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Venue: Bhavan Centre, 4a Castletown Road, London W14 9HE.
Conference Charges will be £ 20 for the entire conference. You can pay on spot at the venue at registration desk.

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Note: Please note that the conference fee need to be paid at the conference venue on spot. Regarding the accommodation and air fare please book on your own.

Plenary session will be held in Main Auditorium(capacity 300), Parallel sessions A in Art Gallery(capacity 100), Parallel sessions B in Meeting Hall (capacity 80), Round Table session C in classroom Y (capacity 25), Round Table session D in classroom Z (capacity 25)

General Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions:Each plenary session of one hour will have 6-8 panelist who will each speak for 6-7 minutes.
* Parallel Sessions: Each parallel session of one hour will have three lead speakers who get 15 minutes each or two lead speakers who get 15 minutes each plus two panelists who get 5 minutes each. Balance time will be for delegate remarks and Q&A.
* (M) will act as a moderator for the session.
* Role of Moderator: A moderator in each session will strictly enforce keeping to the time allotted for each speaker and may in extreme case switch off the Mike. This is being done so that no speaker feels cheated for not getting time to speak. Please do adhere to the time allotted.
* The sessions topics & timing are subject to change.

WEF-United Kingdom, 2017

Day-1, Tuesday, 31st January

Time Session
Topic Speakers
08:30am-9:30am Registration & Networking tea
9:30am – 11:00am 11- Inaugural Session Theme address :Awakening the Power Within: The Way Forward for UK
11:00am-12:00am 12- Plenary in Main Auditorium UK – Harmonizing Cultural Identities and Aspirations with a Inclusive Diverse Approach to Growth : Time for a New UK Agenda Sandra Nelson , Lakshmi Kaul , Dr. Lakshmi Vyas
, Carola Pavlik , Yvonne Lorang , Luìza Cristina Fernandes Palma ,
12A- Parallel A in Art Gallery Never Underestimate the Power of an Idea: Transforming an Idea into a Fundable Business Plan Anastasia Hatzivasilou , Ana Barjasic , Mohammad Adil , Alex Merry
12B- Parallel B in Meeting Hall Women Finding Their Entrepreneurial Mojo Pat Duckworth (M), Brittany Garth , Tulia Lopes, Nandini Basu Phookan
12C- Round Table C Turning Contacts into Relationships Dr. Dayo Olomu (M) , Michele Attias
12D- Round Table D Revolutionize: The Importance of Purpose – Potential – Brand for Success Natalie Forest , Ruchi Aggarwal , Sheun Oke
12:00Noon – 12:15pm Tea Break
12:15pm – 01:15pm 13- Plenary How Women will Save the Planet: Equality = Sustainability Rhian Sherrington , Namrata Dhingra , Cristiane Ferraz Prade, Ranju Alex , Jeevan Ravindran , Manjit K. Gill
13A- Parallel Role of Corporate Sector, CSR & the Consumer in Creating a Better World Teresa Wickham , Olga Frankow , Anna Hagemann Rise , Jenny Dawson
13B- Parallel Fighting Female Physical & Emotional Abuse Dr. Karen Johnson,Emilia Madondo , Anila Hussain , Rita Ese Edah
13C- Round Table C How to Thrive in a World of Continuous Disruption Mireille Toulekima , Caroline Makaka , Kavitha Chahel
13D- Round Table D Key Elements of Entrepreneurial Treasure by Spiral of Success Darja Zorko Mencin , Elliot Kay ,
01:15pm – 02:15pm Lunch break
02:15pm – 03:15pm 14- Plenary Routes of Access: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship and Public Life

Natalie Au , Dr. Daphne Grace , Sarosh Zaiwalla , Shirin Shah (M) , Dr. Lalit Sodha

