of 2006, and by Hogar Magazine as Woman of the Year in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009 in the Business category. Regional business and finance magazine América Economía considers her to be one of the most influential business leaders in the region, and El Mercurio newspaper in Santiago, Chile and El Tiempo newspaper in Bogotá, Colombia recognize Mrs. Noboa as one of Latin America’s top businesswomen.
Isabelle Tavousi called « Isa », born in Iran in 1979, French nationality and Iranian- Russian origin.
After the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, Isabelle and her family fled a theocratic regime, in the beginning of the war in Iran & Iraq 1980 to go to France. « Isa » lives there since 33 years. She grew up in a family erudite of in literature and deeply committed to the struggle about the defence of Oppressed people against the dictatorship, Isabelle become like a resistant mind.
After studying philosophy she headed quickly to the business world by creating his first company at the age of 22 years old in real estate.
Through this first company, she took quickly conscience of energy issues. With his vision of world, she naturally decided to tender his estate activity towards energies.
Today she is an entrepreneur of a Luxembourg company specializing in three main areas of energy: water, sun and air.
Ishira Mehta 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).
Jacqueline CabarcasFashion Designer and Entrepreneur I am Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, although building my brand I do not want to be the typical company that grows no matter how much it destroys the environment among other things; On the contrary, I am basing my brand on the philosophy "Slow Fashion" and Fair Trade, trying to close the whole circle in the supply chain, because I want to achieve a positive impact in our society and contribute to improve the quality of life of our Childhood and less favored.
James WoeberCo-Founder Art of Heartful Living
James Woeber, is Co-Founder and CEO of The Art of Heartful Living Institute, an international leadership and personal development training program that empowers thought leaders and entrepreneurs to fully bring their brilliance and gifts out in service to the world. For over two decades, James has trained and consulted thousands of leaders to step boldly into their heart’s deepest desires and generate positive change in their personal lives, organizations, and communities.
A family and systemic constellations and energy healing facilitator and trainer, he is a founding board member of North American Systemic Constellations, and served as Co-Director of the 2015 North American Systemic Constellations Conference.
James has had a private consulting practice for over 25 years, where he integrates energy healing, systemic constellation work, and other mind/body strategies to empower individuals, families and organizations to truly embrace their greatest potential.
His in-depth training includes 6 years of hands-on energy medicine training at Matrix Light Institute, 3 years of energy healing study at The School for Enlightened Healing, and family/systemic constellation facilitator training at Living Body and Soul, along with numerous workshops and conferences. His background also includes working in film, video, multimedia and website development as an award-winning producer, director and writer where he has fine-tuned his communication and leadership skills.
James BremnerJames Bremner is a British Paralegal specialising in Criminal Law. After several years of non-stop work he met his partner Pam in London and has
since embraced the Kiwi wanderlust spirit, recently moving to Scotland and taking a break from corporate life to travel and explore the world.
James is a huge movie buff, and thanks to seeing some recent films brilliantly showcasing India he has had his interest peaked in exploring the country... and then next on the list, New Zealand!
Jane TurnerDirector of the Wellness Coaching CollectiveJane 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”.
Jasmin WaldmannLife Coach, Specialist in Wellness, Charisma and Leadership, Corporate & public programs, Public Speaker, MD at JWLCCJasmin Waldmann is the founder of Jasmin Waldmann Life Coaching company As an international life coach she came to India 4 years ago and worked amongst other companies with M S Dhoni and Sportsfit She supports people to reach their aims – in personal life like how to improve relationships and how to have a happy and healthy life But also in professional life like to become a greater leader how to choose the right employees how to become more successful overall Hundreds of people have benefited from the Life Coach and discovered and improved their full inner potential.
Jasmin KumarVice Chairperson at Rayz International PreschoolI 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
Jeanette Falotico Founding Principal at Trinity Consulting Group, LLCMs. Jeanette Falotico is an accomplished motivational speaker with over 25 years’ experience in business development, market communications and operational performance. As the Founding Principal of the Trinity Consulting Group, Jeanette demonstrates talent in driving unprecedented, sales and market share growth by clearly communicating go-to-market strategies and establishing sales best practices. Ms. Falotico is a dynamic, award-winning communicator recognized for her ability to win audience participation and turnaround seemingly insurmountable business situations. She is also the author of the inspirational BLOG titled The Art of Living Lost documenting her joyous journey through grief, motherhood and all things worthy.
Dr.Jennifer RiriaGroup CEO, Kenya Women HoldingDr. Jennifer Riria is the Group CEO of Kenya Women Holding. She is distinguished as Microfinance Banker and Practitioner, Researcher and Gender Specialist. She has led KWFT for over two decades, and, propelled it from unprofitable NGO to a medium sized Bank, serving low income women and their families. KWFT has served over 3 million women and disbursed over US$ 2.3 billion over a period of 20 years. She has served in many other leadership roles for which she has been recognized locally and internationally. To mention a few of these - In 2006 she was awarded the Moran of the burning spear by Kenya Government for her role in Development. In 2011 she was also recognized by the Marketing Society of Kenya and awarded “Warrior” status Award. In addition she is a distinguished Champion of Democracy and was awarded “Champion of Democracy” by the Ford Foundation in 2012 for her role both as a leader of the TUVUKE Initiative and Group CEO of Kenya Women Finance Trust. In 2014 she was awarded the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the year, East Africa 2013, and subsequently, the EY, Global Entrepreneur of the year Award 2014, and, got admitted to the global Hall of fame. She is an institutional builder who focuses on institutions that empower, positions and advocate for the majority, and especially low income women and their families. For this reason she was awarded The “Most Outstanding Businesswoman of the year Award” by the Africa Economy Builders in April, 2015. In July 2015 she received 6 other awards from the CEO Global as Africa most influential women in business and Government, among them was the “Africa Life time achiever” and “Continental lifetime achiever”. Her leadership engagements include WWB (Chair), Jabali Microserve (Chair), Member of the Global Leadership Council of Women and Girls Lead Global, TUVUKE Initiative for Peaceful and fair electoral process in Kenya (Chair), A life Board member of Association of Microfinance institutions in Kenya, among others. In the past she played a major role in the reconstruction and re-positioning of NHIF, AMFI (Chair), Post Bank, National Bank and Institutions of Higher learning. Dr. Riria is a transformative leader who strives for results. Working with and touching people’s lives with what she does is her passion. She has just launched THE JENNIFER RIRIA FOUNDATION to enhance her quest for touching lives.
Jennifer JarosikProducer, Writer, Actress & AuthorJennifer 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.
Jenny Gulamani AbdullaPresident, BPW CanadaJenny 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.
Jerry ClaytonJerry Clayton is a permanent resident of New Zealand from the UK. After spending 27 years in international management in the leather, wool and sheepskin industry, working in the UK, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, he retrained as a St John Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician. He received a citation for his work during the Christchurch Earthquakes. Jerry resides on a hill country farm in Poukawa, Hawkes Bay, with his wife, Meg Gordon - they have four children and four grandchildren
Dr.Jessica SanchezJSanchez Spiritual Wellness MD, LLCDr. Jessica Sanchez, a non licensed MD, is an International Spiritual Healer and Intuitive who took an unconventional path in her career. Having studied medicine abroad, she gained a new understanding for the correlation of Western Medicine with Complementary and Alternative Health Care. Caring for people through different spiritual healing modalities, she humbly embraces these beautiful gifts of healing from The Divine allowing them to work through her as she is the instrument.
Jessica provides Energy Therapy and Spiritual Intuitive sessions in person and long distance. Tailoring to individual needs, she guides each client working with them to empower self healing of body, mind, and spirit. Through her motivational talks, Jessica shares her knowledge and expertise on the Power of Allowance to reveal the potential of our True Self.
I.S.Jha CMD, POWERGRID Shri I. S. Jha (57 years), (DIN: 00015615) is Chairman & Managing Director of our Company. Prior to his present assignment, he successfully served as Director (Projects) of the Company from September, 2009 and was responsible for planning, engineering, project management, monitoring and implementation of all transmission and distribution projects. An Electrical Engineer from NIT, Jamshedpur, he is a well known Power System Professional having more than 35 years of rich and varied work experience. He began his professional career in 1981 as an Executive Trainee in NTPC. He has been associated with POWERGRID since its inception in 1991 and has been part of departments such as Engineering, Distribution Management System (DMS), and Corporate Monitoring Group. He has worked as Executive Director of North Eastern Region, Engineering and Corporate Monitoring Group of the Company. While working at various projects and Corporate Ofice of NTPC and POWERGRID, he was involved in conceptualization, planning, design, engineering, monitoring and implementation of projects of National importance.
Apart from these, he has been a lead Member in Planning, Engineering and Execution of APDRP and RGGVY schemes in POWERGRID. He is member of Governing Body of CPRI, Bangalore and Empowered Committee of Government of India for promoting competition in Power Transmission Sector. He is also associated with professional bodies such as Institution of Engineers – India, Power Engineering Society of IEEE – USA, and International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) – France. He has published/ presented numerous articles, technical papers in the ield of power system in various international and National Journal/Conferences. He has been appointed CMD of the company in November, 2015.
Jill Healy QuintardWellness Specialist
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.
Jo-Ann HamiltonFounder of SecretBirdsHQJo-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.
Joanna Kane PotakaDirector, Strategic Marketing and CommunicationMs. Joanna Kane-Potaka, an Australian national, is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication, ICRISAT. Ms. Potaka has a Master of Science degree in Global Marketing. Prior to joining ICRISAT, she was Director, Communications and Marketing Information and Knowledge Group, IWMI. She was also Head, Information Management and Marketing, Bioversity International and Information and Communications Leader, WorldFish Center. She began her career as an agricultural economist with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and later moved into market research in the agribusiness area of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries.
Joanna KempkersHigh commissionerOriginally from Christchurch, and a graduate of the University of Canterbury, Joanna has had a 23 year career in MFAT, with postings to Paris, Fiji and the Cook Islands. Her most recent assignment was as Chief of Protocol for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is currently High Commissioner to India, with cross accreditations pending to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. She is married with three children.
Johanna SalgadoOutreach Partner, Zayed Future Energy Prize. A recognized Colombian, young entrepreneur, in the areas of sustainability, renewable energy and peace.
She works as Competency Coordinator at Rosario University (Bogotá, Colombia) developing programs for the promotion of entrepreneurial skills. She is among the seventy social entrepreneurs at the World Bank.
Cofounder of the Crispy Fruits Company, recognized by President Barack Obama as a company with the greatest impact on the quality of life for rural famers. She is a member of the Fundation MET (Women Business and Tecnology) mentoring women and networking and is responsible for outreach and communication strategies in Andean Community and Brazil for the Zayed Future Energy Prize (UAE).
She participated as a juror in qualifying renewable and sustainable energy projects for the Program Hondas for the Colombian goverment. She was at the eighth summit of ORU Fugar and invited as a sustainability leader by Cusco, Peru .
Prof John VarghesePrincipal, St Stephen’s CollegeProf John Varghese, the XIII Principal of St Stephen’s College, completed his education at Loyola College, Chennai and the Madras Christian College. He has taught at Loyola College, Chennai, George Mason University’s off shore campus at Ras al Khaimah and was Head, Department of Communication at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, before taking charge of St Stephen’s College.
Prof Varghese has taught in the areas of English Language, English Literature and Media & Communication, but Literature remains his favourite. His doctoral thesis was in the area of Victorian Fiction and Psychoanalysis. He has supervised research work and has also written and edited books in both Literature and English Language Teaching. He also has a special interest in Media and Language Teaching
Prof Varghese brings with him substantial experience in both teaching and administration, including International Relations.
Jovana MaricMinistry 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.
Rev.Julia NorrisCoach and Facilitator at Solutions For LifeJulia 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.
Juliana Chidumu Somba BandaFirst Secretary- Trade & Investment, High Commission of the Republic of Malawi to IndiaJuliana is a speaker, life coach, image consultant, economist and a diplomat. With Academic background in Economics, Agriculture, International Trade and Policy analysis- she has extensive experience in the field of Rural Development; human, social and institutional capital development/management plus Public/corporate Relations Management. Through various professional assignments and personal development in the field of Public and Corporate Relations Management, she has mastered and embraced Public Speaking as a mean to channel messages of empowerment, an opportunity for learning and knowledge sharing. She is devoted to imparting knowledge and wisdom to individuals, gatherings, corporate institutions and organizations as her platforms through which knowledge sharing & individual empowerment becomes an integral part and fuel to achieving personal success to drive organizational/institutional goals.
Juliette M. WilloughbyAuthor and International SpeakerJuliette M. Willoughby is a practicing Attorney, certified in the area of Child Abuse and Neglect representing indigent parents and children. She is the owner of Creating Your Soft Place to Land, a coaching and speak business, focused on the empowerment of women by ” Infusing hope through the power of forgiveness, enough-ness, empowerment and joy” She is described as: having a Mind of Steel and a Heart of Gold, unstoppable, mother, inspiration. She knows every woman deserves a life full of sensuous expression, a life of living fully into her feminine power” She is committed to LOYALTY, RESPECT AND EMPOWERMENT.
Juliette’s life focus has been to be of service to those who have not had the same opportunities as she has been blessed to have. She has done this by volunteering: with “at risk youth “in larger community, being on the Board of Trustee at her Alma Mater.
Jyoti DeshpandeManaging Director of Eros International Plc
Jyoti Deshpande has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Eros International Plc since June 22, 2012. Mrs. Deshpande serves as Group Chief Executive Officer of Eros International Media Limited. She served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Eros Media Ltd. since January 2010 and served as its Managing Director. Mrs. Deshpande served as Chief Operating Officer and Commercial Director of Eros Media Ltd. until January 2010. She joined Eros Media Ltd. in 2001, taking on overall responsibility for business strategy and operations. With over 18 years’ media industry experience prior to joining Eros, she worked in advertising with J Walter Thompson India, headed Advertising Sales & Marketing with Zee Network UK and was a senior consultant with MindShare UK (part of the WPP Group). Between 1999 and 2001, she was part of the senior management team that founded B4U Television Network. She is a regular speaker at industry forums and is a member of the British Film Institute. She has been Director of Eros International Plc and Eros International Media Limited since September 24, 2012. She serves as Executive Director of Eros Network Limited. She served as an Executive Director of Eros International Media Limited from 2010 to May 27, 2011. Mrs. Deshpande served as Director at Eros International Plc from April 2006 to May 28, 2011. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce & Economics and an MBA from Mumbai University.
Kageni Brenda NjeruSoul Coach 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.
Kamila RubaninskaAT&T EMEA Women’s Network COO & AT&T EMEA Director of Operations
People often talk about their achievements, but rarely discuss the motivation and drivers that took them on the journey to such accomplishments. Rather than viewing life as a series of endings, Kamila believes the journey is just as important as the end. Specifically, ongoing learning and involvement in diverse interests are opportunities to enrich one’s understanding of others and the world.
On her journey so far, Kamila has played professional volleyball, achieved a PhD in Marketing and Business Management and lived in five countries on three continents far away from her home city Bratislava in Slovakia. Simultaneously, Kamila has built a strong career with AT&T based on constantly striving to make a positive difference to her teams, the company, and the people AT&T serves. In her current role, Kamila leads an operations team with around 200 individuals, focused on enhancing AT&T services and transforming the way the company serves its customers.
As part of her ongoing journey, and helping others with their own, Kamila is focused on constant learning and development, including mentoring of groups and individuals. Kamila believes that intelligence, personality and capacity are something that can change, depending how much one wants it to. As a member of the board of the AT&T EMEA Women’s Network that brings around 600 members together, Kamila focuses on helping them to learn and grow, personally and professionally.
Kanchan SukhijaCEO, 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.
kanika tekriwal Co-Founder & CEO, JetSetGo Aviation Services Pvt. LtdAn 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.
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.
Kanika MarwahaFounder, University OptionsKanika 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
*Kapil SibalFormer Minister of Law and Justice of India
Kapil Sibal is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. A lawyer, he formerly served at the helm of various ministries in the Congress lead UPA government over the years – beginning with the Ministry of Science & Technology, then the Ministry of Human Resource Development followed by the Ministry of Communications & IT, and the Ministry of Law & Justice.
Sibal was first nominated in July 1998, as a Member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, from the state of Bihar. He served as Additional Solicitor General of India (December 1989 – December 1990) and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association on three occasions (1995–96, 1997–98 and 2001–2002). In 2004 general elections, he won the Chandni Chowk constituency of New Delhi with 71% vote share. In 2014 general elections, he received 18% of the votes and trailed at third position for Chandni Chowk constituency, behind Harsh Vardhan (winner, BJP) and Ashutosh (AAP).
Karla WalkerFounder of HUMAN EducationA 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’
Karla Ruiz CofiñoDigital Strategist & Social Media Specialist, Tech Entrepreneur, Speaker, Social Activist & Woman Advocate! Karla has been invited on behalf of the President Barack Obama and the White House to be Speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University; Invited by the Aspen Institute to be part of the CENTRAL AMERICA LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE – CALI FELLOWSHIP 2016; she was chosen as 1 of the 5 women around the world to receive the Vital Voices GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD 2015; Recognized as 1 OF THE 10 INNOVATORS IN LATIN AMERICA 2014 by the Inter-American Development Bank; Chosen as 1 of the 22 women around the world to participate in the GLOBAL WOMEN’S MENTORING PROGRAM 2014 organized by Fortune Most Powerful Women, U.S. State Department and Vital Voices. Chosen as 1 of the 60 specialist of the WORLD SUMMIT AWARD Jury in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Recognized as VISIONARY OF THE YEAR 2014 by the leading Guatemalan brand Saúl E. Mendez; Awarded as OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR IN 2014 by Universidad del Itsmo in Guatemala; Declared WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2013 by Look Magazine; Chosen as FOUNDING CURATOR of Global Shapers Guatemala by the World Economic Forum. Her company MILKnCOOKIES was declared 1 of the 8 WSIS + 10 GLOBAL CHAMPIONS by the World Summit Award in UNESCO and awarded as one of the Top 5 leaders in E-Entertainment by the World Summit Award, both are awards for “building knowledge societies for peace and sustainable development”.
Karla connects people through technology helping individuals and companies navigate, contribute and participate in an increasingly borderless world. Karla believes that having a digital presence is about more than just business. “Technology is reshaping the world,” says Karla. “I am convinced that rather than asking ‘What is technology doing to us?’, the right question is ‘What can we do with it?’”
Karla sees a future of interconnected global citizens who are keenly aware of the power they have and how to use it. She envisions a community of changemakers who connect through technology to improve the world.
Dr.Karthikeyan Advisor: Law-Human Rights-Corporate AffairsD.R. Kaarthikeyan is a farmer-turned, lawyer-turned, senior police officer-turned, Human Rights activist-turned, promoter of Inter-faith Harmony and environmentalist. He held very high positions in the Government of India including Director General of the National Human Rights Commission, Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation and Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force.
He has visited over 120 countries participating in and addressing Conferences relating to various subjects of human welfare including fighting violence, crime and terrorism, and promoting Environment, Human Rights and Inter-faith Harmony.
His commendable services have been recognized and honoured by the Government and Non-Governmental Organisations. He was awarded by President of India with Medal for Meritorious Service and Medal for Distinguished Service.
Other honours include Atma Jyoti (Light of the Soul); Delhi Ratna (Jewel of Delhi); Humanitarian Award; Centenarian Paramacharya Award; Rajiv Gandhi Award for Communal Harmony; FOR THE SAKE of HONOUR from many Rotary and prestigious civil society organizations from India and Abroad.
He is currently associated with several organizations promoting spirituality, value based education, health for all, welfare of the rural people and farmers, environment and clean and Renewable Energy. He has edited and published several books and articles on various subjects.
His popular publications include, “Triumph of Truth-The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination-The Investigation” and “Human Rights-Problems and Solutions”. President of India, in recognition of his distinguished service to the Nation, has awarded the title “Padma Shri”, one of the highest National Awards of India.
He constantly travels participating in many events both in India and outside
A couple of recent noteworthy events in which he was invited to participate and address are –
International Day of Yoga Celebrations at Lisbon, Portugal again and again
On Invitation, he participated in the International Day of Happiness event at the United National Headquarters at New York on 20th March 2016 and addressed an International gathering committed to create a World of Peace, Harmony, Prosperity and Happiness.
Even last week he delivered the Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Commemoration Lecture at the ISRO (Space) Headquarters at Bangalore
Bornin Guwahati and analumi of ISB Hyderabad, Kashmiri always had a knack for food & cooking. Finally her passion took over her careeras she has graduated from being a home chef to hosting a food festival at the Marriott,Hyderabad.
Kate AnolueCEO/Founder of( FAWP ) Forum for African, African -Caribbean & Asian Women in Politics and TenderCare Health Initiative, a Community Interest Company (CIC) 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’
Katrin Olina PetursdottirOwner & 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, Ólína’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.
Ólína’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
Kaushik Guha ThakurtaDirector , Resurgent IndiaKaushik is an entrepreneur, angel investor, business incubator and management consultant. His passion lies in implementing & scaling business concepts that have strong & wide-scale social impact. In the last 3 years he has incubated successful start-ups in the areas of fintech (focusing on digital payments & business lending for micro merchants), agriculture technology (linking farmers to markets), edtech (live digital classrooms & making quality education affordable to masses) etc. Earlier he had invested and incubated successful start-ups in India & US in the digital space.
Before turning an entrepreneur Kaushik spent 10 years in business consulting and private equity where he turned around businesses, helped companies enter global markets and helped government agencies formulate and implement key policy & regulatory changes. He also spent over 2 years with Silicon Valley Buyout fund & played active part in Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help structure philanthropic activities for maximum impact. Kaushik is a Charter Member of the TiE and a regular speaker at NASSCOM, CII, Assocham etc.
Kemi SogunleCertified Professional Coach , International Speaker and Multi-Award-Winning AuthorKemi 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.
She believes living truthfully is paramount to long-lasting relationships and healthy living.
• Love, Sex, Lies and Reality
• Being Single: A State for the Fragile Heart
• Beyond the Pain
Learn more about Kemi on her website:www.kemisogunle.com
Kenza BounjouProject & Finance AssociateKenza Bounjou has a professional background in banking and finance with a specialization in energy and infrastructures projects. She is currently based in Casablanca and working as a banking and finance lawyer in Naciri & Associtions Allen & Overy. Before joining this firm in September 2017.
Keshelle DavisTraining Authority, Entrepreneur, Speaker on Vision and WealthBio Keshelle Davis is known for facilitating the fulfillment of people's dreams through her training programs, coaching, live events, mentorship and other initiatives.
She is skills developer, business trainer, facilitator, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, mentor, financial literacy advocate, investor and author living in the Bahamas and has worked with countless business leaders and organizations to teach, train, equip and empower their teams with skills in order to reach their potential, boost their productivity and increase their prosperity. She is considered one of the most dynamic trainers and presenters in her country.
In 2012 Keshelle was appointed as first female Executive Director of the Bahamas Chamber Institute, the education arm of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and became one of the youngest women to be elected to the Board of Directors the same year.