14A- Parallel Women Entrepreneurship in the Small Medium Enterprises (SME) Raga D’silva , Jill McCulloch , Deborah Jay Kelly , Kamu Palan , Jesmin Sorab
14B- Parallel Women In Entrepreneurship: Take Control of Your Finances & Fear of Failaure Talitha Batts , Dr. Isaura Gonzalez , Hannah Xu , Maggie Webber
14C- Round Table C How to Break the Glass Ceiling? It’s an Inside Job! Rita Ese Edah (M) , Olebogeng Tefo Sentsho , Anna Koukkides-procopiou , Kate Anolue
14D- Round Table D The Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology Research and Tools Oumaya Belakbil , Hina Pancholi, Soni Makeovers , Natercia Rodrigues-Lopes
03:15pm – 04:15pm 15- Plenary Meeting the Challenge of leadership for Fostering Innovation, Creativity, Collaboration Nadia Wassef , Marina Tognetti , Natalie Forest , Annik Petrou , Praveen Pandey , Reena Ranger , Helen Roberts, Sanchayita Goswami
15A- Parallel The Power of Education to Make a Positive Change to our World Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu Mehreen Baig (M) , Angeliki Yiassemides , Maria Epaminonda , Dr. Priya Virmani
15B- Parallel Equal Opportunities for all Communities and Underprivileged Dr. Elizabeth Lwanda Rutsate , Maureen Mbondiah Mandipaza , Ella Vine , Parmi Dheensa
15C- Round Table C Getting Things done: Shifting the Mind set from Time Management to Energy Management Patty Cruz Fouchard, Rugie Wurie Lamin , Gabriella Guglielminotti Trivel
15D- Round Table D Defying Stereotypes Nazia Khatun , Jayde Tynes
04:15pm – 04:30pm Tea Break
04:30pm – 05:30pm 16- Plenary UK – Meeting the challenge of Holistic Lifestyle and Health Living – Issues of Pollution, Climate Change, Water, Waste Gulrukh Khan , Theresa Webb , Lola Perrin , Mahvash Siddiqui , Henriett Tunyogi , Harshadbhai Patel
16A- Parallel Can we Learn Innovation Shruti Sugwekar , Rehana Ameer (M) , Jackie Naghten , Manjit K. Gill
16B- Parallel Developing Cross Culture Bonds, Understanding and Caring Veroan Swera Vethanayagam , Caroline Amoros , Yasmina Azhari , Ronia Virginia
16C- Round Table C Change Resilience Tumi Frazier , Manmeet Kaur Chowdhry
16D- Round Table D A New Paradigm: Raising Consciousness with an Understanding of the Mind Chetna Bhatt, Hema Vyas , Padma Shankar Coram
05:30pm – 06:30pm 17- Plenary UK – Promoting Women’s Leadership in all Aspects of Society and Business Bea Benkova , Shalini Agarwal , Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu , Tamara Medina Sapovalova , Lucy Chamberlain , Shuba Rao , Imambay Kadie Kamara , Sheun Oke , Sukai Ceesay
17A- Parallel Creating an Inspired Ecosystem to Foster Entrepreneurship through Training, Coaching and Mentoring Charlene Laidley , Cecilia Sithembile Silundika , Jeanette Senkondo, Carmen Fazia Bakas
17B- Parallel The Power of Language – How you Convince Anyone of Anything (Almost) Every Time. Monique Blokzyl , Georgia Varjas , Vibeke Foss , Dr. Richard Sherry
17C- Round Table C Unique Challenges Faced by 1st Generation Migrant Women and How to Tackle Them Poonam Joshi , Geetha Morla , Rashmi Bhaskar Mukherjee
17D- Round Table D Swiss Politics: Swiss Democracy Sylvie Ruffieux Guignard
06:30pm – 07:30pm 18- Plenary ALL WEF awards Presentation to ” Women of the Decade & Iconic Leaders Creating a Better World for all”