Previously, Keshelle founded and led The Training Authority, an independent corporate skills training company where she established herself as an expert in the area of productivity, Microsoft Office and soft skills training. She has also cemented her name as the go to speaker in financial literacy, wealth creation and entrepreneurship education through her current activities as Founder and President of Creative Wealth Bahamas, a financial literacy organization.
In 2015, she began to look "under the hood" and ask the question, "Why do people really acquire skills?" Why do people want to create wealth? That realization has now focused Keshelle on helping people discover their true purpose and develop their dreams.
Keshelle has develop the signature messages "StandOut" & "Make It Real" is now is working in association with Sharon Lechter and her global work with The Napolean Hill Foundation
Specialties: Speaker on Women's Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Business, Wealth Creation, Vision, Purpose, Personal Growth, Success, Women.
Kgomotso Nyatshanefounder, Arise Women clubShe is the founder of Arise Women club Botswana which was formed after being inspired by Indian during her International study -Empowerment of Women Through Enterprise Development in SMEs She is the Chairperson of ALL LADIES LEAGUE Gaborone Botswana Chapter Founder of Miss Tourism Botswana and Botswana Culture and Design Week She will be launching her Women Business TV Show soon Kgomotso also attended the US-Africa Summit that was held in Ethiopia as a Volunteer Note Taker for speakers during the summit Kgomotso travelled to East and West Africa -Equatorial Guinea Cameroon and Ethiopia with the mission to promote Botswana and benchmark in women entrepreneurship She is active in cultural fashion shows arts crafts designs and also to liaise with countries to Invest in Botswana She has worked for Standard Bank Botswana Barclays Bank botswana Botswana Savings Bank Banc ABC Atlas Mara and Debswana Pension Fund
Khadijatu Mansaray Founder of Sondiata Global MediaKhadijatu Mansaray is a writer, activist and independent publisher. Creating a portfolio career by successfully combining her financial career with her interests in journalism and social justice.
She is the founder of Sondiata Global Media, a publishing house for the African diaspora and Nefertiti Reborn, a women’s leadership blog.
Her projects include Books Not Babies, which helps teenage mothers get an education. The project also helps under privileged girls get an education and teenage mothers go back to school. As a journalist, she wrote for Ebola Deeply, a substitute for News deeply that covered the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. She also hosted a radio show, which helped the diaspora to engage with stakeholders to find solutions to Ebola crisis in West Africa and was part of the Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Taskforce.
She was also a trustee for the Diaspora Voluntary Alliance and was one of the Diaspora Changemakers of 2014, selected by the Royal Society of Arts.
Khairatul SaiduFounder , Khairatul Saidu FoundationKhairatul Saidu is a 18 years old Nigerian Peace Activist, fighting hard for the rights of the inhumanly sentenced prisoners worldwide. Having experienced her parents being prisoners at the age of 12,when her parents were inhumanly jailed, Khairatul Saidu decided to make an impact. She founded the Khairatul Saidu Foundation with the aim of fighting for the rights of the inhumanly sentenced and promoting youths in all aspects. Khairatul Saidu has been engaged in some Non Governmental Organizations which promotes Legal rights of Human, She's hosted conferences for some initiative which includes World Merit and the You African Leaders Initiative. She has created an online arena on Facebook for youths to share ideas ranging from Peace to Development, She has fundraised for many causes alongside petitioned for causes which she felt are essential for peace and development.
In 2015, Khairatul Saidu was recognized as an Everyday Young Hero by the Youth Service America alongside the Awesome Award.
In 2016, Khairatul Saidu won the Princess Diana Memorial International Award, the World Merit Change Maker of the week and Young African Leaders Initiative Africa4Her Champion for promoting Human Rights.
In 2017, Khairatul Saidu emerged as the 2017 Public Peace Leureate in the Youth Peace, Freedom and Justice Category, awarded by the Public Peace Prize.
Having experience the pain of having people as prisoners without being guilty, Khairatul's vision is to work closely with stakeholders, by creating an Avenue where people whose relative and friends are inhumanly sentenced to jail can make a report then after a strict screening of the case, and if not found guilty, the Khairatul Saidu Foundation will work closely with the government for the release of the inhumanly sentenced prisoner.
Khalid AlQoudFounder & CEO of AlQoud Enterprise
Khalid AlQoud’s passion encompasses a spectrum of activities from both the corporate and social world. He has founded, led and developed several local and international organizations, and yet remains to be an active member in numerous initiatives. He is an executive coach, speaker, entrepreneur, a leadership expert and business consultant. His expertise was not left unnoticed, and for over 20 years he has been invited on several occasions to manage both private and government-supported events, as well as to speak in public platforms. Over the years, he has developed the characteristics that make him an effective leader. His expertise ranges over many areas; Leadership, CSR, PR, public speaking, events management, motivational speaking and voluntary service. Under those themes, he has given keynote speaking and conducted workshops for local and international communities. He envisions a future that fosters a new generation of distinguished leaders with the aim of effectively solving community challenge, on both local and global scale.
Khushbu SharmaI am khushbu from indore I am married I am graduate Now i am student of L LB final
kimberly BourgeoisHuman Behaviour ConsultantKim 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
Kintla Striker CEO | Kintla Yoga LLC & Teacher | Speaker | Trainer | Researcher at of Kintla Yoga Therapy® Kintla Striker is the CEO of Kintla Yoga LLC, and the creator of Kintla Yoga Therapy®, a trauma-informed, empirically supported, heart-centered, choice-driven, mindfulness based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in trauma survivors. She is a trauma survivor herself and has dedicated over 30 years of her life to understanding how the body, mind and spirit heal.
Kintla currently maintains a private and group client practice in Michigan. She conducts speaking engagements and facilitates Kintla Yoga Therapy® workshops and trainings nationally and internationally. She also serves as a Program Builder/Partner with the Integrative Medicine division of Unitus Therapy Intelligence. She has been interviewed about her work in print, radio, and television, as well as the feature length documentary, Break the Chain.
Kintla’s trauma-informed yoga therapy has served survivors of combat-related trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse, neglect, human trafficking, medical trauma, chronic illness, and cancer. She also acts as a research investigator with the Clinical Psychology Department of Michigan State University, and is a Michigan State University Community Partner.
Kintla’s personal experiences, work with survivors, study, data collection, education, and involvement in cutting edge research in the fields of trauma-informed yoga therapy and mindfulness practices assure the highest quality trauma-informed yoga therapy available in the world today.
Kiran SharmaCEO,ITE India Pvt. LtdKiran Sharma, Director of ITE Group and an International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) award winner of 2012. Kiran formed ITE group, the premier organization for trading activities through exhibitions, events and shows. She formed the first company to organize International exhibitions in India such as International Motor Shows, Healthcare Exhibition etc. She is an expertise in networking and developing relations. She strongly believes in “where there is a will there is a way”. She believes in time management and as per her mantra “there are enough hours in a day to lead a balance successful life”.
Dr.Kiymet CaliyurtHead-Business Administration Department, Trakya UniversityProf. Dr Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her Masters and PhD degrees are in Accounting and Finance from the Social Graduate School, Marmara University. Her research interests are in women and sustainability issues in business. She also researcher on accounting, auditing, fraud, social responsibility, corporate governance, finance and business ethics, with a special interest in NGOs and aviation management. She is the founder of the International Women and Business Group which organizes a global, annual conferences in Balkan area. Her conference series were hosted in Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosna and Hezegovine, Macedonia, Brasil and Turkey. Kiymet has book series in Routledge titled WOMEN AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS (https://www.routledge.com/Women-and-Sustainable-Business/book-series/WOMENANDSUST) She published papers and book chapters both nationally and internationally on fraud, social responsibility, ethics in accounting/finance/aviation disciplines and NGOs. She teaches on “Women and Entrepreneurship” in master level in Trakya University, Turkiye.
Knight Muteti LangatFounder/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.
Komal ShahDancerThe Kundalini holistic healing studio can be considered as a profound tribute to the willpower of Komal Shah and her quest to impart enriching lives to all. She grew up with unique fondness and love for dance and music from a very young age. Her inspiration and motivation was constantly nurtured by her mother who guided her in fulfilling this ambition.
She learned and participated in Bharat Natyam, Classical and Indian folk Ballets. But her real journey started when she entered the world of healing. She learnt marvelous methods of healing from the renowned Theta Healing Institute of Knowledge in U.S.A. She found her true calling in life by seeking to eradicate suffering and stress from this world.
Komal was mentored by President Award winner and eminent Kathak exponent – Guru Pt. Sandeep Mahavir. She has studied ancient forms of healing the human body, mind & soul for over a decade.
Komal is a professional therapist, trained in Past life regression, Theta healing, Clinical hypnosis and Kundalini awakening. She has successfully treated many politicians,depressed patients, coma patients and corporate people. She also delivers seminars in various dance school of Mumbai.
Now here she is, contributing and serving to the society while taking her unparalled art to a whole new level.
Ms.Krishika LullaIndian Film ProducerKrishika Lulla, who over the years has been very actively involved in making films with her husband Sunil Lulla, was recently in for a pleasant surprise. Though her films have won awards in the commercial category across functions, it was a special moment for her as a producer when Journalist Association of India decided to herald her as the Best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. In the recently held 21st JAI National Awards at New Delhi, Krishika was invited to take the stage while being honored with the award.
Says Krishika, "I'm truly privileged for this recognition. It's been a wonderful journey last few years. I'm absolutely enjoying my role as a film producer and an entrepreneur. It's been a challenging yet fulfilling experience. I am honored my work has been recognized and thank the Journalist Association of India for the award."
Journalist Association of India arrived at the list of prominent personalities across various fields and domain by closely studying the work done by them over the years and also the contribution made to the society.
With the award under her belt, Krishika is now all the more charged and is looking forward to releasing an impressive line-up at Eros which comprises of films like 'Kochadaiiyaan', 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh', 'Puraani Jeans', 'Action Jackson', 'NH 10', 'Tevar', 'Happy Ending' and this Friday's release 'Dishkiyaoon'. With films that range from being star studded affairs to niche quality outings, the USP for Krishika's work stays on to be various genres being explored.
Krishna MahajanPresident, Red Cross SocietiesSocial Activist Krishna Mahajan works actively for the upliftment of poor and empowerment of women. She has also served as the President of Red Cross Societies in various places in Haryana.
Krishna PujaraCEO, SaheliWorked with diverse communities for the past 21yrs in various roles. Krishna is CEO of Saheli UK and Chairperson for Operational Forum – Domestic Abuse for Violence Against Women & Girls for London Borough of Enfield and Immediate Past Chair of Women’s Aid. Team work includes tackling Domestic Abuse, Gangs, Hate Crime Anti-social behavior, Trafficking, FGM, Forced Marriages & Emotional Well being. Lead for Asian Women in UK and managing Women organisations, empowering women to make informed choices
Kriti BavejaCo-Founder Momzjoy.ComKriti 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
Kuiljeit UppaalCEO of Krea Kuiljeit Uppaal, CEO of Krea, she is a multi-talented and dynamic corporate professional with diverse work experience of over 25 years. She is also a Pilot with a creative flair! Armed with three Masters Degrees in Management, Literature and Mass Communications, she is currently pursuing her PhD in Management. She is the recipient of the “Women Achiever Award 2012” and Crest of Honour “Pride 2013” for enterprise and remarkable performance in the world of education. She represented India as an Ambassador to Canada on a development programme as also at the International South-East Asian Convention celebrating the Year of the Girl Child
MrsKumud Anant BaidCo–Founder at Codezin Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd Kumud Anant Baid is Co – Founder at Codezin Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Codez is an innovative web engineering company based out of Kolkata, India, providing a wide range of web and mobile services across the globe. Our verticals include websites, Android Apps, iOS Apps, and Virtual Reality Solutions. We were a team of 30 passionate and dedicated professionals. We deliver consistently high quality and user-friendly IT Applications. My role is to manage the team and ensure smooth functioning of the organisation. I also look into business development. A detailed portfolio can be found at www.codez.in
Kumud AdlakhaFacilitatorAstitva Yoga - Balancing all the layers of our being for health, joy and success .