Day-2, Wednesday, 1st February

09:00am – 10:00am Registration & networking tea
10:00am – 11:00am 21- Plenary Way Forward for UK Post Brexit- Increasing Inclusiveness Especially Addressing the Untapped Potential of its
11:00am – 12Noon 22- Plenary Personal development (Mindfulness and New Paradigm Business Approaches) Abby McDonald , Sue Curr , Lisa Berkovitz , Emanuela Palazzani , Chetna Bhatt , Dorothy Martin
22A- Parallel Diversity as gender dividing issue kate Anolue , Geetanjali Bhalla ,
22B- Parallel Unleashing You Power Within to be a Warrior in Business and Life Bershan Shaw , Barbara Cox , Rachanaa Jain , Anita Heidema , Winnie Sher
22C- Round Table C Innovative Wellness Praveen pandey , Sandra Donskyte
22D- Round Table D Women Being the Gatekeepers of Food into the Home – a Position of Power Often Overlooked Samantha Waterhouse ,
12Noon – 12:15pm 23- Plenary Performance by 3 Artists (5 min each) Nishi Joshi Bhatt
23A- Parallel How to Use the Healing Power of Listening in Business & Relationships Frans Reichardt
23B- Parallel Critical Issues and Challenges to Focus on and Support
23C- Round Table C Effective Ways of Achieving Better Work-Life Balance Zlatomira Rutter
23D- Round Table D The Mentuccia Method – How to Thrive Zoe Swan
12:15pm – 1:15pm 24- Plenary How Women in Entertainment and Media can Impact Change Rebeca Riofrio , Elvijs Pujis , Mirela Sula , Gulrukh Khan , Tsitsi Bolambo , Gul Greenslade , Dr. Pauline Long , Poonam joshi
24A- Parallel Successful Transitions: How to Flourish not Flounder Through Change Rhian Sherrington , Mala Shah , Kitty Waters , Mina Velani
24B- Parallel Youth and Social Media Priv Mudada , Cleo Forstater ,
24C- Round Table C Inner Peace, the Very Essence of Success Sasi Rekha Rajan , Anna Åberg
24D- Round Table D Why Unlearning is Key to Unlocking our Inner Power Yasmin Autwal
01:15pm – 02:15pm Lunch
2:15pm – 3:15pm 25- Plenary Art of Holistic Well Being -Ayurveda, Yoga, Aromatherapy and Women’s Health Ashish Paul , Dr. Seema Datta , Dr. Varalakshmi Yanamandra , Maggie Webber , Meeta Joshi , Gloria Halim
25A- Parallel How to Adopt a Holistic Mindset Dr.Kruti Parekh , Kathy Gruver , Phil Steele , Lone Sorensen
25B- Parallel Women, Poverty, and Human Rights Diana Skelton , Angela Babb , Carrie Supple , Dr. Meera Tiwari , Valentine Nkoyo , Santosh Dass
25C- Round Table C Business and Spirituality, Understanding Your Divine Life Mission Teresita Lopez Pulido , Gema Ramirez , Heleniq Argyrou
25D- Round Table D The Art of Beinghuman Gaynor O’Flynn , Cathy Guo
3:15pm – 4:15pm 26- Plenary The force of Social Media: does it Help or Hinder Connection ? Suhail Chughtai, Suniya Qureshi , Lucresia Guel , Sasha Seenko , Yasmin Autwal , Vidhya Nagendran , Monique Blokzyl , Sangeeta Thakral
26A- Parallel Rise of the Feminine and the Path of Peace Sandra Marie Humby , Viola Edward , Anna Christina , Moni Rodriguez
26B- Parallel How Writing and the Arts Empowers Women in a Digital World Chayya Syal, Epi Mabika , Inka Linda Sarvi , Getrude Matshe , Prerna Lau Sian
26C- Round Table C Finding Your Purpose in Life Rohini Rathour , Parmi Dheensa , Zlatomira Rutter, Jessica Ball
26D- Round Table D It’s Time to Thrive Being Who You Are Connie-Lee Bennett
4:15pm – 4:30pm 27- Plenary Dance Performance Parvati Nair
27A- Parallel How Women can be Graciously Ambitious Without Sabotaging Their Career Aji R Michael
27B- Parallel Keys to Awakening Your Inherent Power Smita Joshi
27C- Round Table C The Gift of You Dorothy Martin
27D- Round Table D Turning Your passion into Significant Contribution Michelle Dutro , Rena Amin
04:30pm – 04:45pm Tea break with snacks
04:45pm – 5:45pm 28- Plenary Brexit and the Future for Youth Priya Virmani (M) , Hallelujah Lulie , Kwame Boateng Sekyere , Zohra ebrahimi , Viraj Nitinkumar Rajdev , Nur Turkmani , Sapan Maini
28A- Parallel Power of Diversity to Mobilise Leadership and Empowering in Difficult times Wambui Njau , Kaltun Abdillahi , Harriet Khataba
28B- Parallel Sharing Entrepreneurial Success Stories Nadia Wassef , Reena Ranger , Lucia Lucka Klansek , Sheeza Ahmad Shah
28C- Round Table C The Power of Authenticity Dr. Priya Virmani , Shay Allie , Meeta Joshi
28D- Round Table D Building Sustainable Relationships and Communities Alka Talwar ,
05:45pm – 6:45pm 29- Plenary Integrating the world: Fresh perspective