Kumud Adlakha is a trained Integral Yoga teacher and has been teaching Yoga for over a decade. She has also been practicing yoga and other wellness dimensions for the over 20 years. Keeping Integral Yoga as the basis of her offering she adds her knowledge of various other schools of yoga, along with modern wellness tools to create a holistic offering for her clients. She customizes yoga practices for an individual based on their specific needs and factors such as their constitution, temperament and stage of life. She holds regular group yoga classes apart from being a facilitator at The Aurobindo Ashram. She has also facilitated many yoga workshops for corporates like Accenture, Max Life Insurance, Antara, Perfetti, Naukri.com, Times of India and Interglobe. Before moving to the wellness space fulltime, Kumud worked as professional fashion designer for over 26 years.
Kurbongul KosimovaDirector NGO "Najoti kudakon"NGO Najoti kudakon and its contribution in human rights and the women's movement is my main activity. I am happy that I was able to unite like-minded people and founded PO Najoti kudakon. I am convinced that this is the beginning of a long way development and I am ready to pass through it. Programs initiative, development of mutual understanding and genuine partnership, and support of its employees, free atmosphere of creative work are the basis for coordinating my obligation as head of the organization. Only the principle of sincere cooperation and association makes it possible to help those who need our support.
Dr.Laila Chiadmi GarciaClinical Analysis Faculty of PharmacyPh 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.
Lakshmy Ravi ShankarFounder , Director at Kaizen Consult
Lakshmy Shankar – Founder Director, Kaizen Consult. Work Experience Spans over 20 years in Corporate, Social Development and Education sector.
Corporate – Worked with Global Brands like Elizabeth Arden and Marbet, in the Skin Care and Fragrance Industry handling Marketing, Brand Management & Training.
Educational Sector – taught in C.B.S.E Schools in Middle East & India.
Set up Kaizen Consult in 2001 as an HR Consulting firm. Kaizen has evolved into a full service Consulting and Training Organization.
Lakshmy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Mumbai University, Master’s in Sociology and Masters in Psychology from Madras University.She is a Consultant Psychologist, a practising Reiki healer and exponent of Chakra Meditation. Lakshmy is a consultant to Chiguru Balavikasa Samasthe an NGO engaged in abolition and Rehabilitation of child Labour from the silk twisting industry of Magadi district near Bangalore, Karnataka. Currently she is Vice-Chair, Karnataka, ALL Ladies League, a global organization for Women across Borders.
Lalit BhasinManaging Partner, Bhasin & Co. President, Society of Indian Law Firms & Managing Partner, Bhasin & Co.
Mr. Lalit Bhasin is currently the President of the Society of Indian Law Firms and also the Managing Partner of Bhasin & Co.
He was awarded Honorary Membership of the IBA in Melbourne in 1994 for outstanding service to the legal profession. He is also the honorary Secretary General of The Bar Association of India. He was awarded the Plaque of Honour by the Prime Minister of India in 2002 for outstanding contribution to the Rule of Law. He is the Executive President of the India Law Foundation.
According to Asia Law Profiles “the high-profile advocate and litigator Lalit Bhasin, Bhasin & Co., Advocates continues to be one of New Delhi’s leading litigation firms. Bhasin is well respected for his leadership abilities in the legal community. Apart from litigation, the firm also has a good reputation for its general corporate and commercial work and has recently joined the list of firms involved in privatization. Bhasin & Co. currently maintains offices in New Delhi and Mumbai and has 28 associates.
Amb.Lalit MansinghFormer Ambassador , Indian Foreign ServiceBelonging to the 1963 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, Amb. Mansingh is considered one of the most distinguished Indian diplomat ever. He has the unique distinction of having served as the Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs as well as the High Commissioner of India to UK and the Ambassador of India to USA . He has also served as the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria . Earlier, he has served as the Joint Secretary (Estt), Director General of the ICCR and Dean of the Foreign Service Institute of the MEA. Amb. Lalit Mansingh, a topper of his batch, is known for his varied experience, great erudition, cultural sensibilities and enviable oratorial skills. Since his retirement from the active service, he has been sharing his experiences with the Foreign Service Institute as the Honorary Professor Emeritus and also with various foreign Institutes, including the Brookings Institution in the US.
Lamia ZribiMinister of FinanceMs. Lamia Zribi - Minister of Finance - Tunisia Ms. Zribi was appointed Minister of Finance in August 2016. Previously, the Minister served as CEO of the Bank of Small and Medium Enterprises and held the position of Secretary of State to the Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation in the previous government. Prior to her appointment as Secretary of State, Ms. Zribi was the CEO of TradeNet (TTN). Until 2008, the Minister was Executive Director of forecasting at the Ministry of Development and International Cooperation.
Lamia Rahman AhadEducationalist
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
Lara ShankarDirector Strategic Managmanement Unit -Habitat for HumanityLara Shankar is a social development professional with over 12 years of experience in the sector. Lara has a Masters in Child Development from Delhi University and is a published author by Penguin India. She has worked in the areas of Child Rights, Child Protection, Community development, Gender and Adolescence. Building campaigns for child rights and advocating the cause for youth, adolescents and women have taken centre stage in her profiles.
Herself a founder member of Citizen Association for Child Rights she holds citizen activism and the fight for justice for children very close to her heart. Penguin India published her book of life stories of homeless children namely ‘Midway Station’ is 2006. She continues to use her writing to highlight the impact of development work.Her interest in children and academic training has taken her to work with special children and NGOs working for the disabled. Child development start-ups have valued her inputs and creativity.
Building partnerships and networking are other areas of expertise. Mrs. Lara Shankar has varied experience in process documentation and case story writing. Currently working for housing and sanitation with Habitat for Humanity in India, she is writing, researching and building a knowledge base to enable advocacy and intervention for housing and sanitation for all.
Lara Shankar was brought up in Delhi where she attended Loreto Convent School and did her Masters from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. She now lives in Mumbai with her husband Manu Chandra and two children Sahil and Rishabh.
LaShonda BraceyCEO & President of Health-WorksLaShonda Bracey is a serial entrepreneur, author, sought-after training, guru and creative visionary. As CEO & President of Health-Works and ASAP Training and Course Development, this inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of government training and consulting and beyond. Since starting two training firms and working with hundreds of clients all around the world, she has built a solid reputation as an astute deal-maker for top federal and private sector agencies, executives and everyday individuals seeking to build and improve their learning portfolios. This ambitious leader brings unique perspective and experience and continues to overcome obstacles and blaze new trails daily.
When most girls were busy with their dolls, she was more interested in playing “mogul,” creating clients and connections, to-do lists and delegating.
Fast forward a few years later, LaShonda remained on the fast track receiving her Bachelor’s in Applied Biology and Chemistry, while working full time at a pharmaceutical company she obtained a Masters Degree in Training and Development and Course Development. After LaShonda took business classes pursued opportunities in training, and truly cultivated the entrepreneurship passion in her heart. LaShonda has also tried her hand at a few franchising opportunities.
These diverse opportunities eventually paved the way for her personal and professional development. So after careful consideration, she took a step out on faith, looked fear in the eye and left a steady 9-to-5 job during the economic downturn in 2008 and played her hand at living her passion, and since then has never looked back. Not to mention expansion, merger opportunities and other exciting projects in the works.
Today LaShonda Bracey is helping other small businesses buy introducing them to the Federal Government as a great business option. Providing Training on Contracting, Procurement and Proposal writing. She also lends her time to some contracting advising as a SR. VP of Government Relations for an IT firm and Contract.
Others are definitely taking notice of her boundless energy, enthusiasm and drive, with LaShonda being featured as a Wharton Lead Council Lunch and Learn Speaker, Black Woman’s Round Table Advisory Council winner, featured in Women Who Launch, Fox 5News, Black Enterprise and Huffington Post among other media outlets. This attention, her drive and determination to show the world how she handles business has led her to consulting and training on a full time basis
Lata GwalaniPrincipal Facilitator at Human Impact Training & Consulting Pvt. LtdLata Gwalani is a behavioural trainer and motivation speaker. She has imparted training in the areas of Communication, Transactional Analysis, Business Etiquette, Emotional Intelligence, Neuro Linguistic programming, Motivation, Relationship, Leadership and Team-Building, Personal Effectiveness, and Time Management. She has conducted over 1800 workshops and has trained over 32000 people. Besides corporate workshops, Lata also delivers lectures at various educational institutes and seminars, having covered a cross-section of people right from teenager students to retired professionals.
Lata Gwalan was born in Pondicherry, grew up partly in Delhi and in Zambia. She returned to India to S.I.E.S. College, Mumbai, where she obtained her undergraduate degree and went on to specialise in Mass Communication and Journalism in Pune. She has been in a steady relationship with the French language, beginning with her Birth Certificate through her stay in Africa.
After almost a decade of active journalism with leading publications, she discovered her passion in the depths of the human mind and psyche. Now, a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and an EI specialist, she runs Human Impact Training and Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a company that specialises in behavioural training. She is also trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). She is certified in Emotional Intelligence Competency by the Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning and SBM NMIMS University. She does extensive work with managers, parents, and especially with women in this area.
She lives in Mumbai with her four-member family — husband, son, mother-in-law and her four-legged daughter, Sera, a German Shepherd.
When not conducting training workshops, she writes articles for numerous publications, runs half marathons and has successfully got five marathons under her soles. She speaks at numerous clubs and associations, does bharat natyam, and has an insatiable appetite for books.
Lata has been doing a lot of work in the field of Emotional Intelligence, particularly with women. She has pioneered a workshop exclusively for women, named EVE, where she addresses the major emotional upheavals that women encounter both at home and at the workplace. She has been invited to several forums to speak on this subject.
Lata is a voracious reader and a prolific writer having written articles for various publications. Her debut novel, INCOGNITO, a psychological thriller was published early last year and is doing phenomenally well both in the domestic and international markets. It was also ranked 7th on Flipkart’s list of debut authors. INCOGNITO has made it to the Crossword Books Awards Long List this year.
Laura MoschiniFounder , Urbano CreativoShe is Ph.D in Political Doctrines and Women's and Gender Issues, teaches Social Ethics at the University Roma Tre, Department of Education, and History of Women Citizenship and gender policies in Masters and several courses. She is GIO-Gender Interuniversity Observatory founding member and collaborates as expert with UNICA-Network of Universities of European Capitals (Bruxelles); EIGE-European Institute for Gender Equality (Vilnius), Italian Presidency of the Council of the Ministers on Women and Media, Gender Mainstreaming and Empowerment implementation, research on methods, tools and best practices against domestic violence according to Instanbul Convention, Gender Economical and Sustainable policies (UN 17 SDG). She collaborates with Italian Public Administrations including several Ministries, RAI- radio-television public service, Municipality of Rome, professional bodies and trade unions professional training corse for both staff and managers on Women and Gender issues, Gender Economical and sustainable policies, Education to ethical issues for active and responsible citizenship from a gender perspective. She takes part in European projects and partecipates at conferences and seminars at national and international level; she is the author of books, essays and articles.
Laura BarnettFreelance Marketeer, Bounce Creator, Martial Arts Instructor and Weight Loss Consultant,AMX Solutions LtdLaura s motto is freedom to live This means that everything in her daily life and business has to give her a freedom to live that matches her values and life choices Her project management background has given Laura a wealth of experience across a diverse range of both professional and personal projects Laura combines her knowledge with practical tools and techniques to help support business owners at whatever stage of their career to create their own freedom to live She became a Director of Discover Your Bounce who create programmes and events for health and happiness to have a structured method for working with entrepreneurs and individuals suffering from stress and overwhelm This toolkit creates easy routines for mind body and spirit and a vision for everyday life Alongside this programme for gaining clarity she provides consultancy services to implement smart marketing strategies and business development initiatives that free business owners from working in their business to working on it
Lauren Kay Wyatt Founder of www.LoveRenegades.comFounder of www.LoveRenegades.com
Lauren Kay Wyatt is a Love Psychic, an Illusion Dismantler, and spiritual healer. She is the founder of www.LoveRenegades.comand the creator of the Soul-Level Healing for Your Broken Heart Program, the Enlighten Your Love Life Movement, and the Revolt for Love: Love Revolution. Lauren passionately guides her clients and audiences into reconnecting with their hearts, breaking the laws of love, and having their best relationships.
Lee Alison SibleySinger, Actor & WriterLee-Alison Sibley is an author, vocal artist, teacher, actor and social activist with international
Experience spanning three decades. Having earned a Bachelors Degree in Music from Boston
University and Masters degrees in Music and Education from The Manhattan school of Music
and George Mason University, Lee has sung, taught, lectured and acted all over the world .
Having performed everything from folk to opera to art songs to Broadway in a variety of
Languages, Lee recorded the songs of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore on her album “The
Distant Near.” Her memoir about peace in the Middle East, “Jordan’s Jewish Drama Queen,”
Promotes her vison of brotherhood in today’s world. In 2014 Lee was trained by Nobel Prize
Winner Al Gore to be a climate Reslity Leader.
Lila PoonawallaFounder ,Lila Poonawalla Foundation Born on 16th of September, 1944 to Sindhi parents from Hyderabad. One of 5 children, life was anything but mundane for Mrs. Lila Poonawalla. It was at the age of 3 Mrs. Poonawalla lost her father. It was then that she along with her family migrated to India. Her journey to India brought her to Pune, Maharashtra, where she would spend her formative years. After completing her schooling from the Mount Caramel Covent School, Mrs. Poonawalla was determined to walk down the unusual path and carve a niche for herself. She created history by becoming the first Woman Engineer graduating from the Mechanical stream of the College of Engineering, Pune.
After completing her graduation, Mrs. Poonawalla began her corporate career as an apprentice in Ruston & Hornsby, it was here that she would eventually meet and marry the love of her life Mr. Firoz Poonawalla. Since the company policy did not allow married couples to work together, Mrs. Poonawalla decided to move on, while Mr. Poonawalla stayed back.
Mrs. Poonawalla joined Vulcan Laval as a trainee engineer. It was at Vulcan Laval, that Mrs. Poonawalla would get the opportunity to truly unleash her potential. After working her way up the ranks, she went on to become one of the first Woman CEOs in India. Mrs. Poonawalla’s hard work never went unnoticed, as she went on to become the chairman of Alfa Laval, soon after she took over the responsibilities of a CEO at Tetra Pak. Holding both the positions till her retirement in 2001.
She started her own Consultancy Services Company “Lila Consulting Services” in 2000 and through this set up, she works as a Corporate Advisor. Currently she is A Strategic Advisor to Erehwon Consulting and SmartCloud Infotech Private Limited, and on the Advisory Board of ThyssenKrupp Industries India Pvt. Ltd. She has been an advisor to Schlumberger of USA and Arco Safety equipment of UK.
Today, Padmashree Ms. Lila Poonawalla is the Chairperson of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. Presently, a Director on the Board of KPIT Technologies, NobleTek PLM Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Pragati Leadership, Blossom Industries, Bajaj Alliance Life Insurance, Bajaj Alliance General Insurance, Volvo Escher commercial Vehicles, Impact Automotive solutions Ltd, Nihilent Technologies and Chairperson of Board of Governors’ IIT Ropar.
Dr.Lilian Nkechi OmekaraCountry 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.
Lina ChristensenJewellery DesignerLina Christensen is a Danish goldsmith and jewelry designer. After she completed a jewellery apprenticeship in Denmark, she studied painting in the Parson School of Design in New York. She has since gone on to work as a designer for world renowned Georg Jensen Silver and developing her own contemporary jewelry collection. Her pieces draw inspiration from nature, the elements, other cultures and the intimate work of the hand. “I consider myself a gardener, I make my jewelry grow out of nature’s pure materials”. Her work has been sold from the Louisiana Museum store, various art fairs in the US and in her own Galerie ‘TACTUS’ in Copenhagen. For the past 9 years she has collaborated with a local Thai community in Northeastern Thailand. This project, TACTUS Thailand, has created economic opportunities through education, training and workshop facilities. She hopes to scale and replicate this project in the future. Her mission, to honor handcraft through sharing knowledge, bridging connections and creating a platform for communities to grow.
Lisya Saylag MalkiInvestment ManagerLisya 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.
Liv LittleEditor-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.
Liz Velazquez CEO , The Heart CenterLiz Velazquez is currently founder and CEO of The Heart Center, a mind, body, and spirit healing sanctuary in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area of Western North Carolina, USA. She is also founder and CEO of Light On The Mountain, a not for profit organization, dedicated to providing a uniquely positive, loving, uplifting, and adventurous camp for struggling children. She has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, a four year certification in Nondual Kabbalistic Healing from A Society of Souls, Lebanon, NJ, and Chaplaincy training from Unity Church. She has worked and trained extensively in the social service industry both in the private and public sector. She is a Reiki Master, Life Coach, and Truth Principles conduit, committed to being an agent in the transformation of consciousness from one of separation, duality, and limitation, to a consciousness of unity, wholeness, and unlimited possibilities! She is mother to her biological son Felipe, 34, and her adopted 15 year old son, Dakota. Wayah is her mystical dog companion.
Lone Sorensenowner 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.
Louise BennettCo-Director of Relaxed Birth and ParentingLouise 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.
“A delicious blanket of love and care that enables you to soften and trust yourself so that you can fully enjoy your parenting journey”
Lovely KumarDirector , Larks LearningA graduate in economics from KMC, Delhi University and a postgraduate in communications management from the Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) with a specialization in advertising account planning, Lovely is a City & Guilds, U.K. (a premier organization in skill certification) certified training professional who has over the last 18 years worked with a variety of organizations both corporate (NDTV, Ushak Kaal Communications, Ma- Foi Consulting Solutions Ltd., Ma Foi Academy and IKH ) and academic (AIMA, ICFAI Business School, ICFAI School of Financial Studies, BIMTECH etc.).
Her educational background which combines economics, communication, management, training, psychometric assessments and facilitation ensures a strong understanding of both learning/training as well as business needs. She is certified in the Extended DISC personal analysis & team analysis, Thomas International’s PPA-HJA & TAS. She is also certified on the ROI methodology.
Her area of expertise and interest are in leadership, management skills, sales, client servicing, DISC psychometric assessment, presentation skills, and interpersonal and intrapersonal communication training. She has trained participants ranging from MD/CEO to frontline sales personnel.
Over the span of her career she has handled large multi-location projects and has been responsible for business development, client servicing, TNA, research, creating program structures, designing training materials, content creation, train the trainers, delivery of training, learner assessments, post program evaluation of training and Extended DISC certifications as a master trainer.
Lt. Gen. Syed Ata HasnainFormer GOC 15 Corps & Military SecretaryA second generation Army officer, Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR, has extensive experience in the handling of turbulent situations throughout his career which gave him hands on insight at different ranks in diverse environment such as Sri Lanka (as part of IPKF), Siachen, North East India , Mozambique and Rwanda (as part of UN Forces) and most frequently in Jammu & Kashmir where he served seven tours of duty ending as the Commander of the Srinagar based 15 Corps.
The Hasnain family has the rarest distinction of having ten military honors and awards to its credit and the only one with father and son both being awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India.
Educated at Sherwood College Nainital, St Stephen’s College, Delhi and Kings College, London General Hasnain has also done strategic level long exchange programs at the famous Royal College of Defense Studies (RCDS), London and at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security studies (APCSS), Hawaii. He also has an M Phil in Defense and Management Studies from the Indore University.
General Hasnain uses his vast experience and education to research and write on strategic issues focusing on Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Middle East, Religious Radicalism, Internal Security Issues and Terrorism. He is the winner of the Capital Foundation Society’s Award for Excellence in Military Leadership and is a leading contributor to famous media houses of India. His repertoire of knowledge of Jammu & Kashmir is based upon his boots on ground experience spread across various ranks and appointments. He is reputed to have been largely responsible for turning the situation around in 2011-12 after three years of street turbulence which had seen Kashmir virtually paralysed. His public outreach and ability to relate with all segments of society was the game changer even as he ensure the most successful year for the Indian Army’s counter infiltration efforts on the Line of Control. He is now an important member of Track 2 diplomacy with Pakistan
He writes on various strategic issues for mainline print and online newspapers and magazines. A regular participant in National TV debates he is associated with Vivekanand International Foundation as Visiting Fellow and Delhi Policy Group as Senior Fellow and is also on the Governing Council of Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). He also recently conducted a most successful lecture tour of Bangladesh.
A reputed speaker he is regularly called upon to deliver motivation and strategic affairs talks all over India and abroad.
Lucia Lucka KlansekEntrepreneur, Business Developer, Investor, PhilanthropistLucia Lucka Klansek is a successful, inspiring entrepreneur, innovative thinker, investor, philanthropist, a pioneering spirit whose drive paved the way for many global achievements – she has founded, built and managed several successful companies.
In 2008 she envisioned and established SLOVENIA 4 YOU FOUNDATION, with mission to inspire and open the possibilities for personal and business growth, within the fields of start-up and innovation, business development, women leadership and education. Her educational background includes undergraduate degree in Economics and Masters degree from the University of Ljubljana, MBA at IEDC Bled, Slovenia, Owner President Management (OPM31) program at Harvard Business School, Fundraising at New York University, Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University, alongside with Tony Robinson’s exclusive program and CTI Co-Active Leadership program.
Through her own story, Lucia Lu?ka provides inspiration and tools to help you grow your capabilities in order to your life and business to thrive. Most importantly, she is a very proud mother of two, Niko and Nina.
Lucy Jinga MuzunguEntrepreneurLucy 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.
Lucy MwangiDirector , Palmy limitedMy name is Lucy Mwangi. I am married to Arthur mwangi with four children; one son and three beautiful daughters. I value my family greatly, and they have really supported me in many ways. We are a Christian family and I am a church elder. I am also, the Chairlady of Finance and investment National
Luiza Cristina Fernandes PalmaMentor President & CEO OF WalkEnergy, Lda, Ultimate source of clean energy Born in Angola in 1966, lived in Mozambique, resident in Portugal, mother of 3 girls, entitle asDame of Magisterial Grace the 1048 Sovereign Order of Malta, lived and worked in London Business “City” for 9 years, Spain, Brazil and graduated from USA.
Growth Development Officer with
25 year solid experience of Investment Banking & Government Affairs with Corporate Leadership
Director at 1875 Montepio Group
PhD in Economic International Affairs With PG Economic Journalism and AESE and LSE Professional Tutoring
Mentor of First Colloquium in Portugal for all Middle East and GCC Women Ambassadors ” Mundo Arabe: Visão Feminino”
XIX and XX Portuguese Government Economic Consultant with EC Commissionaire Mr Carlos Moedas (SME’s Development Bank)
First Executive Board Woman of Portuguese National Bank, CGD, candidate and nominee
A.L.L. All Ladies League Chairperson for Portugal ???????? and CPLPGlobal Chairperson
WEF Women Economic Forum, Portugal Coordinator, October 2017 “Women in Science; Innovation and Creativity.”