Day-3, Thursday, 2nd February

09:00am – 10:00am Registration & Networking tea
10:00am – 11:00am 31- Plenary Dealing with Diverse Issues and Challenges that Surround Women, Especially Immigrants and Minorities Charlene Laidley , Saurav Dutt , Adele Brimâge , Ruth Mutanda , Izabela Witek-Zurek, Nicaise Ishimwe , Yetunde Adeshile , Rani Kaur Malik , Kate Anolue
11:00am – 12Noon 32- Plenary Overcoming Trust Deficit: Ethnic and Religious Diversity and Building Bridge Dr. Amer Mukhtar , Taha Coburn-Kutay , Yasmina Azhari , Geetha Morla , Margaret Keverian Ali
32A- Parallel Empowering Women by Empowering Men Sayeeda Ashraf , Kyla D. Pruitt , Clare Richmond
32B- Parallel Mastering Your Fear David Saville , Mary White , Elliot Kay
32C- Round Table C Self-trust as the Root of Confidence and Success for Women in Every Area of their Lives Harriet Waley-Cohen , Michelle Catanach , Hannilee Fish
32D- Round Table D Being a Nice Girl is Sabotaging Your Career Beverley Bramwell
12Noon – 01:00pm 33- Plenary Healthy Living with Food and Nutrition: Reduce Sugar Consumption, Especially Among the Youth Barbara Cox , Lia Sokhi , Anita Heidema , Shuba Rao , Beatrice Nere , Dr. Lalit Sodha
33A- Parallel Enhancing the Participation of Girls and Women in STEM Through Gender Sensitive Career Guidance Stalo Lesta , Nolwenn Germain , Yetunde Adeshile , Nicaise Ishimwe
33B- Parallel Ending FGM: Way Ahead
Izabela Witek-Zurek
, Dorcas Olayemi , Rohma Ullah
33C- Round Table C Community and Lionism Services Sandhya Gandecha , Caroline Makaka
33D- Round Table D How To Thrive in Your Soul’s Mission Lisa Berkovitz , Caroline Sakura Douglas
01:00pm – 01:15pm 34- Plenary Performance by 3 artists (5 Min Each) Leilani Franco
34A- Parallel How to Network Effectively Kenisha McIntosh
34B- Parallel Beauty and wellness Gabriella Guglielminotti Trivel
34C- Round Table C The Rise of the Feminine – A New Way of Doing Business’ Roz Thornton
34D- Round Table D Women in Management and Executive Leadership – How to Take Charge and Lead in Corporate and Government ? Oladunni Owo
01:15pm – 02:15pm Lunch
02:15pm – 03:15pm 35- Plenary Reinventing the World of Stardom, Luxury, Fashion and Beauty Savita Kaye , Faz Zia ,
Rohini Iyer , Jesmin Sorab , Kamu Palan , Ilona Shariga , Silvia Hill , Saule Kauneckaite
35A- Parallel Unleasing the Power within Feminine Approaches in International Economic Law and Business Life Lara Waldman
35B- Parallel The Power of Education to Change our World. What Needs to be Done Jieun Woo , Julia Bwoma , Mossarat Qadeem , Soraya Bowen , Donia Narh
35C- Round Table C Women in Finance Spriha Srivastava , Oladunni Owo , Riddhi Prasad
35D- Round Table D Business Strategy through Realistic Goal Setting Zoe Bennett , Anna Åberg
03:15pm – 04:15pm 36- Plenary Business Beyond Bias and Branding Keren Lerner , Zoe Bennett , Vee Roberts , Rohini Iyer
36A- Parallel Volunteering in a refugee crisis and being open while addressing threats of terror and security Benjamin Western ,
36B- Parallel Migrant Entrepreneurship- the British Dimension Dr. Christopher Johnson , Julliet Makhapila
36C- Round Table C Let Go of Your Masks – Being The Real You at Work Winnie Sher , Ranju Alex
36D- Round Table D Embracing Heritage: Translating Culture into Contemporary Design Aska Kolton
04:15pm – 04:30pm Tea
04:30pm – 05:30pm 37- Plenary Art and Media as a Way of Shifting Consciousness Regarding Women Dr. Joynicole Martinez , Dr. Desiree Saddik , Lara Khalaf , Marina Nani
37A- Parallel Owning the Narrative , Education and Parenting Khadijatu Mansaray , Jeni Powell , Hannah Havas , Idda Olagbaiye
37B- Parallel A.I.M (Awareness – Intention – Manifest ) to Find Your WHY ! and Gender equality Cheryl Chapman
37C- Round Table C The Healing Power Of Sound , Music , Dance and the Creative arts Cherub Sanson
37D- Round Table D Beyond Surviving: Living Amazingly Even After Major Physical Abuse and Violence Emily Jacob , Pinar Ontas , Razia Hamid
05:30pm – 07:00pm 38- Valedictory Session Women in Leadership Roles-the Harbingers of Change