Vice-President of Luso Middle East Economic Instituto in Portugal
General Secretary at Luso Guine? Equatorial Economic Institute
Founder Mentor of
BFE- Employment Bank ” 1 million Jobs Mission”
Executive Director M.u.R.O -Museum of Portuguese Rock
Advisory Executive Council (AEC) at WFE Leadership.Invited as Guest-Speaker at (WEF) Women Economic Forum 2017, New Delhi, India.
Humanitarian Work in Socio-medical hospitallaree Program for Leprosy ” Hansen Dease in Portugal
World Food Bank in Portugal, voluntary director for Health
Lurata Lyon Speaker, Author & CoachAn 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”
Lynda DyerDirector at Mind Power Global Pty Ltd. Lynda Dyer goal is to inspire people to transform their brilliance so they may sky rocket their personal or business life TODAY. She specializes in uncovering the challenges and limitations that presently hold you back. You will feel renewed, re-energized and inspired to tackle anything. She is the creator of the “How To Make it Happen” Series, an instructional DVD set and downloadable program which uncovers how to put “The Secret” to work for you and change your life immediately and permanently! She was one of filmed as one of 58 people around the world for the movie “The Secret”. She also work one-on-one with clients in coaching them to achieve their goals and desires. She is currently working with Success Womens Network as a Pink Belt Coach and Presenter. She is an NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner, Master Trainer in Matrix Therapies and a Motivational Mindset Speaker
Lynn Hope ThomasAuthor & SpeakerLynn Hope Thomas is an Author, Speaker and a Turnaround Solution provider. Lynn helps both corporations and individuals in transforming emotional challenges, leading to greater fulfillment, awareness and inspiring change that could take many years and financial cost if left unresolved.
Lynn’s credibility is built on solid pillars of experience and wisdom. Beginning with a career in Accountancy, Lynn transitioned after ten years to embracing IT Systems development and Software implementation, attaining a Master’s Degree in Business Administration Information Technology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Lynn continued to develop her consistent track-record of business analysis and Program & Project Management methodologies.
Driven by her personal challenges with experiencing loss (including the death of her twin sisters and several relationship and career adversities), Lynn began studying with Dr. John Demartini, world leading human behavioral expert, speaker and best-selling author to seek the most effective path to transformation.
Now professionally-trained in The Demartini Method® Lynn initiated LHT Consulting Ltd to offer presentations and facilitation in this scientific and reproducible method bringing about a rapid transformation.
Lynn helps individuals to break through difficulties they face with any situation around loss. Loss comes in many forms from personal, job or a financial loss. She helps organizations and individuals see the benefits that loss creates, ensuring that recovery is swift, reducing financial cost for the company, and minimizing the chance of repeat lessons
Dr.M.S. Swaminathan Founder Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research FoundationProfessor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from India, the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as "the Father of Economic Ecology" because of his leadership of the ever-green revolution movement in agriculture and by Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations, as "a living legend who will go into the annals of history as a world scientist of rare distinction". He was Chairman of the UN Science Advisory Committee set up in 1980 to take follow-up action on the Vienna Plan of Action. He has also served as Independent Chairman of the FAO Council (1981-85) and President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (1984-90). He was President of the World Wide Fund for Nature (India) from 1989-96. He also served as President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (2002-07), President of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1991-96 and 2005-07) and Chairman, National Commission on Farmers (2004-06). He was a trustee of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in its formative years.
He served as Director of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (1961-72), Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (1972-79), Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (1979-80), Acting Deputy Chairman and later Member (Science and Agriculture), Planning Commission (1980-82) and Director General, International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines (1982-88). A plant geneticist by training, Professor Swaminathan's contributions to the agricultural renaissance of India have led to his being widely referred to as the scientific leader of the green revolution movement. His advocacy of sustainable agriculture leading to an ever-green revolution makes him an acknowledged world leader in the field of sustainable food security. The International Association of Women and Development conferred on him the first international award for significant contributions to promoting the knowledge, skill, and technological empowerment of women in agriculture and for his pioneering role in mainstreaming gender considerations in agriculture and rural development. Professor Swaminathan was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1971, the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986, the first World Food Prize in 1987, and Volvo, Tyler and UNEP Sasakawa Prize for Environment, the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2000 and the Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medal, the Mahatma Gandhi Prize of UNESCO in 2000 and the Lal Bahadur Sastri National Award (2007). He is the recipient of Padma Shri (1967), Padma Bhushan (1972) and Padma Vibushan (1989).
Madhavi ShreeJournalist, Blogger & PoetMadhavi 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.
Madhu PuriI am a homemaker and support community As the president eastern Naval wife s welfare association I have looked after welfare of Naval officers wives and sailors organised cultural programmes looked after senior citizens run a school for specially abled children .
Madhu SharmaMadhu is an Early Childhood Educator. An educationst for the past 30 years plus. Madhu is passionate about value creating education in our young ones. She is also a mentor and coach in Life Philosophy based on Buddhist teachings and Principles.
Madhulika MakarDirector at Mirus SolutionsA 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.
Dr.Madhura Uday KulkarniM D Ayurvedic GynaecologistM D Ayurvedic Gynaecologist topped Mumbai university 1996 gold medalist
diploma in yoga and philosophy topped in mumbai university 2002
director AROGYADHAM - first ayurvedic hospital in maharshtra
best female doctor award by VAidya Khadiwale trsut - Pune 2009
durga puraskar in thane year 2010
conducted various seminar and workshop for doctors and common man on ayurveda
columnist for various news paper and magazine and presented research papers at various medical meets seminars
Madi SharmaSocial Capitalist Madi Group : International Business Broker, Education Entrepreneur; Speaker Madi Sharma is a businesswoman who currently runs the Madi Group, a group of private sector and not-for-profit companies with a philosophy to create innovative ideas tailored to local action which can achieve global impacts beneficial to society. Ms. Sharma also heads up WESTT Women’s Economic and Social Think Tank, working on concrete solutions for issues facing the development and progress of women in international communities. Global Entrepreneur Envoy (www.entrepreneurenvoy. org) is her latest venture: an International web-portal that unites and recognises entrepreneurialism in all its forms, across all boundaries, and in all its guises. A single global portal for entrepreneurs, like-minded individuals and organisations that want to turn Ideas into Action, promote sustainability and celebrate success. Ms. Sharma is a public speaker internationally, particularly in the field of entrepreneurship, diversity, gender balance and her passion for corporate social responsibility. She currently works in India and across Europe with businesses and governments. Locally, she is a Business Ambassador for Nottingham and a Business Champion for the East Midlands. Additionally Madi is a member of The European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, a Prime Minister’s appointment, representing the Employer’s Group.
Madinah S. AliPresident, Excelente Inc
Ms. Ali’s expertise is directing organizations through change, continuous quality improvement, and team building, while developing IT and telecom strategies to improve service levels in the contact center industry. These strategies include multi-channel communications such as inbound marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, text, direct mail, and website re-design.
Ms. Ali’s clientele ranges from Micro Enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. She is a dynamic leader who conceptualizes and absorbs information fast; exceptional track record in strategy development and project implementation with strong problem solving, research, communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills. Ms. Ali has specialized international experience in the following countries: Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Japan, where she has provided consulting services in economic policy and global sourcing.
Magda KayInternet Marketing Specialist / Life CoachMagda 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.
Maggie WebberProfessional Speaker & Author Maggie Webber, also widely known as “The Working Mother’s Mentor”, is a passionate Professional Speaker, Amazon International Best Selling Author and Personal and Small Business Coach, who is based Australia. What initially inspired her to help people achieve lasting success, was becoming Dr. Deepak Chopra’s first Chopra Centre Trained Meditation Facilitator in the Pacific Rim.
About three decades ago, Maggie launched her own marketing and management consultancy firm, where she has worked closely with many corporations and individuals. To date, she has been dedicated to providing her clients with the tools necessary to enhance their productivity, effectively manage stress levels, and attain optimal work/life integration. Initially, Maggie focused on sports marketing and management, but she later expanded her horizons to include professional athletes, top executives, and world-renowned entertainers. However, her primary specialty is elite and “corporate athletes”.
Currently, Maggie holds a number of Advisory Board positions for various prominent organizations, including GCC, Rockstar Hubs International, Omniflow, and Simple Drinking Water. Recently, she served as a Keynote Speaker at the Women Economic Forum in Hague and in London, and is on the Executive Committee for the WEF Annual Conference in New Delhi. Above all, Maggie is on a mission to instill in working mothers the tools they need to overcome the daily ‘struggle with the juggle’ and giving them the edge they need to overcome any obstacle that comes their way.
Furthermore, Maggie holds a Master of Commerce from University of NSW, a Bachelor of Education from University of Tasmania, and a Bachelor of Business Leadership from University of South Africa. In addition, she is a Master Success Coach (Life and Small Business) and an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner.
During her free time, Maggie enjoys gardening, making chutney and practicing yoga.
Mahiema Anand Owner, Zonsta Creation Mahiema has been making films for 20 odd years. Approximately 10 years ago she changed the direction of her genre and went into making films related to spirit and human evolution - understanding and exploring the unseen, unheard and mysterious.
MissMahima ShresthaHead 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/
Mahmuda Rahman KhanGender SpecialistMahmuda works as Senior Program Development Specialist (Gender and Donor Coordination) in the USAID Program Office in Dhaka. She served as a Third Country National Gender Specialist in USAID/Afghanistan for one year (2012-2013). Mahmuda co-chaired the Local Consultative Group (donor’s forum) on Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality (LCG-WAGE) with Denmark for the last three years. Mahmuda also serves as the Chair of U.S. Mission Bangladeshi Employees Welfare Association (USMBEWA). Prior to her current position, Mahmuda served as Social Development Advisor in DFID Bangladesh. She also worked for UNFPA and served 10 years for BRAC Research and Evaluation Division. Working on gender issues across all sectors is her passion.
Mahmuda is Bangladeshi citizen by birth. She was awarded a fellowship with International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW), Washington DC in 1995. She did her Masters in Gender and Development from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. She completed her Masters in Economics from Dhaka University. She also taught in Private Universities in last few years. She has been part of various professional networks. Her expertise includes gender analysis, gender assessment, and gender integration in all sectors, participatory appraisal, gender training, women’s leadership training, capacity building and program management. She has extensive experience working with non-governmental organizations, civil society, government and development partners.
Mala VirmaniDelhi NCR Vice Chairperson for SpiritualityStarted my journey towards spirituality about 7 years ago when I learnt Theta Healing After working in as a teacher in play school I worked as marketing head of a jewellery company for10 years I became more inclined to this modality when I started seeing a positive change in my life
Malerotholi KhoabaneFinance 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.
Mallika AhluwaliaCEO, Partition MuseumMallika 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.
Mamie-JeanMamie LamleyInternational Speaker/Coach & Founder of Empowerment On Fire Dynamic, real, heart-centered, knowledgeable, and inspirational are words that describe this speaker, trainer, author, mentor, mother, and wife! Mamie believes in living life with purpose, dignity, and self-respect. She believes that every person has the power of choice and action; each person has a right to shine their gifts and to courageously live life with intention and purpose! She is committed to Empowerment, Integrity, and Compassion!
Mamie’s life focus is providing systems, science and solutions to helping businesses worldwide to increase top-line revenue and bottom-line profits using an alternative currency known as “People Currency.” With this is mind, Mamie served the King’s Charities of Thailand, United Nations, Philippines Chamber of Commerce, and Special Olympics where she was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” for her 35 years of service impacting the lives of over 12,000 participants and 20,000 volunteers.
Manal Al HallabBusiness womanA Lebanese business woman living in Dubai. She owes and run together with her family a very well-known Lebanese restaurant chain in Dubai named: AL HALLAB.
Manisha MukherjeeAdvocate Manisha is a very promising name in the young genre of Advocates she presents legal facts in a professional format encompassing confidence as a key ingredient She is versatile unique and of a social impact.
Manisha MhatreProducer/Creative DirectorAll are called few are chosen Believing in the Power and that Faith can move mountains I choose to live a purposeful life to transform people from living life with a perspective by not taking it lightly through my gifts and talents as a Film maker and an Image Consultant I represent my Company Faith Films and Faith Image Consultants .
Manoj KohliExecutive Chairman at SoftBank EnergyManoj Kohli is presently the Executive Chairman of the SoftBank Energy, a joint venture formed by Japan’s SoftBank, Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn. Manoj has 38 years of industry work experience.
Before taking over this project, Manoj was the Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises Limited and responsible for the growth and operations of the Bharti group of companies – retail, insurance, agri-products, real estate, mobile internet etc.
He was the Managing Director and CEO (International), Bharti Airtel, for operation across African continent spanning over 20 countries and led the business till 2013.
Manoj joined Bharti Airtel in 2002 as President of Mobile Services business and became CEO and Managing Director. He led Bharti Airtel’s India operations to grow from 2 million to 150 million.
Manoj was also founding member of Escotel, which he led for over 5 years as Executive Director and CEO, before coming on board at Bharti Airtel.
Manoj started his career in 1979 with the DCM Shriram Group and held business leadership positions in the Foods, Chemicals and Fertilizer businesses and assignments in Engineering projects, including Shriram Honda. He started his career in HR field.
Manoj led as the Chairman, Public Policy Committee of GSM Association (GSMA), was also Board Member of GSMA in 2008 and reappointed to the GSMA Board in 2012. Manoj is currently Chairman, CII Task Force on Ease of Doing Business working with PMO directly to transform the investment climate in India. Prior to this he has held the post of Chairman – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Telecom & Broadband.
He was adjudged “Telecom Man of the Year” in 2000 and “Telecom Person of the Year” in 2004
Manoj holds degrees in Commerce, Law and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Manoj also attended the “Executive Business Program” at the Michigan Business School and the “Advanced Management Program” at the Wharton Business School
Mansi MahajanFounder & CEO , Propietor at House of KapaaliMansi Mahajan is an owner at House of Kapaali. She is excellent in marketing and business strategy. At House of Kapaali, she found herself pride on creating the perfect lodging experience. She runs a unique Bed & Breakfast is approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India under the Gold Category, as well as a chain of fully furnished boutique serviced apartments. The House of Kapaali experience is steeped in Indian cultural traditions and upholds the proud tenets of the famed Indian hospitality.
Manya JhaFounder,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.
Marcia L. DysonCEO of M and M Dyson, LLCMarcia L. Dyson is the CEO of M and M Dyson, LLC an international consultant enterprise in matters of business development, marketing, political strategies and social engagement. She is the founder and CEO of Women’s Global Initiative, a for-profit entity to enhance the lives of women via wealth, education and civil participation.
She has served as the first chief of staff for Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s Operation Push International Trade Bureau in 1980.
She served as the Public Information Officer Mayor’s Office of Special Events for the City of Chicago, where she built bridges across the diverse 87 ethnic communities through cultural diplomacy and world-class events.
Dyson is a board member of many social and women’s organizations, including the Black Women’s Round Table (liaison to the White House on social justice); the Middle East Peace Working Group; and, Mama Sarah Obama Foundation. She is an Ambassador of Peace for the Universal Peace Federation (UPF).
She currently Dyson resides in Washington D.C. where she is also an affiliate of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service.
Margaret HappyAdvocacy OfficerI 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.
Margarida MarquesSecretary of State for European AffairsMargarida Marques was born in Bombarral, in 1954.
She has a Master in Science Education - Education and Development, from the Faculty of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon (1991). She has a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the Faculty of Science – University of Lisbon (1976).
She was elected Member of the National Parliament (XIII Legislature) on 4th October 2015 and member of the III Legislature in the National Parliament (1983/1985).
She was an European Commission official (1994/2015), holding positions in the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) and the Directorate General for Communication (DG COMM). She was Head of the European Commission Representation in Portugal (2005/2011). She was Deputy Director of the Technological, Artistic and Professional Education Office of the Ministry of Education (1988/1992), being responsible for the creation of professional schools. She was also a representative of the Ministry of Education in the Advisory Committee of the PETRA program in the European Commission and the National Apprenticeship Committee.
She was an official of the Ministry of Education (1985/1994) and the Ministry of Transports (1976/1983).
She was visiting Professor at the Autónoma University (1983/1989), the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Nova University of Lisbon (1989/1994) and ISCTE / IUL (2004/2011).
She was a member of the National Council of Education (2000/2002) and member of the Advisory Board for Equality (1986/1992).
She was a member of the General Council of ISCTE / IUL (2009/2015) and its Vice President (2012/2015).
She was founder of JS (Youth Socialists) and its secretary-general (1981/1984).
Dr.Maria Socratous Young BPW Europe RepresentativeDr Maria Socratous comes from Cyprus. She holds a PhD in Management with a specification in gender discrimination in the workplace. Dr Socratous is working for the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and also as a Lecturer at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing on Business Policy and Strategy. She is also elected as Young BPW Europe Representative for the period 2014-2017. She is an activist and working towards the promotion of women’s rights all over the world and towards gender equality both in the society and the workplace.
Maria AppelqvistLeadership 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 Malmö 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.
Mariam Tendou KamaraManaging Partner & Social Entrepreneur, Founder of WAFRICA (Women of Africa) Mariam Tendou KAMARA is a social entrepreneur 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) a Guinea based international NGO focused on women’s rights, she currently heads BAANTOU, an influencer agency in public relations and digital communications, based in Dakar, Senegal, after having spent five years as regional communications specialist for the West and Central Africa region at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women). As the regional communications portfolio manager for UN Women in West and Central Africa she developed the overall regional strategy for increased visibility of key programmes and projects and led the regional component of global campaigns with continental coverage. Previously, she held several roles and functions in the public and development sector as technical advisor in Communications and Strategic Partnerships and cabinet member of the Ministry of Youth Employment in Guinea. She also served as member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism for the Global Fund against AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria for the international NGO sector
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.
As a strategist, Mariam Tendou has worked over the years with key international institutions, in the development, private and public sectors, as well as with national and regional
organizations to promote the African development agenda through strategic communications, including advocacy, partnership building and resource mobilization.
Marian Karina Nanorki DarlingtonFounder and Executive Director, Reproductive Justice AgendaMarian Karina Nanorki Darlington is a young and ambitious woman whose passion for women and girls has inspired her to work with various organisations with the aim of advancing the status and economic empowerment of women. She obtained her LLB degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She works with the League of Young Female Leaders, Ghana (NGO). She has also worked with Empower Women, an initiative under UN Women where she is a Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment. She’s the founder of Reproductive Justice Agenda, which aims at advocating and protecting reproductive health rights in Ghana. She’s currently the National Coordinator for GirlEmpowered, an initiative under TANOE.
Marianna MarcucciCo-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.
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Drs.Marianne J. FranzenFounder, Franzen/partnersMarianne J. Franzen, founder and Director of Franzen/partners the Netherlands and co-founder/ Director The Change Express® India, studied social sciences and business administration specializing in organizational and psychological issues. In 1985, she founded her own consultancy, interim and training firm in Innovation and Change Management. The core activities are directing, leading and training the implementation of change for profit and non-profit organizations. Sharing knowledge and experiences, coaching, and stimulating hidden talents within the client’s organization in order to strengthen the organization’s future are key elements in Marianne’s approach. She provides critical steps towards achieving innovative and sustainable goals of organizations.
Whenever necessary, (international) partners from various disciplines are called in to help realize solutions for those issues concerning the client. First and foremost, however, she looks for talent and required competences within the organization.
Marie Lukasik-WallaceWriter and a Poetry Therapy FacilitatorMarie 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
Marie-France Cardonna-DureaultIndependent Contractor, retired from the French Ministry of CultureAfter modern literature studies, Marie-France Cardonna-Duréault 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 française de Pédagogie” 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 Régionale 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
Marija Ausrine PavilionieneFormer MP and ActivistDel Indijos Marija Ausrine Pavilioniene, born April 6, 1944 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Doctor of Science (Humanities), Doctor Habilitis (Humanities), Professor of Vilnius University. Fighter for women‘s, children, elder people‘s, LGBT rights. From 1967 till 2004 worked in the Faculty of Filology of Vilnius University. From 2004 till now member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, member of the Committees on Human Rights, European Affairs, Education, Science and Culture.Head of the parliamentary Women‘s group, the group on Development Cooperation, Reproductive Health and Rights. Member of the Social democratic party. Member of the Council of the European Parliamentary Forum. Reset up Lithuanian University Women‘s Association (1991), set up Women‘s Study Centre, the first Feminist library in VU (1992)VU, set up, edited VU journal „Feminism, Society, Culture“ (1999-2002). Published 2 monograhs on Western literature, 2 collections of articles on political, social,cultural, religious problems: „Hopes and Disillusions“, 2011, “Illusions and Reality“, 2016.
Marika TherosSenior researcher, the Institute for State EffectivenessMarika Theros is a governance and human rights expert working at the intersection of public policy academia civil society and business She is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for State Effectiveness where she leads their State of the State initiative Over the last ten years she has designed a number of research and dialogue processes in Afghanistan the Gulf Lebanon Europe and the Balkans related to human rights security and justice Prior she served as research officer at the London School of Economics a senior human rights consultant for a large construction project owner in the Persian Gulf and a senior consultant for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund She is currently a board member for the Humanitarian Law Center and the Balkan Forum .
Marilyn HeibCEO of Bettervest GmbHMarilyn Heib is a graduated mechanical engineer with specialization in renewable energies and energy efficiency. End of 2012 she founded together with additional three colleagues the crowdfunding platform bettervest, which enables german citizens the financing of projects in the field of climate saving, sustainability and social development. So far the platform financed 36 projects worldwide in a total sum of ca. 3 Mio €. She is CEO of bettervest. Additionally Marilyn is founder and president of the non-profit association “Go For Climate e.V.”, which is active in the field of social justice and environmental protection (mainly creates climate saving jobs for the scavengers on the landfill in Olongapo/ Philippines).
Marina TognettiCEO & Founder at MyngleMarina is founder and CEO of mYngle.com. Originally from Italy, she has lived and worked in different countries and speaks Italian, English, Dutch, French, Spanish and a bit of Mandarin.
After 18 year of successful corporate career at Procter & Gamble, Philips, BHP Billiton, Sara Lee, The Boston Consulting Group and eBay, and an MBA from INSEAD, she decided to become an entrepreneur and started mYngle.com in 2007.
Her drive besides languages and creating something from scratch, is to leverage the internet to change the traditional world of education from being supply-driven to being demand-drive.
mYngle is a pioneer in live online language education and has become a significant player in its segment. mYngle offers customized language training programs through video conferencing in 45 different languages to learners located anywhere in the world.
She is regularly presenting at international conferences on topics of women leadership and entrepreneurship. In the last year: European Women in Technology – Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Global WIN conference: Leading the way – Rome, Italy; European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship- Jyväskylä, Finland; Campus party: Feel the future – Utrecht, The Netherlands; The NextWomen Summit: The future is digital – Amsterdam, The Netherlands; QS in conversation: Advancing female leadership through higher education – Milan, Italy; INSEAD Global Business leaders’ conference: Europe that works! – Wien, Austria.
Marina NeophytouAssociate Professor, University of CyprusMarina 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.
Dr.Marissa Pei Inspirational Speaker, TV CommentatorIntroducing 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.
Mary WhiteCounsellor and Clinical HypnotherapistMary 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
Ms.Masaba GuptaIndian fashion designerHer parents are West Indian cricketer Viv Richards and Indian actress Neena Gupta. Gupta grew up in Mumbai. At the age of 8, she wanted to become a tennis player but she dropped the idea after the age of 16. She was passionate about dance and music. She wanted to join Shiamak Davar's dance group after learning dance from him, but her mother advised against it. She then took up a course in music in London. She dropped out of the course and returned to India.
Later she joined Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University.
At 19, she applied for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai with support from Wendell Rodricks. Gupta is well known for the creative and artistic/literary names she gives each collection. She named her first collection Kattran (English:miniature bits of fabric). Her LFW 2014 collection "Wanderess," was, quote, "inspired by novelist Roman Payne’s doe-eyed gypsy girl character, Saskia" in his novel, The Wanderess.
Masingita MasungaMD of Masingita Masunga MediaMasingita 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
Dr.Mathabo HlahaneCo-Founder at IPPNW SADr Mathabo Hlahane has been involved in numerous pioneering health projects and served in various leadership roles since her days as a medical student. As a medical student she became the first female vice president of Africa for IFMSA. She is the cofounder of the SADC medical students forum.
> From junior doctor, she moved up the ranks in the South African Medical Association to being the projects officer for senior doctors as a National Executive Committee member.
> Currently cofounder of IPPNW SA and an International Councilor, who sits on the general executive board of IPPNW (Kproject: climb Kilimanjaro for peace). As well as serving as the current Secretary General for the Juniour Doctors Africa, of the World Medical Association
Mayra Figueroa-Clark Dating Coach, International Speaker and Clinical PsychoTherapistMayra Figueroa-Clark is A Dating Coach, International Speaker and Clinical PsychoTherapist. She is passionate about propelling Single Professional Women towards the love they desire. While creating a safe, nurturing space where relationships can flourish and minds are opened. As a Speaker, Mayra has had the honor to share the stage with no other then Kim Coles, Willie Jolly, Mikki Taylor to name a few.
She has been coined as “The Love Expert” by her clients due to her personal experience and journey towards Love. As “The Love Expert”, Mayra challenges her clients to dig deep their fears, fumbles and fantasies that hold them back from an authentic relationship. Her straight-talking approach ignites and inspires women to AWAKEN LOVE!
Mayra helps you experience and express your authentic self, while teaching specific strategies on dating, keeping a man and loving yourself INTENTIONALLY!
Meena BalujaFounder Director, Hand In Hand Workshops
Meena Baluja, founder director of hand in hand workshops, born and brought up in a family from an army background where honesty, dedication and empathy have been ingrained in blood, Learnt to be adaptable, social, and a visionary from my mother who made life look so simple and fun loving in spite of all the hardships we faced Was given a different perspective of values to look at life
There have been many challenges and challenging situations in different fields during the journey of teaching and learning as a Student…..- Learner…. – Teacher…..-Counselor…. – Trainer…. Mentor…. and as a human being……..
The thought of sharing experiences was very strongly felt by me in the due course of my journey.
As I believe strongly as we are webbed with targets, schedules, routines and commitments,
We hardly have time to sort out things which we are trapped in-Hence we look for shortcut solutions
I unravel those shortcuts and try to sort out issues and their mental blogs Have been involved in Teaching as a field worker since 1988, Seek eminence and excel in every task and work in hand
Strictly HATE POLITICS and believes in KARMA
The place where unnecessary politics breeds creativity and growth is finished forever and for everybody
Has been involved in major projects and been happy changing mindsets and mental blocks of the people towards life
Dr.Meghana Dikshit Founder at De Mantraa Dr. Meghana is a vivacious, vibrant and bubbly soul full of vivid colors that add the zing to your life.! Meet her and you will have decoded the clogs in your life that need to be cleansed to get your life flowing. Get the life back in your Life! She influences people to reinvent their lost selves and realize the value they possess within their unique skill sets and composure. Discover, explore and add back the missing puzzle pieces of your lives and experience the bliss of feeling complete, content and perfectly calm in your very existence. Arrive at and Achieve your true and highest potentials and fulfil all those dreams dumped, discarded and dabbed by you as “not –achievable”. Learn to enjoy the journey and scale- up your skills while adding new ones and achieve the dreams your hearts truly yearn for. Come Find Yourself!
Meher GuptaDirector Contemporary ConnectMeher Gupta, Director Contemporary Connect is a force to reckon with in the world of Luxury Brand Management. Contemporary Connect stood out from its inception in 2014, started off as the brain child of one girl who wanted to bridge the gap between Indian brands and their International contemporaries.
A name to reckon with in the world of golf from a young age, placing at top five in the under eighteen category, this tomboy had her first brush with fashion walking the ramp for Amrapali jewels and hasn’t looked back since. Awarded a scholarship for her first year at Lancaster on the basis of her golf, Meher took a stand and decided to pursue Corporate Law and Marketing in the United Kingdom, rejecting offers from LSR, Stephens and JMC.
Working with Coca Cola after her undergrad she realized that her direction lay in Niche markets rather than Mass market, and decided to pursue luxury brand management from European Business School, London. Work experience with Companies like Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Bottega Veneta, the idea for Contemporary Connect was born. Working with Quintessentially and Genesis made her realize the scope for growth of companies in India was huge and all they needed was a guiding hand.
Contemporary Connect is one of the few companies in India that has partner agencies in Paris and London, and works with a client base as diverse as Private Chartered Jets, Real-Estate to Fashion Designers like Manish Arora.
With a young team, and an office that has progressed from her Bedroom to Connaught Place, Meher with her strategies of being more aggressive and versatile will invite you over for a beer and walk away with your contract.
Melissa G. Mackey Founder of Ignite Me Now Melissa inspires & empowers men, women & children globally. She hosts a myriad of events online & offline that really give people the tools to tap into their greatest strengths, to become the leader in their business or organization and creates fun workshops for people to experience. Through her mind reprogram techniques she is able to shift mindsets & perspectives to create business owners, more empowered employees and inspired people. Melissa has a natural gift to draw out the most personal stories with people. She creates a safe space for people to learn, grow and share. She believes you must believe in yourself first before anything else. Using NLP and belief reprogramming techniques she teaches people to see the masks or stories that they have been hiding behind for years and how to break free from these masks and limiting beliefs and start recreating their ideal life. Simple step strategies to real world results. What’s your next step? Are you living the life you dream of? If not, why not?
Is your business needing guidance? Do you lack communication between employees and standards within your organization? Want better relations amongst all staff? Melissa delivers unique, processes that streamline the process to have better relationships, improved communication and staff that are fully energized and committed more than ever before.
If you are feeling like there’s something deep within you that you are not fulfilling in your life right now, Melissa has an innate ability to help you tap into your hidden gifts & talents.
Melissa currently sits on the board for Women in Leadership and is the Mentorship Lead. She is passionate about inspiring women to create all the success they desire in life and business and to become the best version of themselves. Melissa is a great speaker and facilitator whether that be for a corporate engagement or personal engagement. She will ignite the fire within you.
Melissa BinkleySoulistic Business Mentor & Master Transformation Specialist & Inspirational SpeakerMelissa Binkley is the CEO and Founder of MSB Coaching, Events and Retreats. She is also the creator and founder of The Love Society and Intuitive Intelligence Academy™. She is Intuitive Intelligence Trainer, Certified Master Transformation Specialist, Soulistic™ Business Mentor, Best- Selling Author and former Holistic Health Coach. She is a dynamic, highly sought-after International Speaker and Retreat Leader. She empowers Love Leaders, healers, creatives, conscious entrepreneurs and women to tap into intuitive intelligence so they share their purpose and gifts on platforms throughout the world. Known for her ability to transcend limiting beliefs, she uses several techniques that fuse science, whole brain learning, personal development, and the quantum field. In 2014 Melissa developed her own mode of Spiritual Transformational Process called Intuitive Intelligence™ that is changing the way coaches, healers, and speakers connect with their audiences and transform lives through this new healing modality. Through her Intuitive Speakers Training and Masterpiece Message Programs she is teaching entrepreneurs how to craft dynamic speeches, and turn their life’s work into a masterpiece message and book engagements worldwide that fill their client funnel. Melissa is a graduate of The Ohio State University, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Holistic MBA. She has been featured in magazines, radio and TV shows throughout the USA.
Mellany Msengezi MaririGM Marketing – Econet Wireless ZimbabweShe is passionate about strategy development and execution. Have over 10 years’ experience in telecommunication product and services management spanning from new production innovation, commercialization and brand marketing. She also supports upcoming women in business by providing platforms to learn how they can run their businesses and also building their confidence in business communication and leadership.
Michael SetterOwner , Setter ArchitectsArchitect Michael Setter is a leading interior designer specializing in hi tech legal and financial offices in Israel Graduate of the department of Architecture and City Planning from the Technion Institute he opened his own practice- Setter Architects Ltd some of his projects include Google TLV Google Haifa Facebook Cisco Verint Autodesk Motorola Law office Israeli embassy s around the world Fundtech in Pune India and many more Setter Architects Ltd has won many awards domestic and international Michael enjoys extreme sports such as Skiing parachute gliding Paddle boarding wind surfing in addition to walking running and swimming every morning early at the beach etter Architects Ltd has won many awards domestic and international.
Dr.Michael I LoizidesDirector General at Isotech Ltd, Environmental Research & ConsultancyDr Michael Loizides is the co-founder and Chairman of ISOTECH Ltd Environmental Research and Consultancy (www.isotech.com.cy), based in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is also one of the founders and Member of the Board of Directors of the Cypriot NGO AKTI Project and Research Centre (www.akti.org.cy). Dr Loizides is a graduate of the School of Chemical Engineers, National Technical University of Athens. He holds an MSc, DIC in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College and his PhD on waste management from the National Technical University of Athens.
He has been member of several European and international expert groups and networks as expert chemical and environmental engineer. He has cooperated with international organizations and worked as an expert researcher and consultant in more than 45 countries. He is the author/co-author of more than 30 published papers in Scientific Journals and International Conferences, of books and of more than 1000 published Technical Reports in the fields of waste management, compost and co-composting, CEMP (Construction Environmental Management Plans), decision support systems and community annoyance. He is an external Associate Professor at the University of Cyprus (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) and the Frederic University of Cyprus.
Recent honours and awards
In 2014, Dr Loizides was appointed, by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, as the Head of the Technical Committee on Environment within the peacebuilding negotiations for Cyprus. In 2015, he was appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, as Member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. As a representative of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber, he is Member of the National Committee for the evaluation of Strategic Environmental Impact Assessments of the Republic of Cyprus. He represents Cyprus in several International and European Fora on environment and sustainability.
Dr M. Loizides’s vision for a sustainable future centres on innovation coupled with participatory education. His concept of Tiganokinisi, an innovative project implemented in 350 schools in Cyprus since 2014, that focuses on the education of youth on recycling, reuse and financial sustainability through the collection of used cooking oils at schools and its conversion into biofuel, was ranked in the top 61 best practices in ELSEVIER’s 2015 Green and Sustainable Chemistry International Contest (out of 495 eligible nominations).
Michele Ellery 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.?